1. FC Kaiserslautern won the Südwestderby against 1. FC Saarbrücken 2-0. With this, the FCK moves up to two points in the promotion ranks.
As expected, things got off to a heated start in Saarbrücken – not on, but next to the square. Due to the crowd in the stands, the game could only be kicked off with a delay of around six minutes.
FCK controls the game
The game itself turned out to be rather unspectacular in the initial phase. The Red Devils quickly took control of the game without actually taking any dangerous action. So it took around a quarter of an hour until the first major excitement: In an attempt to clarify, Saarbrücken’s Nick Galle caught Philipp Hercher from Kaiserslautern at the foot – he demanded a penalty. Referee Florian Badstübner let the game continue (13th minute).
In the 32nd minute of the game, the Lauterer attack efforts were rewarded. A free-kick cross from Hendrik Zuck landed on the FCS post, Boris Tomiak reacted the fastest and headed the ball over the line from close range – 1-0 for 1. FC Kaiserslautern. So it went into the break.
FCK also better after the break
Even after the break, 1. FC Kaiserslautern made the game and hardly let the FCS develop. It was only logical that FCK had their first big chance of the second round in the 55th minute of the game. But Daniel Hanslik failed free-standing against the strong Saarbrücken goalkeeper Daniel Batz.
That didn’t change much about the course of the game. Saarbrücken came into play a little better now, but Kaiserslautern’s coach Marco Antwerpen showed a golden hand after 66 minutes. Substitute Kenny Redondo only needed two minutes on the field to increase to 2-0. Redondo’s cross pass after a long solo run over the right side was able to shake off FCS defender Lukas Boeder, but unfortunately played the ball straight back into Redondo’s feet, which made it 2-0 from close range (68.).
Raab parries twice
However, 1. FC Saarbrücken was not deterred by this, but instead intensified their attack efforts. In the 77th minute, Lautern goalkeeper Matheo Raab had to prove his class for the first time. The goalkeeper parried within a few seconds against the substitute Julian Günther-Schmidt and Adriano Grimaldi and thus held the victory. There were no more great opportunities. With the three points, 1. FC Kaiserslautern moved up to sixth place in the table and with 22 points are only two points behind third-placed SV Meppen. On the next match day, the Palatinate host SV Wehen Wiesbaden.