Poor second half costs 1860
SC Paderborn 1-0 1860 Munich
Goals: 1-0 Wemmer (71’)
A poor second-half performance cost 1860 Munich three points as they lost 1-0 to a resurgent SC Paderborn. Despite being the better of the two sides in the first half, Alexander Schmidt’s team struggled in the second and never recovered.
The desire to attack in the early stages was evident, but both sets of defence were on top. 1860 started to enjoy more possession as the hosts shrank back into their own half. Sechzig were passing the ball nicely but the final pass was often missing in key areas.
Big challenges flew in, as the midfield battle grew increasingly important. Shortly after the half-hour mark, 1860 carved out an opening from the left wing, but Christopher Schindler’s cross just evaded a lurking Bobby Wood.
Elias Kachunga appealed for a penalty after some pressure in an aerial duel with Buelow, but the referee waived play on. Mahir Saglik weaved in and out of the away side’s defence but fired his shot wide. With the first half drawing to a close, 1860 struggled to get into the box, and so Wood tried from distance but his dipping effort went over the bar.
Paderborn started the more aggressive after the break. Saglik forced a good save from Kiraly, before Kachunga nearly slid in a low cross from Diego Demme. Uwe Huenemeier was the next Paderborn player to have a chance, but he too fired over after the ball had fallen to him from a corner.
As the home side looked to exert their own pressure, the game opened up. Stoppelkamp curled the ball the wrong side of the post after some neat passing before Kachunga missed another chance for Paderborn, heading over from a deep cross.
The game’s pattern continued and Stephan Hain turned on the edge of the area before unleashing a low, curling effort that thudded off the post before being cleared. Paderborn responded in the best possible fashion as substitute Mario Vrancic’s cross was met by an unmarked Jens Wemmer who headed past a defenceless Kiraly to open the scoring.
Despite needing a goal to avoid defeat, 1860 struggled to find their way back into the game and Paderborn continued to look the more likely to score. Kachunga was guilty of missing a golden chance inside the last ten minutes, dragging his shot across goal. In the end, it mattered not as 1860 ended the second half as quietly as they had started it, leaving Paderborn to revel in their first win of the season.
SC Paderborn 07: Kruse – Heinloth, Strohdiek, Huenemeier, Bertels – Wemmer, Kroesche (46’ Vrancic), Demme, Brueckner (70’ Sane) – Saglik, Kachunga (85’ Vucinovic)
TSV 1860 Munich: Kiraly – Wojtkowiak (75’ Friend), Vallori, Buelow, Schindler (81’ Volz) – Tomasov, Y. Stark, Adlung, Stoppelkamp – Hain, Wood (58’ Lauth)
Yellow cards: Heinloth, Saglik, Demme -