Schalke moved out of the bottom three in Bundesliga 2 with 1 2-1 win at old friends Nuremberg. - © IMAGO/Zink
Schalke moved out of the bottom three in Bundesliga 2 with 1 2-1 win at old friends Nuremberg. - © IMAGO/Zink
2. Bundesliga

Bundesliga 2, Matchday 12: Schalke move out of bottom-three, St. Pauli stay top, Hamburg down Magdeburg


Schalke moved out of the bottom three with a 2-1 win at old friends Nuremberg, Hamburg defeated Magdeburg while Hertha Berlin visit Hansa Rostock on Sunday in Germany's second division.

Fortuna Düsseldorf 1-3 Wehen Wiesbaden
Goals: 0-1 Lee (10'), 0-2 Ćatić (26'), 0-3 Iredale (42'), 1-3 Engelhardt (79')

Looking to keep pace with leaders St. Pauli, Düsseldorf came unstuck on the opening night of Matchday 12 as Wiesbaden picked up an impressive away win. Goals from Hyunju Lee, Amar Ćatić and John Iredale gave the visitors a 3-0 lead at the break, from which their hosts couldn't recover. It's now three wins on the bounce for Wiesbaden, while Fortuna remain second for the time being.

Elversberg 0-2 St. Pauli
Goals: 0-1 Eggestein (16'), 0-2 Hartel (31')

Pauli reaffirmed their place in pole position with a comfortable victory at Elversberg on Friday evening. it took just quarter of an hour for the visitors to move in front as Johannes Eggestein expertly steered his header beyond out of the reach of Nicolas Kristof in the home goal. Marcel Hartel doubled the Pauli lead a further 15 minutes later with a thumping finish from the edge of the box and that goal ultimately sealed the points.

Kaiserslautern 0-2 Greuther Fürth
Goals: 0-1 Jung (21'), 0-2 Green (54')
Red card: Tomiak (69')

Greuther overcame Kaiserslautern in routine fashion on Saturday, earning a 2-0 victory thanks to goals from Gideon Jung and Julian Green. Those strikes earned Greuther a first away league win of the season, while Lautern suffered only their second home loss and also saw Boris Tomiak shown a red card with 20 minutes to play.

Nuremberg 1-2 Schalke
Goals: 0-1 Drexler (36'), 1-1 Flick (47'), 1-2 Latza (89')

Having ended their four-game losing streak last weekend, Schalke were looking for a first back-to-back win of the season as a way out of the bottom-three. They looked to be on course for just that when Dominick Drexler had them ahead at half-time but former Schalke man Florian Flick's first Nuremberg goal had the hosts level two minutes after the break. The Royal Blues would seal victory at the death, however, through Danny Latza's 89th-minute winner.

Osnabrück 1-1 Holstein Kiel
Goals: 1-0 
Gnaase (55'), 1-1 Pichler (90'+4)

Osnabrück were denied just their second win of the campaign by Kiel's dramatic 94th-minute equaliser on Saturday afternoon. Dave Gnaase looked to be the hero with his second goal of the season 10 minutes after the break, but Benedikt Pichler stole a point for his team four minutes into second-half added time.

Hamburg 2-0 Magdeburg 
Goals: 1-0 Bénes 9', 2-0 Jatta 72' 
Red card: Elfadli 78'

HSV extended their second-tier unbeaten run to five games and moved to within two points of city rivals and division leaders Pauli after seeing off the 10 men of Magdeburg. Bénes knocked in from close range inside the opening 10 minutes after Robert Glatzel had a shot blocked on the line. Bakery Jatta later doubled the hosts' lead deep into the second half with a far-post header, before Magdeburg's Daniel Elfadli was ordered off for a reckless challenge.

Karlsruhe 0-3 Paderborn
Goals: 0-1 Grimaldi 17', 0-2 Platte 71', 0-3 Platte 85'

Karlsruhe remain in the relegation play-off place at the wrong end of the table after going down 3-0 to mid-table Paderborn. Adriano Grimaldi got the visitors first early on before Felix Platte bagged a late brace to ensure Lukas Kwasniok's team picked up their third win in five in Bundesliga 2.

Hansa Rostock 0-0 Hertha Berlin

There was nothing to separate Hansa Rostock and Hertha Berlin at the Ostseestadion on Sunday, the sides playing out a goalless draw. Hertha had 16 shots to their opponents' eight, but neither goalkeeper - Rostock's Markus Kolke or Hertha's Tjark Ernst - was really tested.

Hannover 2-0 Eintracht Braunschweig
Goals: 1-0 Kunze 12', 2-0 Halstenberg 42'

Hannover occupy the promotion play-off place after winning past Eintracht Braunschweig. Fabian Kunze got them on their way with his first goal at this level, and indeed any since March 2019, before former RB Leipzig left-back Marcel Halstenberg added gloss to the scoreline with a penalty with half-time approaching at the Heinz-von-Heiden-Arena.

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