3.Liga, Round 33

Some clarity at the top – Karlsruhe and Bielefeld have seized control of the automatic promotion spots and threaten to leave the competition in the dust. It wasn’t easy however, as KSC needed a late goal to beat down a desperately battling Babelsberg. Arminia also had a tough assignment, but finally overpowered the difficult Wehen squad (Note that Wehen has lost fewer games than anybody but the top 3). The Bielefeld Alm exploded in cheers when Arminia finally took control, as Wehen gave no quarter throughout the match.

Preußen Münster is in control of the playoff spot, a difficult effort at Offenbach gives them the critical 3 points.

The biggest “loser” is probably Osnabrück. They faced off in a critical battle with Heidenheim, and the hard fought match ended up breaking the soul of the Vfl fans, as FCH scored the equalizer in injury time. The resulting draw means that VfL drops further behind, and unlike their competition, they have no makeup games to potentially gain points. Obviously a decent result for Heidenheim.

The relegation battle is if anything even hotter than the promotion race. Erfurt got a huge win against Haching to save slightly above the morass. Dortmund II is making a late charge, and they got a great win over Darmstadt in a direct relegation battle. This allows the junior BVBers to move out of a relegation spot for the first time in ages.

Hansa Rostock probably ended worries about teh drop with a wild shootout at Aachen, who despite assured relegation is still giving decent effort.

Stuttgarter Kickers also got a great result at Burghausen, under their new coach Massimo Morales. Marco Grüttner (17 goals) turned the game with a 2nd half hat-trick, giving the Kickers critical points.

Upcoming midweek are a a bunch of makeup matches.

Total attendance this round was 59,531 (avg 5,953)

 	
Alemannia Aachen        -   Hansa Rostock	 3:4 (2:1)    9,323
Karlsruher SC	        -   SV Babelsberg 03	 2:1 (1:0)   12,102
Rot-Weiß Erfurt	        -   SpVgg Unterhaching	 1:0 (0:0)    4,245
Wacker Burghausen	-   Stuttgarter Kickers	 1:4 (1:1)    2,200
VfB Stuttgart II	-   Hallescher FC	 3:0 (0:0)      680
VfL Osnabrück	        -   1. FC Heidenheim	 2:2 (1:1)    9,600
Arminia Bielefeld	-   SV Wehen Wiesbaden	 3:1 (1:1)   10,399
Borussia Dortmund II    -   SV Darmstadt 98	 1:0 (0:0)    1,108
1. FC Saarbrücken       -   Chemnitzer FC	 2:0 (1:0)    3,711
Kickers Offenbach       -   Preußen Münster	 0:1 (0:0)    6,163	


 1  Karlsruher SC (A)	  	33    20   9 	4     58:21  +37     69 
 2  Arminia Bielefeld	  	33    19   10 	4     55:27  +28     67
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 3  Preußen Münster	  	32    17   11 	4     55:26  +29     62
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 4  VfL Osnabrück	  	33    18   7 	8     55:33  +22     61 
 5  1. FC Heidenheim	  	32    18   6 	8     60:43  +17     60 
 6  Chemnitzer FC	  	32    13   8   11     45:39  +6      47 
 7  SpVgg Unterhaching	  	33    13   8   12     42:43  -1      47 
 8  VfB Stuttgart II	  	32    11   9   12     33:33   0      42 
 9  SV Wehen Wiesbaden	  	33     8   18 	7     41:42  -1      42 
10  Wacker Burghausen	  	33    11   8   14     37:43  -6      41 
11  1. FC Saarbrücken	  	33    11   8   14     46:53  -7      41 
12  Hallescher FC (N)	  	32    10   8   14     30:43  -13     38 
13  Hansa Rostock (A)	  	32    10   7   15     32:46  -14     37 
14  Kickers Offenbach	  	32    10   8   14     38:38   0      36 
15  Rot-Weiß Erfurt	  	31     9   8   14     32:46  -14     35 
16  Stuttgarter Kickers (N)	33     8   7   18     33:44  -11     31 
17  Borussia Dortmund II (N)	30     7   10  13     28:46  -18     31
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18  SV Darmstadt 98	  	32     6   12  14     23:39  -16     30 
19  SV Babelsberg 03	  	31     7   8 	16    23:40  -17     29 
20  Alemannia Aachen (A)	32     6   10 	16    32:53  -21     26

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. 

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