Heidenheim put their best foot forward and stunned Union Berlin with a 1-0 victory in their recent Bundesliga clash. The match started with a frantic end-to-end action, and Heidenheim had the first chance to score as Eren Dinkçi made a powerful run and shot that forced an early save from Frederik Rønnow.
Union Berlin then started to show their danger, with Kevin Behrens volleying Sheraldo Becker’s cross into the side-netting and Becker setting up David Datro Fofana for a shot that was saved by Kevin Müller. Both teams continued to create opportunities, with Heidenheim almost opening the scoring when Tim Kleindienst scuffed his shot into the side-netting.
Just before half-time, Union Berlin came close to scoring when Alex Král dribbled past his marker and unleashed a low shot that Müller saved. The second half continued with the same relentless tempo, and Müller made a double save to deny Behrens. However, it took a moment of magic to break the deadlock.
Jan-Niklas Beste stepped up and delivered a powerful free-kick that clipped the underside of the crossbar and bounced over the line, giving Heidenheim the lead. Union Berlin thought they had a lifeline when Patrick Mainka was penalized for a handball, but the VAR overturned the decision.
Heidenheim then slowed down the tempo and successfully held off Union Berlin’s attacks to secure their second consecutive home win in the Bundesliga. On the other hand, Union Berlin’s lack of cutting edge in the final third resulted in their fifth consecutive defeat in all competitions, with only one goal scored during this run.