If Fortuna wins such games and at the same time the competitors Bochum, Hamburg and Karlsruhe mess up, Düsseldorf can still dream a little of a direct re-emergence …
The relegated Hannover beats 3: 2 (1: 1), playing for almost 45 minutes.
For both teams it was the last chance to attack again at the top. After a weak start it was really perky.
► Ex-Hanoverian Felix Klaus is fouled by Kingsley Schindler. Rouwen Hennings turned the penalty cold (28th). Just nine minutes later, Florent Muslija equalized after a dropout by Fortuna goalkeeper Florian Kastenmeier.
Then the appearance of Florian Hartherz. The left-back was surprisingly given preference over Leonardo Koutris by coach Uwe Rösler.
Nicely missed … Two stupid fouls by Hartherz – yellow-red (45th). Fortuna outnumbered after the break …
But coach Uwe Rösler once again showed his gold hand, substituted two goals for victory.
► Hennings out, but Koutris in. Who put on the 2-1 from Klaus with a great cross – his first Fortuna goal (52nd).
► Then Rösler also took out the second goal scorer Klaus, bringing in Shinta Karl Appelkamp (58th). Who promptly made it 3: 1 (76th): “I’m totally happy.”
After five games without a win with two bankruptcies, Rösler keeps Fortuna in the promotion race: “We helped 96 back into the game by conceding a goal and a yellow-red card. But: The first 35 minutes of the second half were the best of a shortlisted team I’ve seen this season. “
Let’s see what can be done up. Klaus: “We did our homework. We have to continue next week in Heidenheim. “