Fortuna Düsseldorf dreams of returning to the Bundesliga after a heart attack. Uwe Rösler’s team won their catch-up game against Karlsruher SC with a last-minute goal by Shinta Appelkamp (90th + 5) with 3: 2 (1: 1) and drew level with third-placed Hamburger SV on points.
The HSV had dismissed its coach Daniel Thioune on Monday, the veteran Horst Hrubesch took over.
“I can hardly put it into words. That was really dramatic,” said the young attacking player Appelkamp Sky. The 20-year-old had hit the bar after Joker Emmanuel Iyoha hit the bar.
Fortuna made life difficult for itself for a long time: At the front, she pressed the opening goal, at the back Kevin Danso (9th) underwent an own goal after a cross. The equalization by Dawid Kownacki’s sixth goal of the season (35th, penalty kick) was deserved, Philip Heise had brought Felix Klaus down. Brandon Borrello (73.), who had recently been substituted on, scored the 2-1, Marvin Wanitzek equalized with a penalty kick (80.).
KSC failed to hit the opposing goal in the first half, and the Düsseldorf team missed a few more opportunities. “We have been missing out on the opportunities for the whole season,” said Fortuna board member Klaus Allofs Sky. In the second half, the hosts increased the risk more and more and were rewarded late.
2. League: The current table
Düsseldorf: Kastenmeier – Matthias Zimmermann, Danso, Krajnc, Koutris – Bodzek (71st Appelkamp) – Sobottka, Prib (57th Karaman) – Klaus (82nd Iyoha), Peterson (71st Borrello) – Kownacki (57th Hennings). – Trainer: Rösler
Karlsruhe: Gersbeck – Sebastian Jung (72nd Batmaz), Kobald, Wimmer, Heise (77th Gordon) – Breithaupt (77th Galjen) – Gondorf, Wanitzek – Thiede, Lorenz (70th Kother) – Hofmann. – Trainer: Eichner