Düsseldorf disturbs Paderborn early on in the build-up game. Łukasz Kwasniok’s team has not yet found any playful solutions.
Tooor for SV Darmstadt 98, 1:0 by Braydon Manu
Manu gives the lilies an early lead! After a harmless header by Müller to the half-left edge of the sixteen, there was a misunderstanding between colleagues Diekmeier and Trybull. Manu intervenes, conquers the ball and thunders it with the second contact from the left eight meters into the right corner of the cross.
After Rouwen Hennings had won the ball nicely, the striker crossed straight into the middle. Dawid Kownacki can’t reach the ball, but Marcel Hoffmeier clears right in front of Tim Oberdorf, who shoots over the goal from almost ten meters.
Bachmann acrobaticly reaches Diekmeier’s high cross from the right wing with his left heel, but cannot control it. On the central edge of the five, goalkeeper Schuhen is on hand in front of attacker Pulkrab.
After the early goal, Paderborn are now building up the game. Sirlord Conteh appears for the second time in front of Florian Kastenmeier, but cannot reach the through ball.
The lilies with the big chance to the early lead! Holland’s cross from the half-left offensive corridor is destined for the right side of the penalty area. Tietz comes to the end unchallenged from a good nine meters, but nods from a standing position just past the left pole.
The hosts, who act with a three-man chain, fire a first shot over Holland. The captain’s attempt from the left corner of the penalty area gets stuck on the opposing centre-back Dumić.
Tooor for Fortuna Dusseldorf, 1:0 by Dawid Kownacki
The Dusseldorf start ice cold. In midfield, Ao Tanaka plays a wonderful ball into the interface of Paderborn’s defence. Dawid Kownacki starts perfectly and leaves the defenders behind. From thirteen meters he overcomes Jannik Huth in the gate of SC Paderborn.
Here we go! Referee Tobias Welz from Wiesbaden whistles to start the game. Two balls are directly in play, but the teams agree and kick the other ball off the field.
Darmstadt versus Sandhausen – round one at Böllenfalltor is open!
There is a minute’s silence for Uwe Seeler, the honorary DFB captain who passed away on Thursday. Players and referees wear black ribbons for this reason.
The teams have just entered the field.
The Düsseldorfers seem to have found their regular formation for the time being. Coach Daniel Thioune sends exactly the eleven out on the field today that beat newly promoted Magdeburg 2-1 last Saturday. After Paderborn’s 5-0 success against KSC, Lukas Kwasniok sees no reason for personnel changes. He does the same as his colleague Thioune and starts with the same eleven players as last weekend.
However, the Düsseldorf coach still has to do without two players. Right-back Matthias Zimmermann is still out due to a torn inner ligament. In addition, loan returnee Nana Ampomah is suffering from a collateral ligament injury and is also not available to the coach. Even Paderborn coach Lukas Kwasniok cannot fall back on all his players. New signings Kai Klefisch (broken ankle) and Sebastian Klaas (ruptured cruciate ligament) will be out for a long time. In addition, midfielder Marcel Mehlem (calf problems) has to take a break.
The two teams have already met a total of 24 times. Düsseldorf could only win four games. The Paderborn team, on the other hand, had nine matches. In the past, however, most often the duel ended in a draw. The last encounter was a little over four months ago. At that time, Fortuna and SC Paderborn parted with 1:1. The Düsseldorf team started in March with an emergency team because 14 players were out due to a corona infection. Coach Daniel Thioune had it too. But things are different today: Daniel Thioune conducts his best cast from the sidelines.
In the Kurpfälzer, who have only won one of the previous eight competitive games at the Lilien and who are looking forward to the first six-point start in seven years, coach Alois Schwartz will be without personnel after the 2-1 home win against DSC Arminia Bielefeld changes. In the 4-2-3-1 there are two newcomers in David Kinsombi (Hamburger SV) and Matěj Pulkrab (AC Sparta Praha).
On the side of the southern Hesse, who had the second-best offensive department in the 2nd Bundesliga with 71 goals last season and who signed a central defender in Christoph Zimmermann (most recently Norwich City FC) during the week, coach Torsten Lieberknecht changed his starting eleven compared to the 2-0 away defeat at SSV Jahn Regensburg four times. Instead of Isherwood (torn muscle bundle in the right thigh), Pfeiffer (suspended), Karic, Ronstadt (bench), Müller, Riedel, Schnellhardt and Manu start.
SC Paderborn was able to set an exclamation mark right at the start. Lukas Kwasniok’s team shot Karlsruher SC out of their own stadium 5-0 and was able to secure the lead in the table for the time being. The goals were scored by five different players – so the Paderborners seem to work as a team. Despite this brilliant start to the season, Paderborn’s coach remained modest and warned against too high expectations after the game. For the trainer, it’s now a matter of “finding a healthy mix between analyzing the game and letting the boys off the leash a bit”. The Paderborn fans will want to score the three points against Düsseldorf after the successful start.
SV Sandhausen, who managed to stay up last season thanks to a clear improvement in the second half of the season and have been part of the 2nd Bundesliga since 2012, got off to an extremely good start, finally defeating relegated DSC Arminia Bielefeld 2-1. The match winner was newcomer David Kinsombi (Hamburger SV), who scored both goals for Black and White (11th, 63rd). In a rough game with seven warnings on the part of the SVS, the equalizer (59th) of the East Westphalians, who were outnumbered for almost half time (47th), only lasted a few minutes.
The Dusseldorf team did not have an easy task ahead of them on the first match day with third division champions Magdeburg. Despite a strong performance from the promoted team, Daniel Thioune’s team was able to exploit two individual mistakes and win the game 2-1. Veteran Rouwen Hennings (43rd) and Felix Klaus (46th) were able to put themselves directly on Fortuna’s list of goalscorers. The day after the game, what was already considered certain was officially confirmed: Khaled Narey is leaving Fortuna for Greece. Sports director Klaus Allofs wants to further strengthen the team with the fee collected.
After SV Darmstadt 98 narrowly missed promotion to the elite class in the previous season and went into the summer break fourth in the table, the start of their sixth consecutive season in the national football lower house did not bring them the desired result. In the guest appearance at SSV Jahn Regensburg, they fell behind after just 17 seconds, only created two chances to equalize and, after an early yellow-red card against Pfeiffer (37th), conceded the goal in the second half to make it 0-2.
Hello and welcome to the 2nd Bundesliga early Friday evening! SV Darmstadt 98 welcomes SV Sandhausen at the start of the home game season. From 6:30 p.m. on the lawn of the Merck Stadium at the Böllenfalltor, southern Hesse and the Palatinate will face each other.
Welcome to the 2nd Bundesliga on Friday evening. Düsseldorf meets Paderborn on the second matchday. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m.