Braunschweig - 1. FC Kaiserslautern moved into second place after a commanding performance away from home to beat promotion rivals Eintracht Braunschweig 2-0.

It was a lively encounter from the off, with neither side giving the other an inch in an intensely-fought midfield battle. Goalscoring chances were at a premium on the opening exchanges, however, and the deadlock wasn't broken until the 35th minute when Philipp Hofmann headed in Ruben Jenssen's cross.

The hosts were unable to find a way through a well-organised Kaiserslautern backline, and although the visitors continued to have the upper hand their finishing let them down more often than not. In the closing stages the Red Devils did manage to kill the game off, though, when Alexander Ring, playing his first game since Matchday 11, slotted home in the 73rd minute. Victory was no less than Lautern deserved as they leapfrogged Braunschweig to become Ingolstadt's closest pursuers at the league summit.

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