Mith the first win of the season under new coach Daniel Scherning, Arminia Bielefeld has left the relegation zone in the second Bundesliga and extended Eintracht Braunschweig’s negative streak. The East Westphalians won the basement duel with the Lower Saxony 4:1 (3:0) on Friday evening and initially improved to 15th place in the table. It was the first league win for Bielefeld in six months.
Braunschweig, who are still without a win, remain at the bottom with just one point. “A lot of people were longing for a win. The boys played a great game,” said Scherning.
In front of 18,057 spectators in the Schüco Arena, the Arminia team, which had changed three positions and included new signing Martin Fraisl in goal, got off to a good start and celebrated Bryan Lasme’s 1-0 lead in the 30th minute. The Frenchman headed in after a corner kick from Bastian Oczipka.
A double strike by Oliver Hüsing (36th) and Robin Hack (39th) put the hosts on the road to victory early on. Arminia’s new keeper was unable to parry a corner kick from Braunschweig’s Immanuel Pherais to make it 1:3 (58th). Masaya Okugawa (69th) scored to make it 4-1 for Bielefeld. “Today we caught ourselves and fought back. We rewarded ourselves with the three,” said midfielder Robin Hack on TV channel Sky.
Düsseldorf shoots Regensburg into crisis
Jahn Regensburg’s coach Mersad Selimbegovic watched the final whistle on the sidelines with his arms crossed and his expression petrified. His team suffered the next major bankruptcy and fell into crisis. A week after the 6-0 debacle against Karlsruher SC, Regensburg lost 4-0 (0-0) at Fortuna Düsseldorf on Friday evening. After their top start, the Oberpfälzer suffered their third defeat in a row in front of 20,745 spectators and did not score a goal.
After the home clap against KSC, Selimbegovic changed his starting lineup to two positions, Aygün Yildirim and Konrad Faber started. The Regensburgers also started powerfully and wanted to make amends for the lesson a week earlier. But then the Düsseldorfers picked up the pace. They also had the greatest chance of scoring in the first half through Felix Klaus, who was denied by goalkeeper Dejan Stojanovic (44′).
It was only after an hour that Daniel Ginczek (59th) scored the opening goal for the determined hosts in the Düsseldorf Arena with a right-footed shot. Six minutes later, Dawid Kownacki made it 2-0 for Fortuna with a penalty kick.
In the final phase, Klaus (78′) and Shinta Appelkamp (85′) increased against a sometimes chaotic Regensburg back line, while Selimbegovic followed the action completely served. Next Saturday the Regensburgers have to show their form of the first weeks of the season in the home game against Holstein Kiel.