Thanks to the returnee Mathias Honsak, SV Darmstadt 98 continues to rush from victory to victory in the 2nd Bundesliga and will continue to lead the table after the 19th matchday. Torsten Lieberknecht's team won 4-0 (2-0) at SV Sandhausen on Friday evening and already has 42 points. The pursuers Hamburger SV and 1. FC Heidenheim cannot overtake the lilies this weekend.
Honsak (7th minute), who was injured for months, scored the early opening goal for the Hessians, who have been unbeaten in 18 league games in a row, in his second appearance of the season. Later, the 26-year-old midfielder from Austria (25th) even followed up with a second goal and decided the duel early in front of 7254 spectators. After the break Oscar Vilhelmsson (55th) and Joker Emir Karic (89th) provided the other goals.
The Lieberknecht team got into the game in the best possible way: Honsak reacted the quickest after a corner and completed it from close range to make it 1-0. In return, Alexander Esswein could have equalized for the hosts, but only hit the side netting. The SVS didn't let themselves be shocked by the early deficit and had chance after chance. At a time when Sandhausen should have deserved the equalizer, Honsak punished the hosts after a great pass from striker Phillip Tietz. Everything was already clear at half-time.
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