The 100 percent record of Borussia Dusseldorf in the German Bundesliga came to an end on Sunday October 7, after the trio of Omar Assar, Anton Kallberg and Kristian Karlsson lost their sixth league match to TTC Schwalbe Bergneustadt.

Since joining Borussia Dusseldorf from Werder Bremen, Egypt’s Omar Assar has been on the winning side with his excellent display for his new team in his second season in the Bundesliga.

In the absence of Timo Boll, Omar Assar has stepped into the shoe of the German legend and his profile has continued to swell. Omar Assar’s dedication and hardwork also paid off when Borussia Dusseldorf hosted Portugal’s Sporting in the European Table Tennis Union (ETTU) Champions League. Omar Assar was in fine form when he set the pace for Borussia Dusseldorf in their 3-0 win over the Portuguese champion.

But for the first time with Dusseldorf, Omar Assar was on the losing side when Borussia Dusseldorf suffered their first defeat of the season away to TTC Schwalbe Bergneustadt.

It was Alvaro Robbles who led TTC Schwalbe Bergneustadt to their epic victory when he thrashed Anton Kallberg 14-12, 11-5, 11-5. In his usual style, Omar Assar dug deep to restore parity for Borussia Dusseldorf when he beat Paul Drinkhall 11-3, 8-11, 11-8, 9-11, 14-12.

Kristian Karlsson increased the lead for Borussia Dusseldorf when he overcame Benedikt Duda 11-9, 7-11, 11-5, 11-6.

TTC Schwalbe Bergneustadt’s star man – Alvaro Robbles returned to the table and he fought well against Omar Assar to level the match for the home team at 12-10, 11-6, 4-11, 10-12, 11-7.

In the doubles’ deciding match, TTC Schwalbe Bergneustadt threw the duo of Benedikt Duda and Paul Drinkhall into the fray against Kristian Karlsson and Anton Kallberg and the match threw up all surprises with the players giving the fans some to cheer.

But this, Borussia Dusseldorf was on the receiving end with Kristian Karlsson and Anton Kallberg losing 11-9, 4-11, 10-12, 8-11 to Benedikt Duda and Paul Drinkhall for the Dusseldorf-based to suffer their first league defeat away from home.

Despite the loss, Borussia Dusseldorf still maintains the top spot on the league table with five wins from six matches to garner 10points.

In the ETTU Champions League, Borussia Dusseldorf will be playing away to a former champion – AS Pontoise Cergy in France on Wednesday October 10 with the aim of holding grip to the top spot in Group A.