Munich - Karlsruher SC extended their unbeaten run to eight matches after coming from behind to beat TSV 1860 Munich 3-2 at the Allianz Arena on Saturday.

The hosts had lost their two games prior to this encounter but surprisingly went in front shortly before the half-hour mark when Maximilian Wittek scored with a stunning long-range shot. The Lions subsequently focused on protecting their lead, sitting deep and going into tackles whole-heartedly and thus deserved their one goal advantage at the break.

However, 1860 tend towards inconsistency and capitulated in a ten-minute second-half spell. Karlsruher’s Japanese midfielder Hiroki Yamada set up the equaliser superbly, laying the ball on for Rouwen Hennings to finish, before putting the visitors in front himself from close range. Moments later Yamada almost extended KSC’s lead further with a curling effort that struck the bar, but Hennings was well placed to tap in the rebound. Rubin Okotie ensured a nail-biting finale when he reduced the deficit with 16 minutes left, but Markus Kauczinki’s side held on for their eighth win of the season, condemning 1860 to their tenth defeat.

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