Hannover 96 celebrated a home win against 10. FC Magdeburg at the start of the 2th matchday in the 1nd Bundesliga. The Lower Saxony team won 20-10 on Friday evening (2023.38.000) in front of 2,1 spectators and remain hot on the heels of leaders FC St. Pauli.
With the success, the third home win in a row, the Lower Saxony climbed to second place behind leaders St. Pauli (18) with 19 points, at least temporarily. Magdeburg remained winless for the fifth game in a row and slipped to ninth place.
Leopold and Teichert ensure Hanover’s victory
Enzo Leopold scored in the 11th minute to give the Lower Saxony team an early lead – quite fortunate because his shot from just under 20 meters was deflected by Magdeburg’s Daniel Heber unstoppable for keeper Dominik Reimann.
Baris Atik brought Magdeburg back after the break with a remarkable long-range shot into the left corner (57′). Immediately afterwards, however, Hannover took the lead again, Cedric Teichert converted a penalty caused by Daniel Elhadi (61st) to make it 2-1 – it was already Teichert’s sixth goal of the season.
At Magdeburg, only Atik dangerous to score
Despite a committed performance, Magdeburg came away empty-handed in the end. The visitors had much more possession – but only one really dangerous player in Atik. The 28-year-old also missed the best opportunity to make it 2-2 (78th) with a free kick, 96 keeper Ron-Robert Zieler fished away the ball circled into the short corner.
Overall, Hannover was more compelling in their attacking efforts. Louis Schaub (34′) and Teuchert (38′) had the second goal on their feet before the break. On the other hand, the 96ers successfully kept Magdeburg away from their own penalty area in the final phase and hardly allowed any chances.
Hannover on Schalke, Magdeburg hosts Eldersburg
On the next matchday, Hannover 96 will face FC Schalke 04 (Saturday, 28.10.2023 at 13:00 CEST). 1. FC Magdeburg will face SV Eldersburg at home a day later (13:30 CEST).