Status: 05.08.2022 5:45 p.m

    After a significant deficit, Rot-Weiss Essen fought back in the derby in the 3rd division at MSV Duisburg. A very intense game that both teams could have won.

    The players from Red and white food hardly had the strength to celebrate this (prestige) success after the final whistle. After a hard fight, the promoted team got a point MSV Duisburg secured. The first derby for these two traditional clubs in 15 years ended with a performance-related 2:2 (1:0).

    Of the MSV made an almost perfect start to the game in front of 28,200 spectators in the Duisburg stadium. Marvin Bakalorz scored after just six minutes – after a corner kick from Moritz Stoppelkamp – with a header to give Meidericher the lead. It took the Esseners a few minutes to fend off the hosts’ energetic attacks that followed. And the longer the game lasted, the more courageous the team of coach Christoph Dabrowski acted.

    RWE only hits the crossbar

    After a couple of promising approaches from RWE, Daniel Heber had a great chance to equalize after 17 minutes. After a header from Ron Berlinski, the defender hit the crossbar of the Duisburg goal from a distance of seven meters. After an extremely intense initial phase by both teams, both teams increasingly neutralized each other.

    • RWE gets a point in Duisburg
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    Both teams remained committed, but neither side had real chances to score. Only shortly before the end of the first half did Duisburg still have a great chance when Stoppelkamp crossed into the Essen penalty area and Marvin Senger just steered the ball past the goal.

    RWE with a double whammy

    After the change, the Essen team came out of the dressing room courageously and tried to put pressure on as quickly as possible. And made a tactical mistake when they neglected their defense after a free kick in the opponent’s half. Duisburg took advantage of this negligence with a counterattack worth seeing, Stoppelkamp converted in the style of a goalscorer to make it 2-0 (52nd).

    From this point on, there were many indications that the hosts would be a sovereign success. But the substitution of Simon Engelmann, who RWE signed as a goalscorer from the fourth division, should pay off. The attacker made it 1:2 (67th) with his first touch of the ball with a direct acceptance. With that, the Essenes were back in the game.

    Just four minutes later, this time RWE benefited from a carelessness on the part of Duisburg after a corner kick. The Essen team with a counterattack, Thomas Eisfeld served Lawrence Ennali, who hit the far corner to make the final score. At the end of the game, RWE was closer to victory than MSV.