2.Liga, Round 5

Leaders Braunschweig keep their dream start, but it wasn’t easy. Regensburg packed the box and dared the hosts to come. Eintracht pressured, but was somewhat clumsy and overbearing, and really didn’t create many chances. Kruppke’s header won the match, the large crowd finally getting something to cheer about.

Bochum actually didn’t suck, and pressured visiting 1860. The Lions actually showed nothing, so perhaps they don’t want to be a contender after all. Despite Bochum’s edge and improved performance, they have to be disappointed about not getting the win. 1860 GK Gabor Kiraly was sharp, and that was enough to ensure a draw.

Energie Cottbus and FSV Frankfurt. Top-clash? Hard to believe, but true. Both clubs are off to good starts, so the Stadion-der-Freundschaft witnessed a hard fought, albeit somewhat clumsy, struggle. FSV’s performance so far has been more suprising than Energie’s, and in a wild final 5 minutes, they looked to have won the match. However in injury time Sanogo saved the day for Energie after a wild scramble.

Of the relegated clubs, Lautern was the first to adjust to the reality of 2.Liga. They figured to have an easy time against horrible Duisburg, but it turned into a dogfight. Under new coach Kosta Runjaic, the Zebras showed vast improvement. FCK hadn’t won a home game in almost a year, and for a long period it looked like that streak would continue. However a late goal by Azaouagh gave Lautern the win, and prevented MSV from getting anything but a slight morale boost from their effort.

Hertha BSC seems to be back on track. The relegated side had been struggling, but they’re getting results now. Hertha dominated against a determined Aalen side attempting to catenaccio their way to a point. It took a while, but Hertha finally broke them down, Ramos headed in after an hour: the winner. The Colombian had been in Luhukay’s dog house for sucky play, so an important goal for him. Deserved win for Berlin, who have boosted their no.1 status in the capital….basically 10 points up on Union.

Hardfought match in Sandhausen against visiting Dresden. Draw seems a fair result.

Paderborn got back level with a win at Aue. Their first road win, and well done, considering they went down a man right after the restart. But they managed to take the lead, Hoffmann spinning and blasting a long range shot. Then SCP defended and held on. Erzgebirge tried hard to get back in, but in the end could not stave off their first home defeat.

Ingolstadt and Union Berlin had a relatively crap match, which looked to be petering out to a draw, perhaps to relief of the few fans that bothered to show. But then the Schanzer got a game winner in injury time to save the day. The Berliners are riddled with injuries, and their season is falling apart.

Monday night is a crucial match between two struggling sides….it may be season defining! 1. FC Köln has completely stunk, and St.Pauli is hardly off to a good start. A win is absolutely necessary for Köln, anything else would be a disaster. Pauli needs at least a point, but it would take a win to right the ship.

 	
VfL Bochum	         -   1860 München	   0:0 (0:0)    13,098

FC Ingolstadt 04	 -   1. FC Union Berlin	   2:1 (1:1)     5,291

                        1:0  Mijatovic (17., Leitl)
                        1:1  Jopek (40., Quiring)
                        2:1  Schäffler (90. + 1)

Energie Cottbus	         -   FSV Frankfurt	   2:2 (0:1)    10,653

                        0:1  M. Görlitz (45., Teixeira)
                        1:1  Kruska (51., Stiepermann)
                        1:2  Heubach (86., Yelen)
                        2:2  Sanogo (90. + 1, Adlung)

Eintracht Braunschweig	 -   Jahn Regensburg	   1:0 (0:0)    19,679

                        1:0  Kruppke (67., Kratz)

SV Sandhausen	         -   Dynamo Dresden	   1:1 (1:0)     6,400

                        1:0  Löning (32., Falkenberg)
                        1:1  Losilla (55., Koch)

 	
Hertha BSC Berlin	 -   VfR Aalen	           2:0 (0:0)    34,712

                        1:0  Ramos (60., M. Ndjeng)
                        2:0  Ronny (90. + 1, Schulz)

1. FC Kaiserslautern	 -   MSV Duisburg	   2:1 (1:0)    29,869

                        1:0  Zuck (41., Idrissou)
                        1:1  Domovchiyski (62., Lachheb)
                        2:1  Azaouagh (81.)

Erzgebirge Aue	         -   SC Paderborn 07	   0:1 (0:0)     8,000

                        0:1  P. Hofmann (51.)


Monday	
1. FC Köln	         -   FC St. Pauli	   -:- (-:-) 	


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

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