Highlights

FINAL
Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor
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B. Cortus whistle
Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor
90'
+ 5

DARMSTADT PULL CLEAR!

Just the one goal in it at the end but Darmstadt were good value for the win over 10-man Hannover. They should have put the game to bed far sooner and had a number of good chances to do so, but they won’t care now as they go five points clear of Hamburg at the top of the table.
Full-time
90'
+ 4

Substitution

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Clemens Riedel
Clemens Riedel
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Braydon Manu
Braydon Manu
90'
+ 1

STOPPAGE TIME

We're into the first of four added minutes now.
90'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
1.
Maximilian Beier
Maximilian Beier 35.55km/h
2.
Bright Akwo Arrey-Mbi
Bright Akwo Arrey-Mbi 34.57km/h
3.
Sei Muroya
Sei Muroya 34.20km/h
87'

HANNOVER PUSHING

The guests are throwing caution to the wind now as they bid to salvage a result, with Zimmermann called on to head clear at the back post after a promising attack.
86'

Substitution

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Antonio Foti
Antonio Foti
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Max Besuschkow
Max Besuschkow
86'

Substitution

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Enzo Leopold
Enzo Leopold
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Sei Muroya
Sei Muroya
82'

SHOOTING PRACTICE NEEED

The sheer volume of Darmstadt attempts at goal is impressive; the amount that have gone in not so much.
Goal attempts
15 off target
5 on target
6 off target
2 on target
81'

Yellow card

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Julian Börner
Julian Börner
77'

TIETZ SURELY?!?!?!

Darmstadt's high press forces Hannover into a defensive mistake and the ball is gifted to Tietz inside the visiting penalty area. He's unmarked and only has ZIeler to beat, but somehow drags his shot wide of the near post!
77'

Substitution

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Frank Ronstadt
Frank Ronstadt
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Oscar Vilhelmsson
Oscar Vilhelmsson
77'

Substitution

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Yassin Ben Balla
Yassin Ben Balla
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Jannik Müller
Jannik Müller
75'

Substitution

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Cedric Teuchert
Cedric Teuchert
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Hendrik Weydandt
Hendrik Weydandt
75'

Substitution

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Jannik Dehm
Jannik Dehm
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Maximilian Beier
Maximilian Beier
74'

ZIELER BEATEN AT LAST

After over six hours without conceding a goal (370 minutes) Zieler has let in a goal again, they 17th Hannover have shipped so far this season.
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THIRD OF THE SEASON

After failing to score at all in 2021/22, Mehlem now has his third goal of the current campaign, all of which have come at home.
66'

WEYDANDT DRAWS A SAVE!

A lovely, flowing move from Hannover - their best of the game - as some one-touch passing down the left allows them to get forward at pace. The ball comes to Weydandt inside the box, but his drive towards the near post is well blocked by Schuhen.
64'

WHAT A DIFFERENCE

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WHAT A DIFFERENCE
A goal and a man up, Darmstadt are now far more likely to win this game than they were just a couple of minutes ago.
61'
65.3 %
63'
91.2 %
63'

WHAT A GOAL!!!!!

An unbelievable hit from Mehlem to deservedly put Darmstadt in front. A corner from the left is cleared but not well enough, bobbling kindly for Mehlem about 10 yards outside the box. He smashes a first-time strike past a crowd of players and into the net, past Zieler's despairing dive. Amazing hit.
62'

Marvin Mehlem

GOAL!

1 : 0
Marvin Mehlem
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
3 %
58'

HOLLAND DRILLS OVER

The Darmstadt captain takes a direct free-kick, about 25 yards out in a central position. He strikes the ball cleanly but it's always arrowing its way over the bar.
55'

HOW LONG CAN HANNOVER HOLD ON?

The visitors are struggling to keep hold of the ball at present, losing it to Darmstadt's press almost as soon as they win it back. They're chasing the game and legs will surely tire the longer it goes on like this.
52'

GOAL OVERDUE

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xGoals
The xGoals value of a club is calculated from the sum of all goal probabilities (goals and shots on goal) of that team. During a match, it’s easy to see whether the club is performing better than expected (goals > xGoals) - or maybe even higher (xGoals > goals).
The hosts are pushing for the opener - looking especially dangerous from corners - and you get the sense it's just a matter of time before the deadlock is broken.
xGoals
0
1.6
0.2
0
Goals
48'

VILHELMSSON WANTS IT

The Swedish attacker finds space down the right and sets a course for goal, shrugging off a defender's challenge as he strides into the box before smashing a shot just over the frame of the goal.
46'

UNDER WAY AGAIN

The 10 men of Hannover get the ball rolling in the second half. Darmstadt made one change at the break, bringing on Karic for Kempe.
Kick-off!
45'
+ 3

Substitution

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Emir Karic
Emir Karic
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Tobias Kempe
Tobias Kempe
45'
+ 3

ALL TO PLAY FOR

It's goalless at the break but momentum is very much on Darmstadt's side following Neumann's sending off. However, Zieler's penalty save has kept the visitors in it, but how long can they hold on after the break? We'll find out soon enough!
Half-time
45'

Yellow card

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Sei Muroya
Sei Muroya
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ZIELER, THE PENALTY KILLER

The Hannover custodian has now kept out three of the 10 penalties he has faced in Bundesliga 2, a whopping 30% save rate.
39'

Yellow card

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Fabian Kunze
Fabian Kunze
38'

WHAT NOW FOR HANNOVER?

