2.Liga, Round 3

Düsseldorf dominated the match against 1860, but ended up kicked in the nuts. Fortuna controlled the match, pressed, did everything right – except score goals, which was a major problem last season. The lions on the other usually lose matches like this, but this time took their few opportunities and come away without a lucky 3 points – and they sure won’t complain about it.

Frankfurt grabbed an early lead against Bochum, but then let the guests have all the play. FSV also neglected to gave some clear chances on counters, and as a result nervously clung to the lead. However Bochum basically just ran around a lot, or made worthless passes that achieved nothing. So they can’t be too upset that they get nada from this one, since they sucked. A critical win for FSV, as they may be battling relegation after a calm campaign last season.

Köln is repeating last season, dropping points and not grinding out the wins. Last season they mounted a late season charge, but where slapped in the end. Paderborn figures to struggle, but they gave it all they got with a strong performance. however they could have gone for the jugular against this lame Goats squad. A last gasp goal saved Köln an embarassing defeat, hardly deserved.

St.Pauli was unlucky to lose, as they were the stronger side in their clash against Bielefeld. The “Kiez-kicker” dominated the match, but Arminia’s defense was rock solid, and they did create some decent chances on the counter. Overall, a draw would have been a fair result. Bielefeld is looking to establish themselves mid-table, and although the Paulistas look plenty strong, they obviously have trouble putting the ball into the net, so they could possibly struggle against relegation if they don’t at least fix the problem. If they do, they are strong enough to contend for promotion, so it should be an interesting campaign for them.

A big eastern clash in Dresden, and Union ripped a disorganized Dynamo defense to shreds in the first half. Dresden looked out of synch, and Union ruthlessly exploited the chaos in a 15 minute segment when they put the game on ice. Dresden didn’t have an answer, and Gueye got his ass tossed at the start of the 2nd period, so the Dynamo’s goal was putting lipstick on a pig. Good win for Berlin.

Aue ruined their good start with a crap performance against Aalen. The Erzgebirgers totally slept the 1st half, and really never got things organized, except for some desperate pressing at the end. Aalen is a relegation candidate, and really didn’t do much to change that perception, despite the win. However they’ll certainly take it.

Ingolstadt ran around a lot, but Karlsruhe actually played some football, so they deservedly win. FCI looks like they’ve run out of surprises, and will have to improve if they plan to stay up. KSC obviously paid their dues in the 3.Liga, and look solid right now.

Sandhausen is taking advantage of their reprieve (Duisburg losing their license and taking their relegation spot). They need to grind out wins like this however; a two goal lead you need to bring home the bacon. On the other hand, it would have been unfair, as Cottbus was the better team.

Major clash Monday night as Greuther Fürth hosts Kaiserslautern in a clash between promotion contenders.

 	
Fortuna Düsseldorf     -   1860 München	       1:2 (1:1)   34,626

                      0:1  Lauth (9., Wood)
                      1:1  Benschop (37., penalty, Kenia)
                      1:2  Tomasov (78.)

FSV Frankfurt	       -   VfL Bochum	       1:0 (1:0)    4,839

                      1:0  Epstein (9., Leckie)

Dynamo Dresden	       -   1. FC Union Berlin  1:3 (0:3)   29,223

                      0:1  Brandy (23., Mattuschka)
                      0:2  Mattuschka (25., Özbek)
                      0:3  Kreilach (37., Köhler)
                      1:3  Susac (73., Poté)

SC Paderborn 07	       -   1. FC Köln	       1:1 (1:0)   12,397

                      1:0  Krösche (15., Heinloth)
                      1:1  K. Przybylko (90. + 3, Exslager)

FC Ingolstadt 04       -   Karlsruher SC       0:2 (0:0)    5,687

                      0:1  Micanski (58., , G. Krebs)
                      0:2  Alibaz (64., direct freekick)

FC St. Pauli	       -   Arminia Bielefeld   0:1 (0:0)   28,558

                      0:1  Hübener (67., penalty, Klos)

SV Sandhausen	       -   Energie Cottbus     2:2 (2:1)    3,200

                      1:0  Schauerte (9., penalty, Kister)
                      2:0  Jovanovic (21., M. Zimmermann)
                      2:1  Kruska (29., Sanogo)
                      2:2  Sanogo (58., Stiepermann)

Erzgebirge Aue	       -   VfR Aalen	       0:1 (0:1)    8,750

                      0:1  Reichwein (43., Klauß)


Monday:
SpVgg Greuther Fürth   -  	1. FC Kaiserslautern

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