2.Liga, Round 8

Greuther Fürth is back on top as they deleivered a beat-down in the showdown in Berlin to erstwhile leaders Union. It was an exciting match where both teams were going all out for the win, but the Greuther were just a bit more cold-blooded in front of goal.

Köln and Kaiserslautern met in a mega match, and the Köln faithful showed that they’re still behind the club despite sucking for last season after relegation. A sold-out stadium pushed the hosts forward, but Lautern was solid enough in defense.

Finally a solid performance by 1860, as Friedhelm Funkel made his home debut as head coach. The Lions dominated against Aue and easily get the points.

Bochum is still not ready for prime-time. They dominated the whole match against Aalen, but wasted chances left and right. Aalen had about two opportunities, but took them, kicking Bochum in the balls and stealing all 3 points. Bochum has nobody to blame but themselves, and if their fans decided to riot, it might be acceptable.

Bielefeld had a hard time against Sandhausen , who after falling behind opened up and pressed Arminia back. The hosts missed some chances to finish off the game, and instead SVS cut the lead, which meant anxious minutes for the increasing nervous home fans. But in the end a win, and a solid challenger status.

FSV dominated against hapless Ingolstadt, which is in crisis. The visiting Schanzer actually started out OK, but once they fell behind they were overrun by the aggressive Bornheimers.

Dresden should have won against Paderborn, but mistakes caused them a lot of pain. The guests grabbed a lead, and Dynamo reacted with furious attacks and eventually grabbed the lead, looking like a winner. But SCP struck late via a “Joker” (a late sub who comes on and scores) and the Dresden fans were stunned at missing out the first win.

Monday features struggling Düsseldorf at St.Pauli, who with a win could jump into the challenger circle. Of course, it ended in a draw, so I guess you could say they both lost…Well,actually it was a pretty well played match, with both sides playing hard. The Paulistas had the edge, but Fortuna stunned them with a counter and desperately held on. Things looked like a win for the visitors, especially when Thorandt got his ass tossed after 81 minutes. But despite being down a man, the Hamburgers surged forward and Kringe blasted in an impressive volley from 22 to earn the point.

Total attendance 177,872 (avg 19,764), sellouts Köln, Hamburg (St.Pauli)

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

1. FC Union Berlin   -   SpVgg Greuther Fürth	2:4 (1:0)   19,707

                    1:0  Köhler (17., Brandy)
                    1:1  Sukalo (52., Azemi)
                    1:2  Weilandt (60., Trinks)
                    1:3  Stieber (66., Trinks)
                    2:3  Terodde (86., Köhler)
                    2:4  Stieber (90., Trinks)

Karlsruher SC	     -   Energie Cottbus	2:0 (2:0)   12,500

                    1:0  van der Biezen (22., penalty, Hennings)
                    2:0  Gordon (34., Alibaz)

1860 München	     -   Erzgebirge Aue	        3:1 (2:0)   14,300

                    1:0  Stoppelkamp (23., penalty, Lauth)
                    2:0  Y. Stark (27., Friend)
                    3:0  Friend (65., Stoppelkamp)
                    3:1  Sylvestr (79., Kocer)

VfL Bochum	     -   VfR Aalen	        1:2 (1:1)   15,051

                    0:1  Lechleiter (3., Klauß)
                    1:1  Aydin (13., Freier)
                    1:2  Valentini (70., Leandro)

Arminia Bielefeld    -   SV Sandhausen	        2:1 (0:0)   11,037

                    1:0  Jerat (49., C. Müller)
                    2:0  Jerat (68., Klos)
                    2:1  Rahn (77., own goal, Schauerte)


Sunday:
FSV Frankfurt	     -   FC Ingolstadt 04	4:1 (2:0)    3,451

                    1:0  Leckie (21., Kauko)
                    2:0  M. Görlitz (42., Leckie)
                    3:0  Leckie (53.)
                    3:1  Cohen (75., da Costa)
                    4:1  Rukavytsya (87.)

Dynamo Dresden	     -   SC Paderborn 07	2:2 (0:0)   22,763

                    0:1  Wurtz (47., Wemmer)
                    1:1  Aoudia (63., Schuppan)
                    2:1  Dedic (67., Menz)
                    2:2  Saglik (84., Kachunga)


Monday:
FC St. Pauli	     -   Fortuna Düsseldorf	1:1 (0:0)   29,063 *
	
                    0:1  Bancé (47., O. Fink)
                    1:1  Kringe (82.)


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


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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