It’s back: 2.Liga, Round 1

The Zweite Bundesliga has started what promises to be an interesting season, with no real overwhelming favorite.

Sandhausen got a reprieve as Duisburg was denied a 2.Liga operating license. They’ll have to show a lot more if they just go down anyway. Aalen was a pleasanr surprise last season, but this was a weak outing, so they need improvement as well.

Kaiserslautern grabbed a tough win ant Paderborn. They really didn’t impress, and SCP has been on a downward trend for a while. So a good win for FCK and start to the new season.

Köln had to split points at Dresden in a hard fought match. Köln didn’t show too much, and Dresden was eventually able to overran the visitors crap defense.

Greuther Fürth had a nice start, upending newcomer Bielefeld. The Arminen were by no means dominated, but the newly promoted side needs more aggression if they are to survive. The Greuther were quite lackadaisical, wasting chances, and relying defense after the 2nd goal.

St.Pauli hopes to do better than last season. They started brightly against 1860, but in this hard-fought battle, the visitors began to get the upper hand. The Paulistas were lucky they weren’t losing, but veteran GK Gabor Kiraly misjudged a shot and the hosts managed to grab the win.

Aue got a nice win at INgolstadt, where it is usually dfiifcult to win. But the hosts were very gracious, basically sucking and allowing Erzgebirge to steal all the points.

Karlsruhe started off with a win against FSV Frankfurt, who were one of last season’s surprises. However FSV didn’t overly impress and went down in flames.

Bochum could be a suprise this season, at least in a positive director from last years crap performance. They traveled to Berlin and got a huge away win against Union. Solid, well organized defense – one of the traits of new coach Peter Neururer – seems to have paid off, so perhaps Bochum can compete this season. Union fought hard, but giving up the win in front of their loyal fans must have hurt.

On the Momday night match, Düsseldorf dominated against Cottbus, but it took a penlaty to finally beat Energie GK Robert Almer. Fortuna hadn’t won a match since February, so this at least is a decent start. Of course they started brilliantly in the Bundesliga last season as well, and then went down the toilet. Cottbus played like they usually do, hard-nosed, but with no creativity.

Total attendance 149,785 (avg 16,643)

	
SV Sandhausen	       -   VfR Aalen	         0:0 (0:0)    3,825

FC St. Pauli	       -   1860 München	         1:0 (0:0)   27,818

                      1:0  Thy (80., Kringe)

FC Ingolstadt 04       -   Erzgebirge Aue	 1:2 (0:1)    6,584

                      0:1  Sylvestr (25.)
                      0:2  Sylvestr (82., penalty, Sylvestr)
                      1:2  Lappe (85., Matip)
	
SC Paderborn 07	       -   1. FC Kaiserslautern	 0:1 (0:0)   10,002

                      0:1  Zoller (68., Idrissou)


Dynamo Dresden	       -   1. FC Köln	         1:1 (0:0)   29,308

                      0:1  Ujah (61., Brecko)
                      1:1  Kempe (78., Poté)

SpVgg Greuther Fürth   -   Arminia Bielefeld	 2:0 (2:0)   11,485
 
                      1:0  Weilandt (3.)
                      2:0  Djurdjic (11., Mavraj)

FSV Frankfurt	       -   Karlsruher SC	 0:1 (0:0)    8,016

                      0:1  Peitz (84., Kopfball, Alibaz)

1. FC Union Berlin     -   VfL Bochum	         1:2 (0:0)   18,823

                      0:1  Latza (64.)
                      1:1  Kreilach (86., direct Freekick)
                      1:2  Maltritz (88., handball-penalty)


Monday:
Fortuna Düsseldorf	 -  	Energie Cottbus	 1:0 (0:0)   33,924

 	              1:0  Reisinger (65., foul-penalty)



 1  SpVgg Greuther Fürth (A)	1    1 	0  0 	  2:0 	+2 	  3 
 2  Erzgebirge Aue	  	1    1 	0  0 	  2:1 	+1 	  3
-------------------------------------------------------------------	  	
 3  VfL Bochum	  	        1    1 	0  0 	  2:1 	+1 	  3
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 4  Fortuna Düsseldorf (A)	1    1 	0  0 	  1:0 	+1 	  3 	  	
 5  1. FC Kaiserslautern	1    1 	0  0 	  1:0 	+1 	  3 	  	
 6  Karlsruher SC (N)	  	1    1 	0  0 	  1:0 	+1 	  3 	  	
 7  FC St. Pauli	  	1    1 	0  0 	  1:0 	+1 	  3 
 8  Dynamo Dresden	  	1    0 	1  0 	  1:1 	+0 	  1	  	
 9  1. FC Köln	  	        1    0 	1  0 	  1:1 	 0 	  1 
10  VfR Aalen	  	        1    0 	1  0 	  0:0 	 0 	  1 	  	
11  SV Sandhausen	  	1    0 	1  0 	  0:0 	 0 	  1 
12  1. FC Union Berlin	  	1    0 	0  1 	  1:2 	-1 	  0 	  	
13  FC Ingolstadt 04	  	1    0 	0  1 	  1:2 	-1 	  0 
14  Energie Cottbus	  	1    0 	0  1 	  0:1 	-1 	  0	  	
15  FSV Frankfurt	  	1    0 	0  1 	  0:1 	-1 	  0
-------------------------------------------------------------------	  	
16  1860 München	  	1    0 	0  1 	  0:1 	-1 	  0
-------------------------------------------------------------------	  	
17  SC Paderborn 07	  	1    0 	0  1 	  0:1 	-1 	  0 
18  Arminia Bielefeld (N)	1    0 	0  1 	  0:2 	-2 	  0

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>