Arminia wins against Mannheim and leaves the relegation zone
Arminia Bielefeld clinched their third win of the current season after the second division relegated team was still 0-1 down at half-time. Thanks to a passionate performance, the DSC has left the relegation zone behind.
Hearts Louis Oppie, the goalscorer to make it 2-1: Bielefeld’s captain Fabian Klos.
Compared to the 2-2 draw against Borussia Dortmund II, Bielefeld coach Mitch Kniat made four changes. Großer, Sarenren Bazee, Klos and Putaro started for Belkahia, Shipnoski, Wintzheimer and Yildirim.
At Waldhof, coach Rüdiger Rehm only made one change after the 1-1 draw against Viktoria Köln and brought on Riedel for the suspended Rieckmann.
Bielefeld didn’t need any time to get used to it and had a great chance to take the lead after less than two minutes in front of a great home crowd. Under pressure from Hawkins, Sarenren Bazee’s nerves failed in the penalty area and the winger put the ball wide to the right (2′). As a result, things only went in one direction. Highly motivated Bielefeld continued to put SV Waldhof under enormous pressure and had the next opportunity to make it 1-0 after 15 minutes, this time twice.
Kersken’s mistake initiates the guest tour
First Klos put the ball a little too far in front of him, then Mannheim goalkeeper Bartels got to the ball just before Sarenren Bazee and thus prevented a great chance. However, Bielefeld did not take advantage of their situations at the front and Kersken made a hair-raising mistake at the back, which the Mannheim team coldly took advantage of. To make matters worse, because Großer deflected the ball decisively on his starting debut, Kersken could only look after Arase’s shot (20th).
The goal caused a break in Bielefeld’s game and SV Waldhof experienced its strongest phase of the game. After Wagner won the ball against Boujellab, the Mannheimer put the ball behind the DSC defense chain to the starting Herrmann, who fell to the ground in the penalty area after contact from Kersken, but did not get a penalty, which was probably the right decision (35th). .
Two minutes later, Putaro had another chance to shoot at the other end, which Bartels thwarted into the goal (37′), but Arminia didn’t get any more in the first half.
Boujellab to equalize and hit the crossbar
After the break, things only went in one direction, and that was towards the Mannheim goal. After an assist from Klos, Boujellab let Wagner out in the penalty area and got the deserved equalizer after 51 minutes and less than four minutes later the crossbar wobbled. Again it was Boujellab who this time looked for the goal with his head and his attempt only hit the crossbar (55th).
Oppie worth seeing, Wintzheimer for the preliminary decision
The aluminum hit only gave the Bielefeld team even more impetus and Oppie took advantage of this with a powerful volley shot to make it 2-1 over Bartels (58th). The people of Mannheim found no answer at all and acted largely without ideas. Almost 15 minutes before the end, substitute Wintzheimer closed the bag after an outstanding assist from Biankadi, who was also substitute (76th). Without a single notable scoring opportunity for Waldhof in the second half, the game ended with a well-deserved 3-1 home win for Arminia, who thus said goodbye to the relegation zone for the time being and also left Mannheim behind in the table.
Arminia Bielefeld will be a guest at MSV Duisburg next Saturday from 4:30 p.m. It’s SV Waldhof Mannheim’s turn on Friday (7 p.m.) and opens the matchday with its home game against Borussia Dortmund II.