Dynamo Dresden has regained the lead in the standings and thus underscored its ambitions for a direct return to the 2nd Bundesliga.
The Saxons celebrated in the catch-up encounter at relegation candidate KFC Uerdingen with a 2-0 (1-0) second victory in the second game under the direction of their new coach Alexander Schmidt and displaced the tied eastern rival Hansa Rostock from the top due to the better goal difference. Uerdingen, on the other hand, occupied a relegation place when the new coach Jürgen Press took office on Monday.
Dresden continued its upward trend in Uerdingen’s substitute home Lotte since separating from Schmidt’s predecessor Markus Kauczinski after four games without a win. Three days after Schmidt’s 1-0 success against MSV, Panagiotis Vlachodimos (45th) and ex-Uerdinger Heinz Mörschel (74th) ensured the guest victory. The Rhinelander ended the game after a red card for Edvinas Girdvainis (90. + 1) in the minority.
Before the last four games, Dresden and Rostock are two points ahead of FC Ingolstadt on the relegation site. Even for fourth place in the 1860 Munich table, the top duo is still within striking distance. Ex-cup winner Uerdingen is one point behind the first non-relegation place.