3.Liga, Round 14

An interesting round in the 3rd division, with a lot of the favorites having trouble.

Wehen suprisingly fired their coach midweek, and the villagers were down a man after 30 minutes. Plus they faced leaders Heidenheim away, so things looked grim. But they held on in dtermined fashion and saved a point, a good result. FCH probably didn’t mind too much, since Leipzig went down and they remain firmly in control of the board.

The new Sachsen derby went off in hot fashion, as Chemnitz faced money bags Leipzig, who due to the brazen action of Red Bull have created a lot of ill-will and envy among the eastern clubs. CFC was up to the task and they managed to beat down a good Leipzig squad, getting a bit of room from the relegation mire.

Osnabrück was stunned at home by Elversberg, but it wasn’t undeserved. The guests thoroughly outplayed the homes ide, who evidently just thought they could phone it in and get the win. By the time they woke up, they did create some good chances at the end, but SVE held on for a good win.

Two clubs expected to be opposites met in Darmstadt. SV98 was expected to be relegation candidate, Preußen Münster promotion candidate. Well, they’re still opposites, but reversed. Darmstadt really didn’t have to do much as Münster pretty much self-destructed. Dominik Stroh-Engel hit another hat-trick for the home side, now 14 goals/14 matches. The Lilies jump back into 2nd and continue their good season. Münster had been showing signs of life, but now it’s back to the drawing board.

Unterhaching has been in good form recently, but they showed little against Kiel, who were happy for a point and regaining a bit of stability.

Ho-hum match in Stuttgart, who have quietly climbed the table. Duisburg is still struggling, but get a point.

Regensburg has been sinking, but they put it together and fought down Erfurt in a good match (at least for the home fans).

Hansa still has faithful fans, so a decent crowd showed in an eastern battle against Halle. Rostock’s coach Bergmann is trying to save the sinking ship (and his job), and Halle hasn’t won in Rostock in 40 years…so both sides had a lot to play for. Hansa looked good early but when HFC climbed back into the game, it was a nerve wracking end game/ But Hansa held on and got some well needed points.

An exciting relegation battle in Saarbrücken, where FCS came out on top somewhat fortunately against Stuttgarter Kickers. The match was pretty even and both sides were playing for the win. The home side had a bit more luck and got a desperate win that lifts them from the bottom.

Dortmund B had a routine win against bottom Burghausen. Since the BVB-Bubis are mostly unknown youngsters, nobody bothers to show up, especially when all eyes are on the Revier derby as the A team took on Schalke at the same time (who planned that schedule?!)

Total attendance 51,879 (avg 5,188)

 	
SpVgg Unterhaching    -   Holstein Kiel	        0:0 (0:0)    2,550
VfL Osnabrück	      -   SV Elversberg	        0:1 (0:1)    7,044
VfB Stuttgart II      -   MSV Duisburg	        1:1 (1:1)    1,200
1. FC Saarbrücken     -   Stuttgarter Kickers	3:2 (2:2)    4,205
Hansa Rostock	      -   Hallescher FC	        2:1 (2:0)   11,000
SV Darmstadt 98	      -   Preußen Münster	4:0 (1:0)    6,100
Borussia Dortmund II  -   Wacker Burghausen	3:1 (1:0)      323
Chemnitzer FC	      -   RB Leipzig	        3:1 (2:1)    8,305
Jahn Regensburg	      -   Rot-Weiß Erfurt	3:1 (0:0)    3,152
1. FC Heidenheim      -   SV Wehen Wiesbaden	0:0 (0:0)    8,000


 1  1. FC Heidenheim	  	14    9  3  2 	  23:11  +12 	  30 
 2  SV Darmstadt 98	  	14    7  4  3 	  24:10  +14 	  25
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 3  RasenBallsport Leipzig (N)	14    7  3  4 	  24:17  +7 	  24
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 4  SpVgg Unterhaching	  	14    6  5  3 	  22:20  +2 	  23 
 5  VfB Stuttgart II	  	14    6  4  4 	  22:15  +7 	  22 
 6  VfL Osnabrück	  	14    6  4  4 	  20:15  +5 	  22 
 7  SV Wehen Wiesbaden	  	14    6  4  4 	  18:16  +2 	  22 
 8  SV Elversberg (N)	  	14    6  3  5 	  13:14  -1 	  21 
 9  Rot-Weiß Erfurt	  	14    6  2  6 	  23:20  +3 	  20 
10  Borussia Dortmund II	14    6  2  6 	  19:23  -4 	  20 
11  MSV Duisburg (A)	  	14    5  4  5 	  17:18  -1 	  19 
12  Hallescher FC	  	14    6  1  7 	  15:18  -3 	  19 
13  Holstein Kiel (N)	  	14    4  6  4 	  18:14  +4 	  18 
14  Hansa Rostock	  	14    5  3  6 	  15:22  -7 	  18 
15  Chemnitzer FC	  	14    4  5  5 	  17:21  -4 	  17 
16  Jahn Regensburg (A)	  	14    4  4  6 	  20:25  -5 	  16 
17  Preußen Münster	  	14    3  6  5 	  24:24   0 	  15
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18  Stuttgarter Kickers	  	14    3  3  8 	  16:21  -5 	  12 
19  1. FC Saarbrücken	  	14    2  5  7 	  15:25  -10 	  11 
20  Wacker Burghausen	  	14    2  3  9 	  13:29  -16 	  9


A = Absteiger just relegated 
N = Neuling just promoted

1st line: Promotion to 2.Liga
2nd line: Promotion Playoff with 2.Liga 16th place
3rd line: Relegation to Regionalliga

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