0-1, Kaufmann 32'. 0-2, Skarlatidis 53'. 0-3, Köpke 54'.
Dynamo Dresden 0-3 Erzgebirge Aue: Minute of madness costs Dresden on derby day
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Dynamo Dresden 0-3 Erzgebirge Aue: Minute of madness costs Dresden on derby day

60 seconds were all the Violets needed to secure bragging rights.

Jonathan Walsh
Dynamo Dresden(4-1-4-1) Schwäbe; Teixeira, J. Müller, Ballas, F. Müller; Hartmann; Gogia (Kreuzer 77'), Lambertz (Hauptmann 55'), Aosman (Kutschke 55'), Stefaniak; Testroet.
Erzgebirge Aue(4-2-3-1) Männel; Kaufmann, Breitkreuz, Riedel, Hertner; Tiffert (Susac 84'), Riese; Skarlatidis (Samson 71'), Kvesic (Handle 87'), Soukou; Köpke.
REFEREESascha Stegemann (Niederkassel). Booked: Hertner (34').

After Fabio Kaufmann had given Erzgebirge Aue a lead, Simon Skarlatidis and Pascal Köpke struck inside a second half minute to secure a 3-0 win over Dynamo Dresden.

Kaufmann opens the scoring

The first half was tight and tense in the early stages, with neither side able to make the most of any early possession they had. The hosts had an early penalty appeal turned down when Pascal Testroet looked to have forced a handball from Julian Riedel, though Sascha Stegemann opted not to award a penalty.

Marco Hartmann then had the first real shot of the game, as the Dynamo skipper had his stinging drive batted down and gathered by Martin Männel. Aue's only real opportunity in the opening half hour came from Steve Breitkreuz's powerful header, which flew narrowly past the far post from an in-swinging corner.

Not long after a rather dull 30 minutes, the Violets opened the scoring with some good fortune. Köpke's knock-down was gathered by Kaufmann, and the midfielder drove into the area before letting fly from 16 yards. His shot took a decisive deflection off of Mario Kvesic's back, and left Marvin Schwäbe with no chance.

Mad minute resigns Dresden to defeat

The second half was reasonably even but for a breakthrough to come 10 minutes in. A free-kick was touched off for Kvesic to deliver, and he produced a fine cross for Skarlatidis running into the near post. He found a fine flicked finish and suddenly Dresden had been left shocked and with a mountain to climb.

Things went from bad, to worse to utterly catastrophic when Schwäbe managed to pass the ball straight to kicks straight to Köpke from kick-off. The forward ran through on goal unopposed and slotted coolly past Schwäbe to make it three-nil in favour of the Violets; suffice to say, the travelling fans were loving every minute.

To their credit, the hosts battled back and should have grabbed an instant reply. The departing Marvin Stefaniak whipped in a superb delivery for Hartmann, but his free header cannoned back off the cross. In the following moments, Stefan Kutschke and Testroet had calls for a spot-kick dismissed; the latter was very convincing.

The final embers of the derby saw Hartmann head wide once more, before Köpke cut inside and released a superb, curling effort that flew just over. The damage had already been done, however, and Aue came away with the win. There were some slightly fortunate moments and decisions, but ultimately they were the side to take their chances.