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Second league on Saturday: Kaiserslautern loses to Paderborn

1. FC Kaiserslautern fell to the relegation zone in the relegation battle of the 2nd Bundesliga. Coach Dimitrios Grammozis’ cup semi-finalist gave up a half-time lead in a 1-2 (1-0) win against SC Paderborn and suffered their ninth defeat in the last ten league games. The game on the Betzenberg was again accompanied by protests against the investor plans of the German Football League (DFL).

David Kinsombi (65th, hand penalty according to video evidence) and Visar Musliu (72nd) turned the game around for the East Westphalians, who, as sixth in the table with 34 points, can still hope for promotion. The FCK, who took the lead early through Jan Elvedi (3rd), are 16th in the table. with their backs to the wall: Hansa Rostock could overtake Lautern in the basement duel at VfL Osnabrück on Sunday (1.30 p.m./Sky).

The FCK started the encounter furiously. Elvedi ran in perfectly from a corner and headed the hosts into the lead. With the 1-0 win behind them, the FCK, who had only six league wins before the game, acted very confidently and confidently. Tymoteusz Puchacz (11th) missed the best of several opportunities in the first half. That took revenge.

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Because SCP trainer Lukas Kwasniok seemed to have found the right words in the dressing room. After the restart, which was delayed by several minutes due to fan protests against the DFL investor plans, the SCP played much more actively and was promptly rewarded. After a handball by Boris Tomiak, referee Martin Petersen decided on a penalty kick according to the video images. Kinsombi converted and celebrated again a short time later when his teammate Musliu was spot on after an extended corner.

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