Düsseldorf - VfR Aalen picked themselves off the foot of Bundesliga 2 for at least a night thanks to a 2-0 success at Fortuna Düsseldorf.

The visitors showed they meant business with a succession of early opportunities. Their opening goal seemed to be inevitable and it was Orhan Ademi who got it, converting at the near post from a corner.

Düsseldorf emerged improved for the second half but the better opportunities continued to fall Aalen's way. Not long after Jürgen Gjasula missed the chance to double their lead, he did just that from the penalty spot to seal Aalen's victory and give them a ray of hope in the battle for survival.

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