Second division autumn champions SV Darmstadt suffered a setback at the end of the first half of the season.
In the last game before the long winter break, coach Torsten Lieberknecht's team on Sunday couldn't get past a 1-1 (1-1) draw against SpVgg Greuther Fürth despite being outnumbered after Gideon Jung was sent off (48th). This reduced the gap between the leaders and second-placed Hamburger SV to two points.
1. FC Heidenheim also belongs to the circle of promotion aspirants. After the 5: 4 (3: 2) spectacle over Jahn Regensburg with just two goals in added time, coach Frank Schmidt's team is only one point behind HSV in the relegation rank. The 4:4 between Karlsruher SC and FC St. Pauli was just as exciting.
The Sunday games, on the other hand, were less goal-rich. Unlike Darmstadt, Bielefeld and Nuremberg celebrated victories. The previous bottom of the table from Bielefeld improved to 16th place after the 3-1 (1-0) win over Magdeburg. The new table-11 made even more places. 1. FC Nuremberg good thanks to the 2:1 (1:0) over SC Paderborn.
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