Union Berlin has won the pursuit duel in the 2nd Bundesliga and has jumped to relegation rank three. Against SpVgg Greuther Fürth the team of coach Urs Fischer won on Sunday with 4-0 (3: 0). With 23 points, the Eisernen are now three points ahead of Fürth in sixth place.
The distance from Eisern Union to leaders Hamburger SV is four points and second-placed 1. FC Köln is only a meter away. Joshua Mees (5-10) and Sebastian Polter (29/56) shot the Berlin with their twin packs for the first victory after four draws.
In the 1-0 had flank donor Marcel Hartel after passing of Robert Zulj, however, stood on the sidelines before he found the head of Mees, so the guide should not have counted. Union remain unbeaten after their fifth win of the season, Fürth has not won in three league games.
At the stadium at the Alte Försterei, the Fürth did not know what was happening in front of 21,785 spectators. The double by Mees threw the plan of the guests completely over the pile. The Franks then had problems catching up. Union gave the guests a little more space, but despite more control of the game went to Polters gate forward not much.
Fürth became dangerous only towards the end of the first half. However, Julian Green (34th) and Sebastian Ernst (41st) missed the best chances. After the break, Union was again active and destroyed by Putter's second goal, the small hopes Fürth on a catch-up.
Magdeburg at home continue to win
Meanwhile, coach Jens Härtel has conceded the fourth defeat in a row with 1. FC Magdeburg and has to worry about his job. On 13 Matchday lost the traditional club at home 2: 3 (1: 1) against Jahn Regensburg – also because goalkeeper Alexander Brunst patzte right after the kickoff evil. Hamadi Al Ghaddioui (90 ') scored the winning goal for SSV Jahn. The 23-year-old Brunst shot at the playmaking from actually unsupported position to Marco Grüttner, of whose leg the ball rolled into the goal (3rd). Only 60 seconds after the slapstick kickback, Beck (4) scored the equalizer, and in the middle of the second half (67 '), the attacker even put his team in the lead by sealing an extended cross for free.
Regensburg's Marcel Correia (80 ') shocked the hosts almost out of nowhere. Magdeburg is thus the only team in the league waiting for the first home win this season and is now bottom of the table. Regensburg remain unbeaten in the eighth games in series and ranked sixth. After the spectacular start, the spectators did not see a high-class but exciting match. Although Magdeburg was always nervous in the defense and Regensburg had a lot more of the game, but also came to the hosts to their chances. So Beck hit the bar in the 58th minute. Now in Magdeburg, the pressure on Härtel, who has been head coach for four years, should continue to rise.
Club icon Joachim Streich had already counted the 49-year-old during the week. This was too stubborn and did not manage to form a team, said the 98-time selection player of the former GDR Magdeburg Volksstimme. "Jens does everything according to textbook," said Streich. But you can not discuss every game situation in advance with the team, not for each game another, theoretically match the opponent Eleven, put up: "Football is alive with surprises and is not science The coaching team clings too much to the theoretical preparation."
Bielefeld at least a draw
Arminia Bielefeld has stopped his bankruptcy series for the time being. Fabian Klos (78) rescued the East Westphalians in the duel of the crisis clubs a 1-1 (0-0) at bottom club FC Ingolstadt and thus after at least six defeats at least one point. The long-better hosts, who deservedly took the lead through Almog Cohen (55 '), have been without a win for nine games and coached by Alexander Nouri's third consecutive draw. The encounter in front of 7081 spectators was a tough, not very nice to look at matter. Bielefeld were well served at half-time with the draw, even if the guests through Keanu Staude early in the lead could go (2nd).
The best of the few chances but had Ingolstadt by Stefan Kutschke and his keeper parried by goalkeeper Philipp Klewin header (12) and a free-kick by Konstantin Kerschbaumer, who flew to the crossbar (28). Bielefeld was more aggressive after the break than before, but in the lead but then went to the much more active Schanzer: Cohen, after a ligament injury first time this season used from the beginning, completed the hitherto best play with overview from. Afterwards, Ingolstadt retreated without being seriously endangered by Bielefeld – before practically from nothing the equalizer fell: Klos was unmarked for his header after a cross from Joan Simon Edmundsson.