1. FC Magdeburg on the upswing – the third division team won ten points from four games in the relegation battle, and thanks to the positive series, they finally have direct contact with the shore.
The 1-0 win against Kaiserslautern was also the first home win for coach Christian Titz (49) – a “gift” from Baris Atik (26). And demanded by the fans: In the run-up, they posted the hope of “just three points” across the complete opposite grades.
With frustration at the goal: Only after two stumbled scoring chances (10th / 12th) cursed (whirlwind) striker Atik over the lawn, angrily kicked an advertising band. After his goal (56th minute) he stuck his tongue out jubilantly at his former club in Lauter, ran straight into the arms of his coach. Atik: “There was no satisfaction with the ex-club, I was just hot to get the three points. The trainer knows exactly where he sees me and uses me variably. My job is to score goals and assists, and at the moment I’m doing very well. “
Atik also reconciled himself with the stumbling block: “I think we got a little closer. It is of course not the best place, but we mustn’t let that distract us. “
First home win on the third attempt – and now five points ahead of pursuers Kaiserslautern. “You noticed that it was a duel in a relegation battle. This victory was very important for us as a team today, “said Titz happily, who also criticized:” After the lead we were sloppy in playing our switching moments. “