The new sporting director Pawel Dotschew landed an important victory in the relegation battle thanks to Antonio Jonjic on his comeback at the football second division Erzgebirge Aue. In the home game against 1. FC Heidenheim the Saxons prevailed 2-0 (2-0). Dotschew took over the post of sports director at FC Erzgebirge on November 1st. Antonio Jonjic (34th / 45th) put together a brace for Aue in the first half.
With eleven points, FC Erzgebirge closed in seventeenth in the table with the exception of one counter for SV Sandhausen on relegation place 16. The 56-year-old Dotschew had already worked as a trainer for the “Veilchen” from 2015 to 2017. In 2016 he had returned Aue to the 2nd division.
Aue clever in the end of the gate
Jonjic also prepared the first good chance in the seventh minute. Heidenheim’s Patrick Mainka passed his cross involuntarily to Aues Omar Sijaric, but the latter did not hit the ball properly, so goalkeeper Kevin Müller could easily save. After the 0-1 deficit, Heidenheim became more active, had one or the other chance, but missed the equalizer. Instead, the hosts, who were very clever in closing the goal, increased to 2-0.
Erzgebirge Aue has to play for Hansa Rostock on the next match day on Saturday (November 20, 2021). The next day 1. FC Heidenheim welcomes Holstein Kiel.
Stand: 07.11.2021, 15:20