Aalen - VfR Aalen pulled off the surprise of the weekend so far, thrashing promotion favourites 1. FC Kaiserslautern 4-0 at home.

A cagey opening half suddenly sparked into life shortly before the break when former Borussia Dortmund defender Chris Löwe turned the ball into his own net. The afternoon soon got worse for the visitors, as striker Mohamadou Idrissou was sent off a minute later. The Red Devils were unable to muster a fightback after the interval and eventually capitulated, with netting twice for Aalen, and Daniel Buballa also getting on the scoresheet.

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