2.Liga, Round 6

Greuther Fürth had their hands full at Bornheim. Frankfurt showed a tough defense and dangerous counterattacks, and the Greuther were on the verge of their first loss. Despite pressure, they were blunted by the aggressive FSV defense. However Weilandt came on late as a sub and grabbed a deserved equalizer. Overall, a good result for FSV, establishing themselves once again as a tough side despite minimal resources. Fürth probably isn’t losing too much sleep over this one, as they are clearly one of the promotion contenders.

This is why München will be waiting for a second top-flight side to accompany Bayern. (It wasn’t that long ago when they could boast *3* sides). 1860 sucks, and this one is perfect evidence. They were totally outplayed at home by Sandhausen, who have struggled to find form this season. 1860 should be a huge club, but they continue to suck. Think of them as Man City without crazy Arab money. A win was what 1860 needed to mount a challenge. Instead, they get kicked in the balls and insult their dwindling fanbase. The whole saying that Bayern is Bavaria’s team, but 1860 in München’s is getting pretty old. I think most Müncheners have decided there’s too much good being a Bayern fan. Good win for SVS in their relegation battle. BTW, after the match, 1860 coach Alex Schmidt was canned. Speculation for his successor have brought up Friedhelm Funkel and Felix Magath(!).

Weird match in Bielefeld, which Arminia pulled out with a late flurry over Düsseldorf. Both sides looked like they wanted to throw the game, but in the end Bielefeld willed their way to victory. Another mediocre result for Fortuna, who don’t look like they’re serious about an immediate return to the Bundesliga.

St.Pauli brings fans, and as a result you had a rare sell-out at Berlin’s Alte Försterei. And the fans that showed up were rewarded with an exciting match. St.Pauli caught Union flat-footed and blasted out of the gates with a double, but Union did not panic. They stuck to their plan of pressuring the Paulistas, and the Hamburgers began to get grilled. The hosts fought their way back and were finally rewarded with a nice win late in the match.

Both Bochum and Paderborn have been struggling, and it looked epsecially grim for Bochum at half, down by two goals. However coach Peter Neururer must have said something, as VfL came out breathing fire and pressured until Paderborn fell apart. Good win for Bochum, although they still have a lot of work.

Köln showed what they are capable of as they had an impressive display in thumping Aue. The hosts immediately jumped all over teh visitors and had the match firmly in grip from the start. Erzgebirge tried to fight back, but were basically on their back heels the whole match. If Köln can get some consistency in attack, they are a clear promotion favorite. They made one intriguing move over the weekend, as they signed Patrick Helmes from Wolfsburg. Helmes has previously played for Köln and done quite well, so the hope is that he’ll continue. The big question is whether his injury problems will put a damper on things.

Karlsruhe and Aalen battled to a draw, a fair result.

Dresden remains at the bottom as they could not get a result against fellow bottom feeder Ingolstadt. Overall, ynamo had a clear edge in chances and possession, but FCI was solid and had some decent counters of their own.

On Monday, both Kaiserslautern and Cottbus had something to prove after crap outings. It could have been a disaster for FCK, as they were down a man and a goal almost at the start. But the home side showed resilience and bounced back twice to earn a point.

Total attendance 180,379 (avg 20,042), sell-out in Berlin

	
FSV Frankfurt	     -   SpVgg Greuther Fürth	1:1 (1:0)    4,853

                    1:0  Epstein (15., Huber)
                    1:1  Weilandt (81., Stieber)

1860 München	     -   SV Sandhausen	        0:2 (0:2)   15,100

                    0:1  F. Hübner (11., Achenbach)
                    0:2  Jovanovic (40., Schauerte)

Arminia Bielefeld    -   Fortuna Düsseldorf	4:2 (1:2)   21,085

                    0:1  Rahn (21., own goal)
                    1:1  Hübener (29., Hand penalty)
                    1:2  Gianniotas (33., direct free kick)
                    2:2  Klos (47., Jerat)
                    3:2  Hille (86., Schütz)
                    4:2  Hille (90. + 1, C. Müller)
 
1. FC Union Berlin   -   FC St. Pauli	        3:2 (1:2)   21,717 *

                    0:1  Verhoek (1., Bartels)
                    0:2  Bartels (6.)
                    1:2  Mattuschka (36., penalty, Brandy)
                    2:2  Nemec (59., Mattuschka)
                    3:2  Terodde (86., Kohlmann)

VfL Bochum	     -   SC Paderborn 07	4:2 (0:2)   13,000

                    0:1  ten Voorde (44., penalty, Kachunga)
                    0:2  Bertels (45. + 1, KVrancic)
                    1:2  Aydin (46., Tasaka)
                    2:2  Fabian (71., Jungwirth)
                    3:2  Ilsö (78., Tasaka)
                    4:2  Maltritz (84., Ilsö)
	 	
1. FC Köln	     -   Erzgebirge Aue	        4:1 (3:1)   42,000

                    1:0  Gerhardt (2., Peszko)
                    2:0  Risse (11., D. Halfar)
                    2:1  Ishihara (14., Sylvestr)
                    3:1  Risse (24., Brecko)
                    4:1  Peszko (55., Ujah)

Dynamo Dresden	     -   FC Ingolstadt 04	1:1 (1:1)   22,674

                    0:1  P. Hofmann (11.)
                    1:1  Menz (24., Koch)

Karlsruher SC	     -   VfR Aalen	        1:1 (1:1)   14,534

                    1:0  Nazarov (7., Klingmann)
                    1:1  Lechleiter (39., Klauß)

1. FC Kaiserslautern -   Energie Cottbus	2:2 (1:2)   25,416 

                    0:1  Banovic (8., penalty, Fomitschow)
                    1:1  Karl (23., Löwe)
                    1:2  Stiepermann (45., Fomitschow)
                    2:2  Zoller (57., Ring)



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



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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