Second division soccer team Fortuna Düsseldorf remains within striking distance of the promotion places in the lower house after a 3-1 (2-0) win against Eintracht Braunschweig. Karlsruher SC also landed a home win at the start of the 22nd matchday and beat Jahn Regensburg 1-0 (1-0).
Dawid Kownacki after just over 40 seconds, Christoph Klarer (25th) and substitute Jona Niemiec (85th) scored the goals for Düsseldorf with his first professional goal. Rouwen Hennings (18th) failed with a miserable penalty shot at Braunschweig keeper Jasmin Fejzic.
With 35 points, the Fortune jumped to fifth place, at least for one night. After the third defeat in a row this weekend, Braunschweig could even fall back into the relegation zone in the worst case with 21 points.
KSC breaks out of relegation zone
With the third win in a row, Karlsruher SC has managed to get out of the relegation zone and thus keep the guests from Regensburg at a distance. The advantage of Karlsruhe is eight points. Mikkel Kaufmann scored the winning goal in the 24th minute. The 22-year-old striker scored in his third straight game, underscoring his ascending form.