In the 2nd Bundesliga, SV Wehen Wiesbaden won the duel of the promoted teams against VfL Osnabrück.
The goals for SV Wehen Wiesbaden on Saturday (21.10.2023) were scored by Hyun-ju Lee (9th minute) and Robin Heußer (70th). For the newly promoted team from Hesse, it was the third win in the tenth league game.
With twelve points, Wehen Wiesbaden is in the middle of the table. Co-promoted VfL Osnabrück remain second-to-last in the table after their sixth defeat of the season. “We just weren’t good today, we just reacted and therefore didn’t deserve anything,” said VfL coach Tobias Schweinsteiger.
Wehen Wiesbaden scores and dominates
The visitors from Wiesbaden got off to the better start in the game. After Osnabrück lost the ball, Wehen Wiesbaden quickly switched gears: Thijmen Goppel played the ball from the right side flat into the penalty area, where Hyun-ju Lee was standing and only had to push it in.
Wiesbaden’s lead at the break could have been even higher, but the club was unlucky twice. First, Nick Bätzner shot from close range, but Osnabrück’s Florian Kleinhansl saved on the line (31′). Then Gino Fechner shot from just under 20 meters and missed the goal by only centimeters (42nd).
Osnabrück only hits aluminum, but not into the goal
In the second half, Wehen Wiesbaden continued to play respectably before Osnabrück found their way into the game better after just under an hour. First, Wiesbaden goalkeeper Florian Stritzel prevented the equaliser when he saved a shot from Mickaël Cuisance (58′).
Three minutes later, Osnabrück’s Robert Tesche headed in from a corner. This time Stritzel would probably have had no chance of defending, but Tesche’s header hit the crossbar and from there into the game (61′).
Wiesbaden’s Heußer takes care of the decision
In the middle of this Osnabrück pressure phase, Wehen Wiesbaden was awarded a free kick, about 18 meters away from goal and half-left in front of the goal. A thing for midfielder Heußer. He ran up and flicked the ball into the top left corner of the goal, it was a dream goal – and at the same time the decision.
The first win after six previous matches without a win was nice, said Wehen Wiesbaden coach Markus Kauczinski: “It will remain close until the end. It was important that we show that we don’t mind.”
Osnabrück in Fürth, Wiesbaden vs Rostock
Matchday 11 kicks off with VfL Osnabrück away to Fürth (Friday, 27.10.2023 at 18:30 CEST). Wiesbaden plays at home against Hansa Rostock (Sunday, 29.10.2023 at 13.30 p.m.).