FSV Frankfurt 1-0 Erzgebirge Aue
On a high after their midweek win over 1. FC Köln, it was Karsten Baumann's Aue side who began the game the stronger and they should have taken the lead inside four minutes when Halil Savran was released in the penalty area. He unselfishly chose to lay the ball off to team-mate Guido Kocer, but his pass was overhit and Kocer could only strike the crossbar with the goal gaping. Frankfurt steadied themselves and gradually came back into the game. Aside from some speculative efforts from distance, however, they failed to exert any pressure on the opposition goal and Aue keeper Martin Männel was rarely troubled in the opening half.
Aue broken down
The Saxony outfit had enjoyed two consecutive clean sheets before this game and their defensive resilience was again on show. When the back four was breached, Männel was on hand to keep things level, producing two good saves to thwart Frankfurt's Odise Roshi. FSV's Edmond Kapllani was seeing plenty of the ball, but in the decisive moments, he found his progress blocked by some brave defending. The ex-Augsburg forward was not to be denied, however, and he finally broke the deadlock with some three minutes remaining, forcing home a scrappy opener when he poked in a cross from Roshi. It was a harsh defeat on Aue, but reward for the lively Kapllani, whose effort alone had deserved a goal.
SC Paderborn 07 1-3 FC Ingolstadt 04
Paderborn went into this match looking to add to their solitary win in the campaign so far, and it was an encouraging start by the home side. Some excellent approach play freed Daniel Brückner in the box, but his first-time shot flew just off target. Against the run of play, Ingolstadt then shocked their hosts to take the lead as Marino Biliskov glanced in a header from Stefan Leitl's free-kick. Stephan Schmidt's team were dominant in tems of possession, but they then found themselves 2-0 down after a calamitous error led to Christian Eigler smashing home a second after Lukas Kruse could only parry Caiuby's shot.
End to End
In spite of the scoreline, Paderborn were by no means subdued and should have netted eitehr side of the break. Jens Wemmer skewed an effort off target before Philipp Hoffmann blazed over the bar from just six yards out after collecting a cross from Mario Vrancic. Unsurprisingly, the game became stretched in the latter stages. After Leitl had been denied by Lukas Kruse, Caiuby then capped a superb individual performance by sweeping home Alper Uludag's cross. Paderborn hit a consolation effort towards the end, but they were left to reflect on some errant defending over the international break. Ingolstadt, on the other hand, celebrated their first win of the season and a very satisfactory result away from home.
SSV Jahn Regensburg 0-1 VfL Bochum
With both sides sitting in the bottom half of the table, it was an understandably tight affair in the first half at the Jahnstadion. The away side looked dangerous in patches, particularly through Alexander Iashvili, while Christian Rahn's deep cross forced Bochum's Patrick Wiegers to tip over his crossbar, but neither side looked able to breach the opposition defence. An otherwise dull opening period finally came to life on 42 minutes, when Regensburg's Francky Sembolo was put through by Marco Djuricin, but his composure deserted him and he skied his shot over the bar.
Breakthrough for Bochum
The second period was a similar story wth both sides struggling to find a breakthrough. Jahn's keeper Michael Hoffmann had to be alert to keep out Marc Rzatkowski and Leon Goretzska, before Andre Laurito glanced a header just wide at the other end. Then, with just over ten minutes to play, the deadlock was broken in style. Good work down the Bochum right released Carsten Rothenbach and his precise cross was expertly turned home by subsitute Kevin Scheidhauer at the near post. Andreas Bergmann's side then shut up shop successfully to see out the remaining minutes and secure their first win since a 2-1 success over Dynamo Dresden on matchday one.