3.Liga, Round 26

The winner this week is probably Leipzig, as they got an away win at Kiel, whereas Darmstadt could only get a point at troubled Chemnitz. This means that the RedBulls/Rasenballsportler have opened up a gap on 2nd place.

However the Leipziger hardly covered themselves with glory in getting the points. It was more like Kiel had no clue and ran around aimlessly. The Rasenballsportler did only the minimum necessary, and only really created two chances – but got two goals. Aside from that, Leipzig was taking it easy The players had probably gone clubbing the night before, and had some generous supplies of Red Bull and Vodka. So they were clearly on the downside of the hangover, but their hosts wer quite gracious in not pushing them at all.

Darmstadt had a rough time at Chemnitz. The relegation threatened home side are desperate, an of course the 98ers need points for promotion. So it started pretty scrappy, with seven (!) yellow cards in the first seven minutes. CFC gave the favored visitors all sorts of problems, and eventually grabbed a lead. SV98 came back as the league leader Domink Stroh-Engel notched another goal (his 19th league), but that was all they could muster. For CFC, they are now equal on points with Kiel, but with an inferior goal difference, they still need to make up ground.

Last place Saarbrücken put up a good fight at leaders Heidenheim, but were eventually overpowered. No surprise there, but if FCS had been playing like that all season, they wouldn’t be in their current predicament. *If* they take this as a moral victory and translate it into a last gasp stretch run, they might have a chance to escape. That’s a tall order, and doesn’t seem too likely, but a couple wins in the next couple of games could do that. FCH on the other hand is just marching to the 2.Liga in a relaxed manner.

Osnabrück got back on track with a domination win over Halle. Whether they can get back in the promotion race seems dubious.
Certainly a touch of nostalgia as you could imagine a Bundesliga oldie Ruhr Derby: Dortmund vs. Duisburg at the Rote Erde! Unfortunately, it is BVB II that now plays at the legendary stadium, as the A squad has long moved to the gigantic Westfalen/Signal-Iduna. And of course the Zebras have collapsed down into the 3rd division.

Nobody was paying attention, but Elversberg got a huge relegation battle win over Burghausen, gaining a tiny bit of breathing space.

 	
VfB Stuttgart II      -   Preußen Münster      0:0 (0:0)     650
Borussia Dortmund II  -   MSV Duisburg	       2:0 (1:0)   4,580
VfL Osnabrück	      -   Hallescher FC	       3:0 (3:0)   7,940
SpVgg Unterhaching    -   Stuttgarter Kickers  2:2 (0:1)   1,700
1. FC Heidenheim      -   1. FC Saarbrücken    2:1 (1:0)   8,300
Chemnitzer FC	      -   SV Darmstadt 98      1:1 (1:0)   4,215
SV Wehen Wiesbaden    -   Rot Weiß Erfurt      1:1 (1:1)   2,597
Holstein Kiel	      -   RB Leipzig	       0:2 (0:1)   4,946
SV Elversberg	      -   Wacker Burghausen    1:0 (0:0)     870

Sunday:
Jahn Regensburg	 -  	Hansa Rostock	       1:1 (0:1)   5,169 	


 1  1. FC Heidenheim	  	26   18  6   2 	  45:15  +30 	  60 
 2  RasenBallsport Leipzig (N)	26   15  4   7 	  40:26  +14 	  49
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 3  SV Darmstadt 98	  	26   12  8   6 	  41:23  +18 	  44
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 4  Hansa Rostock	  	26   12  6   8 	  33:36  -3 	  40 
 5  VfL Osnabrück	  	26   11  6   9 	  36:28  +8 	  39 
 6  SV Wehen Wiesbaden	  	26   10  8   8 	  30:32  -2 	  38 
 7  Stuttgarter Kickers	  	26   10  6  10 	  32:30  +2 	  36 
 8  MSV Duisburg (A)	  	26    9  9   8 	  33:33   0 	  36 
 9  Rot Weiß Erfurt	  	26   10  5  11 	  37:31  +6 	  35 
10  Jahn Regensburg (A)	  	26    9  8   9 	  37:35  +2 	  35 
11  Borussia Dortmund II	26   10  4  12 	  36:39  -3 	  34 
12  Hallescher FC	  	26   10  4  12 	  29:33  -4 	  34 
13  VfB Stuttgart II	  	26    9  6  11 	  33:34  -1 	  33 
14  Preußen Münster	  	26    7  11  8 	  36:36   0 	  32 
15  SpVgg Unterhaching	  	26    8  8  10 	  34:44  -10 	  32 
16  SV Elversberg (N)	  	26    9  5  12 	  25:35  -10 	  32 
17  Holstein Kiel (N)	  	26    6  10 10    27:27   0 	  28
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18  Chemnitzer FC	  	26    6  10 10 	  25:36  -11 	  28 
19  Wacker Burghausen	  	26    6  6  14 	  26:45  -19 	  24 
20  1. FC Saarbrücken	  	26    5  7  14 	  28:45  -17 	  22

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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