Eintracht Braunschweig 2-1 SC Paderborn 07
Despite going into Friday's fixture full of confidence on the back of two straight wins, Braunschweig struggled to settle during the opening exchanges and it was Paderborn's Deniz Yilmaz (34') who exploited the first opportunity of the match when he converted Daniel Brückner's cross for his third goal of the season to give the visitors a half-time lead.
Braunschweig bite back
However, Braunschweig fought back after the break and almost drew level when Dennis Kruppke's header ten minutes into the second half went just wide. An equaliser was not long in coming, though, as Deniz Dogan (62') left Lukas Kruse with no chance with his header into the left-hand corner. Kruppke then turned the match on 67 minutes, collecting Dominick Kumbela's superb cross from the right before slotting in coolly to give Eintracht a deserved victory which cements position as leaders of Bundesliga 2.
Hertha BSC Berlin 2-1 SSV Jahn Regensburg
Hertha Berlin took control from the off against Regensburg but lacked ideas in the final third for much of the first half, only to strike twice within 130 seconds shortly before half-time. First Sami Allagui (41') beautifully controlled a long ball from Änis Ben Hatira before striking through the grasp of Michael Hofmann for his second goal of the season, before Sandro Wagner (43') headed in a Ben Hatira cross that Allagui extended from close range.
Hertha hang on
Regensburg looked sharper after the interval and Jonatan Kotzke's attempt after 50 minutes went just wide. Just seven minutes later, Francky Sembolo (57') cleverly headed a cross from Oliver Hein over Hertha goalkeeper Philip Sprint to put the away side in with a chance. Unfortunately for them, Oscar Corrochano's side lost their flow subsequently with the game interrupted by numerous injuries, allowing Hertha to tighten ship and hang on for an all-important first victory of the season.
SV Sandhausen 1916 2-0 1. FC Union Berlin
Unsurprisingly given their nondescript starts to the season, both Sandhausen and Union Berlin stood deep in a first half which left neither side much space to create opportunities. Simon Terodde missed a glorious chance after 20 minutes, striking clean over the bar after the home defence had failed to clear a corner. Sandhausen captain Frank Löning (42') soon made made the visitors pay when he headed Sandhausen into the lead from Nicky Adler's cross just before half time.
Simon Tüting should have made it 2-0 on the hour mark, but his header somehow sailed past the empty net. The hosts' lead was however doubled when Jan Fieser steered Löning's shot beyond Daniel Haas in the Union goal. Ultimately it was a deserved three points for Sandhausen, who were rarely threatened over the 90 minutes and move into second place, streets ahead of 16th-placed Berlin.