Düsseldorf - Aristide Bance's second-half strike gave Fortuna Düsseldorf a 1-0 home victory over SV Sandhausen.

Düsseldorf dominated the opening exchanges, sending in six corners and going close through Oliver Fink, but their guests were never totally under the cosh, having chances of their own through Manuel Stiefler and David Ulm. The crucial three points were sealed with a Bance header on the hour mark, and although Sandhausen had a late header cleared off the line, Fortuna never looked unduly perturbed by the visitors' attempts to rescue a point. The result lifts Düsseldorf to ninth and drops Sandhausen to 12th in the Bundesliga 2 standings.

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