2.Liga, Round 23

A stunning result in Braunschweig, as 1860 managed to inflict EB’s first home loss – and only second defeat overall. And even more surprising, it wasn’t a total fluke, as the Müncheners played quite well. The leaders had the edge and pressured, but 1860 had decent counterplay. When Braunschwieg finally took the lead, it looked like it might be over as they continued to press. But the southern Lions came roaring back to stun their northern cousins…

Hertha grabbed the lead, beating Kaiserslautern on Monday. The Berliners weren’t particularily impressive, but dominated the match, especially since Alex Baumjohann got his ass tossed after only 33 minutes. Down a man a generally sucking over the past several weeks, it was pretty clear that FCK would not hold out. They may be finally feeling some breath on the back of their neck as well.

Is Köln relevant this season? They’ve truly sucked, but quietly snuck up the table and could inject themselves into the race if Kaiserslautern is not careful. They controlled the match against Union and have got within striking distance of Lautern.

St.Pauli has been floundering, sinking into the relegation zone, but Daniel Ginczek stopped the rot with a hat-trick as the Paulistas whupped FSV Frankfurt.

It’s hard to think of more disappointing clubs than Bochum and Duisburg, but for a local derby both sides decided to play, and the result was a hard fought entertaining draw.

Aue had most of the play, but Aalen was clever enough to grab a point. Erzgebirge probably should have won, but perhaps they were concerned about other things. Dynamo Dresden had decided not to sell any tickets to their own fans as “punishment” for bad behaviour for their upcoming match in Aue, but Erzgebirge has decided to sell tickets to away fans anyway – they need the money.

Ingolstadt was the better team against Dresden, but after taking the early lead, the Schanzer completely lost the thread and dicked around. Dynamo was pretty hapless, but realized at the end they could get something, and struck late to grab a point. This keeps them a win from either direction – safety or direct relegation, and things remain in crisis mode.

Sandhausen looked like they might be able to get a result, but visiting Paderborn showed their superiority in the 2nd half and waltzed home with the win. They certainly could have used the points.

Cottbus looked total crap against Regensburg, and were only able to get a draw.

This weekend’s total attendance was 160,919 (avg 17,880).

 	
FC St. Pauli	         -   FSV Frankfurt	    3:0 (1:0)   26,398

                        1:0  Ginczek (28., Kalla)
                        2:0  Ginczek (52.)
                        3:0  Ginczek (76., Buchtmann)

VfL Bochum	         -   MSV Duisburg	    2:2 (0:1)   14,127

                        0:1  Exslager (37., Koch)
                        1:1  Sinkiewicz (51., Rzatkowski)
                        2:1  Kramer (56.)
                        2:2  Perthel (89., Koch)

Erzgebirge Aue	         -   VfR Aalen	            1:1 (1:0)    5,500

                        1:0  Hensel (10., Kastrati)
                        1:1  Klauß (62., Abe)

1. FC Köln	         -   1. FC Union Berlin	    2:0 (1:0)   42,000

                        1:0  McKenna (18., M. Lehmann)
                        2:0  Maierhofer (52., Maroh)

FC Ingolstadt 04	 -   Dynamo Dresden	    1:1 (1:0)    6,300

                        1:0  Mo. Hartmann (14.)
                        1:1  Ouali (83., Müller)

Sunday:
 	
Eintracht Braunschweig	 -   1860 München	    1:2 (0:0)   20,455

                        1:0  Kumbela (56., Reichel)
                        1:1  Friend (77., Kamara)
                        1:2  Lauth (85., Stoppelkamp)

Energie Cottbus	         -   Jahn Regensburg	    1:1 (0:1)    6,492

                        0:1  Carlinhos (17., Machado)
                        1:1  M. Schulze (65., Adlung)

SV Sandhausen	         -   SC Paderborn 07	    1:3 (1:0)    2,300

                        1:0  Löning (5., Pischorn)
                        1:1  Brückner (56., Kachunga)
                        1:2  Vrancic (66.)
                        1:3  P. Hofmann (90., Vrancic)


Monday:
Hertha BSC Berlin	 -   1. FC Kaiserslautern   1:0 (0:0)   37,347

                        1:0  Kluge (68., Lasogga)


	
 1  Hertha BSC Berlin (A)	23    15   7   1      45:18  +27    52
 2  Eintracht Braunschweig	23    15   6   2      40:19  +21    51 
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 3  1. FC Kaiserslautern (A)	23    10   9   4      33:22  +11    39
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 4  1. FC Köln (A)	  	23     9   9   5      27:22  +5     36 
 5  1860 München	  	23     8   9   6      26:21  +5     33 
 6  FSV Frankfurt	  	23    10   3   10     30:29  +1     33 
 7  SC Paderborn 07	  	23     9   5   9      32:28  +4     32 
 8  1. FC Union Berlin	  	23     8   8   7      36:33  +3     32 
 9  VfR Aalen (N)	  	23     8   7   8      24:21  +3     31 
10  Energie Cottbus	  	23     8   8   7      27:25  +2     32 
11  FC Ingolstadt 04	  	23     7   10  6      27:26  +1     31 
12  FC St. Pauli	  	23     6   8   9      22:27  -5     26 
13  VfL Bochum	  	        23     6   7   10     29:39  -10    25
14  Erzgebirge Aue	  	23     6   6   11     29:35  -6     24 
15  MSV Duisburg	  	23     6   6   11     23:37  -14    24
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16  Dynamo Dresden	  	23     4   9   10     23:34  -11    21
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17  SV Sandhausen (N)	  	23     4   6   13     27:49  -22    18 
18  Jahn Regensburg (N)	  	23     4   5   14     26:41  -15    17

A = Absteiger just Relegated 
N = Neuling just promoted

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

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