Arminia Bielefeld’s false start to the new season of the 2nd Bundesliga is perfect. The relegated team also lost the third game and, after the 1:2 (0:1) at Hansa Rostock, has been without a win for 14 games in all seasons.
For Hansa it was the second victory in the league and the rehabilitation for the first round defeat in the DFB Cup last week at fourth division club VfB Lübeck (0:1).
Kai Pröger (25th) gave Hansa the lead, Janni Serra (48th) equalized for Bielefeld. In the final phase, Damian Roßbach (85th) scored for Rostock.
“Bielefeld hasn’t found its rhythm yet – it can stay that way for a week,” Hansa coach Jens Härtel said before the game. And Rostock came into play much better than East Westphalia. After a corner, Sebastien Thill’s volley landed on the goal net (7′).
A few minutes later, Ryan Malone narrowly failed after a corner with a header. Bielefeld initially found no means against defensively well-organized Rostock. The hosts, on the other hand, continued to focus and coldly exploited a bad pass from Frederik Jäkel in the build-up game. After preparatory work from John Verhoek, Pröger took an ice-cold shot.
After the break, Arminia struck out of nowhere with Serra’s first impressive attack. As a result, Bielefeld was significantly better in the game. However, it was Hansa who had the best chance of taking the lead: Dennis Dressel failed with a dropkick (70′). Then Roßbach struck.