3.Liga, Round 31

The clubs fighting relegation are desperately seeking results, and higher ranked teams have to be careful that they don’t stumble.

Bielefeld struggled to make headway against Darmstadt, and indeed it was the visitors who had the biggest chance to score the winner. Nevertheless, a precious point for the Hessen club. Preußen Münster was also on verge of defeat as they were outplayed by Dortmund’s B squad, and only a fine display from their goalkeeper prevented embarassment. Erfurt also managed a scoreless draw at Burghausen, keeping their head above relegation.

Leaders Karlsruhe had little trouble in a local derby with Kickers Stuttgart, and kicked their ass to remain on top. Osnabrück on the other hand was facing a stunning defeat at home to Rostock, but sub Emil Jula saved their bacon, coming on in the 2nd half and scoring a double that got the win. A loss would have been bitter, as chasing teams Münster and Heidenheim have an extra match.

Only Aachen looks ready to cave, and the lights are about to go out. This is one of the few times they’ve truly stunk at home, getting ripped by Chemnitz. Getting the point deduction and continued bad financial news makes it almost a certainty that Alemannia is going down.

Total attendance 59,067 (avg 6,563), typical crap number at Stuttgart-II.

1. FC Saarbrücken      -   SV Babelsberg 03	 2:1 (0:0)    4,003
Kickers Offenbach      -   SpVgg Unterhaching	 1:0 (1:0)    5,012
Karlsruher SC	       -   Stuttgarter Kickers	 3:0 (2:0)   14,249
Wacker Burghausen      -   Rot-Weiß Erfurt	 0:0 (0:0)    2,150
VfL Osnabrück	       -   Hansa Rostock	 3:2 (0:1)   10,800
Arminia Bielefeld      -   SV Darmstadt 98	 0:0 (0:0)   10,081
Alemannia Aachen       -   Chemnitzer FC	 1:5 (0:1)    8,750
Borussia Dortmund II   -   Preußen Münster	 0:0 (0:0)    3,652
VfB Stuttgart II       -   SV Wehen Wiesbaden	 1:1 (0:1)      370
Hallescher FC	       -   1. FC Heidenheim	 canceled
		 

 1  Karlsruher SC (A)	  	30    18   9 	3      54:18  +36    63 
 2  Arminia Bielefeld	  	31    17   10 	4      50:26  +24    61
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 3  VfL Osnabrück	  	31    18   6 	7      51:28  +23    60
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 4  Preußen Münster	  	30    16   10 	4      51:23  +28    58 
 5  1. FC Heidenheim	  	30    17   5 	8      57:41  +16    56 
 6  Chemnitzer FC	  	30    12   8 	10     44:37  +7     44 
 7  SpVgg Unterhaching	  	31    12   8 	11     40:41  -1     44
 8  Wacker Burghausen	  	31    11   7 	13     36:39  -3     40 
 9  Hallescher FC (N)	  	29    10   7 	12     30:38  -8     37 
10  1. FC Saarbrücken	  	31    10   7 	14     41:50  -9     37 
11  SV Wehen Wiesbaden	  	30     6   18 	6      35:37  -2     36 
12  Kickers Offenbach	  	30    10   7 	13     38:37  +1     35 
13  VfB Stuttgart II	  	28     9   8 	11     29:32  -3     35 
14  Hansa Rostock (A)	  	30     9   7 	14     28:41  -13    34 
15  Rot-Weiß Erfurt	  	27     7   8 	12     30:44  -14    29 
16  SV Darmstadt 98	  	30     6   11 	13     23:38  -15    29 
17  Stuttgarter Kickers (N)	30     7   7 	16     29:41  -12    28
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18  SV Babelsberg 03	  	28     7   6 	15     22:38  -16    27 
19  Borussia Dortmund II (N)    27     5   10 	12     26:45  -19    25 
20  Alemannia Aachen (A)	30     6   9 	15     29:49  -20    25

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

Aachen and Offenbach deducted two points for financial shenanigans
Aachen is also basically relegated due to pending insolvency. 

One thought on “3.Liga, Round 31

  1. Bit of a late season revival for Darmstadt, but they are not out of the woods yet. Babelsberg and Dortmund 2 have catch up matches next week which will tell a lot. And Darmstadt being Darmstadt, after getting some impressive results against much higher ranked teams will probably flop against Aachen this week.

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