Highlights

90'
+ 8

LAUTERN HAVE DONE IT!

It was a veritable game of two halves this evening. Düsseldorf dominated the first period and deservedly went in front through a brilliant goal from Karbownik, but Kaiserslautern looked a completely different team after half-time, attacking with purpose and aggression. Kraus equalised from a corner before Klement's stoppage-time penalty earned the visitors all three points!
Full-time
90'
+ 6

KLEMENT WINS IT SURELY!

The Lautern attacker places the ball low to his left - Kastenmeier dives the right way but it's got too much power on it! What a comeback!
90'
+ 6

Philipp Klement

GOAL!

1 : 2
Philipp Klement
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.
77 %
90'
+ 5

PENALTY TO LAUTERN!

Lobinger sprints into the box to collect a pass and is brought down by Karbownik - the referee points straight to the spot!
90'
+ 4
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation Penalty
Review Foul?
Decision Penalty
90'
+ 3

Yellow card

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Jean Zimmer
Jean Zimmer
90'

Substitution

sub
Elione Fernandes Neto
Elione Fernandes Neto
sub
Marcel Mansfeld
Marcel Mansfeld
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.
Aaron Opoku-Tiawiah
Aaron Opoku-Tiawiah 33.73km/h
2.
Michal Karbownik
Michal Karbownik 32.99km/h
3.
Kenny Redondo
Kenny Redondo 32.76km/h
87'

LUTHE TO THE RESCUE!

A deep free-kick from the right isn't properly cleared and the ball falls kindly for Klaus, whose well-struck volley from 16 yards out is acrobatically tipped over by Luth.
87'

Substitution

sub
Daniel Hanslik
Daniel Hanslik
sub
Kenny Prince Redondo
Kenny Prince Redondo
86'

HENDRIX TAKING MATTERS INTO HIS OWN HANDS

Both teams are looking for a late winner here and Hendrix seems determined to make sure he's the one to get it. Receiving the ball just outside the area he dribbles forward at pace and gets a shot away, but it's blocked before it gets anywhere near the goal.!
86'

Substitution

sub
Marcel Mansfeld
Marcel Mansfeld
sub
Rouwen Hennings
Rouwen Hennings
81'

BOYD DOWN

The Lautern talisman is in some discomfort after seemingly twisting his ankle in a challenge. He limps off the pitch and is replaced by Lobinger.
81'

Substitution

sub
Lex-Tyger Lobinger
Lex-Tyger Lobinger
sub
Terrence Boyd
Terrence Boyd
77'

Substitution

sub
Felix Klaus
Felix Klaus
sub
Kristoffer Peterson
Kristoffer Peterson
76'

KLEMENT HAS A GO

A direct free-kick, about 40 yards out. It's an ambitious effort and Klement strikes it well but the accuracy is lacking.
76'

Substitution

sub
Shinta Appelkamp
Shinta Appelkamp
sub
Emmanuel Iyoha
Emmanuel Iyoha
75'

Yellow card

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Tim Oberdorf
Tim Oberdorf
74'

PASS MASTER

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PASS MASTER
Kownacki is proving highly effective up front for Fortuna, in terms of the accuracy of his passing.
Pass Efficiency
2.35
2.73
Dawid Kownacki
Andreas Luthe
1.55
2.36
Christoph Klarer
Jean Zimmer
1.53
1.88
Rouwen Hennings
Kenny Prince Redondo
72'

ATTACKING CHANGE

Can Klement provide the spark to unlock the Fortuna defence once again?
71'

Substitution

sub
Philipp Klement
Philipp Klement
sub
Mike Wunderlich
Mike Wunderlich
67'

NEVER WRITE OFF LAUTERN

If this result holds, it will be the eighth time this season that they have earned at least a point after conceding the first goal of the game.
63'

KOWNACKI GOES CLOSE

A cross from the left finds Kownacki, whose header seems destined for the bottom corner until Luthe produces another big stop.
61'

MUCH IMPROVED

The visitors have had five shots already in this half, compare to just one before the break. Fortuna have only managed one attempt at goal since the restart.
59'

SUPERB FROM OPOKU

A cross from the right is lofted into the box to Opoku, who executes a brilliant volley on the turn that Luthe does well to save - with Boyd just unable to get to the rebound. It wouldn't have counted as the flag goes up for offside, but it was another find attacking move from Lautern in this half.
54'

BIG SAVE FROM KASTENMEIER!

