1. FC Heidenheim can continue to dream of promotion in the 2. Bundesliga, Darmstadt 98, meanwhile, dispels the worst fears of relegation.
At the start of the 24th matchday, Heidenheim won a 2: 1 (0: 0) mandatory win at the bottom of Würzburger Kickers and is sixth. The gap to relegation place three is only four points for the time being.
Darmstadt won a wild game at SC Paderborn 3: 2 (1: 1) and made room for itself: Coach Markus Anfang’s team has seven points ahead of the relegation zone, the competition is still in action at the weekend.
In Würzburg, Denis Thomalla (47th) and an own goal by Christian Strohdiek (64th) ensured the victory for Heidenheim, while David Kopacz (67th) only managed to hit the next goal. The FCH now has 39 points on the account and will face three direct competitors in the next three games: Against Holstein Kiel (45 points), Hamburger SV (42) and SpVgg Greuther Fürth (43), the FCH can get closer to the Move closer to the places of promotion.
Serdar Dursun (19th, 75th / foul penalty) scored a double for Darmstadt, having previously hit the post with a spectacular overhead kick in the first round. Marvin Mehlem (68th) also scored, the lilies prevented the third defeat in a row. Darmstadt turned a temporary 1: 2 deficit, Dennis Srbeny (24th / foul penalty) and Chris Führich (55th) had put Paderborn in the lead. The SVD then scored four goals within eight minutes – two of which counted.