Holstein Kiel ended its catch-up marathon with another show of strength and is now very close to promotion to the Bundesliga. Coach Ole Werner’s team won against Jahn Regensburg on Thursday 3: 2 (1: 1) despite two deficits and is second in the table (62 points) four points ahead of SpVgg Greuther Fürth on the relegation rank.
At least this, Kiel is already sure, with two games still to go, Hamburger SV is already seven points behind in fourth place.
“We are very proud of the team,” said Kiel’s sports director Uwe Stöver Sky after the seventh Holstein game in just 20 days: “If we look back a few weeks, the situation seemed hopeless. The legs are heavy, but the head is willing, we really want to go through it.” On the next two Sundays, Kiel still has to play at Karlsruher SC and against Darmstadt 98.
Fin Bartels (20th), Simon Lorenz (79th) and Alexander Mühling (83rd) ensured the win against Regensburg. Andreas Albers (16th, hand penalty) and Albion Vrenezi (75th) scored for Jahn, who was ranked 14th in the table. continues to be in slight danger of relegation. The lead over the dangerous zone is four points.
Due to two corona quarantines, Holstein had been forced to be inactive for a long time, but since returning from the forced break, Kiel has remained unbeaten. Regensburg bravely played in an intense duel on wet, deep grass, the video evidence gave an early chance to take the lead after a handball by Fabian Reese.