Arminia’s record run ended

Arminia Bielefeld’s record run in the 2. Bundesliga came to an end as they were held 0-0 by Heidenheim at the Voith-Arena on Saturday.

In their previous away game at Darmstadt 98, Die Blauen set a second tier record for winning seven consecutive games on the road. They were as follows:

24 August – 3-1 at Jahn Regensburg
14 September – 2-0 at Hannover 96
21 September – 5-2 at Wehen Wiesbaden
7 October – 1-0 at Osnabrück
26 October – 1-0 at Dynamo Dresden
10 November – 5-1 at Nürnberg
1 December – 3-1 at Darmstadt 98

Arminia Bielefeld are now unbeaten in 13 away league games dating back to March. Only three teams have remained undefeated for a longer stretch in the German second division, with those being Fortuna Düsseldorf (13 games between April 2011 and February 2012), 1. FC Köln (14 games between August 2002 and May 2003). and the record being held by FC Ingolstadt, who went 19 games in a row without defeat in this division between October 2013 and November 2014.

Uwe Neuhaus’s side are surprise leaders of the 2. Bundesliga after 17 games, but could see their lead reduced to two points should either or both Hamburger SV and VfB Stuttgart win this weekend. HSV travel to SV Sandhausen on Sunday and Stuttgart are in action at Darmstadt 98 on Monday night.