3.Liga, Round 37

Aalen promoted. Oberhausen down. Only 3rd place up for grabs, but now it’s Regensburg’s to lose…

	
VfL Osnabrück	      -    SV Sandhausen	2:1 (0:0)    7,000
1. FC Heidenheim      -    Preußen Münster	4:1 (2:0)    8,000
Kickers Offenbach     -    1. FC Saarbrücken	2:3 (1:1)    9,557
SpVgg Unterhaching    -    Wacker Burghausen	4:0 (2:0)    2,800
Chemnitzer FC	      -    Rot-Weiß Erfurt	0:2 (0:2)    9,300
Rot-Weiß Oberhausen   -    Jahn Regensburg	1:2 (0:0)    3,417
Carl Zeiss Jena	      -    SV Wehen Wiesbaden	1:0 (0:0)    4,758
SV Babelsberg 03      -    Arminia Bielefeld	1:0 (0:0)    4,038
Werder Bremen II      -    SV Darmstadt 98	0:4 (0:2)      427
VfB Stuttgart II      -    VfR Aalen	        2:2 (0:0)    2,150

 1  SV Sandhausen	  	37    19    9 	 9    56:40  +16    66 
 2  VfR Aalen	  	        37    18   10 	 9    50:38  +12    64
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 3  Jahn Regensburg	  	37    16   12 	 9    54:40  +14    60
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 4  1. FC Heidenheim	  	37    15   12 	10    46:35  +11    57 
 5  Rot-Weiß Erfurt	  	37    14   14 	 9    50:41  +9     56 
 6  Kickers Offenbach	  	37    15   10 	12    49:40  +9     55 
 7  Chemnitzer FC (N)	  	37    15   10 	12    47:40  +7     55 
 8  Wacker Burghausen	  	37    12   18 	 7    52:47  +5     54 
 9  VfL Osnabrück (A)	  	37    13   13 	11    42:35  +7     52 
10  1. FC Saarbrücken	  	37    12   15 	10    57:49  +8     51 
11  VfB Stuttgart II 	  	37    12   13 	12    42:45  -3     49 
12  SV Darmstadt 98 (N)	  	37    12   12 	13    49:45  +4     48 
13  Preußen Münster (N)	  	37    11   14 	12    39:44  -5     47 
14  Arminia Bielefeld (A)	37    11   14 	12    50:57  -7     47 
15  SpVgg Unterhaching	  	37    12    8 	17    61:55  +6     44 
16  SV Wehen Wiesbaden	  	37    10   13 	14    38:46  -8     43 
17  SV Babelsberg 03	  	37    11   10 	16    42:57  -15    43
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18  Rot-Weiß Oberhausen (A)	37     8   14 	15    33:43  -10    38 
19  Carl Zeiss Jena	  	37     9   11 	17    38:58  -20    38 
20  Werder Bremen II	  	37     4   10 	23    29:69  -40    22

Aalen was unable to win at Stuttgart, despite taking the lead twice. However VfR did enough to secure promotion into the 2.Liga, and they could still catch Sandhausen for the title.

A snoozer in the 1st half in Osnabrück, but the hosts picked up the pace in the 2nd period. As a result, the Lilacs win prevent Sandhausen from claiming the championship, although they probably don’t care.

Jahn Regensburg has one foot in the promotion playoff. Jahn travelled to desperate Oberhausen and came away with the points. It wasn’t easy. RWO played with purpose, as they were playing for their life. They looked the better team, and when David Jansen gave them the lead after an hour, they looked like they might win. Suprisingly, Jahn however raised their game and managed to turn things around and come back to win. This huge win means that Regensburg can defend 3rd place just with a home draw next week.

Heidenheim is the only “chasing” team that keeps any pressure on Regensburg. VfL made short work of visiting Münster, scoring after only two minutes and basically dominating the match.

An exciting match in Offenbach. Saarbrücken had nothing to play for, but wanted to win. Kickers needed a win to keep their promotion hopes alive, but they couldn’t beat down FCS. Instead, they go down in flames in front of their home fans. That’s been the story of Offenbach’s season. They suck, folks give up hope, then they come roaring back and make fans believe, then they cruelly crap all over you.

Burghausen blew their chance. Wacker needed a win to stay in the race. Instead, they got their ass whupped silly by a rampaging Unterhaching, who ended any thoughts of relegation with a thumping win. This was total domination by the homeside, the most unpredicatble club in the 3.Liga – you’ll note that they’re clearing the top scoring team, in 15th place, and have a positive goal difference! After getting “wacked” Burghausen slinks away wussily…

Chemnitz drops out of the race as well. Ironically, it was the eastern derby with Erfurt that put the final nail in the coffin (although CFC had been dicking around aimlessly recently after a brilliant run). RWE started like Formula 1 and blitzed the home side with two quick goals. CFC’s response was for Silvio Bankert to get his ass red carded. So the match was essentially over after 30 minutes.

Jena defeated Wehen to keep their slim hopes for survival alive, but Babelsberg’s late win sealed their fate.

Ukrainian Anton Makarenko scored on a free-kick 3 minutes into injury time. This gave Babelsberg the crucial win against Bielefeld, and secured their survival in the 3.Liga. It also sends down Oberhausen and Jena, who also gave strong performances today. It was a somewhat lucky win, as although the Potsdamers had dominated the game, Arminia defended well and looked to escape with a point. But Makarenko’s freekick crashed off the underside of the bar and then into the net, giving Babelsberg the defining win…

Ho-hum win for Darmstadt as they kicked Bremen’s ass.

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