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Paderborn sneak it!
Off the line!
FCK goalkeeper Luthe stays up following a corner. A return cross causes real panic, and it takes a combination of Heuer and Platte to clear off the line.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
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Now or never
Positive changes by Schuster. Kaiserslautern have not lost back-to-back games since returning to Bundesliga 2 via the play-offs...
Such a keenly fought contest - you just knew it was going to take something special to break the deadlock.
We have a goal!
Conteh's pace causes problems for Zimmer, who concedes a foul on the edge of the area. It's left of centre, but not a problem for Heuer - he hammers one over the wall and into the top corner. It was the Paderborn defender who made that goal-saving challenge on Boyd in the first half, too!
Bormuth only half clears a cross from Justvan. Klaas goes to meet it, but sends his effort just wide!
Off the post!
The closest we've come to a goal as Boyd dives in on the stretch to turn Zimmer's low cross against the crossbar.
5 off target
5 on target
11 off target
0 on target
Justvan with a fine solo run, but the eventual shot isn't up to scratch.
Bright start from Kaiserslautern, who win a string of corners. Paderborn stand firm, though.
Here we go again!
No changes at the break. Will we see a goal in the second half?
Goalless at the break
Into the first of three added minutes...
Top of the shots
Robert Leipertz Terrence Boyd
Klement with a free-kick out on the left. Boyd rises, but can't keep his header down. Kaiserslautern have scored 11 goals from set-pieces this term...
Not far away at all from the Kaiserslautern No.4, who slaps a loose clearance through the legs of Justvan and narrowly wide of the upright.
Boyd's in over the top, but delays his shot and Heuer is able to put in a crucial sliding challenge. That was as good as a goal.
Obermair and Muslija continue to see plenty of the play out on the left-hand side. A ball comes in from the latter, but it's asking a lot of Leipertz, who can't summon the power to seriously test Luthe.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Paderborn in charge
4 off target
2 on target
3 off target
0 on target
Klement with his second attempt of the contest, this time from range - but it doesn't trouble the goalkeeper. Luthe's OK to continue, by the way...
There's a stoppage as Luthe receives treatment for what looks like a left leg injury.
Obermair sends over a cross to the back post, where Hoffmeier is able to steer it back into the danger zone. It's awkward for Pieringer, though, and his close-range header fails to find the target.
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Wide from Boyd!
A sign of Boyd's confidence levels as he takes on a bouncing ball in the box, driving across the face of goal from a tight angle. He's some specimen - the Paderborn defenders can't handle him.
A ball from deep splits the Kaiserslautern defence. Justvan takes it into the area, but can't beat Luthe in the one-on-one. Leipertz then blazes the follow-up into row M.
Lovely football from Kaiserslautern. Ritter runs up the right and crosses into the feet of Boyd in the box. The American touches it off to Klement, who curls a first-time effort wide of the upright.
Just a reminder Paderborn were 2-0 down to Hannover by this stage last week.
Boyd's involved immediately, hooking a cross into the box - but there are no takers.
The goal brokers
Paderborn are this season's top scorers in Bundesliga 2, with 44 goals. Only Heidenheim and Bielefeld have kept them out.
Elsewhere on Matchday 21
Relegation-threatened Braunschweig, who won promotion as 3. Liga runners-up, face eighth-placed Kiel in the day's other fixture. Leaders Darmstadt go to Rostock tomorrow, while promotion rivals HSV and Heidenheim are in action on Sunday against Bielefeld and Nuremberg respectively.
Watch: Kaiserslautern 0-1 Paderborn
More on those teams
Müller comes in for the injured Klefisch in the only change to the Paderborn team that beat Hannover. Kaiserslautern show five changes following their loss to Pauli, with Tomiak, Ritter, Klement, Zuck and Zolinski replacing Durm, Niehues, Opoku, Hanslik and Redondo.
Paderborn starting line-up
Huth – Heuer, Müller, Hünemeier – Hoffmeier, Muslija, Schallenberg (c), Justvan, Obermair - Leipertz, Pieringer
Boevink, van der Werff, Carls, Schuster, Klaas, Tachie, Conteh, Srbeny, Platter
Kaiserslautern starting line-up
Luthe – Tomiak, Kraus, Bormuth - Zimmer (c), Ritter, Rapp, Zuck - Zolinski, Klement - Boyd
Spahic, Bünning, Hercher, Durm, Redondo, Niehues, Hanslik, Opoku, de Preville
Schuster targets reponse to Pauli loss
"We deserved to lose to St. Pauli because we didn't do enough in attack to get anything from the game," Kaiserslautern head coach Dirk Schuster told media on Wednesday. "We have to do better in that sense against Paderborn, but we also have to be tight defensively and then take our chances to exploit any gaps."
Kwasinok wary of Boyd
"Kaiserslautern like to impose themselves, control the play and they have a real weapon in Terrence Boyd!" warned Paderborn head coach Lukas Kwasinok at his pre-match press conference. "We have to bide our time, be patient and not allow ourselves to lose focus."
Key man - Paderborn
Key man - Kaiserslautern
Watch: Hannover 3-4 Paderborn
Watch: St. Pauli 1-0 Kaiserslautern
Bundesliga 2 under the Friday night lights - what better way to usher in the weekend?! Paderborn and Kaiserslautern are separated by just goal difference in fourth and fifth place respectively. A win for either would lift them into the promotion play-off spot, for 48 hours at least. Stay tuned!