2.Liga, Round 3

A top clash in Braunschweig, and the home side did enough to win. Paderborn had the edge in the initial stage, but the Lions raised their game after the restart to get a deserved win in this hard fought match. After decades in the wildnerness, it looks like Braunschweig is at least making some noise.

Hertha again struggled, but got their first win. Under circumstances, coach Jos Luhukay was probably happy. He’s got a problem in goal. 19 year Phillip Sprint started, but on the bench was 16 year old Benjamin Lundt from the “B” youth team!! That’s because of injuries to Burchert and Kraft, plus the “A” youth goalie was out sick. Overall, a deserved win, as Berlin controlled the start. Regensburg gave too much respect, and despite a vast improvement in the 2nd half, couldn’t salvage a point.

Tiny Sandhausen (a village south of Heidelberg) continues to impress. A solid defense and a quick counterattack was enough to disturb Union, and the Sandmen get the victory.

MSV Duisburg fired head coach Oliver Reck as the Zebras stunk losing 1-3 to Dresden. Talk about a short leash. But it was a desolate performance, stinking up the Ruhr Valley, if that were even possible. (Well, since all the coal mines are closed, and the smokestacks largely museums, I suppose MSV stinking might stand out a little more than usual.) Nice win for Dresden, who basically kick the Zebras in the balls and laugh all the way home, they’ll never get an easier away win, that’s for sure. Interestingly enough, all 3 Dresden goal scorers are French. I don’t think it means anything, but I thought it was interesting…you hardly ever used to see French players in Germany. And being eastern, I’d expect to see lots of worthless players from places like Albania and Bulgaria in the squad. Oh wait, that’s Cottbus, never mind…

Speaking of Cottbus, they must have been upset at my diatribe, and they signed their own Frenchie! (Farina). But more importantly, Energie put in a solid effort and dumped St.Pauli.

Kaiserslautern is finding life in the 2.Liga with challenges. Visitors 1860 were the better team in the 1st half, but FCK gained advantages in the 2nd. Neither team was too sharp with finishing, although Lions GK Kiraly was quite good in keeping the null. FCK hasn’t won at home since October 2011, so the fans might start getting restless.

Promoted Aalen withstood sustained Bochum pressure, especially early in the 2nd half. But then they realized that the emperor had no clothes, and got stronger as the match went on. Kampl then dribbled through the defense to knock home, and the southerners got a famous road win. Bochum continues to stink.

Ingolstadt was one of the toughest teams to beat last season – but only after the winterbreak. FCI had dug themselves in a hole, and it took a sustained effort to climb out. Perhaps more of the same this year, although they really can’t complain about the quality. The hosts controlled the match and pressured FSV back, but the Frankfurt defense stood firm. Two counterattacks led to a double by new signing Edmond Kapllani and the Bornheimers steal the points.

 	
Hertha BSC Berlin	 -  	Jahn Regensburg	      2:1 (2:0)   28,000

                        1:0  Allagui (41., Ben-Hatira)
                        2:0  Wagner (43., Allagui)
                        2:1  Sembolo (57., Hein)


Eintracht Braunschweig	 -  	SC Paderborn 07	      2:1 (0:1)   19,500

                        0:1  Yilmaz (34., Brückner)
                        1:1  Dogan (62., Kratz)
                        2:1  Kruppke (67., Kumbela)

SV Sandhausen	         -  	1. FC Union Berlin    2:0 (1:0)    3,000

                        1:0  Löning (42., Adler)
                        2:0  Fießer (71., Löning)


MSV Duisburg	         -  	Dynamo Dresden	      1:3 (0:2)   12,000

                        0:1  Ouali (4., Schuppan)
                        0:2  Losilla (20.)
                        0:3  Poté (78., Gueye)
                        1:3  Exslager (90. + 2, Brosinski)

Energie Cottbus	         -  	FC St. Pauli	      2:0 (1:0)   10,000

                        1:0  Stiepermann (21., Farina)
                        2:0  Banovic (66., Stiepermann)

 	
1. FC Kaiserslautern	 -  	1860 München	      0:0 (0:0)   37,571

VfL Bochum	         -  	VfR Aalen	      0:1 (0:0)   11,251

                        0:1  Kampl (85.)

FC Ingolstadt 04	 -  	FSV Frankfurt	      0:2 (0:1)    5,612

                        0:1  Kapllani (42., Yelen)
                        0:2  Kapllani (77., Teixeira)

Monday	
Erzgebirge Aue	 -  	1. FC Köln	-:- (-:-) 


 1  Eintracht Braunschweig	3    3 	 0   0 	  4:1 	+3 	  9 
 2  Energie Cottbus	  	3    2 	 1   0 	  7:2 	+5 	  7
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 3  FSV Frankfurt	  	3    2 	 1   0 	  6:2 	+4 	  7
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 4  VfR Aalen (N)	  	3    2 	 0   1 	  6:3 	+3 	  6 
 5  SV Sandhausen (N)	  	3    1 	 2   0 	  4:2 	+2 	  5
 6  1. FC Kaiserslautern (A)    3    1 	 2   0 	  5:4 	+1 	  5 
 7  1860 München	  	3    1 	 2   0 	  3:2 	+1 	  5 
 8  SC Paderborn 07	  	3    1 	 1   1 	  7:4 	+3 	  4 
 9  Dynamo Dresden	  	3    1 	 1   1 	  6:5 	+1 	  4 
10  Hertha BSC Berlin (A)	3    1 	 1   1 	  5:6 	-1 	  4 
11  Jahn Regensburg (N)	  	3    1 	 0   2 	  3:3 	 0 	  3 
12  VfL Bochum	  	        3    1 	 0   2 	  2:6 	-4 	  3 
13  FC Ingolstadt 04	  	3    0 	 2   1 	  3:5 	-2 	  2 
14  FC St. Pauli	  	3    0 	 2   1 	  1:3 	-2 	  2 
15  1. FC Köln (A)	  	2    0 	 1   1 	  1:2 	-1 	  1
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16  1. FC Union Berlin	  	3    0 	 1   2 	  3:6 	-3 	  1
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17  Erzgebirge Aue	  	2    0 	 1   1 	  0:3 	-3 	  1 
18  MSV Duisburg	  	3    0 	 0   3 	  2:9 	-7 	  0

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