SV Wehen Wiesbaden has landed its second consecutive home win in a week. On the 26th match day of the 3rd Liga, SVWW extended its winning streak to five in a row with a 1:0 win over 1. FC Magdeburg. Ten minutes before the end, Jakov Medic headed in for the winning goal.
SVWW manager, Rüdiger Rehm, made only one change to the team that won at home against KFC Uerdingen on the previous Monday night. Phillip Tietz, having served his suspension for a yellow card, came into the starting XI for Paterson Chato.
The home team settled into their game very quickly on this beautiful spring day, but the team from Magdeburg looked to move forward right from the start, playing a physical game, with early pressing and aggression in their challenges. Gustaf Nilssons first move towards the goal in the first three minutes didn’t pose any danger, but soon after it was far more dangerous at the other end of the pitch. Baris Atik passed to Kai Brünker in the centre, but from 14 metres out he put the ball past Tim Boss and the SVWW goal.
The starting phase of the game was lively and both teams played an attacking game. Shortly after the Brünker opportunity, it was SVWW’s go. Maurice Malone pushed through along the left wing, found Kevin Lankford in the centre, but keeper Morten Behrens got down in lightning time and saved (9’).
After that, the attacking game by the Red and Blacks stalled a bit. Magdeburg tightened up the spaces and confronted the SVWW men with intensity time and again in their duels. The Blue and Whites even managed to put through some sharp passes to their strikers when switching over. But, the defenders around SVWW captain Sascha Mockenhaupt were in full control around their own penalty area. The first dangerous goal chance came after about half an hour with Florian Kath’s shot from a distance (29’).
There wasn’t much to be seen of an attacking game from the Red and Blacks during this phase. And now, Magdeburg managed again and again to get stuck into the opponents’ half and to come close to going into the lead. The lively Atik had the biggest chance. Tim Boss was once again on the spot and kept the header out in the last second, against the direction of movement (34’).
FCM were more quick-thinking than the hosts, controlling the ball through long phases. SVWW stood up to them in the direct challenges but were often that one step too late in a duel or too imprecise in their passing game, and as a result the ball landed back with FCM each time. However, by the break, the guests from Saxony-Anhalt still hadn’t converted their possession to goals.
The second half began in the same way. While Rehm brought on Gianluca Korte for Lankford, Korte was also initially unable to crank up the SVWW attacking game. In contrast, Magdeburg continued to play as they had done towards the end of the first half. The hosts just couldn’t get past this agile Magdeburg team.
Moving forward in lightning speed, Magdeburg were playing an ambush-style game, passing from Kath to Atik to Brünker, but – as with the one opportunity with the substituted Sören Bertrams – they lacked precision in that final pass (62’). Nonetheless, the Blue and Whites were now in control of the game. SVWW were having difficulty getting the ball back to play their own dangerous switching game.
Overall, there were even fewer goal opportunities in the second half than in the first. Despite the great efforts of the Magdeburg team, they were now appearing less and less in the Wiesbaden boxarea. Korte’s distance volley 20 minutes before the end was something of a first wake-up call for SVWW (69’).
The balance of power shifted a bit in the final quarter of an hour. Magdeburg now appeared to have reached their limit and so, SVWW took over. Paterson Chato – substituted just five minutes previously – organised the game cleverly from the centre, passed to Dennis Kempe who had moved up along the left wing. Gianluca Korte headed Kempe’s cross against the post but Jakov Medic tipped the rebounding ball over the line to put the hosts into the lead – 1:0 (80’),
FCM threw everything they could into the closing phase to ward of the threatening defeat. Ball after ball flew into Tim Boss’ penalty area, but, there was no longer any real danger for the rest of the game. Putting in some good work in defence, the Red and Blacks held onto the second home win of the week.
SVWW: Boss – Ajani, Mockenhaupt, Carstens, Kempe – Lankford (46’ Korte), Medic, Lais, Malone (88’. Brumme) – Nilsson (75’. Chato), Tietz (65’. Wurtz).Medic-Kopfball sorgt für knappen Sieg