1. FC Nürnberg has given up a possible derby win in the relegation battle of the 2nd division, while competitor Eintracht Braunschweig scored three big points. The club had to be modest in the Frankenduell at the bottom of Würzburger Kickers with a 1: 1 (1: 0), the Eintracht came to a surprisingly clear 4: 0 (1: 0) in the Lower Saxony meeting at VfL Osnabrück.
In the third Sunday game, the troubled Hannover 96 lost to the callous 1. FC Heidenheim 1: 3 (0: 1). The air for coach Kenan Kocak in the disappointing promotion candidate is getting thinner.
Youngster Erik Schuranow (5th) brought Nuremberg into the lead. But after a controversial free kick, Lars Dietz (78th) headed to equalize. The club was lucky that Lukas Mühl was the last man to get away with a yellow in a foul (19th). The lead of 1. FCN on the relegation place is seven points, Würzburg is six points behind on rank 16.
Braunschweig achieved their first away win of the season through double packers Suleiman Abdullahi (11th / 55th) and Martin Kobylanski (50th, penalty kick / 65th). The team of coach Daniel Meyer, who returned after the corona illness, pushed past the purple-whites with the same points to the saving rank 15.
Marnon Busch (43rd), Robert Leipertz (75th) and Stefan Schimmer (79th) kept the Heidenheimers’ quiet hopes for advancement alive. The conspicuous Florent Muslija (51.) made up for 96 in the meantime, which is now seven games waiting for a win. The alleged opening goal for Hannover by Genki Haraguchi (61st) was rightly not recognized because of a previous offside position.