2.Liga, Round 27: Top clubs strengthen

Midweek action saw the top clubs strengthen their positions, and the expense of their chasing contingents.

Leaders Köln were in control against a rather timid Karlsruhe, and had no real problems in getting a win. Greuther Fürth slapped Düsseldorf to remain in control of 2nd place. The most significant match was in Paderborn, as SCP overran St.Pauli, laying a stronger claim to 3rd place and slapping the Paulista’s hands as they tried to seize the Westfalen spot. Meanwhile, Kaiserslautern basically sucked and was unable to beat struggling Bielefeld, which also played into the top 3 hands. And finally, Union Berlin lost at Sandhausen, pretty much ending any aspirations they may have had.

On the bottom end, it looks like Cottbus is out of Energie. A painful home loss to a worthless 1860 side keeps them tethered to the bottom. This is one they could have won, but they basically dicked around and 1860 woke up.

Another relegation battle saw Dresden and Aalen draw. Dynamo looked the better team, but once again are left with only a point. This does let them get a bit closer to Bochum, who were ripped in Ingolstadt. Dresden’s 14 draws are by far the league’s most, and I’m sure they wish they could have turned some of these into victories. Bochum is playing crap, but one has to wonder whether Dynamo can make up the 4 point deficit.

Total attendance 126,462 (avg 14,051)

	
SpVgg Greuther Fürth  -   Fortuna Düsseldorf	4:1 (1:0)   11,000

                     1:0  Azemi (39., Mavraj)
                     2:0  Azemi (55., Brosinski)
                     3:0  Brosinski (65., Sukalo)
                     3:1  Benschop (66., O. Fink)
                     4:1  Stieber (78., Azemi)
 
VfR Aalen	      -   Dynamo Dresden	1:1 (0:0)    6,683

                     0:1  Kempe (79., Menz)
                     1:1  Leandro (84., penalty, Klauß)

SV Sandhausen	      -   1. FC Union Berlin	2:1 (1:1)    4,050

                     0:1  Quiring (4., direct freekick)
                     1:1  D. Blum (7., Riemann)
                     2:1  Adler (52., Stiefler)

SC Paderborn 07	      -   FC St. Pauli	        3:0 (1:0)   14,411

                     1:0  Saglik (41., Brückner)
                     2:0  Meha (58., Kachunga)
                     3:0  Saglik (69., penalty, Vrancic)

FC Ingolstadt 04      -   VfL Bochum	        3:0 (1:0)    3,708

                     1:0  P. Hofmann (28., Caiuby)
                     2:0  Lappe (74., Cohen)
                     3:0  P. Hofmann (79., Morales)

 	
1. FC Kaiserslautern  -   Arminia Bielefeld	1:1 (1:1)   22,689

                     1:0  Orban (36.)
                     1:1  C. Müller (42.)

1. FC Köln	      -   Karlsruher SC	        2:0 (1:0)   46,700

                     1:0  Brecko (29., Helmes)
                     2:0  Helmes (58., D. Halfar)

Energie Cottbus	      -   1860 München	        1:2 (1:0)   10,021

                     1:0  Fetsch (25., Madouni)
                     1:1  D. Stahl (47.)
                     1:2  Adlung (70., Stoppelkamp)

Erzgebirge Aue	      -   FSV Frankfurt	        2:1 (0:1)    7,200

                     0:1  M. Görlitz (30., Roshi)
                     1:1  Sylvestr (59., M. Fink)
                     2:1  Benatelli (77., Sylvestr)



 1  1. FC Köln	  	        27   14  10  3 	  40:15  +25 	  52 
 2  SpVgg Greuther Fürth (A)	27   14  6   7 	  49:31  +18 	  48
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 3  SC Paderborn 07	  	27   13  7   7 	  49:41  +8 	  46
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 4  1. FC Kaiserslautern	27   12  6   9 	  39:27  +12 	  42 
 5  FC St. Pauli	  	27   12  6   9 	  34:32  +2 	  42 
 6  Karlsruher SC (N)	  	27   10  10  7 	  35:25  +10 	  40 
 7  SV Sandhausen	  	27   11  7   9 	  24:23  +1 	  40 
 8  1. FC Union Berlin	  	27   10  9   8 	  39:34  +5 	  39 
 9  1860 München	  	27   10  8   9 	  29:30  -1 	  38 
10  FSV Frankfurt	  	27    9  7  11 	  37:39  -2 	  34 
11  FC Ingolstadt 04	  	27    9  7  11 	  28:30  -2 	  34 
12  Erzgebirge Aue	  	27    9  7  11 	  34:41  -7 	  34 
13  VfR Aalen	  	        27    8  9  10 	  26:33  -7 	  33 
14  Fortuna Düsseldorf (A)	27    8  9  10 	  27:38  -11 	  33 
15  VfL Bochum	  	        27    8  6  13 	  23:32  -9 	  30
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16  Dynamo Dresden	  	27    4  14  9 	  28:40  -12 	  26
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17  Arminia Bielefeld (N)	27    7  5  15 	  32:51  -19 	  26 
18  Energie Cottbus	  	27    6  5  16 	  32:43  -11 	  23

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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