Hanover (AP) - SV Darmstadt 98 has further expanded its positive series in the 2nd Bundesliga.

The form-strong team of coach Markus Anfang won 2-1 (0-0) at Hannover 96 on Friday and climbed to ninth place with 45 points after four wins from five games in the table.

Hannover, on the other hand, only remains in 13th place with 39 points after the fifth defeat from the last six matches.

In a largely uneventful first half, the guests had the chance to take the lead after just two minutes.

Mathias Honsak failed free in front of 96 goalkeeper Michael Esser.

In a much more active second half, Hannover quickly took the lead.

An attempt by Hendrik Weydandt blocked the Darmstadt defense in the direction of Marvin Ducksch, who easily scored the 1-0 (49th).

Six minutes later, Fabian Holland fit perfectly into Marvin Mehlem's run, who equalized with a shot into the far corner.


Honsak turned the game around in the 68th minute when he gave Esser no chance from just eleven meters.

There was no longer a final offensive from the team of the outgoing coach Kenan Kocak at the end of the season.

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