VfB has suffered a heavy damper in the fight for promotion. In the derby against the KSC, the Swabians narrowly lost and missed second place.
VfB Stuttgart once again suffered a severe setback in the tight race for promotion to the Bundesliga. VfB lost the controversial Baden-Württemberg derby in the relegation-threatening Karlsruher SC with 1: 2 (1: 1) despite clear superiority and fell back on the relegation place. The lead over the fourth in the Heidenheim league is only a lean point.
Early shock for VfB
Marvin Wanitzek gave the KSC the lead in the 6th minute. Nicolas Gonzalez equalized for the Pellegrino Matarazzo team by penalty (35.). Lukas Fröde (72nd) secured the first derby victory for KSC in almost 13 years. VfB is now under even greater pressure against Sandhausen on Wednesday (6.30 p.m.).
Marvin Wanitzek: The ex-Stuttgart player scored 1-0 against VfB. (Source: Uli Deck / dpa)
VfB, who had disappointed last week in the 0-0 win against Osnabrück, once again underlined their weakness away from home (16 games only four wins). The KSC, which plays against Regensburg on Wednesday, left relegation places for the first time since the end of January.
VfB had a better start, but Hamadi Al Ghaddioui failed to KSC goalkeeper Benjamin Uphoff (5th). A bad pass from Marcin Kaminski started the deficit through Wanitzek, who played for VfB for four years.
VfB lost the game in Karlsruhe. (Source: Uli Deck / dpa)
Stuttgart subsequently had significantly more possession of the ball, but was unable to create any chances against the robust Karlsruhe. Only a penalty – Manuel Stiefler fouled Silas Wamangituka – brought the deserved compensation. Even after the change, the Stuttgart team remained superior, but the punch was lacking. This should take revenge.
Darmstadt 98 – Hanover 96 3-2
Darmstadt meanwhile has kept its minimal chance of returning to the Bundesliga. The Lilies happily won 3-2 (1-0) against Hannover 96 on matchday 31 of the 2nd league.
Darmstadt 98: The lilies won late against Hannover 96. (Source: Ronald Wittek / dpa)
The German Turk Serdar Dursun (24th), Fabian Schnellhardt (62nd) and Marcel Franke per own goal (90th) were successful for Darmstadt. Edgar Prib (47th) and Marvin Ducksch (58th) met better guests for long stretches, who last won against Hesse 28 years ago. Hannover 96, however, now has no chance of advancement
St. Pauli – Erzgebirge Aue 2: 1
FC St. Pauli has made a big step forward in the struggle for relegation. After four games without a win, the Hamburg team beat Erzgebirge Aue 2-1 (2-0) and consolidated the 13th place in the table. The guests remain the weakest away team in the league after this defeat.
Dimitrios Diamantakos gave the Hanseates a surprising lead in the 22nd minute after Sebastian Ohlsson assisted him. A goal from Henk Veerman (41.) enabled the North Germans to extend their lead.
A preliminary decision missed Diamantakos (45. + 2) when he failed with a weak shot penalty on Aues goalkeeper Martin Männel. For the team of coach Dirk Schuster it was only enough after the change of side to the connecting goal, which the former St. Paulian Sören Gonther scored in the 74th minute with a header.