Arminia set second division record

2. Bundesliga leaders Arminia Bielefeld have set a record in the division by winning their seventh consecutive away game.

Die Blauen have collected 21 points from a possible 21 on the road since drawing 3-3 away to VfL Bochum in their season opener on Friday 2 August 2019.

Sunday’s 3-1 win away to Darmstadt 98 set the record and has moved Arminia three points ahead of Hamburger SV at the top of the table.

Top scorer Fabian Klos scored twice in the space of 60 seconds within the first five minutes of the second half to give the visitors a 2-0 lead at the Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor on Sunday, before Tobias Kempe’s second goal of the season halved the deficit for the hosts in the final 20 minutes.

A seventh successive away victory was not assured for Arminia Bielefeld until two minutes into stoppage time when Andreas Voglsammer made it 3-1.

Arminia Bielefeld are surprise leaders of Germany’s second division this season, having taken advantage of the drop in form of HSV and VfB Stuttgart in recent weeks. Uwe Neuhaus will know his side have a huge task on their hands if they’re to remain in the top two come the end of the season, and return the Bundesliga for the first time since 2009.

The 2. Bundesliga record holders will be looking to make it eight consecutive away wins in a fortnight’s time when they travel to FC Heidenheim.