Nuremberg demonstrated in their own stadium, Paderborn front runner
SC Paderborn has secured the lead in the second division. The Westphalians won a heated game in Kaiserslautern. Top scorer Felix Platte set a record. 1. FC Nuremberg experienced a debacle.
BHe was one of Paderborn’s goalscorers in the 5-0 win against Karlsruhe on Matchday 1, he also scored in the 2-1 defeat in Düsseldorf, and the 4-2 goal festival on Matchday 3 against Hannover saw him score again in one of the main roles. Now, on matchday 4, Felix Platte scored his most important goal of the season so far, and that was synonymous with a record. Never before in the history of SC Paderborn has a player in professional football scored in four consecutive games.
The 26-year-old not only leads the top scorer list in the second division, his team is also number one in the second division, at least until Saturday afternoon.
The Westphalians inflicted their first defeat of the season on Friday evening on 1. FC Kaiserslautern. Coach Lukas Kwasniok’s team won 1-0 (0-0) in front of 33,098 spectators in the Fritz-Walter-Stadion. Attacker Platte scored the goal in the 82nd minute.
From the 50th minute onwards, the Palatinate played ten men because Hendrick Zuck saw the red card for an emergency brake. Both teams played evenly until the break. In the twelfth minute, Lautern’s Boris Tomiak headed the bar, on the other side a header by Platte narrowly missed the FCK goal (33′).
The decisive scene then happened in the 47th minute: Kaiserslautern’s Zuck fouled Sirlord Conteh, referee Matthias Jöllenbeck first showed Zuck a yellow card and awarded a penalty. However, he corrected himself after video evidence of a free kick because the foul took place just outside the penalty area – and punished Zuck with red. Paderborn had a little more of the game with a majority and Platte used one of the few opportunities for the guests to score the winning goal, record and lead the table .
Nuremberg’s desolate performance
The high season expectations of 1. FC Nürnberg, on the other hand, were more than dampened by a powerful hit by 1. FC Heidenheim. The completely indisposed “Club” deservedly lost 0:3 (0:1).
The walk into the fan curve was difficult for the people of Nuremberg. There were loud boos and whistles for the losers. “Three weeks ago we were the derby heroes, now we’re being whistled at,” said midfielder Lino Tempelmann about the extreme change in mood
In front of 27,155 spectators at the Max Morlock Stadium, the guests cheered after a strong performance and goals from Denis Thomalla (44th minute), Adrian Beck (49th) and Jan-Niklas Beste (80th) on the fourth matchday third win. After two defeats, Nuremberg are sobered with four points.
For the Heidenheimers, the absence of the sick striker Tim Kleindienst was not significant. Coach Frank Schmidt’s team was in top form and acted in a very calm manner. Thomalla scored after a counterattack, Beck undisturbed from a distance. Beste went one better after a header from Kevin Sessa on the bar (74th).
The Nurembergers never got access to the game. The switch from diamond in midfield to double six, which coach Robert Klauß made at the break, fizzled out, as did the personnel changes. Hardly a move succeeded, there was a lack of assertiveness and wit. Heidenheim goalkeeper Kevin Müller parried the few good shots by Kwadwo Duah (25th) and Lino Tempelmann (59th).