In the promotion race of the 2nd Bundesliga, Fortuna Düsseldorf received the next cold shower before the World Cup break. The Rhinelanders lost 1:2 (1:0) against the strong climber 1. FC Kaiserslautern on Friday evening despite being in the lead and have to start catching up in the new year.
Lauterer, who have not been defeated for five years, moved up to fourth place on the 17th matchday with 29 points. Düsseldorf (26) is seventh for the time being.
Hannover 96 drew 1-1 (1-1) at Holstein Kiel and is currently two points behind third-placed 1. FC Heidenheim (30). The storks (25) missed the chance to catch up with the guests with a three before the World Cup break.
Goalscorer Karbownik causes crucial penalty
Michal Karbownik (14th) had brought Fortuna, who had lost 0:2 in Hanover three days earlier, into the lead with a dream goal.
Kevin Kraus (50th) equalized in front of 44,422 spectators in an initially atmospheric atmosphere for the guests. After a foul by Karbownik on Lex-Tyger Lobinger, Philipp Klement ensured the late FCK victory with a penalty (90+6).
In a long, high-class encounter in front of 13,744 spectators in Kiel, Fin Bartels (9th) gave the hosts an early lead. Cedric Teuchert (16th) equalized for 96 with his seventh goal of the season.