Cologne - SC Paderborn 07 secured their first win of the new Bundesliga 2 season on Matchday 2, while SV Sandhausen and FC St. Pauli also recorded victories.
bundesliga.com rounds up Sunday's action...
Fortuna Düsseldorf 1-2 SC Paderborn
SC Paderborn came from behind to put their first points on the board since relegation from the Bundesliga thanks to a 2-1 win over Fortuna Düsseldorf.
Düsseldorf started the stronger at the ESPRIT Arena, rewarding themselves with the opening goal from Mathis Bolly after just over a minute. Didier Ya Konan had another good chance for the hosts before Paderborn fought their way back into the game, going close to an equaliser through Idir Ouali before the interval.
Paderborn emerged after the interval with a point to prove and they set about doing it with Nick Proschwitz pulling them level. A second goal then arrived from Marcel Ndjeng from close range, with Fortuna unable to find an equaliser.
SV Sandhausen 4-3 1. FC Union Berlin
SV Sandhausen twice came from behind to win a thrilling game 4-3 against 1. FC Union Berlin.
The home side went in front midway through the first half through Andrew Wooten, but fell behind when Damir Kreilach added to Sören Brandy’s equaliser.
Kreilach then made it 3-2 to the visitors with a curling strike, before Aziz Bouhaddouz converted from the penalty spot with ten minutes remaining following Benjamin Kessel’s foul on Ranislav Jovanovic. With five minutes to play, Florian Hübner then headed in the winner to make it two wins from two for Sandhausen this term.
Karlsruher SC 1-2 FC St. Pauli
Karlsruher SC slipped to a second straight loss of the campaign after they were beaten 2-1 by FC St. Pauli.
The hosts were looking to respond to defeat to SpVgg Greuther Fürth on Matchday 1, but their plans were upset just ten minutes in when Lasse Sobiech guided in a header for St. Pauli.
Daniel Gordon responded for Marcus Kauczinski’s men with a powerful header from a corner, but Marcel Halstenberg’s superb curler in off the bar was enough for the side from Hamburg to claim all three points.