European candidate against relegation? There was nothing to be seen in the initial phase at the 100th Bundesliga game of the Köpenickers. Even more: The cloverleaf from Fürth dominated the old forester’s shop, created opportunities – and finally deservedly took the lead. But one after anonther.
Union coach Urs Fischer only changed once after the 2-1 win at RB Leipzig through the two Joker Michel and Behrens, the two goal shooters initially stayed outside. Haraguchi started the shepherd tested positively for Corona.
Fürth’s coach Stefan Leitl, who will leave the SpVgg in summer, reacted to the 1: 4 home defeat against Leverkusen, through which the direct relegation was sealed, also with only one change in the starting XI. Leweling returned after his Corona disease and displaced Green to the bench.
As a result, the system also changed at the game association, Leitl rely on a 3-4-3, Leweling, Ngankam and Hrgota formed the three-way tower. And this whirled neat in the first few minutes: Union hardly took an offensive and rarely came over the center line, on the other hand, Hrgota missed the first chance through an air hole (10th).
Afterwards the cloverleaf was briefly unsorted, which almost used Awoniyi (11th), but only put his attempt to the outside network – the only end of the hosts should remain in the first round. Because after that the cloverleaf did not necessarily play the iron on the wall, but was much more enthusiastic (Raschl) and more determined (Hrgota).
Union has to change – Hrgota massive
Raschl had the next opportunity, but failed with his sharp attempt on the bottom edge of the latte (17th), after which Hrgota pulled his shot past the box (20th). Union did not find into the game and also had to change due to injuries, since Heintz could no longer continue and was replaced by Rerson (24th).
At the 3-5-2 system of the Köpenicker, this did not change as little as at the course of the game, in which the Franks deservedly took the lead after a little more than half an hour: Hrgota welded a rebound after a resting ball for his ninth goal The angle (33.) and gave the clover leaf the narrow lead to the break.
Fischer brought Voglsammer for Haraguchi with the restart and thus set up the Köpenickers a little more aggressively. While Fürth largely stopped attack efforts, Union subsequently started, but continued to create hardly any possibilities, with Awoniyi’s flat degree over 65 minutes.
Behrens and Michel come – and pay off immediately
Fischer reacted and brought his two Joker Behrens and Michel for the final phase (70th) – and again this change should be worthwhile: Viergerver was played at the five of Linde and went into the dribbling against Michel, who tied the ball down and pushed into the empty goal (73.) – So an evil mistake brought Union back into the game.
And afterwards the ambitious iron naturally wanted to know and ran, but rarely brought Fürth into trouble – chances failed to materialize, even in the five -minute stoppage time.
Fürth developed the third away point in a series, but once again missed the first victory abroad because of a mistake. Union loses two firmly planned meters in the fight for Europe.
The next Saturday (3:30 p.m.) will continue in Freiburg, Fürth welcomes Borussia Dortmund in the last Bundesliga home game.