SV Sandhausen remained within touching distance of the Bundesliga 2 summit after clinching a comfortable 3-1 win over ten-man Karlsruher SV.
The hosts found themselves on the back foot early, but broke the deadlock shortly before the quarter-hour mark when Denis Linsmayer opened the scoring with the help of the post and the crossbar. Sandhausen’s lead was doubled soon after when Dominik Peitz brought down Jakub Kosecki inside the area, allowing Aziz Bouhaddouz to convert from the spot.
KSC made two changes at half-time to try and turn the game in their favour, but suffered a further set-back just past the hour-mark when Bouhaddouz set-up Robert Zillner to put the finishing touches on a fluid counter attack. Manuel Torres did manage to reduce the arrears with 20 minutes left to play, but were unable to add to the scoreline before seeing Dimitrij Nazarov sent-off in injury time.