SV Sandhausen pulled nine points clear of the relegation zone with a 1-0 win over struggling Fortuna Düsseldorf.
Goals: 1-0 Linsmayer (78')
Fortuna began the game in the bottom three, and damage limitation looked to be their intention with Didier Ya Konan the only player venturing outside his own half in the opening 45 minutes.
After failing to find a way through for long periods, Sandhausen reverted to long balls for the final half-hour, and the change reaped its reward on 78 minutes. Karim Haggui tried to clear a cross into the visitors' box but it bounced home via Denis Linsmayer's face, giving the midfielder his fourth goal of the season and his side their third win of 2016.