Home win keeps FCK out of relegation zone for now

1. FC Kaiserslautern defeated Magdeburg 4-1 at home on Saturday night

1. FC Kaiserslautern defeated Magdeburg 4-1 at home on Saturday night (Facebook/1. FC Kaiserslautern)

1. FC Kaiserslautern won their second game in a row Saturday night, beating Magdeburg 4-1 at Fritz Walter Stadium. Daniel Hanslik got the Red Devils off to a fast start in front of 46.556 spectators, scoring twice in the 15th and 20th minutes, and FCK never looked back. Kenny Prince Redondo, making his first start as team captain, upped the score to 3-0, scoring in the 57 minute. Magdeburg narrowed the lead with a goal in the 79th minute, but unlike in past matches this season, the Red Devils held on to their lead. Jan Elvedi scored on an Almamy Toure cross in the 83rd minute to put the game away. The win moved Kaiserslautern up to 14th place in the second division table. But with two games remaining, the situation is still tight in the league cellar. Kaiserslautern has 36 points, one ahead of Braunschweig and four ahead of Wiesbaden, who play Sunday afternoon. Rostock with 31 points still has a chance to avoid relegation. The Red Devils play Hertha on Saturday at Olympic Stadium, before closing out the season against Braunschweig at a sold-out Fritz Walter Stadium on May 19.

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