Düsseldorf - Substitute Mathis Bolly struck an 89th-minute winner to sink 1. FC Union Berlin and ensure Fortuna Düsseldorf remain in and around the promotion places over the festive period.

Oliver Reck’s side had suffered a setback in their last game, a 2-1 defeat to Eintracht Braunschweig, and they might have been heading for a similarly disappointing evening when Union's Sebastian Polter ran through on goal, only to drag his shot wastefully wide of the post.

The second period began better for the home side as they began to dominate possession, but Joel Pohjanpalo and Charlison Benschop remained peripheral figures, and it was left to replacement Bolly to illustrate what the hosts had been missing. Collecting the ball on the right, he drove into the box, cut inside on his left foot and struck of a rocket of a shot into the roof of the net to ensure Fortuna savour that winning feeling over the winter.

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