2.Liga, Round 12

Köln had a rough time at Bielefeld. Arminia was determined to get something from the match, and fought relentlessly. Köln raised their game in the 2nd half, and were rewarded with a late goal. Perhaps Bielefeld deserved something for their courageous performance, but this is the kind of game you need to see from a team that is wanting a return to the Bundesliga this season.

Ingolstadt continued their revival with an unexpected win at Greuther Fürth. Unexpected, but not undeserved. The Schanzer showed good organization and determination, and their hosts largely phoned it in for the first half. When the Greuther finally got down, FCI was ready and withstood the pressure.

St.Pauli should have won easily against Sandhausen, but they wasted their chances like a bunch of fairies. They had enough to win two or three matches, but just pissed it away, which is perhaps a true indication of why they don’t seem to be ready to challenge. Obviously a nice point for SVS, and certainly not expected.

Disastrous performance by Düsseldorf, as they got their ass ripped at home by Paderborn. Man of the match was ex-Wuppertaler Mahir Saglik, who bagged four in embarassing the home side. Fortuna dicked around aimlessly and were duly punished. The fans should have rioted, but were probably too stunned to believe what they were seeing.

Not much going on in Frankfurt, basically neither FSV nor Aalen deserved to win this one. FSV had the best chance, but Aalen GK Jasmin Fejzic stopped Yelen’s penalty.

Union Berlin dominated the match against Aue, with Erzgebirge hunkered down to try and catenaccio a point. Luckily, it didn’t work, and the Berliners ended up with a win that keeps them at the top.

Another fierce eastern derby, this one with relegation implications. Dresden hosted Cottbus, and the fervor on the pitch was matched by the stands. Referee Felix Brych, fresh off his legendary performance in Hoffenheim last week, was once again a focal point, although this time it wasn’t his doing: he interrupted the match for about 10 minutes because Cottbus fans launched rockets onto the field. Overall, Dynamo started fast, but soon Energie assumed control, creating better chances and pushing the hosts back. It was a somewhat lucky goal that gave them the win, which they desperately needed.

Karlsruhe knocked off the toothless Lions to get back on track. Not much t report here except they deserved the win. 1860 looked better in the 2nd half, but their desolate performance in the opening period was enough to sink them.

Monday has a desperate Bochum hosting Kaiserslautern.

SpVgg Greuther Fürth  -   FC Ingolstadt 04	0:1 (0:1)   10,025

                     0:1  Mo. Hartmann (9., P. Groß)

FC St. Pauli	      -   SV Sandhausen	        0:0 (0:0)   27,901

Arminia Bielefeld     -   1. FC Köln	        0:1 (0:0)   26,500 *

                     0:1  Peszko (80., M. Lehmann)

Fortuna Düsseldorf    -   SC Paderborn 07	1:6 (1:2)   31,500

                     0:1  Saglik (28., Bertels)
                     1:1  Latka (40., Bellinghausen)
                     1:2  Saglik (45. + 1, Meha)
                     1:3  Saglik (63., Meha)
                     1:4  Saglik (70., Vrancic)
                     1:5  Kachunga (76., Brückner)
                     1:6  Latka (86., own goal, Kachunga)

FSV Frankfurt	      -   VfR Aalen	        0:0 (0:0)    3,500


 	
1. FC Union Berlin    -   Erzgebirge Aue	1:0 (0:0)   20,541

                     1:0  Mattuschka (62., direct freekick)

Dynamo Dresden	      -   Energie Cottbus	1:0 (0:0)   29,593

                     1:0  Poté (72., Ouali)

Karlsruher SC	      -   1860 München	        2:1 (2:0)   16,527

                     1:0  Alibaz (16., Nazarov)
                     2:0  Vallori (22., own goal, Klingmann)
                     2:1  Stoppelkamp (85.)


Monday:
VfL Bochum	      -   1. FC Kaiserslautern	0:0 (0:0)   16,563
 	


 1  1. FC Köln	  	        12    6  6  0 	  17:5 	 +12 	  24 
 2  1. FC Union Berlin	  	12    7  3  2 	  21:12  +9 	  24
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 3  SpVgg Greuther Fürth (A)	12    6  2  4 	  20:14  +6 	  20
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 4  1. FC Kaiserslautern	12    5  4  3 	  17:13  +4 	  19 
 5  FC St. Pauli	  	12    5  4  3 	  17:14  +3 	  19 
 6  SC Paderborn 07	  	12    5  3  4 	  22:22   0 	  18 
 7  FSV Frankfurt	  	12    4  4  4 	  17:13  +4 	  16 
 8  Karlsruher SC (N)	  	12    4  4  4 	  13:13   0 	  16 
 9  VfR Aalen	  	        12    4  4  4 	  12:12   0 	  16 
10  Fortuna Düsseldorf (A)	12    4  4  4 	  14:19  -5 	  16 
11  1860 München	  	12    4  3  5 	   9:12  -3 	  15 
12  Erzgebirge Aue	  	12    5  0  7 	  14:19  -5 	  15 
13  SV Sandhausen	  	12    3  5  4 	   8:11  -3 	  14 
14  Arminia Bielefeld (N)	12    4  2  6 	  17:23  -6 	  14 
15  Energie Cottbus	  	12    3  4  5 	  18:17  +1 	  13
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16  VfL Bochum	  	        12    3  3  6 	  13:14  -1 	  12 
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17  Dynamo Dresden	  	12    2  6  4 	  11:18  -7 	  12
18  FC Ingolstadt 04	  	12    3  1  8 	  11:20  -9 	  10

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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