TSV 1860 Munich climbed out of the automatic relegation places on goal difference after Rubin Okotie’s late goal earned them a 1-0 victory over Eintracht Braunschweig at the Allianz Arena.
1860 striker Sascha Mölders had a goal ruled out for offside after 17 minutes, before an almighty goalmouth scramble resulted in team-mate Christopher Schindler hitting the underside of Rafal Gikiewicz’s crossbar from point-blank range. Patrick Schönfeld wasted Eintracht’s best chance before the break, striking the foot of the post after rounding TSV goalkeeper Stefan Ortega.
Mölders and Romuald Lacazette both had opportunities to open the scoring within the first 20 minutes of the second half, before Ortega thwarted Orhan Ademi and Salim Khalif at the other end. The hosts had the last laugh, however, as Okotie headed home Michael Liendl’s corner three minutes from time to seal a priceless victory in Daniel Bierofka’s first game in charge of the Bavarians.