Thanks to a goal from goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz, 1st FC Union Berlin prevented the first defeat of the season in the 2nd Bundesliga. In the fourth minute of injury time, the goalkeeper scored head-to-head 1-1 (0-0) against 1 FC Heidenheim. Thus, Union remains unbeaten as the only team in the league and as the table runner-up first pursuer of the leader 1. FC Cologne. Heidenheim is still in the midfield.
„It’s quite extraordinary that he makes it so ice-cold. Hats off,“ said Union captain Christopher Trimmel at Sky, jokingly adding: „Now he already has an assistant and a goal on his account, I hope that will continue.
Heidenheim’s Robert Glatzel took the lead for the visitors in the 56th minute after Niklas Dorsch’s cross. Berlin’s Marcel Hartel had previously lost the decisive ball against guest captain Marc Schnatterer on the left defensive side.
In front of 20,108 spectators, Heidenheim never allowed the Köpenickers to develop offensively and acted from a safe defensive. But thanks to Giekiewicz, Union were able to set their best mark of eleven games without defeat in the 2nd league.
Rafal Gikiewicz Honours
- Polish Cup: 2009–10
- Polish Ekstraklasa: 2011–12
- Polish SuperCup: 2012
ST. PAULI – SAND PAULI – SANDHAUSEN 3:1 (1:0)
FC St. Pauli bites down in the upper third of the 2nd Bundesliga table. The Kiezkicker defeated SV Sandhausen in their home Millerntor stadium thanks to last minute goals from Sami Allagui (90.+1) and Christopher Buchtmann (90.+4) with 3:1 (1:0) and remained undefeated for the fourth time in a row.
But the longer the game lasted, the sloppier the hosts became. Sandhausen, who had only been able to celebrate a threesome in the season so far, took control and had chances.
St. Pauli was really lucky when the visitors failed three times within 120 seconds. First, goalkeeper Robin Himmelmann parried Philipp Förster and Fabian Schleusener from a short distance, then a direct inspection of Schleusener landed only centimeters next to the left post (57th).
INGOLSTADT – PADERBORN 1:2 (0:1)
The sporting decline of FC Ingolstadt continues unabated under coach Alexander Nouri. The Oberbayern lost on Sunday in the 2nd Bundesliga against SC Paderborn 1:2 (0:1). The man of the game was Philipp Klement, who skillfully converted two free kicks with his left foot (33./61. minute). Konstantin Kerschbaumer could only shorten (63.).
In the second half the Ingolstadt pros at least reared up in front of 7594 spectators. Nevertheless, they could not avert the fifth defeat in a row and the third under Nouri. The Schanzers have to spend their international break on a relegation spot.
Paderborn dominated the first half of the game and should have led higher. FCI goalkeeper Marco Knaller prevented worse against Ben Zolinski (17.) and Babcar Gueye (28./36.). The half-time result was flattering for Ingolstadt. Nouris Team then showed a reaction.
The substitute Stefan Kutschke and Thomas Pledl hit the bar one after the other (56th). Klement’s second goal was also put away by the hosts. Beyond Kerschbaumers connecting goal, however, Nouris team were missing in the offensive luck and penetrating power. Topbet is a great online sportsbook that will offer you everything you need and want.