Fürth (dpa / lsw) - Karlsruher SC is still waiting for the first win of the season in the 2nd Bundesliga. When regular goalkeeper Marius Gersbeck made his comeback, KSC scored the first point with a 1-1 (0-0) win at SpVgg Greuther Fürth on Friday evening. The keeper had to sit out four months due to a hand injury. In front of 9678 spectators, Ragnar Ache gave the home side the lead (57th minute), Marvin Wanitzek equalized with a hand penalty (66th). Both teams are stuck further down the table.
After a sluggish initial phase, the game association determined the game for a long time. But Fürth also missed the goal threat. Karlsruhe's offensive power Paul Nebel was lucky before the break not to be sent off with yellow-red after a hard challenge (40th).
In the second half there was more goal danger. After a one-two with Branimir Hrgota, Ache scored the lead from around 18 meters. This didn't last long. After the video assistant was deployed, KSC was penalized after Oussama Haddadi had deflected a shot from Wanitzek with his hand. Wanitzek transformed placed. Centimeters were missing from Karlsruhe to make it 2-1 because Jerôme Gondorf was offside when he assisted Wanitzek. In the closing stages, KSC was closer to victory.