Kaiserslautern - Fortuna Düsseldorf moved four points clear of the bottom three after a 1-0 win away to promotion-chasing 1. FC Kaiserslautern.

The Red Devils spurned a glorious opportunity to open the scoring when captain Marc Torrejon shot straight at visiting goalkeeper Fabian Giefer just four minutes in. Olivier Occean was next to try his luck, before Fortuna snatched a shock lead courtesy of Charlison Benschop’s neat pass and Erwin Hoffer’s tidy 31st-minute finish. Tobias Sippel foiled further Fortuna counters midway through the second half, getting a foot to Tugrul Erat’s low drive and racing halfway up the field to prevent Hoffer from going clean through on goal with 13 minutes to play. The linesman’s flag denied substitute Simon Zoller a late equaliser as third-placed Kaiserslautern fell to their first defeat of the season at the Fritz-Walter-Stadion.

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