During the week, the traditional clubs Fortuna Düsseldorf and 1. FC Kaiserslautern reached the semi-finals of the DFB Cup. There are bitter defeats in the league.
After the cup frenzy during the week, the traditional clubs Fortuna Düsseldorf and 1. FC Kaiserslautern suffered bitter defeats in the 2nd Bundesliga.
After a very weak first half and a turbulent second half, Düsseldorf lost 3:4 (0:3) at SC Paderborn and is now five points behind the relegation place. The East Westphalia team drew level with Fortuna on points, but are two places behind in seventh place due to a poorer goal difference.
Kaiserslautern lost the southwest duel at newly promoted SV Elversberg 1:2 (1:1) and is in 15th place, only one point ahead of the direct relegation zone. The SVE, which had not won five games before, has a reassuring cushion again with a seven point lead over the relegation place. Kaiserslautern and Düsseldorf reached the semi-finals of the DFB Cup during the week with wins against league rivals Hertha BSC and FC St. Pauli.
Game in Hanover interrupted for eight minutes
Meanwhile, Hannover 96 is also keeping up with the promotion places. After the 2:1 (1:1) against relegation candidate Hansa Rostock, Lower Saxony is level on points with Düsseldorf and Paderborn. Rostock remains level on points with penultimate Braunschweig in 16th place. Former national player Marcel Halstenberg first scored the winning goal for Hannover (78th) and then saw red after an attack (89th).
The game was interrupted for eight minutes due to fan protests against the planned investor entry into the German Football League. 96ers supporters threw tennis balls onto the field eight times from the 14th minute of the game.
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