Aalen - An impressive VfR Aalen side recorded a 1-0 win at home to Karlsruher SC on Sunday, ending their visitors' 12-game run without defeat.

The hosts showed plenty of fight against third-placed Karlsruher, and got into their stride early on with several promising chances. By contrast the guests were toothless in attack and home goalkeeper was only rarely called into action.

broke the deadlock in the second half, thumping a header into the back of the net from a corner, his second goal in as many games. Karlsruher tried to come back and dominated possession but were ultimately unable to find the net, meaning they slipped out of the promotion places.

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