Bundesliga wrap: Fortuna sinks Schalke, Hoffenheim win, Augsburg, Paderborn share points


Fortuna Duesseldorf boosted their hopes of avoiding relegation from the Bundesliga after coming from behind to beat Schalke 04 2-1 at house on Wednesday.

The outcome left Fortuna 16th, the relegation playoff spot, on 27 points from 28 video games, one behind Mainz who stayed within the security zone with a 1-1 draw at Union Berlin. Schalke stayed ninth on 37 points.

After a boring first half, the competition sprung to life when Weston McKennie fired Schalke right into a 53rd-minute lead with a diving header from an outstanding Bastian Oczipka cross.

Rouwen Hennings nodded in a 63rd-minute equaliser which stood after a fast VAR test and Kenan Karaman accomplished Fortuna’s comeback with one other close-range header because of extra sloppy defending by the guests.

Augsburg, Paderborn share points in relegation battle

Augsburg and backside membership Paderborn performed out a 0-Zero draw of their Bundesliga relegation battle on Wednesday regardless of a string of fine possibilities for each side, with six video games left within the season.

In Augsburg’s 300th Bundesliga sport, the hosts secured a priceless level that saved them 12th on 31 points however Paderborn, who hit the woodwork, remained anchored in final place on 19 regardless of a powerful first half.

They are actually with out a win of their final 9 league video games.

The Bundesliga restarted 10 days in the past after a break of greater than two months because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with video games performed with out supporters to scale back the danger of an infection.

Hoffenheim again in European combine with win over Cologne

Hoffenheim snapped a seven-game winless run within the Bundesliga with an entertaining 3-1 victory over guests Cologne on Wednesday as each groups ended the sport with 10 males and the hosts moved again into European competition.

The win lifted Hoffenheim into seventh place on 39 points with six video games left within the season which restarted 11 days in the past after a break of greater than two months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. All matches are performed with out spectators to minimise the danger of an infection.

Christoph Baumgartner scored early in every half to offer Hoffenheim a two-goal lead with Cologne a person down after Sebastiaan Bornauw was despatched off with a purple card for a violent problem within the 26th minute.

Steven Zuber added a 3rd within the 48th however the numerical steadiness was restored when Benjamin Huebner received his marching orders following a second reserving for a slipshod foul on Cologne’s Dominick Drexler two minutes later.

The guests pulled a aim again by means of Florian Kainz’s deflected shot on the hour and will have scored once more however Mark Uth’s penalty was saved by Oliver Baumann.

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