Gotze lets Hafenstrasse shake: Essen beat Saarbrücken

Roth-Weiss Essen climbed out of the relegation zone on Monday night. Gotze despatched Hafenstrasse right into a frenzy together with his purpose immediately. RWE suffered their first defeat to undefeated Saarbrücken of their bid for promotion.

Goal of the day in Essen: Felix Gotze (proper) scores towards Saarbrücken.

After a 0-1 draw at VfL Osnabrück, RWE coach Christoph Dabrowski responded to the absence of Fandrich (flu an infection) and Heber (fluid within the knee) by bringing on Rother and Herzenbruch. In addition, Kefkir began for Young (financial institution).

Saarbrücken coach Uwe Koschinat noticed no motive for a change after a 6-0 win over SpVgg Bayreuth, the workforce Saarland confronted final trip.

recreation participant

Nicholas Tarnat


objectives and maps

Red and white food


gold2,5 – Cradle3 Rios Alonso3heartbeat3,5Bastians3 – camouflage2Rother3,5Annalee2,5 an idol2,5 kefir2,5 – Engelman3,5

1. FC Saarbrücken


explosion3 – Franz4,5 Zellner3,5Waferro2,5Crutchmer4 – Janike3,5Kerber4 Neudecker3 Jacob3Gunter-Schmidt4,5 – Grimaldi4

panel of judges

Richard Hempel


recreation data

Stadium Stadium on Hafenstrasse
Spectators 15,907

The recreation was characterised by few possibilities and turnovers from the beginning, and it was solely after 25 minutes that it grew to become really harmful for the primary time. Saarbrücken may have been countered and fortunately, Annali did not put the ball into the web from a brief distance. The first harmful outcome for the guests got here from a nook kick, with Saarbrücken doing little or nothing within the recreation. Neudecker crossed the six-yard field and Grimaldi headed the ball to the far submit. However, the ball went large (34′) because the incoming Franz simply missed.

The Essen workforce quickly rewarded themselves for his or her robust defensive efficiency, efficiently stifling FCS captain Franz and taking up the guests ice-cold. Götze didn’t assault and turned the ball into the left nook of the Batz purpose (37′). Essen had tasted blood, preserving Saarbrücken out of the sport earlier than the break and as an alternative displaying one other goalless assault.

Saarbrücken fall behind and lose Grimaldi

After the break, the state of affairs for the guests grew to become tougher. Striker Grimaldi, who was left behind within the first half, additionally needed to come off after ten minutes within the second half attributable to damage, and Cooney got here on (54th). After that, a so-far truthful recreation noticed Kerber (58), Götze (60) and Kefkir (61) all yellow inside a really brief time, with the pack forming. The temperature dropped once more, however the tempo of play picked up. First, Neudecker made the primary exclamation mark with a harmful cross (65′), then Cooney made the primary harmful level of the sport (66′).

FCS goalkeeper Batz missed the equalizer

The Saarlanders had been fortunate, neither Annali’s ball to Engelmann (68′) nor Kuruma’s go to Berlinski (80′) led to a preliminary resolution. Saarbrücken threw the whole lot ahead once more, even goalkeeper Batz appeared within the RWE half earlier than the top of standard time. In the top, it was Goltz who brought about the tie to fail. Essen’s goalkeeper responded to Jacob’s header from a couple of yards and turned the ball across the submit (88′). Then Batz himself had the final phrase, however after Neudecker’s free kick, he narrowly missed the purpose (90+4).

And so it remained for Götze’s golden purpose, which not solely secured Essen’s second win of the season, but additionally taught Saarbrücken their first chapter. After the worldwide break, Essen go to SV Wehen Wiesbaden (October 2, 14:00). Saarbrücken host SC Freiburg II the day earlier than (14:00).

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