Carl Zeiss continues to win! Jena won 2-0 at SV Lichtenberg and has not conceded a goal for 427 minutes, thus consolidating second place in the regional league behind leaders BFC Dynamo.
The first surprise of the game came in the guest block! It finally got loud again! After more than two years of boycott, the Horda Azzurro ultras were back in the stadium.
So far, the fans have stayed away from the games because of the corona restrictions. Now they are back!
And they drove their Zeiss team to their third win in a row.
Jena missed their first big opportunity after 36 minutes. Felix Drinkuth headed a cross from René Lange from the left, but ex-Jena keeper Niklas Wollert made a brilliant save.
The corner that followed made it 1-0! She kicked from the right for a long time, the ball landed at the far post at Dennis Slamar, who reacted quickly and shot in (37th).
The preliminary decision almost came before the break. But Oesterhelweg’s shot from the turn landed on the left post (44′).
Oesterhelweg then shone as an assist provider after 66 minutes. Pass recipient Alexander Prokopenko missed the opportunity but free standing from the edge of the penalty area.
So Jena’s fans had to wait until the 76th minute before the redeeming 2-0 came. This was preceded by a great through ball from substitute Leon Bürger to Felis Drinkuth, who put it on Alexander Prokopenko – and whose shot ended up deflected as an arc lamp in the Berlin goal.
Carl Zeiss easily scored the three points in front of 1612 spectators. Lichtenberg remained offensive too unimaginative to be dangerous to the Thuringians.
Next Friday (7 p.m.) is the next duel against a Berlin team, then the reserve team from Hertha BSC will visit Jena.