Rangers loanee Cedric Itten came off the bench as Bundesliga strugglers Greuther Furth ended a woeful top-flight run of 14 German top-flight games without a win.
The newly-promoted side had already set to a top-flight record for the worst start to a Bundesliga season but ended their woeful run by defeating Union Berlin 1-0.
Greuther Furth manage first Bundesliga win of the season
The result means that Greuther Furth now have one win and one draw from 15 league matches this season, meaning they’ve lost 13 of their games so far.
Rooked to the bottom of the Bundesliga, Furth are 12 points from a relegation playoff spot and 13 points from safety.
But the surely relegation-bound side will be rejoicing in the streets of Bavaria after this victory gave them a semblance of hope this season.
Rangers loanee Cedric Itten comes off the bench
Rangers loanee Cedric Itten came off the bench with around 15 minutes to play in the match for what was his 13th appearance of the season for the struggling Greuther Furth side.
The match and subsequent first three points of the season would be won for Greuther Furth by a 55th minute strike by Havard Neilson after which the side would hold on v Union Berlin.
Next up for Greuther Furth is a tough trip away to Dortmund before they face home clashes against Augsburg and VfB Stuttgart.
Cedric Itten finds himself out of Greuther Furth starting lineup
Cedric Itten has also found himself out of the Greuther Furth starting XI as of late and hasn’t started a game for the side since their 2-1 defeat to Frankfurt in early November, a match in which the Swiss international scored.
In total, Rangers loanee Itten has scored twice for Furth, his other goal coming in a 3-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in September.
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