Cheers after the 1-0 at Lok Leipzig.  Sascha Pfeffer (3rd from right) punched the ball in the 29th minute.

Chemnitzer FC lost to Lok Leipzig on Wednesday evening in front of 3265 spectators. Okan Kurt managed to equalize, but Leipzig answered directly.

Cheers after the 1-0 at Lok Leipzig. Sascha Pfeffer (3rd from right) punched the ball in the 29th minute. © Picture Point / Gabor War

For the trade fair townspeople it was the fifth victory in a row, for the Chemnitz-based company it was the fourth defeat of the season.

Andis Shala tried spectacularly after the first corner, putting the ball just wide of the far post with his heel (9th). Then the guests came.

The linchpin in the trade fair townspeople’s game: Sascha Pfeffer. In the 15th minute Djamal Ziane headed a Pfeffer free-kick on goal – goalkeeper Jakub Jakubov was on the post.

CFC trainer Berlinski relies on the 2nd row in Grimma
Chemnitzer FC
CFC trainer Berlinski relies on the 2nd row in Grimma

Then Theo Ogbidi was sent steeply. Robert Zickert came a step too late, put the attacker – foul penalty and yellow for the CFC captain.

Pfeffer straightened the ball and gave Jakubov no chance: 1-0 for the Messestädter (29th). Ten minutes before the break, it was again pepper who forced the goalkeeper to do his best.

This time the 34-year-old chased a free kick straight at the short post. Jakubov stretched out and scratched the ball from the goal line.

Kilian Pagliuca scores 1: 2 from Chemnitz's point of view.  The Himmelblauen hoped for a short time, but Lok Leipzig won in the end.

Kilian Pagliuca scores 1: 2 from Chemnitz’s point of view. The Himmelblauen hoped for a short time, but Lok Leipzig won in the end. © Picture Point / Gabor War

The hosts remained pale offensively. It was too cumbersome, too imprecise, too hectic. In stoppage time, Okan Kurt hit the side netting from an acute angle.

Nothing more came. “We don’t have the punch, we have to be more consistent,” said CFC sports director Marc Arnold during the half-time break.

But initially only the guests brought their punch and consistency onto the pitch. While Shala allowed himself to be blocked away at the six-yard area, Bogdan Rangelov scored in return to make it 2-0 (51st). Pfeffer hung up from the baseline.

Captain, runaway victory, headed goal: CFC player Campulka is very proud!
Chemnitzer FC
Captain, runaway victory, headed goal: CFC player Campulka is very proud!

Kilian Pagliuca gave the sky blue hope again with his header (65th). Okan Kurt actually equalized with a dream goal (75th).

But Lok replied immediately. Substitute Eric Voufack scored seconds later to win.

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