SV Darmstadt 98 didn't let FC St. Pauli stop them either, but they have to worry about their lead in the 2nd Bundesliga. The Hessians drew 1-1 (0-0) in Hamburg and have been unbeaten in 13 league games.
Should SC Paderborn win the chasing duel against Hamburger SV on Sunday, Ostwestfalen would overtake. Frank Ronstadt (60th) put Darmstadt in the lead. Lukas Daschner equalized nine minutes later. FC St. Pauli is stuck in 13th place in the lower middle of the table.
Fortuna defeats Holstein
Fortuna Düsseldorf managed the seventh win of the season and thus has the upper places in view again. Fortuna won 2-1 (0-1) at Holstein Kiel on the 14th matchday and moved up to fifth place in the table for the time being. For Holstein, now bottom of the table, a series of four games ended without defeat.
Düsseldorf proved its new away strength, it was the third win in a row away from home. In addition, the team ended its negative series: Fortuna had not won against Kiel for 16 years. Shinta Appelkamp (42nd minute) and Dawid Kownacki (82nd) with a penalty kick were successful for the guests. Steven Skrzybski (70th) scored his tenth goal of the season for Kiel. Fortuna's Marcel Sobottka received yellow-red (90. 3).
Meanwhile, Rostock stopped the small series of successes of the weakened SSV. After an interim low with six winless league games in a row, the Upper Palatinate had recently redeemed themselves with two successes, now there was the sixth defeat of the season. In front of 10,380 spectators, Regensburg had more possession of the ball in the first half and the better rate of tackles, but the goals were scored by the visitors through Kai Pröger (7th minute/26th). In the second half, Jan Elvedi (64th) made the preliminary decision with an own goal. With 18 points, Jahn remains ninth in the table for the time being, while Hansa has one point less in eleventh place.
Full house in Kaiserslautern
The duel between the two former first division teams in Lautern and started ten minutes later because of the large number of spectators. The 46,895 spectators in the sold-out Fritz-Walter-Stadion then saw a game on an average level, in which both teams were primarily concerned with defence. Lautern had a few chances after the break, but failed again and again at the strong Nuremberg goalkeeper Christian Mathenia. An alleged hand penalty by the Palatinate was taken back in the 80th minute with the help of video evidence because a Lauterer played the ball with his hand.