2.Liga, Round 32

Things remain tight in the relegation zone, but Kaiserslautern may have got a decisive advantage for promotion.

First, to relegation, Sandhausen is now officially down, despite an excellent win over a disinterested Ingolstadt. SVS has had some moments, but they weren’t good enough for this level. Leaders Hertha looked like they were going to rout Aue, but Erzgebirge came storming back and almost salvaged a point. They’ll wish they had, as Dresden has now pulled equal on points, although they are still off on goal difference. 16th spot is a relegation playoff, so nobody wants to be there (well, except Sandhausen and Regensburg might like it). Dynamo defeated Paderborn in a tense match, and GK Ben Kirsten was the hero, as he stopped *two* penalties to give Dresden the critical win. Paderborn fired their coach Stefan Schmidt after the match, essentially blaming him for a disappointing season.

Bochum is relying on the magic of new coach Peter Neururer, and it’s working – 4 straight wins. Another fighting display and Bochum may have sunk 1. FC Köln’s promotion hopes. A rare sellout in Bochum saw both teams go for the jugular, but Bochum wanted it more, and Neururer is close to achieving safety for Bochum, which was quite dubious when he took over.

Kaiserslautern finally decided to seize the chance they were given and they biatch-slapped upstart FSV Frankfurt to control their own destiny. Unless they suck, Lautern will be in the Bundesliga playoff. FCK was clearly superior to a suprisingly crap Frankfurt side, and were rewarded with a thumping win.

Duisburg and St.Pauli played to a scoreless draw, which pretty much ensures the Zebras stay up, but the Paulistas are still in trouble.

Nothing really interesting about 1860 pummeling Union, but Benny Lauth has become the all-time leading 1860 league scorer, with 81 goals, breaking a record held by Bernard Winkler (according to kicker). However, this seems a bit weird since Rudi Bunnenmeier scored something like 139 goals for 1860 between 1960-68. They must be talking about “1860 2.Liga goals”, which is a bit lame if you think about it. Or perhaps they mean “in the Bundesliga era”. Brunnenmeier scored 66 Bundesliga goals and another 73 in the Oberliga Süd in the pre-Bundesliga era.

Braunscwhweig was mostly interested in having a promotion party, so they did nothing against Cottbus. energie could have won if they used their chances, but nobody really cared.

Total attendance 193,930 (avg 21,548), one sellout in Bochum

 	
Hertha BSC	       -   Erzgebirge Aue	3:2 (3:0)   33,157

                      1:0  Ramos (10., Allagui)
                      2:0  Ronny (34., Allagui)
                      3:0  Hubnik (44., Ronny)
                      3:1  Sylvestr (46., Fa. Müller)
                      3:2  Sylvestr (66., penalty, Könnecke)

Dynamo Dresden	       -   SC Paderborn 07	2:1 (1:1)   28,315

                      1:0  Müller (35., Schuppan)
                      1:1  Meha (43., direct freekick)
                      2:1  Müller (70., Ouali)

VfR Aalen	       -   Jahn Regensburg	2:1 (1:1)    5,632

                      1:0  Lechleiter (26., Reichwein)
                      1:1  JP Müller (29., Wießmeier)
                      2:1  B. Hübner (78., Lechleiter)

VfL Bochum	       -   1. FC Köln	        2:1 (0:1)   28,400 *

                      0:1  Chihi (30.)
                      1:1  Dedic (65., Rzatkowski)
                      2:1  Maltritz (79., Rzatkowski)

SV Sandhausen	       -   FC Ingolstadt 04	3:1 (1:1)    2,850

                      1:0  Adler (7., Schauerte)
                      1:1  Eigler (26., F. Heller)
                      2:1  Wooten (58., Danneberg)
                      3:1  Wooten (83., Blacha)

Sunday:	
 	
1. FC Kaiserslautern   -   FSV Frankfurt	4:1 (4:0)   38,792

                      1:0  Bunjaku (27., Idrissou)
                      2:0  Torrejon (40., Baumjohann)
                      3:0  Köhler (45., Idrissou)
                      4:0  Bunjaku (45. + 2, Baumjohann)
                      4:1  Kapllani (85., Teixeira)
 
1860 München	       -   1. FC Union Berlin	3:0 (2:0)   18,100

                      1:0  Lauth (26., Stoppelkamp)
                      2:0  Stoppelkamp (45. + 2, D. Halfar)
                      3:0  Lauth (63., Vallori)

MSV Duisburg	       -   FC St. Pauli  	0:0 (0:0)   18,239

Monday:	
Eintr. Braunschweig    -   Energie Cottbus	0:0 (0:0)   20,445
 	


 1  Hertha BSC Berlin (A)	32    21   9   2     62:26  +36     72 
 2  Eintracht Braunschweig      32    19   9   4     49:27  +22     66
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 3  1. FC Kaiserslautern (A)	32    14  13   5     51:30  +21     55
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 4  1. FC Köln (A)	  	32    13  12   7     39:31  +8 	    51 
 5  FSV Frankfurt	  	32    15   5  12     51:42  +9      50 
 6  1860 München	  	32    11  13   8     36:29  +7 	    46 
 7  Energie Cottbus	  	32    11  11  10     37:35  +2 	    44 
 8  VfR Aalen (N)	  	32    11  10  11     37:36  +1 	    43 
 9  1. FC Union Berlin	  	32    11  10  11     46:44  -1 	    43 
10  MSV Duisburg	        32    10  10  12     33:45  -12     40 
11  SC Paderborn 07	  	32    10   9  13     41:42  -1 	    39 
12  FC Ingolstadt 04	  	32     9  12  11     35:40  -5 	    39 
13  VfL Bochum	  	        32    10   8  14     38:48  -10     38 
14  FC St. Pauli	  	32     9  10  13     37:45  -8 	    37 
15  Erzgebirge Aue	  	32     8  10  14     38:45  -7 	    34
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16  Dynamo Dresden	  	32     8  10  14     32:45  -13     34
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17  SV Sandhausen (N)	  	32     6   8  18     38:62  -24     26 
18  Jahn Regensburg (N)	  	32     4   7  21     34:59  -25     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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