The Karlsruher SC can still fight for one point at SC Paderborn shortly before the end, but that could not be enough in the fight for promotion. Hannover 96 can meanwhile get out of quarantine.
D.he Karlsruher SC threatens to retire from the promotion race in the second Bundesliga. The Baden team managed to score 2: 2 (1: 0) at the first division relegated SC Paderborn thanks to great morale shortly before the final whistle, but the leading trio VfL Bochum, Hamburger SV and Greuther Fürth managed to break away significantly during the 26th matchday .
Former Philipp Hofmann (2nd) from Paderborn gave KSC a dream start at the old place of work, Dennis Srbeny (53rd) and Chris Führich (69th) turned the game after the break. Hofmann missed the chance to equalize in the 88th minute with a penalty kick. Paderborn’s left-back Jamilu Collins saw yellow-red (90th) because of time play, and in the second minute of stoppage time, Babacar Gueye finally scored 2-2.
“Respect that we continued after the missed penalty and rewarded ourselves,” said Karlsruhe’s Robin Bormuth at Sky, “but after half time you get a dirt goal and then the next one.” Third place is currently for coach Christian Eichner’s team four points away, but the former professional spoke of a “bottom line gained point”. Paderborn ranks seven points behind KSC in the midfield.
After five away wins in a row, Karlsruhe tackled the game with enormous self-confidence. SCP goalkeeper Leopold Zingerle was able to fend off Marvin Wanitzek’s long-range shot in the second minute. At the corner that followed, Philipp Heise found Hofmann’s head on the spot, who scored KSC’s 17th goal of the season according to a standard.