Kaiserslautern - VfR Aalen stunned 1. FC Kaiserslautern with a crucial 2-1 win which eases their relegation fears at the Fritz-Walter Stadion.

Kaiserslautern started brightly, but fell behind against the run of play in the 24th minute when Benjamin Hübner headed in Robert Lechleiter's cross for his first goal of the season. It was a goal which gave Aalen belief, and they added a second when Joel Pohjanpalo steered in Leandro's cross on the volley ten minutes into the second half.

Karim Matmour reduced the arrears midway through the second half, but the Red Devils were unable to find an equaliser as their guests shut up shop.

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