Despite being outnumbered: Kaiserslautern scores a point in Heidenheim

Heidenheim (dpa / lrs) – 1. FC Kaiserslautern has outnumbered a point at 1. FC Heidenheim. Despite a red card against goalkeeper Andreas Luthe and two deficits, the Red Devils came 2-2 (1-2) on Sunday and messed up Heidenheim’s coach’s 15-year service anniversary. With 14 points, the promoted team is in seventh place in the 2nd Bundesliga in the almost two-week international break. Heidenheim is fifth with 16 points.

Jan-Niklas Beste (18th minute) and Marnon Busch (44th) put the home side ahead twice, which Terrence Boyd (20th/60th) equalized in each case. FCK goalkeeper Luthe had to leave the field shortly before the break due to an emergency brake. After referee Tobias Reichel looked at the pictures again. The keeper had illegally stopped Beste.

Both teams met at eye level. Best benefited at 1-0 from the fact that Lautern’s central defender Kevin Kraus slipped away. At the first equalization, Heidenheimer didn’t manage to clear the ball. Boyd converted the second cross. After Luthe was sent off, Busch immediately converted the free kick that was due.

The visitors didn’t give up, even with a man down, and Boyd equalized again. In the final phase, FCK saved the fourth draw in a row over time thanks to a courageous performance on the defensive.

© dpa-infocom, dpa:220918-99-807869/3

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