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Football, 3rd league: Rot-Weiss Essen puts pressure on the race for third place with a win in Mannheim – Football – Sport

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Football, 3rd league: Rot-Weiss Essen puts pressure on the race for third place with a win in Mannheim – Football – Sport

RWE coach Christoph Dabrowski had to cope with the absence of injured top performers Marvin Obuz and Vinko Šapina as well as Lucas Brumme’s yellow card suspension.

Nevertheless, RWE started the game well in front of 14,764 spectators: In the seventh minute, Essen’s Sascha Voelcke finished with a direct shot from almost 20 meters – Waldhof keeper Omer Hanin was only able to punch the ball forward, but he also parried Cedric Harenbrock’s follow-up shot Goalkeeper.

RWE goalkeeper Golz saves against Boyd

After that, the home team also played well and became dangerous in front of the Essen goal. RWE goalkeeper Jakob Golz saved with a foot save against Terrence Boyd (18th minute), twelve minutes later the Waldhof striker placed a direct shot from a promising position just next to the goal.

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However, the guests took the lead in the 42nd minute. In a confusing situation in the Waldhof penalty area, Torben Müsel got the ball – his low turn shot landed in the net.

In the second minute of stoppage time, Boyd’s goal was disallowed for offside.

Mannheim presses, Essen defends passionately

In the second half, as the game progressed, it became a game for the Essen goal. SV Waldhof put more and more pressure on, the visiting team defended their lead passionately: in the 57th minute, RWE keeper Golz saved from Boyd, then Mustafa Kourouma prevented Mannheim’s Samuel Abifade from shooting on goal with a risky tackle.

With a triple change, RWE coach Dabrowski switched to a back four. However, the hosts continued to create chances: RWE defender Felix Götze cleared a Mannheim free kick directly from the edge of the penalty area for a corner (77′). About a minute later, the strong Golz again fended off a shot from Boyd (78th). Shortly afterwards, José-Enrique Rios-Alonso blocked a shot from Jalen Hawkins from close range (81′).

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Vonic’s goal decides the game

In the 90th minute, RWE made everything clear: 17 seconds after being substituted, Essen’s Leonardo Vonic scored the second goal of the game. First he won the ball himself: After a one-two with Sandro Plechaty, Vonic coolly pushed the ball into the Waldhof goal from eleven meters.

While celebrating at the corner flag in front of the home fans, Sascha Voelcke was hit in the head by an object and the Essen player had to be treated. After a short interruption, the game was able to continue.

After that, Mannheim could no longer endanger the guests. It remained a 2-0 win for the effective Essen team, who scored more goals with fewer chances than the home team. Thanks to the away win, the Revierklub moved up to fifth place in the 3rd league table and are only one point behind the promotion relegation place. And the Red and Whites could soon improve their starting position even further.

RWE now plays a catch-up game in Saarbrücken

Because there is now a catch-up game for RW Essen: The league game at 1. FC Saarbrücken will kick off on Wednesday (April 24th, 2024) at 7 p.m. The game was originally scheduled to take place at the end of March, but was postponed in consideration of Saarland’s DFB Cup semi-final.

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