Sandhausen - Fortuna Düsseldorf eased to a 3-0 win at a SV Sandhausen side who seemed to be on their holidays already on Thursday night.

Ben Halloran put the guests in front and Michael Liendl struck twice to seal victory , before wasting the chance to complete his hat-trick by missing a penalty late on. The win allowed Düsseldorf to narrow the gap to just a single point on their opponents, although the gap to the top three is too great for either side to aim for much more this season.

That seemed evident in Sandhausen's play as they appeared only to be going through the motions, although Düsseldorf were clinical with two first-half chances. Liendl struck early in the second half, but after seeing his penalty saved in the 79th minute, he contrived to miss the rebound with the goal gaping.

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