In the duel of the third league relegates, SC Fortuna Köln won 2:0 against Sportfreunde Lotte. The game picked up speed quickly when the home team could secure the lead with an early goal through Hamza Salman (1.), but then ebbed away a bit. The guests had slight advantages in the first run, but never really came in front of the box of Fortuna goalkeeper Kevin Rauhut. The start of the second 45 minutes was similar. But then the Cologne captain Franko Uzelac took heart and brought the South Cities by a flat, hard shot and placed free kick in the finest Naldo manner on the winning street (58th). The central defender thus provided the winning goal in the 1-0 win at Rot-Weiss Essen, as he did last matchday. The team of coach Thomas Stratos has now taken 13 out of a possible 15 points from the last five games.