1. FC Kaiserslautern 1-1 FSV Frankfurt: Cards aplenty in stalemate at the Betzenberg
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Despite the best efforts of both sides, FSV Frankfurt and 1. FC Kaiserslautern could not be separated.

Early openings for both but FSV take the lead

The hosts began well and Kacper Pryzbylko forced André Weis into an impressive early save, as he reached high and backwards to his left to deny the Pole's headed effort after Lukas Görtler's cross. FSV Frankfurt responded and very nearly opened the scoreline in style. Lukas Gugganig took aim with a free-kick from 25 yards and was spectacularly denied by a combination of Marius Müller and the crossbar.

Przybylko's battle with Weis took another turn when the 'keeper did superbly well to kick away another powerful header, though the forward would have felt that he could have done better. That was just after Zlatko Dedic had went close to giving Frankfurt the lead after a quick counter, only to see his shot zip past the post.

The breakthrough, which had been coming, arrived before the break. After Besar Halimi stole the ball in midfield, he shifted it onto Shawn Barry. The right midfielder broke into the box and unselfishly squared back to Felipe Pires, who tapped into an open goal to give his side the lead with a wonderful team goal.

Kaiserslautern level as Karl and Haji Safi see red

It wasn't long into the second half before the home side deservedly leveled the scores. Ruben Jenssen burst down the left, cutting the ball back into the feet of captain, Chris Löwe. He traveled to the by-line and smashed across the face of goal, hoping for a deflection. Löwe got just that, though it came off the unfortunate Florian Ballas, who was unable to react before touching the ball into his own net.

Any late chances fell to the Red Devils, who were unfortunate not to win the game. Antonio-Mirko Colak headed inches wide and rattled the bar, but the main problems centred around the sendings off of Markus Karl and Enis Haji Safi. In the end, Kaiserslautern were unlucky not to win the game but it was another impressive point.