Munich - Energie Cottbus continued their fantastic start to the Bundesliga 2 season with victory at home over SC Paderborn to take over at the league summit, temporarily at least. Elsewhere, 1. FC Köln recorded their first win of the campaign against high-flying FSV Frankfurt, while Aalen pulled off a major coup by beating St. Pauli away. SSV Jahn Regensburg likewise took all three points on their travels with a late win at SV Sandhausen in an evenly-matched fixture.

FC Energie Cottbus 2-1 SC Paderborn


Having gone into the match unbeaten this season, Cottbus began confidently and kept possession well in midfield. Yet their guests were far from overawed and had the best opportunity in an entertaining first half, but Manuel Gulde headed straight at Cottbus keeper Thorsten Kirschbaum. With both team focusing on tactical discipline, further chances were at a premium until Nicolas Farina put the hosts ahead with a well-worked team goal. Philipp Hoffmann pulled the visitors level, but Marco Stiepermann ensured Cottbus went top of the league with a superb goal late on.

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1. FC Köln 2-1 FSV Frankfurt


Köln head coach Holger Stanislawski desperately needed maximum points here, having failed to win in the first six games and accordingly his players began the game well. Anthony Ujah missed a great chance to open the scoring, before Christian Clemens' lob was ruled out for Ujah's handball. They finally broke the deadlock just after the break, Tobias Strobl tapping into an empty net. Frankfurt had their moments on the break and went close through Tim Heubach's header from close range. The momentum was with the home team, however, and Adil Chihi sealed the points late on with a well-placed finish after good work from Ujah, rendering John Verhoek's late strike for the visitors irrelevant.


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FC St. Pauli 0-1 VfR Aalen


St Pauli were looking for their second home victory in as many games and started brightly, with veteran striker Marius Ebbers volleying just wide of the Aalen goal. Thereafter, chances were at something of a premium until the very end of the first half, when Benjamin Hübner headed in a corner to give the away side an unexpected lead at the break. It was the perfect time for Aalen to score, and they were tactically sound in the second-half, using counter-attacks to great effect. Enrico Valentini also missed a late penalty for Aalen, as an under-par Pauli fell to their third loss of the season.

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SV Sandhausen 1-2 SSV Jahn Regensburg


In the first meeting of promoted sides this season, there was nothing to separate these two for long periods of the match. The hosts had the first clear chance to take the lead, but Jan Fießer could only hit the post when free in front of goal. Moments later they did go in front through Marco Pischorn's header, only for Jim-Patrick Müller to equalise on the stroke of half-time. The second period was a more disjointed affair, with misplaced passes and niggling tackles interrupting both teams' attempts efforts to get forward. Julian Weißmeier snatched a last-gasp victory for the visitors with a well taken run and shot from the edge of the area.

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