Pure disappointment: Sandhausen throws the club out of the promotion race – 1. FC Nürnberg

– Four goals conceded after a corner kick: 1. FC Nürnberg lost almost all chances in the promotion race in a draw 2: 4 against SV Sandhausen.

How much self-confidence and the demands around 1. FC Nürnberg has grown, proved before the match against SV Sandhausen the sports director. Of course, said Dieter Hecking, Sandhausen was one of the better teams in the second division, but still a possible opponent for the club.



The club has even more plans for this already successful season. Rise e.g. “The team seems relaxed, they want to have fun,” Hecking said of his impressions from the last few weeks.

But then there was no fun. Four conceded goals from corner kicks gave the club an avoided 2: 4 defeat against the team of former coach Alois Schwartz. Enrico Valentini missed a penalty kick that made it 2-2.

Compared to the 1-1 draw in Werder Bremen, the club went into this match in front of 40,000 spectators with a change in start-11: Asger Sörensen replaced Florian Hübner in central defense after his yellow card expulsion. In 4-2-3-1, however, the club did not start out as a team that focuses on having fun. Sandhausen decided the initial phase against a host who had to settle down first.

0: 1 fell in this sorting. Four minutes had passed since Janik Bachmann jumped all over Nuremberg and hit the target from a corner. The club was somewhat shocked but worked its way into this match. After 20 minutes he arrived. After 22 minutes, Sörensen missed the first opportunity with a header.

Krauss meetings worth seeing

Three minutes later: equalization. After a short ball, Tom Krauss hit the corner from a distance, which is worth seeing. The club played with a lot of fun and narrowly missed the lead several times. Tim Handwerker and Mats Möller Daehli missed goalkeeper Patrick Drewes (27th, 28th), Taylan Duman on the post (32nd).

Sandhausen hardly found the way forward, but reportedly took the lead anyway. With Tom Trybulls 2-1, however, Pascal Testroet deflected the ball decisively with his arm. A good football match went into the break with a draw.

Sörensen scores, Mathenia misses

The club started the second half more concentrated than in the first half – and quickly became dangerous. After 54 minutes, Drewes sent a free kick in high over the penalty box. The ensuing corner kick landed on Kilian Fischer at Sörensen, who scored from close range to make it 2-1.

An error by Christian Mathenia brought the visitors back into the match. The club goalkeeper miscalculated after a corner kick and Trybull effortlessly headed the ball to 2-2. Coach Robert Klauß responded and picked up Erik Shuranov, the late winner of the first match. Nikola Dovedan made room for him. Shortly after, Enrico Valentini and Manuel Schäffler replaced Kilian Fischer and Lukas Schleimer in a game that had now taken a bit of a timeout but was still alive with excitement.

Valentini was then allowed to take the penalty shortly after: Dennis Diekmeier had fouled Tim Handwerker. It was a great chance to take the lead again, but Valentini was rejected by Drewes (75 ‘). Eight minutes later, Mathenia saved at least a draw against Testroet. However, at the expense of a corner kick – after which Trybull again headed to 3: 2 to Sandhausen. Again, Mathenia did not look good.

After 88 minutes, Testroet also scored after a corner kick. The club was beaten despite a good game for a long time and is on the ground.

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