Düsseldorf (dpa) – Hamburger SV has taken the lead in the 2nd Bundesliga.
The former first division team won 1-0 (1-0) at SpVgg Greuther Fürth on Saturday despite being outnumbered for more than 30 minutes, celebrating their third win in the third game of the season. The previous front runner Holstein Kiel will only compete with the newly promoted team from Würzburg on Sunday and can move back to the top with a three. The first victories of the season on the 4th matchday went to the promoted Eintracht Braunschweig (2: 1 against Bochum) and the Karlsruher SC (3: 0 against SV Sandhausen).
Khaled Narey scored the decisive goal in stoppage time of the first half in front of 3325 spectators in Fürth on the debut of HSV goalkeeper newcomer Sven Ulreich. Shortly after the break, Hamburg’s temporary captain Toni Leistner had to leave the field with red. After his grandstand incident in the DFB Cup in Dresden and a suspension, he played for the first time in the league season and is now facing the next mandatory break. Leistner had fouled Havard Nielsen; the referee interpreted this as an emergency brake.
The newcomer from Braunschweig also won despite being outnumbered for half an hour. At home, Eintracht achieved their first success of the season with a 2: 1 (1: 1) against the favored VfL Bochum. Simon Zoller (5th minute) gave coach Thomas Reis’ team an early lead. Fabio Kaufmann (23rd) and Nick Proschwitz (67th), in front of 4650 fans, caused the favorite district club to lose their first season.
Although Eintracht coach Daniel Meyer’s team was happy about the first three points, they lost goalkeeper Felix Dornebusch after an hour with a red card after the former VfL keeper hit the ball with his forearm outside the penalty area during a rescue operation against Silvere Ganvoula had touched.
After three defeats without a goal of their own, KSC was finally able to cheer again. With goals from Philipp Hofmann (3rd minute), Dominik Kother (30th) and Christoph Kobald (46th), coach Christian Eichner’s team won the Baden derby 3-0 (2-0) in front of 1200 fans the Sandhausener.