Two goals in four minutes just before the interval saw DSC Arminia Bielefeld and Konstantin Kerschbaumer make it two wins from two to begin the 2.Bundesliga season after a 2-1 success over SpVgg Greuther Fürth on Sunday. Fabian Klos set up Keanu Staude for the opener seven minutes before the interval and the roles were reversed shortly after as Staude was felled in the box allowing Klos to slot home a second from the spot. The home side pulled one back through Nik Omladic with a quarter of an hour to go but DSC held on to continue their perfect start to the season. Konstantin came through 90 minutes, picking up a booking just before the break, with Arminia in German Cup action next Saturday at home to Fortuna Düsseldorf.
After six wins from six in pre-season, Carlisle United suffered defeat at home to Swindon Town on the opening day of the new Sky Bet League Two season. Jack Bonham started in goal but was powerless to prevent former Brentford striker Luke Norris heading The Robins into a first-half lead. The visitors made it 2-0 just after the break as Paul Mullin reacted fastest following Bonham’s fine save to deny John Goddard. Luke Joyce pulled one back ten minutes into the half for The Cumbrians but Town held on for the three points. Jack and Carlisle are back in action tomorrow with a Carabao Cup First Round tie away at Fleetwood Town.
It was another successful afternoon for Emiliano Marcondes as he netted in FC Nordsjaelland’s 4-1 win over Lyngby to keep FCN three points clear at the head of the ALKA Superliga table. After a goal and an assist in last weekend’s 3-2 win, Emiliano was in the thick of the action again on Sunday. First, he set up Ernest Asante to level after Lyngby had taken an early lead and it was his fine run drew a foul out of Oliver Lund which saw the home defender sent off early on in the second-period. The 22-year-old then gave FCN the lead on the hour, converting from close range, before Mathias Jensen and Asante added a third and fourth to make it 12 points from 12 for the league leaders ahead of next Sunday's trip to FC Midtjylland.