3.Liga, Round 30: Only relegation remains

Getting into the home stretch, things are pretty clear at this point. Heidenheim recovered from their loss last week, and got back on the win track. Leipzig dropped a point, but continue in 2nd. Darmstadt has crept closer. So those are the teams that will be in the promotion zone, the only remaining issue is who gets auto promotion and who goes to a playoff.

At the bottom, Saarbrücken looks dead and Burghausen is down to one lung, and they have pneumonia. Unterhaching is the other club in the zone, but their are several clubs that could fall. This is the only real significant race, although if you want some mini-excitement, 4th place is tight, which means an automatic spot in next year’s DFB-Cup Main round.

Heidenheim had problems with desperate Burghausen, and especially veteran Michael Thurk had huge chances, by count five golden opportunities. But he couldn’t hit the net, and FCH continued to bombard the Wacker goal. Finally they broke through for a deserved, albeit minimal win. That looks just enough to sink Burghausen.

Unterhaching has a new coach in Cristian Ziege. I remember the ex-international mostly for his dumb-ass mohawk hair in one forgettable World Cup, but he’s the man tasked to save the Hachingers. They did put up a good fight, getting a point against Leipzig. The RedBulls have to be careful, as Darmstadt is getting closer. The 98ers won again, with Dominik Stroh-Engel scoring in his 7th straight game and getting a tough win against desperate Saarbrücken, who now look finished.

Elversberg and Kiel battled to a scoreless draw in a relegation battle, But Stuttgart-II lost at home to Wehen, and thus things remain tight just above the drop zone.


Borussia Dortmund II  -   Stuttgarter Kickers	1:1 (0:0)    1,658
VfB Stuttgart II      -   SV Wehen Wiesbaden	1:2 (1:1)      510
Hansa Rostock	      -   MSV Duisburg	        0:1 (0:1)    7,800
SV Darmstadt 98       -   1. FC Saarbrücken	1:0 (1:0)    7,500
SV Elversberg	      -   Holstein Kiel	        0:0 (0:0)      728
VfL Osnabrück	      -   Rot Weiß Erfurt	1:1 (0:0)    8,260
SpVgg Unterhaching    -   RB Leipzig            1:1 (1:1)    3,050
1. FC Heidenheim      -   Wacker Burghausen	1:0 (0:0)   11,000
Jahn Regensburg	      -   Preußen Münster	2:0 (1:0)    3,045
Chemnitzer FC	      -   Hallescher FC  	-:- (-:-)


 1  1. FC Heidenheim	  	30   19  8  3 	  49:20  +29 	  65 
 2  RasenBallsport Leipzig (N)	30   18  5  7 	  46:27  +19 	  59
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 3  SV Darmstadt 98	  	30   16  8  6 	  47:23  +24 	  56
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 4  SV Wehen Wiesbaden	  	30   12  9  9 	  35:36  -1 	  45 
 5  VfL Osnabrück	  	30   12  8  10 	  40:32  +8 	  44 
 6  Hansa Rostock	  	30   12  7  11 	  35:40  -5 	  43 
 7  Hallescher FC	  	29   12  5  12 	  37:36  +1 	  41 
 8  Stuttgarter Kickers	  	30   11  8  11 	  37:37   0 	  41 
 9  MSV Duisburg (A)	  	30   10  11  9 	  35:35   0 	  41 
10  Rot Weiß Erfurt	  	30   11  7  12 	  42:36  +6 	  40 
11  Preußen Münster	  	30    9  12  9 	  41:40  +1 	  39 
12  Jahn Regensburg (A)	  	30   10  8  12 	  42:43  -1 	  38 
13  Borussia Dortmund II	30   11  5  14 	  38:44  -6 	  38 
14  Chemnitzer FC	  	29    9  10 10 	  32:37  -5 	  37 
15  SV Elversberg (N)	  	30   10  6  14 	  27:40  -13 	  36 
16  Holstein Kiel (N)	  	30    7  13 10 	  31:28  +3 	  34 
17  VfB Stuttgart II	  	30    9  7  14 	  38:44  -6 	  34
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18  SpVgg Unterhaching	  	30    8  9  13 	  38:52  -14 	  33 
19  Wacker Burghausen	  	30    7  7  16 	  30:50  -20 	  28 
20  1. FC Saarbrücken	  	30    6  7  17 	  31:51  -20 	  25


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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