3.LIga, Round 21

Snow wreaked havoc in the 3.Liga, so it sounds like it’s time for winter-hibernation. Half the matches were canceled due to unplayable pitch, although most of the top clubs were able to get their matches in.

It took Osnabrück a bit to get started, but they comfortably kicked Saarbrücken’s ass to remain on top. VfL maintains a slight lead at the top, and since it looks like a vicious promotion struggle, this could be crucial. Saarbrücken did nothing to suggest that they’re anything but the mediocre midtable club they are right now…

Halle desperately needs points, but unfortunately they hosted Karlsruhe, who after some stumbling has figured out the 3.Liga. So the Badeners kicked their hosts in the balls and ran off with their 8th straight win. KSC was really in control from the start, and despite running around a lot, HFC really had no chance.

Rostock had the edge early, but was unable to break down Unterhaching’s defense. Things seemed to be petering out to a draw, and then the mini-Münchenkins struck near the end, outraging the already pissed off Hansa fans. (Perhaps the freezing weather served to reduce the amount of rioting.) Nice robbery for Haching, keeping pace with the top.

Bielefeld had a hard time with Dortmund II. Arminia was largely chasing their tail, as the Dortmund Juniors ran around and pressed in the 1st half. The hosts were perhaps lucky that the vistors weren’t creating too many chances. But then early in the 2nd period, Dortmund ruined it, as Bitencourt got his ass tossed for a nasty foul. Arminia seized their opportunity and overran the B-Neons for the win, keeping in touch with the top.

 	
VfB Stuttgart II     -   Kickers Offenbach      canceled
SV Darmstadt 98	     -   SV Babelsberg 03       canceled
Wacker Burghausen    -   Alemannia Aachen       canceled
SV Wehen Wiesbaden   -   Stuttgarter Kickers    canceled
1. FC Heidenheim     -   Rot-Weiß Erfurt	canceled
Hansa Rostock	     -   SpVgg Unterhaching	0:1 (0:0)   6,700
Hallescher FC	     -   Karlsruher SC	        0:2 (0:1)   6,162
VfL Osnabrück	     -   1. FC Saarbrücken	3:0 (0:0)   8,600
Arminia Bielefeld    -   Borussia Dortmund II	4:2 (1:2)   7,598

Sunday:	
Chemnitzer FC	 -  	Preußen Münster	        2:2 (2:0)   3,150


 1  VfL Osnabrück	  	21   13   5   3     31:13  +18 	  44 
 2  Karlsruher SC (A)	  	21   11   7   3     36:13  +23 	  40
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 3  Preußen Münster	  	21   11   7   3     35:17  +18 	  40
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 4  Arminia Bielefeld	  	21   11   6   4     33:21  +12 	  39 
 5  SpVgg Unterhaching	  	21   11   6   4     36:26  +10 	  39 
 6  1. FC Heidenheim	  	20    9   4   7     34:31  +3 	  31 
 7  VfB Stuttgart II	  	20    8   5   7     26:22  +4 	  29 
 8  Wacker Burghausen	  	20    9   2   9     26:28  -2 	  29 
 9  Hansa Rostock (A)	  	21    8   5   8     22:27  -5 	  29 
10  Chemnitzer FC	  	21    7   6   8     30:28  +2 	  27 
11  Kickers Offenbach	  	20    7   5   8     29:24  +5 	  26 
12  1. FC Saarbrücken	  	21    7   4   10    28:35  -7 	  25 
13  SV Babelsberg 03	  	20    6   5   9     17:26  -9 	  23 
14  SV Wehen Wiesbaden	  	20    3  13   4     26:29  -3 	  22 
15  Hallescher FC (N)	  	21    5   6   10    17:30  -13 	  21 
16  Stuttgarter Kickers (N)	20    5   5   10    21:23  -2 	  20 
17  Alemannia Aachen (A)	20    4   7   9     20:30  -10 	  19
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18  Rot-Weiß Erfurt	  	20    4   7   9     23:36  -13 	  19 
19  Borussia Dortmund II (N)	21    4   6   11    19:38  -19 	  18 
20  SV Darmstadt 98	  	20    3   7   10    18:30  -12 	  16
	
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

Alemannia Aachen basically relegated due to pending insolvency.

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