Dhe 1. FC Heidenheim moves closer to the promotion ranks in the second Bundesliga at least overnight. The team of coach Frank Schmidt won on match day 21 at SV Sandhausen 1: 0 (1: 0) and reduced the gap between third-placed VfB Stuttgart to one point with 34 points.
SV Darmstadt 98 ended its dry spell and also stopped Dynamo Dresden’s chase. After six games without a win, the Lilies prevailed 3: 2 (3: 1) in Saxony and increased their cushion to a relegation zone for the time being to six points. In a win, bottom lights Dresden would have equaled points with the penultimate Karlsruhe.
Tim Kleindienst (16th), in front of 4726 spectators with his eighth goal of the season, caused Heidenheim’s first win after the winter break and Sandhausen’s first home defeat since matchday two. However, the SVS still has a cushion of seven points on relegation rank 16.
After four minutes, Czech winter access Josef Husbauer gave Dresdeners the lead. Seung-ho Paik (8th) and Tobias Kempe (12th) turned the game within four minutes. Even before the break, Darmstadt’s top scorer Serdar Dursun (43.) scored with his tenth goal of the season. For the attacker, it was the fifth goal from the last four games.
Patrick Schmidt could only shorten to 2: 3 for the hosts – referee Michael Bacher took a supposed second goal from Schmidt back for offside. Substitute Simon Makienok then saw the red card (76 ‘) for a rough foul.