Uerdingen greets from the top of the 3rd league table

manuel konrad

Krefeld The KFC Uerdingen has won in the third league against Halle in the majority with 2:1. The decisive goal fell only in the final phase.

It was a dull, hard-fought storm to the top of the table. „Games in the third league are almost always tight. There is only a clear result in the rarest cases,“ said coach Uerdingen’s coach Stefan Krämer. That was also the case with KFC Uerdingen’s painstaking 2-1 (1-0) victory over Hallescher FC. But the third league promoted from Krefeld is already at the top again: now in the third league, at least for one night.

Krämer had already announced that he would change the 4-2-3-1 system against Halle and prefer a 4-4-2. And he let his announcement to play offensively be followed by personnel decisions, which underlined this. After the loss of injured Dennis Daube (inner ligament rupture) and Ali Ibrahimaj (meniscus surgery), midfielder Manuel Konrad and goalscorer Luas Musculus were on the field from the start. That was quite understandable, because the Uerdinger’s home record was not exactly that of a top team: four points from four games (1:3 against Unterhaching, 3:2 against Meppen, 0:0 against Großaspach).

KFC Uerdingen

The team implemented Krämer’s specifications immediately. Already after 44 seconds there was the first shot attempt of Musculus, which was however blocked. Three minutes later, Stefan Aigner tested goalkeeper Kai Eisele from Halle for the first time. However, the visitors from Saxony-Anhalt, who had taken ten points from the last four matches and won in Jena (3:0) and in Lotte (1:0), did not hide at all. Thus a fast-paced, but also fiercely contested and thus distorted game developed.

In the 32nd minute the stakes were exaggerated. Braydon Manu hit Manuel Konrad from Uerdingen on the neck and saw the red card from referee Asmir Osmanagic from Stuttgart. One of the few successful combinations led to success three minutes before the break. Oguzhan Kefkir’s input was passed on by Maximilian Beister to Christian Dorda, who was the perfect match for Stefan Aigner, who started in the middle and shot the ball into the lead.

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Anyone who thought the Uerdingers would bring the game home safely was mistaken. After Julian Guttau had beheaded over the goal and Pascal Sohm had only hit the post in a free standing position, Bentley Bahn used the third excellent opportunity by head for the then deserved compensation.

But the Uerdinger speciality is to decide games on the straight. This time they struck in the 78th minute. Aigner fitted from the baseline to Kefkir, who was just right. So the KFC, who wasn’t always on the safe side on the defensive, also earned his second home win quite laboriously. There are a good set of promotions offered by Novibet.