Nathan Thorpe reports from The Allianz Arena where 1860 began their first league game of 2013 with a 0-1 loss to 1FC Kaiserslautern. Substitute Florian Riedel had only been on the pitch for a minute before he scored the games' only goal in the 87th minute.
Ola Kamara played just under an hour before being replaced by Bobby Wood while co-striker Rob Friend played the full match, the first time he'd played a competitive Bundesliga game for 18 months.
Centre-half Kai Buelow suffered a broken tooth after being elbowed in the face by Kaiserslautern stiker Mohamadou Iddrisou and was replaced by Christopher Schindler towards the end of the first half. Buelow should be passed fit to play the next game away to MSV Duisburg.
It's the first time 1860 have been defeated under coach Alexander Schmidt since he took charge back in November. Encouragingly his Lions side dominated possession and looked the most likely to team to score for much of the game.
Once Friend and fellow loan signing Ola Kamara pick up their match fitness opportunities should get converted to goals. But with a gigantic 20 point gap behind the league leaders Braunschweig and a substantial eight points to 'Lautern in third it look increasingly unlikely that Sechzig will make promotion this season.
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