Cedric Itten heroics in vain as club endures worst-ever Bundesliga start
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Cedric Itten heroics in vain as club endures worst-ever Bundesliga start

Rangers loanee Cedric Itten suffered late heartbreak with Bundesliga side Greuther Furth after hauling his new team back into the match against Frankfurt with a late equaliser.

Bottom of the table Furth – still without a win in the German top-flight this season – fell to a late Frankfurt winner after the Swiss international had scored a late leveller with the match ending 2-1.

Despite putting in a spirited display, Furth found themselves behind to Frankfurt after Sebastian Rode scored with 15 minutes to play.

Interestingly, the goal came just moments after Cedric Itten missed a gilt-edged chance to put the struggling German side in front.

But two minutes into injury time the 24-year-old found himself free in the six-yard box from a Furth corner and chested the ball into the back of an empty net.

However, in a cruel twist and in keeping with Furth’s woeful season to date Filip Kostic found Rafael Santos Borre at the back-post to steal all three points.

Yes, that’s the same Rafael Santos Borre who was extensively linked to Rangers in the summer.

Rangers loanee and Greuther Furth in worst start in Bundesliga history

With only one point from their opening 11 matches, Greuther Furth’s woeful opening to the Bundesliga campaign is the worst in German top flight history.

That’s not the kind of record you want to be keeping and Itten will be determined to help turn the club’s form around in the coming weeks.

Not that this is going to be easy – Furth’s next three league matches are against Borussia Monchengladbach (a), Hoffenheim (h) and Bayer Leverkusen (a).

Rangers loanee Cedric Itten and Greuther Furth have toiled this season. (Photo by Mario Hommes/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Cedric Itten has now scored twice for Greuther Furth since joining the club, with the other goal coming against Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich.

Whilst the ex-FC St Gallen forward is on loan in Germany, the striker has dropped a hint about his future amid talk of a £3m release clause.