Ascension Miracle? – Fortuna can still dream a little!


Even after just one win out of 7 games, they haven’t lost their sense of humor in Düsseldorf …

At half-time, it was 0-0 against Nuremberg (3-1). And the stadium control sends the players into the dressing room with the song “Dreamer” by Ozzy Osbourne (72). There it says in the chorus: “I am just a dreamer who dreams of better days”.

A winking allusion to trainer Uwe Rösler (52), who had repeated over the last few days that he still firmly believed in promotion.

And Fortuna can actually still dream!

After the victory against Nuremberg, Düsseldorf is suddenly only four points behind the relegation place – and HSV Monday does not win against Kiel (8.30 p.m. / Sky), it stays that way.

Fortuna has everything under control for almost 90 minutes against the club. Only after the interim equalization to 1: 1 (62nd) by Borkowski, Düsseldorf wobbles a bit. Hoffmann had previously taken the lead with his head (48th).

► Sobottka made it 2: 1 (77th) with a Sunday shot from 18 meters, in stoppage time Sorg scored the 3-1 final score in his own goal (90th + 5).

Rösler does not want to spend long partying, only has the game on Saturday in Sandhausen (1 p.m. / Sky) in mind: “We have to go further away now. Everything else doesn’t count! “

That’s right – because last week Rösler calculated that 8 wins from 11 games are still necessary to somehow manage the promotion miracle. So after yesterday there are still 7 missing …

Pledl is threatened with a week-long break

Bitter afternoon for Thomas Pledl (26)!

He is really good at the game against Nuremberg, preparing Andre Hoffmann’s 1-0 (28) with his cross.

But in the 72nd minute, Pledl injured himself in a duel, remained on the ground and screamed in pain. The right winger can’t go any further, Pledl has to be replaced.



Can no longer walk by myself! Pledl’s left knee is thickly bandagedPhoto: Mario Hommes / DeFodi Images

After the game, the shock diagnosis: the left knee is twisted, Fortuna fears a bad ligament injury. According to BILD information, the knee should have cracked, which could even indicate a cruciate ligament tear.

► Pledl will probably be absent for at least several weeks. Rösler: “It doesn’t look good with Thomas, the injury is very tragic.”

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