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Disappointing defeat with three dismissals
Depleted Löwen lose 1-2 in Regensburg
In spite of taking an intermittent lead, Eintracht were left to make the trip back home to Braunschweig with nothing to show for their efforts. Joseph Baffo‘s third goal of the season (42‘) saw the Blau-Gelben take a 1-0 lead into the break. Jahn then turned the tie in the second-half against badly depleted Löwen, who saw three red cards during the match, securing an eventual 2-1 home victory with gams from Marco Grüttner (47’) and Jonas Nietfeld (77’).
Eintracht had every reason to be confident making the trip to Regensburg. Following four consecutive draws, Torsten Lieberknecht’s men finally picked up their first victory of the campaign in mid-week, with a convincing 3-0 home win over SpVgg Greuther Fürth. The situation was rather a different one for Jahn, who had lost their last two games. In addition, Regensburg were without a point on their own home turf.
Lieberknecht opted to make three changes to his side for the final game in a busy week of action. Özkan Yildirim was carrying a knock and failed to make squad, whilst Louis Samson and Onel Hernandez initially took a places on the substitute’s bench, with Quirin Moll, Jan Hochscheidt and Domi Kumbela on the pitch from the outset. Opposition trainer Achim Beierlorzer was forced to make two changes to his side. Goalkeeper Philipp Pentke and Joshua Mees were unavailable through injury and were replaced by André Weis and Sargis Adamyan.
4th minute: An attack by Jahn. Adamyan gets a header away from the edge of the box, but fails to trouble Fejzic.
6th minute: Grüttner has the next chance for the hosts, lifting the ball over Valsvik and shooting from 15 meters out. The shot spins away from goal.
19th minute: Free-kick by Boland on the right. Kumbela climbs and flicks the ball on but Weis gets a hand up to parry. A good chance for Eintracht – the subsequent corner fails to produce.
26th minute: Salim Khelifi sees red! The midfielder looks to pick the ball out of the air with a raised boot. Lais stoops in and attempts to head clear, but is caught in the fact by Khelifi’s studs. Referee Tobias Reichel considers the offence worthy of a dismissal.
40th minute: Jahn clear the ball from a throw-in directly to the feet of Reichel. The full-back lets fly with his left boot, but sends his shot wide of the target.
42nd minute: GOOOAAALLL by Joseph Baffo to make it 1-0 for Eintracht! Hochscheidt floats in a free-kick from the right. From five meters out, Valsvik heads on goal and Weis can only parry forwards. Baffo is quickest to react and heads home to loose ball – the defender’s third goal of the season in his 50th competitive game for Eintracht.
46th minute: Jahn hit at pace immediately from the re-start. Geipl tries his luck with a shot from distance, which well clears the crossbar.
47th minute: Goal by Marco Grüttner to make it 1-1. A cross from the left beats Baffo. Valsvik arrives too late and Fejzic is not determined enough. Grüttner heads home to level the scores.
50th minute: Regensburger press with tempo. Stolze drives forward with the ball and lets fly from 18 meters out. Fejzic is beaten, but the shot crashes away off the post.
53rd minute: Eintracht are under serious pressure. A pass from the left eludes Valsvik and runs through to Stolze, who fires over at the back post.
58th minute: Luck for Eintracht. Regensburg hit the frame of the goal again – this time the crossbar! Nandzik delivers a cross to the back post, where the unmarked Adamyan drives the ball against the bar.
64th minute: Maximilian Sauer sees red! The substitute is dismissed for what was apparently unsportsmanlike conduct.
69th minute: Great save by Fejzic! Knoll delivers and George heads towards the right post, but the Braunschweig keeper goes full stretch to make the save.
77th minute: Goal by Jonas Nietfeld! Baffo and Valsvik both look to clear a high delivery into the box. The ball falls to the feet of Nietfeld, who needs only to sink his shot into the net. No chance for Fejzic.
90th minute: Mirko Boland sees a second yellow and is duly dismissed!
The game at a glance
SSV Jahn Regensburg
Weis – Nandzik (76‘ Hofrath), Knoll, Sörensen, Saller (46‘ Stolze), Leis, Geipl, Adamyan (87‘ Nachreiner), George, Grüttner (C), Nietfeld
Fejzic – Reichel (C), Valsvik, Baffo, Becker, Khelifi, Boland, Moll, Hochscheidt (80‘ Abdullahi), Nyman (33‘ Hernandez), Kumbela (56‘ Sauer)
Red card for Salim Kheliifi (26’)
Red card for Maximilian Sauer (64’)
Red card (second booking) for Mirko Boland (90‘)
0-1 Baffo (42‘)
1-1 Grüttner (47‘)
2-1 Nietfeldt (77‘)
Photos: Eibner Pressefoto