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Aue celebrates an important victory when Dotschev returns



Aue celebrates an important victory when Dotschev returns

Erzgebirge Aue celebrated an important victory in the 3rd division after the return of coach Pawel Dotschew.

At fellow relegated FC Ingolstadt, the basement child won 2-1 (1-1) in the first Monday game of the year and gave the new “old” coach a perfect debut in his third term. While Aue climbed to rank 17, Ingolstadt missed the jump to the relegation place.

Before kick-off there was a minute’s silence for football icon Pele, who died at the end of December. Right at the start of the game, Auer’s defense went haywire: after a misunderstanding, FCI center forward Justin Butler (9th) gave the hosts the lead with his first goal of the season.

The Schanzer then controlled the game, but shortly before half-time Antonio Jonjic (45+1) surprisingly equalized. In a heated game it got even better for the violets: Dimitrij Nazarov (67th) gave the Dotschev-Elf the away win with a penalty kick.