During the Bundesliga match between 1. FC Nürnberg and SV Werder Bremen (1:1) has lost the Nuremberg goalkeeper Christian Mathenia temporarily the consciousness, and was still up until the final whistle. Coach Michael Köllner took advantage of the two remaining exchange for the offensive player Sebastian Kerk and Mikael Ishak.

In a corner of the guests in the 60. Minute Mathenia had risen in the air and had cleared the Ball by fist’s defenses. The goalkeeper together bounced with Bremen’s Theodor Gebre Selassie. Mathenia was unconscious, and remained with closed eyes and an open mouth lying on the ground.

Christian Mathenia (right)

players rushed to the motionless goalkeeper, and brought him into the recovery position. After a short treatment break, the 26 stand-Year-old back on his feet again. Substitute Keeper Fabian Bredlow was already warm, Mathenia remained, however, for the time being on the court.

at half-time Köllner had to already replace Tim Leibold. With him for a collision in the 21st century. Minute, Mathenia was involved, suspect concussion. Thus, the Nuremberg coach had only two left, he did not use, however, for his stricken goalkeeper. A hard, yet successful decision. Ishak met shortly before the end to compensate.


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