2. Bundesliga: Fall champion Bielefeld continues the series – Transgaming
by: Adam Smith
14th December 2019
Fall champion Arminia Bielefeld also continued her positive series at the end of the first half of the season. In the top match at home strong 1. FC Heidenheim, East Westphalia reached 0-0 and has been unbeaten in nine rounds. FC St. Pauli and ailing coach Jos Luhukay made a sign of life in the relegation match.
After eight undefeated matches, Hamburg team defeated SV Wehen Wiesbaden 3: 1 (1: 0) in the basement duel and originally separated three points from the relegation spot. SpVgg Greuther Fürth won 5: 1 (2: 1) at Karlsruher SC and climbed to sixth place.
The forerunner had the first chance of the first half (30th) thanks to his top scorer Fabian Klos. In an entertaining game, Jonathan Claus (60th) and again Klos (63th) had the winning goal for Bielefeld in the second half.
Viktor Gyökeres put St. Pauli in the lead with a wounded shot (22nd) – happy at the time, but because of Hamburg's superiority afterwards it was well deserved. A blackout by Marvin Knoll brought Wiesbaden the surprising equalization: Manuel Schäffler used the involuntary effort at 1-1 (70th). Henk Veerman (86th) and again Gyökeres (90th + 1) secured the hosts the first three since the end of September.
The Fürth lead of Branimir Hrgota (19th) equalized Philipp Hofmann for KSC (26th). Tobias Mohr responded just three minutes later with the 2-1 score. Paul Jaeckel with header (61st), Havard Nielsen following a goalkeeping error by Benjamin Uphoff (77th) and Jamie Leweling (90th + 1st) made the decision.