Ritter receives the ball on the edge of the box and his deflected shot bobbles up, forcing the Fortuna goalkeeper to make a fine reflex save.
51'

THE EQUALISER!

Wunderlich's corner from the right is delivered to the near post, where Kraus rises highest to head in!
50'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation Goal
Review Foul?
Decision Goal
50'

Kevin Kraus

GOAL!

1 : 1
Kevin Kraus
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.
12 %
47'

OFF THE BAR!!

Much better already from Kaiserslautern, who get forward straight away, with Wunderlich's rasping shot crashing off the crossbar!
46'

PEEEEEEEP!

No changes from Düsseldorf, but Lautern have brought on two new faces for the second half.
Kick-off!
45'
+ 1

Substitution

sub
Aaron Opoku
Aaron Opoku
sub
Dominik Schad
Dominik Schad
45'
+ 1

Substitution

sub
Kevin Kraus
Kevin Kraus
sub
Hikmet Çiftçi
Hikmet Çiftçi
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DESERVED LEAD

Fortuna have been the better team throughout, pressing their visitors high up the pitch, looking to score at every opportunity and also defending aggressively. The 1-0 lead still gives Kaiserslautern some hope going into the second half, but they'll need to improve considerably if they are to take anything from this game.
Half-time
41'

SOBOTTKA MUST SCORE!

Luthe makes a mistake when trying to play the ball out from the back, selling a teammate short and allowing Sobottka to nip in and nab the ball from him. The midfielder charges into the box and only has Luthe to beat, but slides the ball wide of the post!
39'

FAIR REFLECTION

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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).
Düsseldorf have been the better team and created more chances. Plenty of room for improvement for the visitors in terms of their attacking play.
xGoals
1
0.82
0.07
1
Goals
37'

FIRST GLIMPSE

It's taken 37 minutes but finally Lautern have given the Fortuna defenders something to think about. Redondo jinks into the box, drawing a couple of opponents towards him, but he can't get the ball away to a teammate before he's corwded out.
33'

HOPE FOR LAUTERN

The visitors have fallen behind four times in away games already this season - and they haven't lost any of them.
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UNPREDICTABLE

Karbownik is the 13th different Düsseldorf player to find the net this season - no other team in the division has as many different goalscorers this term.
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.
Dominik Schad
Dominik Schad 31.69km/h
2.
Kenny Redondo
Kenny Redondo 31.57km/h
3.
Jean Zimmer
Jean Zimmer 30.83km/h
28'

MORE OF THE SAME

Fortuna are still bossing the ball and keeping it in Lautern's half for the most part. The visitors are looking very compact though and it will take something special - like that effort from Karbownik - to breach them again.
Possession (%)
5545
24'

BOYD IN THE POCKET - SO FAR

Lautern's 14-time USA international hasn't had much service so far, but when he has he's generally been unceremoniously dumped off the ball by Oberdorf. Boyd does have eight goals this season though, so he's always a danger.
22'

Yellow card

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Jorrit Hendrix
Jorrit Hendrix
21'

LAUTERN STRUGGLING

The Red Devils - dressed all in blue today, confusingly - haven't really got into the game yet and haven't managed to cause their hosts any headaches. Schad's miscontrol of a routine ball on the left just now symbolic of their nerves at the moment.
17'

FIRST GOAL FOR KARBOWNIK

That's his first goal in his 12 outing in Bundesliga 2.
14'

BRILLIANT OPENER!

Iyoha dribbles across the edge of the box from right to left and plays the ball back to Karbownik. He's still a long way to go and has plenty to do, but his sudden acceleration takes him past two defenders before he smashes an unstoppable drive into the top corner!
14'

Michal Karbownik

GOAL!

