After the decisive goal, there was a scandal in the stands
1. FC Kaiserslautern became second division again after four years. The traditional club from Pittsburgh managed to win 2-0 at Dynamo Dresden in the second leg of relegation. After the decisive goal, the home fans caused ugly scenes.
aHen the jubilant professionals at 1. FC Kaiserslautern danced wildly across the field after their long-awaited return to the second Bundesliga and sang with their fans ‘Never again in the third division’ with their fans. Heads disappeared from the stadium’s catacombs. Because of the 0:2 (0:0) second leg touchdown on Tuesday evening in front of 30,530 spectators, the Saxons have to vacate their seat in the House as in 2006, 2014 and 2020 and also expect legal consequences after that. A fiery show from their fans shortly before the end.
For the Palatinate, on the other hand, a four-year period of suffering ended with a third-degree grief. Daniel Hanslick in the 59th minute and Philip Hirscher (90 + 2) scored the two winning goals, which was decisive after the goalless first leg. “It feels great. The whole area craved it. We put everything into the game and I am so proud that we were able to give people this gift,” FCK coach Dirk Schuster said on “SAT.1.”
The 54-year-old was only committed to Marco Antwerp shortly before relegation. “We’ve completed what he helped prepare for,” Schuster confirmed. Midfielder Hikmet Cefci added: “I am very proud of the team. The club has been through a lot of nonsense.”
After FCK’s second goal in injury time, the match was halted for several minutes due to flares and firecrackers being thrown onto the field by a Dresden fan mass. Dynamo flags were also burned in the stands. Referee Daniel Seibert kept his calm and finished the match. Those responsible for the home team immediately disappeared into the catacombs and did not return before the turn. There was also no statement regarding the riots at first.
Even before kick-off, it was hot in the entire yard sale. Dresden supporters screened their team with a huge screen, on which was written the bull slogan: “Show your teeth – keep your line”. Meanwhile, several firecrackers flew from the guest area, which was occupied by 3,000 FFC fans, which is why the match began two minutes later.
Both teams are aggressive
When the smoke cleared, things got really busy in the garden. Both teams acted actively and in search of salvation in attack – at first with advantages for the hosts, who got the first chance in the match through Christoph Daverner. The striker’s shot just missed the FCK goal. On the other hand, Dynamo defender Chris Lowe, who played for the Red Devils from 2013 to 2016, saved Terrence Boyd’s header just before the line.
In the middle of the first half there was a shocking moment for the Saxons: Yannick Stark, who was already experiencing a midfield clearance, sprained his ankle and had to leave the field. Dynamo was suddenly without six coaches because injured Paul Weil and Michael Akuto were missing anyway. The attack-oriented Oliver Batista Mayer came in for Stark.
As a result, there was plenty of lethargy in the attrition that both teams fought back with great passion, before Dresden sniffed the lead again shortly before the break. Ransford-Yboah Koenigsdorfer finished in the penalty area but only hit the side nets. So he went aimlessly in the cabins.
Lutheran’s strongest after the first half
After the change, continue with the same intensity. Kaiserslautern initially acted a little stronger and rewarded himself for his bravery. After just 60 seconds of a big chance for Boyd, who was brilliantly saved by Dynamo goalkeeper Kevin Bruhl, Hanslick hit a low shot at the near post. “The boys have crossed the threshold of vomiting,” Schuster said of his team’s Sky appearance.
Dresden shook themselves briefly after falling behind and pressing hard to equalize. But neither Daverner nor Batista could beat FFC goalkeeper Matthew Raab. Guerino Capretti, coach of Dinamo, expressed his sadness at the exploitation of the opportunities: “We shot a lot of shots on goal. Only the thing that does not want to cross the line.” And he described the atmosphere in the cabin as “absolute empty”. There was complete silence.
In the closing stages, Boyd and Hanslik could square off for the Red Devils. Substitute Panagiotis Flashodemos missed a great opportunity to equalize for Dynamo shortly before the end when he failed to score against Rapp. That’s how FCK finally celebrated.