The promotion hopes of the second division team Holstein Kiel remain. The team of coach Ole Werner scored 1-1 (0: 1) in the catch-up game at 1. FC Nürnberg and thus reduced the gap to third-placed Hamburger SV to one point.
After the double quarantine, the cup semi-finalist still played two games less.
Janni-Luca Serra (67th) equalized the leadership of the Nuremberg team, who have now been unbeaten for seven encounters, by Dennis Borkowski (31st) and thus prevented a botched dress rehearsal for the cup semifinals on Saturday (8.30 p.m. / ARD and Sky) at Borussia Dortmund . Nürnberg has secured relegation by winning points.
The guests got off to a better start three days after their victory at VfL Osnabrück (3-1). Jae-sung Lee failed to club goalkeeper Christian Mathenia (8th). An intense encounter with many duels developed. Both teams missed something in terms of play.
Somewhat surprisingly, the hosts took the lead. First, Kiel let Enrico Valentini in midfield, then Borkowski had too much space and time. The striker hit with a placed low shot. Kiel increased the pressure after the residue. Finn Porath also found his master in Mathenia (35th).