2.Liga, Round 29

Braunschweig crept closer to leaders Hertha, Köln keeps the pressure on Kaiserslautern.

Lautern truly stubbed their toe against pesky Aue. FCK was up 1-0 and generally in control, but was unable to get the “W”. Even though Erzgebirge tried to help out: Klingbeil got his ass tossed on a straight red, and then Pezzoni got double yellowed, so Aue was down 2 players with only 15 minutes left. And yet the homeside managed to score and gain a draw!! If Kaiserslautern eventually loses out to Köln in the playoffs, this has certainly got to be a major milestone.

Hertha slipped up slightly at Ingolstadt, who proved to be less than a gracious host. Instead the Schanzer pressed Berlin into the defensive, and probably should have had a greater lead. Hertha woke up in the second half, but had to fight hard to get a point.

Sandhausen hasn’t beaten Braunschweg in 8 previous tries. make that 9. The visitors controlled from the start and easily sailed to an away win at the elegation threatened villagers.

Köln hardly covered themselves with glory. They got biatch-slapped in the showdown at Lautern last week, and desperately needed a result to stay relevant. And they came out breathing fire, encouraged by the customary large crowd. Aalen defended with everything, but looked to get overwhelmed. However the ball would simply not go into the net. Unbelievably the match looked to end scoreless, until a Köln sub knocked one in at the 3rd minute of injury time for a crucial win.

Union kept Dynamo under pressure for the whole match in an ex-GDR derby. The Berliners did have an edge, but their knife was rather blunt. Dresden only made offensive forays in the 1st half, and then battened down the hatches to hold onto a point. Overall, a fair result and apparently a good point for Dynamo.

However, Dresden really needs to get more. That’s because Bochum has a new lease on life with new boss Peter Neururer. The Blues didn’t have a brilliant performance, but were solid and patient. Host Cottbus ran around a lot, especially in the 1st half. But then an early 2nd half own goal took their wind out, and Bochum had little trouble nursing the lead and then adding insult to injury by kicking Energie in the balls in injury time for an important away win.

St.Pauli has pretty much ended any drop worries as they outplayed 1860 at home. The Paulistas were sailing along to a rather boring win, although a flurry of goals led to a bit of excitement. As predicted, after looking like they might sneak into the pomotion race, 1860 has now laid two consecutive eggs and have disappeared again.

FSV-MSV, a somewhat fortunate point for the visiting Duisburg side. The Bornheim Frankfurters dominated the match, but were frustrated by the bold Zebras defense but also the incompetant referee, who denied the home side at least one clear penalty. Frustration boiled over and goal scorer Gaus eventually got his ass red carded near the end of the game. Frankfurt probably should have won, but Duisburg gets another point that assures their 2.Liga presence.

A nice little effort by Regensburg. Paderborn expected an easy win, but played like crap. Jahn was missing several starters, and even was down a man for almost 40 minutes. But they held firm and got a scoreless draw. Good effort, not that it matters. SCP must be embarassed.

1. FC Union Berlin    -    Dynamo Dresden        0:0 (0:0)    21,244 *
FC Ingolstadt 04      -    Hertha BSC	         1:1 (1:0)     9,167

                     1:0  Caiuby (14., Matip)
                     1:1  Ben-Hatira (64., Lasogga)

SV Sandhausen	      -    Eintr. Braunschweig   1:3 (0:2)    6,300

                     0:1  Kumbela (4., Vrancic)
                     0:2  Kumbela (39., Kessel)
                     1:2  Mäkelä (51., Schauerte)
                     1:3  Kruppke (86., Vrancic)

FC St. Pauli	      -    1860 München	         3:1 (1:0)   28,892

                     1:0  Ginczek (34., Daube)
                     2:0  Bartels (70., Daube)
                     2:1  Friend (73., Stoppelkamp)
                     3:1  Bartels (74., Schachten)

FSV Frankfurt	      -    MSV Duisburg	         1:1 (1:1)    5,429

                     0:1  Brosinski (13., Koch)
                     1:1  Gaus (23.)

Sunday:
1. FC Köln	      -    VfR Aalen	         1:0 (0:0)   44,100

                     1:0  Przybylko (90. + 3, Brecko)

SC Paderborn 07	      -    Jahn Regensburg	 0:0 (0:0)    6,290

Energie Cottbus	      -    VfL Bochum	         0:2 (0:0)    8,555

                     0:1  Banovic (49., own goal, Rzatkowski)
                     0:2  Dedic (90. + 2, Goretzka)


Monday:
Erzgebirge Aue	      -    1. FC Kaiserslautern	 1:1 (0:1)    8,300 	

                     0:1  Baumjohann (22.)
                     1:1  Schlitte (83., Paulus)



 1  Hertha BSC Berlin (A)	29    18   9   2      55:22  +33     63 
 2  Eintracht Braunschweig	29    18   7   4      47:26  +21     61
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 3  1. FC Kaiserslautern (A)	29    12   13  4      42:25  +17     49
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 4  1. FC Köln (A)	  	29    13   10  6      36:27  +9      49 
 5  FSV Frankfurt	  	29    13   5   11     45:36  +9      44 
 6  1860 München	  	29    10   12  7      31:26  +5      42 
 7  1. FC Union Berlin	  	29    10   10  9      45:41  +4      40 
 8  Energie Cottbus	  	29    10   10  9      33:32  +1      40 
 9  SC Paderborn 07	  	29    10   8   11     38:35  +3      38 
10  MSV Duisburg	  	29    10   7   12     32:44  -12     37 
11  FC Ingolstadt 04	  	29     8   12  9      32:35  -3      36 
12  VfR Aalen (N)	  	29     9   9   11     30:32  -3      36 
13  FC St. Pauli	  	29     9   9   11     35:39  -4      36 
14  Erzgebirge Aue	  	29     8   8   13     35:41  -6      32 
16  VfL Bochum	  	        29     7   8   14     32:47  -15     29
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15  Dynamo Dresden	  	29     6   10  13     28:41  -13     28
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17  SV Sandhausen (N)	  	29     5   8   16     35:59  -24     23 
18  Jahn Regensburg (N)	  	29     4   7   18     32:54  -22     19


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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