3.Liga, Round 18

The big news is that apparently Alemannia Aachen will declare insolvency afterall. So club president Meino Heyen has been proven to be a lying scumbag as this circus from only a couple weeks ago apparently comes to a head. (Remember how he tried to blame everything on his business manager, whom he fired with all sorts of hoopla? He should be lined up against a wall and shot.) What this means is that a court-appointed administrator will work with the club and get things in order. The most likely result is that Aachen will be forcibly relegated to the 4th division Regionalliga West, as long as the finances reach an acceptable state.

OK, enough, on the the matches…

Huge “ok-not-completely” Westfalen-derby in Osnabrück against Bielefeld. Sold out Osnatel-Arena (which civilized folks still call the Bremer Brücke). Top clash as well. Osnabrück controlled the match, pressing, but Arminia defended well. In the 2nd half, the intensity went up a notch. Bielefeld’s Manuel Horning got tossed, so Arminia was holding on desperately. Then in injury time, Osnabrück was awarded a penalty…but Timo Staffeldt missed.

Münster and Unterhaching battled in another top clash, with Preussen looking the better side. However they had no luck, hitting the wood-work three times. Haching defended and had GK Riederer in fine form.

Karlsruhe needs to be taken seriously. KSC dominated against fellow relegated side Rostock and came away with an easy win. They might be the strongest side in the league right now. Hansa disappointed on all levels.

Burghausen remained relevant with a solid win over Babelsberg.

Heidenheim finally got on track as they kicked Saarbrücken’s ass. Oldtimer Michael Thurk (a 2.Liga legend and Augsburg’s leading scorer, then viciously dumped as FCA got promoted to the Bundesliga) got FCH on the right track with an early goal. But largely it was Saarbrücker incompetence, as despite having a man advantage for 70 minutes, they sucked, missing a penalty to boot.

Wehen gets out from the trouble area with a win (!) against Offenbach in a hard fought regional derby.

Dortmund II has climbed out of the relegation zone, despite being dominated by Halle. However HFC wasted their chances and takes the bitter loss.

A major relegation battle on Sunday saw Darmstadt lose at home to Erfurt. Neither team looked too interested in winning the match, especially in the 1st half. Things improved after the restart, and it was RWE that grabbed the win. Darmstadt had a couple of decent chances, but blew them and sink to the bottom.

Weekend attendance was 68,425 (avg 6,843), with one sellout.


 	
1. FC Heidenheim     -   1. FC Saarbrücken	 3:0 (2:0)    7,500
Wacker Burghausen    -   SV Babelsberg 03	 3:1 (3:0)    2,200
VfL Osnabrück	     -   Arminia Bielefeld	 0:0 (0:0)   16,000 *
VfB Stuttgart II     -   Alemannia Aachen	 2:1 (1:1)      710
Hallescher FC	     -   Borussia Dortmund II	 0:1 (0:1)    8,021
SV Wehen Wiesbaden   -   Kickers Offenbach	 2:1 (2:0)    5,834
Hansa Rostock	     -   Karlsruher SC	         0:3 (0:0)   10,000
Chemnitzer FC	     -   Stuttgarter Kickers	 2:0 (0:0)    4,750
Preußen Münster	     -   SpVgg Unterhaching	 0:0 (0:0)    8,710
Sunday:
SV Darmstadt 98	     -   Rot-Weiß Erfurt	 0:1 (0:0)    4,700 



 1  VfL Osnabrück	  	18    11   4   3    26:12  +14 	  37
 2  Preußen Münster	  	18    10   6   2    31:14  +17 	  36
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 3  Arminia Bielefeld	  	18     9   6   3    25:17  +8 	  33
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 4  SpVgg Unterhaching	  	18     9   5   4    29:21  +8 	  32
 5  Karlsruher SC (A)	  	18     8   7   3    25:11  +14 	  31
 6  Wacker Burghausen	  	18     9   2   7    26:23  +3 	  29 
 7  1. FC Heidenheim	  	18     8   4   6    31:26  +5 	  28 
 8  Hansa Rostock (A)	  	18     8   4   6    21:23  -2 	  28 
 9  Kickers Offenbach	  	18     7   5   6    29:22  +7 	  26 
10  Chemnitzer FC	  	18     7   4   7    24:21  +3 	  25 
11  VfB Stuttgart II	  	18     7   4   7    24:22  +2 	  25 
12  SV Wehen Wiesbaden	  	18     3  12   3    24:23  +1 	  21 
13  1. FC Saarbrücken	  	18     6   3   9    23:32  -9 	  21 
14  SV Babelsberg 03	  	18     5   4   9    15:25  -10 	  19 
15  Hallescher FC (N)	  	18     4   6   8    16:23  -7 	  18 
16  Rot-Weiß Erfurt	  	18     4   5   9    20:33  -13 	  17
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17  Borussia Dortmund II (N)	18     4   5   9    16:31  -15 	  17
18  Stuttgarter Kickers (N)	18     4   4  10    18:22  -4 	  16
19  Alemannia Aachen (A)	18     3   7   8    18:28  -10 	  16 
20  SV Darmstadt 98	  	18     3   5  10    15:27  -12 	  14 



A = Absteiger just Relegated 
N = Neuling just promoted

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

One thought on “3.Liga, Round 18

  1. And Darmstadt sucked again. They’ve lost their way since coach Runjaic went to Duisburg. And now they’ve made improvements and look better. I think the Lilian are gonna have a lovely time in the Regionaliga next season.

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