Sunday, December 12, 2021
Double historic home win
Firth ends his terrible series
After the bankruptcy they went bankrupt and annoyed them. Now they can laugh one last time: the Game Association celebrates the first victory of the Greuther Fürth season and the first victory in their Bundesliga history. European Cup participants Union Berlin ends a bitter week.
Historic victory celebrations in Ferd: Norway’s Howard Nielsen gave SpVgg Greuther Fürth’s winger’s first win in the Bundesliga with a 1-0 (0-0) win over Union Berlin in the 24th attempt. It was the first lucky day for coach Stephen Leadle and his usual over-the-top experts in the dark season until Sunday with only one point from 14 games.
December 12, 2021 Shamrock will make history – 28-year-old Nielsen plays the hero. In the game-deciding scene, the people of Furt also had luck on their side. Union Genki Haraguchi spontaneously headed in a corner from Pranimir Harkota. In the penalty area, Nielsen found himself very strong and close to a foul against Kevin Behrenz, who then pushed the ball over the goal line with his right foot. Fans cheered on the empty field. But the Firth players celebrated loudly with Nielsen. Referee Sven Japlonsky authorized the controversial goal.
Fürth alone stopped their defeat from the last twelve slips in a row. After conceding 17 goals in the last three games, they played for zero for the first time this season. Saska Burchhardt played a key role in this. Former Horton returned to the goal after eight points on the bench after Marius Funk suffered a serious knee injury. Burchhardt was there twice: first after a mistake by Sebastian Griezbeck (13th) against Union playmaker Max Cruz. All in all Union Attacker Behrens with a superb reflex with a header after 1-0.
Long balls, cross passes and back passes – it was a tough football afternoon at Ronhof Stadium. But the Fürthers could not care less. Struggling gave everything. Harcotta gave the first good chance, his shot extended to Dickson Abiyama, but was saved by Union goalkeeper Andreas Louth (7th).
Three days after leaving the conference league, the Berliners really wanted to shake their European frustration from their heads and bones in the league in everyday life. Coach Urs Fischer initially relied on new forces. But the very mature playground system was of little help. Goalkeeper Taiwo Awoniyi, who was added to the syllabus after a setback, missed the goal with a header shortly before the end. The people of Firth defended themselves emotionally – and with the necessary ambiguity.