2.Liga, Round 2

The highlight of this round was undoubtedly the Rheinderby between Köln and Düsseldorf. Fortuna had the advantage in the 1st half, but Köln dominated the 2nd period as they chased a draw and then tried to win. The visitors especially seemed to wilt in the heat, but overall looked pretty solid. Köln took too long to get started, and although they had chances to win as they pressed late, overall a draw is a fair result. Obviously, it’s probably better from Düsseldorf’s perspective, as this is as hard an away match as they can expect to face. Köln might get into last season’s rut, where they just drop points here and there, and by the time they wake up, it’s over.

Greuther Fürth continued their fine start with a solid win at Aalen. The hosts actually played pretty well, pressing the ex-Bundesligist, but their attack was lame, wasting promising chances. Meanwhile, the Greuther were cold-blooded when they needed to be, running up a deserved victory.

Kaiserslautern was pressed at times by Ingolstadt, but in general had the match under control. FCK didn’t do more than was necessary, and the Schanzer, although they had their moments, can’t really complain about losing.

Bielefeld and Union split the points in a well played match, despite the heat wave that is sweeping the land. Both teams had their chances, but a draw is fair result.

Aue would be happy if the league ended now, since they could playoff for the Bundesliga. They controlled most of the match against Sandhausen, but really created nothing. SVS then opened up a bit late in the match, as they smelled the opportunity for a win. So of course they were promptly punished and Erzgebirge wins. All-in-all, I’d say some justice, since Sandhausen should have been relegated last year (well, technically they were for a few weeks). Aue might as well be happy now, since based on this performance -despite the 3 points – they can’t possibly hope to seriously challenge.

After a sleepy 1st half, both 1860 and FSV ignored the hot weather and tried to win the match. It looked headed for a fair draw (although 1860 had an edge), but Stoppelkamp pulled it out for the hosts in injury time.

Karlsruhe dominated against St.Pauli, who were more concerned in surviving the heat. KSC however wasn’t really able to create much, so they might as well have taken the Paulista attitude and looked for some shade a a cold beer, since there wasn’t much else for this match.

Cottbus proved once again that they are another team at home, and they kicked Paderborn’s ass all over the field. It was all over early, as Energie completely overran a shockingly crap Paderborn side. Veteran Boubacar Sanogo grabbed three goals in the demolition, and the visitors can be happy that Energie shut down in the 2nd period, else it would have been ugly.

Monday night saw Bochum and Dresden split the points…

Total attendance 170,374 (avg 18,930)

	
VfR Aalen	       -   SpVgg Greuther Fürth	  0:2 (0:1)    6,402

                      0:1  Sukalo (8., Weilandt)
                      0:2  Azemi (81., Gießelmann)

Arminia Bielefeld      -   1. FC Union Berlin	  1:1 (0:1)   15,488

                      0:1  Nemec (25., Parensen)
                      1:1  Klos (54., Schönfeld)

1. FC Kaiserslautern   -   FC Ingolstadt 04	  3:1 (1:0)   28,817

                      1:0  Zoller (28., Gaus)
                      2:0  Zoller (51., Karl)
                      2:1  Korkmaz (88., Caiuby)
                      3:1  Idrissou (90., Drazan)

Erzgebirge Aue	       -   SV Sandhausen	  1:0 (0:0)    8,200

                      1:0  Sylvestr (83., Diring)

Karlsruher SC	       -   FC St. Pauli	          0:0 (0:0)   17,667

1860 München	       -   FSV Frankfurt	  2:1 (0:0)   16,500

                      0:1  Leckie (53., Teixeira)
                      1:1  Lauth (55., RStoppelkamp)
                      2:1  Stoppelkamp (90. + 1, Y. Stark)

Energie Cottbus	       -   SC Paderborn 07	  4:0 (4:0)    7,105

                      1:0  Sanogo (3., Bickel)
                      2:0  Bittroff (8., Jendrisek)
                      3:0  Sanogo (11., Banovic)
                      4:0  Sanogo (37.)

1. FC Köln	       -   Fortuna Düsseldorf	  1:1 (0:1)  50,000 *

                      0:1  Benschop (12., Reisinger)
                      1:1  Ujah (67.,  Hector)


Monday:
VfL Bochum	       -   Dynamo Dresden	  1:1 (1:0)   20,195

                      1:0  Fabian (10., Cwielong)
                      1:1  Fiel (69., Ouali)
 	



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


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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