2.Liga, Round 30

Leaders Köln continue their march to the Bundesliga and mathematically eliminate Union Berlin. Actually, Union had already missed the plane, train and automobile to promotion. They were trying a bicycle, but were down to a unicycle with a flat tire. They’d faded from a promising season several weeks ago. So it was only pride in a sold out Alte Försterei. Union fought hard, and you could say that Köln’s win was somewhat lucky, but the leaders did show the usual solid defense and Patrick Helmes did the rest.

Greuther Fürth managed to hold 2nd in a tough win against Aue. The home side dominated, but were chasing the visitors, who proved a hard nut to crack.

Paderborn took a huge step towards promotion as they defended their spot and won at Ingolstadt, who are very difficult to beat. They actually had their backs against the wall facing the Schanzer, who were pressing to get a win. But the Westfalen showed discipline and will, and got a crucial win. This sets up the massive clash with Greuther Fürth next week, which may decide the assured Bundesliga spot.

Kaiserslautern maintained hope in the promotion race as they won in silly injury time at St.Pauli. It was a wild, hard fought match that probably ended the Hamburgers hopes.

Bielefeld need ed a win against Karlsruhe, but it was a rather lame match with few chances. Things are looking pretty grim for Arminia, with only the playoff as a chance of staying up.

Düsseldorf ended any relegation worries with a solid win over Aalen.

FSV Frankfurt played one of their worst home matches and were shredded by Sandhausen. The visitors were a step quicker and looked like they wanted it, whereas the Bornheimer had no clue. They still are looking nervously over their should, as they could still get caught by one of the bottom three.

Bochum overcame a crap 1st half and pulled out a win over Cottbus. This looks to be just enough to secure their 2.Liga status, and probably drove the final nail in Energie’s coffin.

On Monday, Dresden dumped a lame 1860 squad by blowing them out of the water right at the start. Dynamo did whatever they pleased and 1860 meeked agreed. This is huge for Dynamo, as they are back in range of a safe spot. However it does mean that they’ve pretty much condemned Cottbus to the drop, as even the playoff seems out of reach for the Lausitzer.

 	
1. FC Union Berlin    -   1. FC Köln  	        1:2 (1:1)   21,717 *

                     1:0  Dausch (10., Pfertzel)
                     1:1  Helmes (26., penalty, Peszko)
                     1:2  Helmes (59., direct freekick)

FC St. Pauli	      -   1. FC Kaiserslautern	2:3 (1:1)   29,063 *

                     1:0  Verhoek (15., Rzatkowski)
                     1:1  Lakic (31., direct freekick)
                     1:2  Karl (61., Torrejon)
                     2:2  Kringe (89., Maier)
                     2:3  Jenssen (90. + 7, Karl)

FC Ingolstadt 04      -   SC Paderborn 07	1:2 (1:1)    4,536

                     1:0  Morales (5.)
                     1:1  Bakalorz (36., Krösche)
                     1:2  Kachunga (81.)

SpVgg Greuther Fürth  -   Erzgebirge Aue	2:1 (1:1)   12,310

                     0:1  Luksik (17., direct freekick)
                     1:1  Brosinski (38.)
                     2:1  Azemi (58., Pledl)

Arminia Bielefeld     -   Karlsruher SC	        0:0 (0:0)   14,349

Fortuna Düsseldorf    -   VfR Aalen	        3:1 (1:0)   28,377

                     1:0  Halloran (44.)
                     2:0  Benschop (65., penalty, Bodzek)
                     3:0  Golley (74., Benschop)
                     3:1  Junglas (83., Traut)


FSV Frankfurt	      -   SV Sandhausen	        0:3 (0:2)    6,847

                     0:1  Jovanovic (27., Achenbach)
                     0:2  Adler (44., Achenbach)
                     0:3  Jovanovic (66., Adler)

VfL Bochum	      -   Energie Cottbus	2:1 (0:1)   11,779

                     0:1  Takyi (28., Jendrisek)
                     1:1  Kreyer (61., Fabian)
                     2:1  Sukuta-Pasu (74., penalty)


Monday:
Dynamo Dresden	      -   1860 München	        4:2 (4:1)   27,344

                     1:0  Kempe (5., direct freekick)
                     2:0  Ouali (11., Poté)
                     3:0  Koch (20., Poté)
                     3:1  Losilla (26., own goal, Osako)
                     4:1  Koch (44., Ouali)
                     4:2  Adlung (89., Vallori)
 	


 1  1. FC Köln	  	        30   17  10 3 	  45:16  +29 	  61 
 2  SpVgg Greuther Fürth (A)	30   15  8  7 	  53:34  +19 	  53
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 3  SC Paderborn 07	  	30   15  7  8 	  55:45  +10 	  52
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 4  1. FC Kaiserslautern	30   13  8  9 	  45:32  +13 	  47 
 5  FC St. Pauli	  	30   13  7  10 	  41:39  +2 	  46 
 6  Karlsruher SC (N)	  	30   11  12 7 	  40:27  +13 	  45 
 7  SV Sandhausen	  	30   12  8  10 	  29:26  +3 	  44 
 8  1. FC Union Berlin	  	30   11  9  10 	  44:39  +5 	  42 
 9  Fortuna Düsseldorf (A)	30   10  10 10 	  32:40  -8 	  40 
10  1860 München	  	30   10  8  12 	  31:38  -7 	  38 
11  VfL Bochum	  	        30   10  7  13 	  27:34  -7 	  37
12  Erzgebirge Aue	  	30   10  7  13 	  38:46  -8 	  37 
13  VfR Aalen	  	        30    9  10 11 	  29:37  -8 	  37 
14  FC Ingolstadt 04	  	30    9  9  12 	  29:32  -3 	  36 
15  FSV Frankfurt	  	30    9  7  14 	  39:47  -8 	  34
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16  Dynamo Dresden	  	30    5  16 9 	  32:42  -10 	  31
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17  Arminia Bielefeld (N)	30    7  7  16 	  32:53  -21 	  28 
18  Energie Cottbus	  	30    6  6  18 	  33:47  -14 	  24


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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