3.Liga, Round 16

Osnabrück remains on top with a tight win at Stuttgart B. The visitors had their hands full, but a double in the 2nd period and tight defense allowed them to bring home the bacon.

Münster has been strugglin recently, and last place Erfurt sniffed the opportunity for a point. Despite the hosts dominating, they couldn’t put away the pesky easterners. Finally another goal by Matt Taylor gave Preussen some breathing room, and they got the win. Good effort by Erfurt.

Unterhaching is back on track as they easily kicked Burghausen’s ass. Oddly enough, Wacker was the attacking side as the hosts laid back in a rope-a-dope. Then a 1-2 combo early in the 2nd decided things.

Rostock had a relatively easy time against their timid visitors from the Saar.

Karlsruhe is slowly getting rolling. They won their fourth in a row thanks to a strong start at Chemnitz.

Things got better at the end of the week for Aachen. First, they haven’t gone bankrupt, and 2nd they didn’t lose. Alemannia actually largely outplayed Heidenheim, who did little to suggest that they want to play at the top.

Huge win for struggling Darmstadt in the Hessen-derby against Offenbach. The Kickers have been in good form, but didn’t show enough against the 98ers. The hosts fought hard and since Offenbach was too lackadaisical in the 1st, went in with a deserved lead at the whistle. Kickers raised their game after the restart, but Darmstadt held firm.

Babelsberg had an important victory over Stuttgart. In a hard fought match the Potsdamers prevailed despite Kickers having a man advantage for 50 minutes.

Attendance was 52,180 (avg 5,218 per match). The 520 in Stuttgart was a season low (I think).

 	
SpVgg Unterhaching   -   Wacker Burghausen	3:0 (0:0)    3,300
1. FC Heidenheim     -   Alemannia Aachen	1:1 (0:1)    8,200 	
SV Babelsberg 03     -   Stuttgarter Kickers	1:0 (1:0)    2,828
VfB Stuttgart II     -   VfL Osnabrück	        1:2 (1:0)      520
Hallescher FC	     -   Arminia Bielefeld	2:2 (1:2)    6,934
SV Wehen Wiesbaden   -   Borussia Dortmund II	3:1 (1:1)    2,372
Hansa Rostock	     -   1. FC Saarbrücken	2:0 (2:0)    9,000
SV Darmstadt 98	     -   Kickers Offenbach	1:0 (1:0)    9,600
Chemnitzer FC	     -   Karlsruher SC	        1:2 (1:2)    4,900
Preußen Münster	     -   Rot-Weiß Erfurt	3:2 (2:1)    4,526


 1  VfL Osnabrück	  	16    11   2   3     25:11  +14   35
 2  Preußen Münster	  	16     9   5   2     29:14  +15   32
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 3  Arminia Bielefeld	  	16     9   4   3     24:16  +8 	  31
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 4  SpVgg Unterhaching	  	15     9   3   3     29:20  +9 	  30
 5  Hansa Rostock (A)	  	16     8   4   4     20:18  +2 	  28
 6  Karlsruher SC (A)	  	16     6   7   3     20:11  +9 	  25
 7  1. FC Heidenheim	  	16     7   4   5     27:24  +3 	  25
 8  Wacker Burghausen	  	16     8   1   7     22:21  +1 	  25
 9  Kickers Offenbach	  	16     6   5   5     26:19  +7 	  23
10  Chemnitzer FC	  	16     6   4   6     20:18  +2 	  22 
11  VfB Stuttgart II	  	16     6   3   7     21:20  +1 	  21 
12  1. FC Saarbrücken	  	16     6   2   8     20:26  -6 	  20 
13  SV Wehen Wiesbaden	  	16     2  11   3     19:19   0 	  17 
14  Alemannia Aachen (A)	16     3   7   6     17:23  -6 	  16 
15  Stuttgarter Kickers (N)	15     4   3   8     18:18   0 	  15 
16  Hallescher FC (N)	  	16     3   6   7     13:22  -9 	  15 
17  SV Babelsberg 03	  	15     4   3   8     12:21  -9 	  15
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18  SV Darmstadt 98	  	16     3   5   8     15:24  -9 	  14 
19  Borussia Dortmund II (N)	16     2   5   9     13:30  -17   11 
20  Rot-Weiß Erfurt	  	15     2   4   9     15:30  -15   10


1st line: Promotion to 2.Liga
2nd line: Promotion Playoff with 2.Liga 16th place
3rd line: Relegation to Regionalliga

2 thoughts on “3.Liga, Round 16

  1. Thanks for the nice write up. Isn’t always the way. Just when they should leap frog a team or two out of relegation, the other teams get points too. Starting to get a little worried now.

    • Darmstadt seems capable of staying up, but consistency will undoubtedly plague them all season. Still, a good result against Offenbach, who’ve been in good form lately.

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