Darmstadt 98 is in an earnings crisis and threatens to lose the lead in the Bundesliga 2 at the end of the season. The Lilien were surprisingly defeated by the relegation candidate Arminia Bielefeld by 1:3 (0:0) despite Mathias Honsak's opening goal (54th minute).
At the debut of the new Arminia coach Uwe Koschinat, Manuel Prietl (72.), Benjamin Kanuric (90.1) and Fabian Klos (90.4) turned the game late. It was the second Darmstadt defeat in a row and the third game without a win in a row.
Chaser Hamburger SV is only one point behind before the away game on Sunday at Karlsruher SC (1.30 p.m. / Sky). Third in the table 1. FC Heidenheim can climb past Darmstadt to first place with an away win at Fortuna Düsseldorf on Saturday evening (8.30 p.m. / Sky) with a three-point deficit and the better goal difference.
St. Pauli sets a club record
FC St. Pauli, on the other hand, continued their impressive winning streak, celebrating their seventh success in a row in a 2-1 (1-1) win against SpVgg Greuther Fürth and thus breaking a club record that was almost 50 years old. However, after the red card for Gideon Jung (45th) after an emergency brake, the Fürth team had to make do with being outnumbered for the entire second half. In the third game on Saturday, 1. FC Magdeburg and SC Paderborn drew 0-0.
SV Sandhausen had already secured an important point in the relegation battle on Friday evening and won 2-2 (1-1) at 1. FC Kaiserslautern. Lautern has now been without a win for five games and has lost touch with the promotion places. But in the table, the climber is still doing well with 39 points. 1. FC Nürnberg managed to gain some breathing room in the relegation battle and celebrated their second win under coach Dieter Hecking with a 2-0 (0-0) win over fellow competitor Eintracht Braunschweig.