1. FC Union Berlin stole a march on Fortuna Düsseldorf in Bundesliga 2 with an emphatic 3-0 win on the road at the ESPRIT Arena.
Goals: 0-1 Wood (13'), 0-2 Wood (69'), 0-3 Schmitz (o.g, 86')
There was little sign of what was to come as Fortuna started strongly, but after squandering a string of chances, the hosts were hit by a sucker punch when Bobby Wood lobbed Michael Rensing to crown a cunning counterattack from the Union. Wood remained a thorn in Fortuna's side, although he failed on several occasions to add a second before the interval.
Lukas Schmitz wasted the chance to bring the hosts level from the penalty spot early in the second half, and Düsseldorf heads dropped after Daniel Haas turned the spot-kick over. Wood showed his array of tricks to double Union's lead before Schmitz's miserable afternoon got even worse with an own goal completing the scoring and helping the capital-city side climb above their hosts in the standings.