2.Liga, Round 9

The scoreline will show that leaders Braunschweig kicked Bochum’s ass, but the reality was different. Listless Bochum showed up ready to play, and dominated the stunned home crowd for the first 20 minutes. But the Lions got the lead through an incompetant ref. They scored off a corner, but only after the Bochum keeper was mugged by not one, but two Braunschweigers. In any case, that calmed down the leaders, and they proceeded with their usual strong effort. Meanwhile Bochum capitulated and bent over, getting kicked in the ass. So maybe the scoreline does reflect reality…

Hertha BSC took a nice step forward, as they smashed 1860 to move 2nd. Slow start for Berlin, but they’re back on pace for promotion. The match was fairly even in the 1st half, but Hertha raised their game after the restart and the Lions had nothing to fend them off. A deserved win for Berlin. 1860 can go back to their usual nonsense, such as their plan to build a new 35,000 seat stadium. (Of course, they had 50% of the Allianz until they screwed that up…)

It took Kaiserslautern a while to get rolling, but then they controlled the match at Ingolstadt. The hosts were somewhat lucky to get a point.

Paderborn looked to be getting all the points in a hard fought match at FSV Frankfurt. SCP looked the better side, but FSV wouldn’t give up, and were rewarded a somewhat dubious handball penalty deep into injury time. Former Albanian international Edmond Kapllani duly dispatched and saved a crucial point.

St.Pauli may be sucking, but they still have some of the most loyal fans. So the Millerntor was sold out for a relegation match against Union. (Before the season, you’d have thought this would have been about promotion.) Pauli had an edge in a pulsing match, but a double by Berlin captain Mattuschka allowed Union to get a point.

Duisburg is alive! Well, maybe. The Zebras got their first win, and ironically at Cottbus, one of the hardest places to win. (The Stadion der Freundschaft is anything but friendly). Energie had been flying high, but ran up against a disciplined MSV..who have been showing improvement. They’ve still got a long way, but at least they’re showing signs of life. Cottbus must be disappointed, as they expected the points.

Aue put in a good performance against Regensburg and deservedly gets the win. Erzbegirge showed some attacking skill they’ve been lacking. The relegation zone basically consists of half the league, as its really packed. 10th place Jahn only has one point of Aue, in a relegation spot.

Sandhausen beat high-flying Aalen in a match of 3.Liga promoted sides. No one really cares, as you can surmise from the gathered crowd…

Monday night is a huge match, as everyone is curious whether Köln is on track again. They face a very unpredictable Dresden side…

Hertha BSC	      -    1860 München	         3:0 (0:0)    32,547

                     1:0  Ramos (55., M. Ndjeng)
                     2:0  Ben-Hatira (57., Ramos)
                     3:0  Ben-Hatira (77., Kluge)

FC St. Pauli	      -    1. FC Union Berlin	 2:2 (0:1)    21,0145

                     0:1  Mattuschka (21., Terodde)
                     1:1  Mohr (48., Kringe)
                     2:1  Bartels (69., Ginczek)
                     2:2  Mattuschka (84.)

FSV Frankfurt	      -    SC Paderborn 07	 1:1 (0:0)     3,185

                     0:1  P. Hofmann (70., Rechtsschuss, Meha)
                     1:1  Kapllani (90. + 3, penalty)

Eintr. Braunschweig   -    VfL Bochum	         3:0 (1:0)    19,875

                     1:0  Bicakcic (21., Kratz)
                     2:0  Ademi (63., Kruppke)
                     3:0  Kruppke (85., Vrancic)

Energie Cottbus	      -    MSV Duisburg	         0:1 (0:1)     9,276

                     0:1  Sukalo (20., Hoffmann)

FC Ingolstadt 04      -    1. FC Kaiserslautern	 1:1 (0:0)     7,011

                     0:1  Bunjaku (68., Fortounis)
                     1:1  Schäffler (80., Schäfer)

Erzgebirge Aue	      -    Jahn Regensburg	 3:1 (1:0)     7,400

                     1:0  Hochscheidt (34.)
                     2:0  Sylvestr (58., Kocer)
                     2:1  C. Rahn (86., penalty, Sembolo)
                     3:1  König (89., Kocer)

SV Sandhausen	      -    VfR Aalen	         1:0 (1:0)     2,800

                     1:0  Onuegbu (19., Wooten)

Monday:
1. FC Köln	      -    Dynamo Dresden	-:- (-:-) 			 


 1  Eintracht Braunschweig	9    7 	2  0 	  16:3 	 +13 	  23 
 2  Hertha BSC Berlin (A)	9    5 	3  1 	  16:10  +6       18
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 3  1. FC Kaiserslautern (A)	9    4 	5  0 	  15:10  +5    	  17
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 4  Energie Cottbus	  	9    5 	2  2 	  14:9 	 +5 	  17 
 5  1860 München	  	9    4 	4  1 	  13:6 	 +7 	  16 
 6  VfR Aalen (N)	  	9    5 	0  4  	  12:9 	 +3 	  15 
 7  FSV Frankfurt	  	9    4 	3  2 	  13:11  +2 	  15 
 8  FC Ingolstadt 04	  	9    3 	4  2 	  11:11  +0 	  13 
 9  SC Paderborn 07	  	9    3 	2  4 	  15:12  +3 	  11 
10  Jahn Regensburg (N)	  	9    3 	0  6 	   9:10  -1 	  9 
11  1. FC Union Berlin	  	9    2 	3  4 	  13:15  -2 	  9 
12  SV Sandhausen (N)	  	9    2 	3  4 	   8:14  -6 	  9 
13  VfL Bochum	  	        9    2 	3  4 	   5:12  -7 	  9 
14  Dynamo Dresden	  	8    2 	2  4 	  11:12  -1 	  8 
15  1. FC Köln (A)	  	8    2 	2  4 	   6:9 	 -3 	  8
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16  Erzgebirge Aue	  	9    2 	2  5 	   7:12  -5 	  8
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17  FC St. Pauli	  	9    1 	4  4 	   6:12  -6 	  7
18  MSV Duisburg	  	9    1 	2  6 	   6:19  -13 	  5

1st line:promotion to Bundesliga
2nd line: Playoff with 16th Bundesliga
3rd line: Playoff with no.3 3.Liga
4th line: Relegation to 3.Liga 

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