Do they stick and hunker down hoping for a point? Or do they twist and try to nick a goal on the counter?
33'

ODDS ON FOR VICTORY

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ODDS ON FOR VICTORY
Darmstadt's chance of winning have leapt dramatically since the sending off, as you might expect!
1'
59.1 %
Now
78.3 %
31'

PENALTY SAVED!

Zieler dives low to his right and paws away Kempe's spot-kick, with Vilhelmsson putting the rebound wide! Ten-man Hannover breathe a sigh of relief!
30'

PENALTY TO DARMSTADT!

Hannover defender Neumann is sent off for blocking Müller's goal-bound shot with his hand.
30'

Red card

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Phil Neumann
Phil Neumann
30'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
1.
Maximilian Beier
Maximilian Beier 35.55km/h
2.
Bright Akwo Arrey-Mbi
Bright Akwo Arrey-Mbi 34.57km/h
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Matthias Bader
Matthias Bader 31.94km/h
29'

POSSIBLY PENALTY

The referee is checking his pitch-side monitor for a potential penalty after Müller's shot was cleared off the line...
25'

GOAL DISALLOWED!

Tietz whips in a stunning left-footed shot from the edge of the box that flies straight into the top corner. It's a brilliant hit but it won't count as VAR intervenes to highlight offside in the build-up.
23'

DARMSTADT RESPONSE

The Bundesliga 2 leaders are unfazed by that sudden breach of their rearguard and are continuing to attack aggressively. They carve out their next opening via the right wing, with Bader whipping a cross into the middle to Manu, whose volley whizzes over.
19'

NIELSEN MUST SCORE!

Nielsen dips a shoulder inside the Darmstadt box to skip past a defender and is suddenly one-on-one with the goalkeeper, around 10 yards out. He looks certain to smash it in, but Schuhen makes himself big and produces a brilliant save to keep it out!
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HOSTS ON TOP

Zieler has been the busier goalkeeper so far, even if he hasn't had to make any big saves as yet.
11'

SIDE NETTING!

Lovely movement from Vilhelmsson to evade the clutches of Arrey-Mbi at a corner, darting to the near post to get his head on the ball. He connects well but can only direct it into the side netting.
9'

NOTHING IN IT

It's been a fast-paced opening so far and while there haven't been many openings in front of goal, it's not for a lack of desire!
Tackles won
11
11
5'

TIETZ CHALLENGING

The hosts float a high ball into the box and Tietz leaps for it, challenging Zieler high in the air, but the Hannover keeper grabs it securely.
3'

FIRST EFFORT OF THE GAME

Kempe strides forward from midfield and lines up a shot from 25 yards out. He catches it well but it's always rising and whistles just over the bar.
1'

HERE WE GO!

Matchday 15 is under way!
Kick-off!

TEAM NEWS - DARMSTADT

Darmstadt forward Oscar Vilhelmsson makes his starting debut today, following seven substitute appearances, replacing Frank Ronstadt in the side as the only change from last week's draw at St. Pauli.
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TEAM NEWS - HANNOVER

Today's visitors begin the game with an unchanged line-up following last week's 1-0 win over Karlsruhe, a result that extended their unbeaten streak to three games.

DARMSTADT STARTING XI

Schuhen - Pfeiffer, Müller, Zimmermann - Bader, Mehlem, Kempe, Holland (c) - Manu - Vilhelmsson, Tietz

DARMSTADT SUBS

Brunst, Isherwood, Ronstadt, Karic, Riedel, Ben Balla, Bennets, Leipold

HANNOVER STARTING XI

Zieler (c) - Neumann, Arrey-Mbi, Börner - Muroya, Besuschkow, Kunze, Köhn - Beier - Nielsen, Weydandt

HANNOVER SUBS

Weinkauf, Dehm, Krajnc, Leopold, Ernst, Schaub, Foti, Tresoldi, Teuchert

HELLO AND WELCOME!

Thanks a lot for joining us as Bundesliga 2 table toppers Darmstadt kick-off Matchday 15 against fellow promotion hopefuls Hannover! Stay tuned for team news and build-up!