1 : 0
Michal Karbownik
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.
6 %
11'

DÜSSELDORF ON TOP

Lautern have barely been allowed out of their own half yet, so haven't managed a single effort at goal, compared to Fortuna's three.
Goal attempts
1 off target
2 on target
0 off target
0 on target
8'

KLARER GOES CLOSE!

A free-kick from the right is swung into the box and finds Klarer, whose header is well saved by Luthe. From the resulting corner, Klarer's centre-back partner Oberdorf has an even better chance to score from a flick-on, but can only direct his header into Luthe's arms with the goal at his mercy!
6'

FORTUNA PROBING

Iyoha and Peterson keep switching flanks to put their markers on edge and their direct running is causing some early problems.
4'

HIGH PRESS

Both teams are still finding their feet here but Fortuna have enjoyed the better start, pressing their opponents high up the pitch and aggressively winning the ball back as early as they can.
1'

HERE WE GO!

The home side get us up and running on Matchday 17!
Kick-off!

PRE-MATCH FORMALITIES

Handshakes, coin toss... we'll be under way very soon!

TEAM NEWS - DÜSSELDORF

The home side have made two changes following the 2-0 loss away at Hannover on Tuesday, with Iyoha an Peterson coming into the side at the expense of Klaus and Appelkamp.

TEAM NEWS - LAUTERN

Head coach Dirk Schuster makes four changes to the side that beat Karlsruhe just a couple of days ago: Durm returns from suspension, while Redondo, Wunderlich and Ciftci also come on, replacing Niehues, Hercher, Klement and Hanslik.

DÜSSELDORF STARTING XI

Kastenmeier - Zimmermann, Klarer, Oberdorf, Karbownik - Iyoha, Hendrix, Sobottka, Peterson - Hennings, Kownacki

DÜSSELDORF SUBS

Wolf, Hoffmann, Böckle, Klaus, Bodzek, Baah, Appelkamp, Fernandes Neto, Mansfeld

KAISERSLAUTERN STARTING XI

Luthe - Schad, Bormuth, Tomiak, Durm - Ritter, Ciftci - Zimmer, Wunderlich, Redondo - Boyd

KAISERSLAUTERN SUBS

Spahic, Kraus, Bünning, Hercher, Klement, Hanslik, Opoku, Lobinger, Zolinski
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THIOUNE: "WE'RE UP AGAINST A STRONG TEAM"

Fortuna coach Daniel Thioune has also been doing the rounds in front of the media. "We're up against a strong team away from home who bring a lot of support," he said. "They've played a really good Hinrunde as a promoted team. But it's our home game and our performances have been really good."
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SCHUSTER: "WE HAVE A TASK AHEAD"

Visiting boss Dirk Schuster was speaking yesterday ahead of this final game of the Hinrunde, saying: “I'm happy about the 26 points. But we still have a task ahead of us and want to win in Düsseldorf so that we can end with a good first half of the season."
2:01
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LAST TIME OUT: F95 SLIP UP AT H96

Fortuna had won three on the spin until slipping up in midweek, losing 2-0 at Hannover - the side that sit fourth as a result and have a target on their back that both tonight's teams are taking aim at.
1:56
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LAST TIME OUT: LAUTERN BEAT KARLSRUHE

Lautern beat Karlsruhe 2-0 in midweek, stretching their unbeaten run to four matches (W3, D1). Terrence Boyd hit his eighth league goal of the campaign in that victory, with Kenny Prince Redondo also on target late on.

WHO WILL TAKE FOURTH?

Tonight's opponents start the evening level on points, with the hosts sixth - one place above their visitors thanks to a superior goal difference. A draw would see both shift up two spots, while they can each take fourth with a victory.

WELCOME ALONG!

A very warm welcome to our live coverage of what looks like a cracker of a game between Fortuna Düsseldorf and Kaiserslautern in Bundesliga 2 tonight. Kick-off is 6.30pm CET, with team news dropping an hour before then so set your reminders now.