Karlsruhe - Karlsruher SC collected a comfortable win on home soil against FC Energie Cottbus courtesy of a 2-0 scoreline on Matchday 8 of Bundesliga 2.

The hosts took the lead half way through the first period when Koen van der Biezen scored from the penalty spot after Rouwen Hennings was brought down by Uwe Möhrle. Daniel Gordon doubled Karlsruher's advantage ten minutes before half-time, getting on the end of Selcuk Alibaz's corner to score on his first appearance of the season.

Alibaz almost extended the hosts' advantage half way through the second half, but failed to beat Robert Almer after a swift Karlsruhe counter-attack. The win sends Karlsruhe up to fourth in the Bundesliga 2 table ahead of the weekend's remaining matches.

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