2.Liga, Round 31: Advantage Fürth

Greuther Fürth has the inside tarck on the Bundesliga, as an injury time equalizer allowed them to grab a point in the crucial battle at Paderborn. It as forward Ilir Azemi’s second goal of the match, and it was a bit contraversial, as he looked to have shoved a Paderborn defender in order to create space. The home side argued furiously, but the only result was that their coach got red carded. The match was a tense, hard fought affair, which Paderborn generally had the upper hand and certainly felt they should have won. However now the Greuther can control their destiny, while Paderborn not only needs help, but needs to keep an eye on Kaiserslautern.

FCK had a hard time in beating desperate FSV Frankfurt. The homeside expected an easy win, but instead found themselves in a dogfight as the visitors took the lead and fought for every ball. K’lautern managed to take the lead into the half, but spent most of the second period nervously defending their advantage. They did hold on, and keep their chances for at least the promotion playoff open. FSV might have deserved a point, but remain in grave danger of relegation.

Sandhausen has been tough down the stretch, by playing tough defense and waiting for their chances. But they got a taste of their own medicine, as they got ripped by Düsseldorf. Fortuna had a solid defense throughout the match, but their quick counters at the start basically caught the home side with their pants down.

The eastern derby saw Aue jump out to a quick lead and then sit back and watch Dresden run around aimlessly. This ends the Erzgebirge relegation worries, but leaves Dynamo in bad shape.

Köln’s win on Monday night over Bochum officially means promotion back to the Bundesliga.

Total attendance 156,036 (avg 17,337)

 	
Energie Cottbus	     -   FC St. Pauli	        1:1 (0:0)    9,142

                    0:1  Thy (60., Buchtmann)
                    1:1  Banovic (87., penalty, Michel)

SV Sandhausen	     -   Fortuna Düsseldorf	0:3 (0:2)    5,750

                    0:1  Halloran (3., Rechtsschuss, Hoffer)
                    0:2  Liendl (9., Rechtsschuss, Benschop)
                    0:3  Liendl (50., Linksschuss, Halloran)

Erzgebirge Aue	     -   Dynamo Dresden	        2:0 (2:0)   15,000 *

                    1:0  M. Fink (6., Benatelli)
                    2:0  Löning (19.)

1860 München	     -   Arminia Bielefeld	2:1 (1:1)   15,100

                    1:0  Adlung (4., Y. Stark)
                    1:1  Sahar (30., Salger)
                    2:1  Bülow (72., Stoppelkamp)

Karlsruher SC	     -   1. FC Union Berlin	3:2 (0:0)   15,557

                    1:0  G. Krebs (56., Gordon)
                    1:1  Köhler (62., penalty, Skrzybski)
                    2:1  Schwertfeger (71.
                    3:1  Hennings (76., Torres)
                    3:2  Mattuschka (78., penalty, Terodde)

1. FC Kaiserslautern -   FSV Frankfurt	        3:2 (3:2)   26,065

                    0:1  Leckie (3., Konrad)
                    1:1  Dick (23., Stöger)
                    2:1  Idrissou (37., Handpenalty)
                    2:2  Wooten (38., Roshi)
                    3:2  Karl (45., Dick)

VfR Aalen	     -   FC Ingolstadt 04	0:0 (0:0)    6,029

SC Paderborn 07	     -   SpVgg Greuther Fürth	2:2 (1:0)   14,293

                    1:0  Koc (36., Bakalorz)
                    1:1  Azemi (59.)
                    2:1  Vucinovic (75., Bakalorz)
                    2:2  Azemi (90. + 1, Sukalo)


Monday:
1. FC Köln	     -   VfL Bochum	        3:1 (0:1)   49,100  

                    0:1  Matuschyk (42., own goal, Jungwirth)
                    1:1  Risse (50., Peszko)
                    2:1  Helmes (64.)
                    3:1  Ujah (81., Risse)


 1  1. FC Köln	  	        31   18  10 3 	  48:17  +31 	  64 
 2  SpVgg Greuther Fürth (A)	31   15  9  7 	  55:36  +19 	  54
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 3  SC Paderborn 07	  	31   15  8  8 	  57:47  +10 	  53
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 4  1. FC Kaiserslautern	31   14  8  9 	  48:34  +14 	  50 
 5  Karlsruher SC (N)	  	31   12  12 7 	  43:29  +14 	  48 
 6  FC St. Pauli	  	31   13  8  10 	  42:40  +2 	  47 
 7  SV Sandhausen	  	31   12  8  11 	  29:29   0 	  44 
 8  Fortuna Düsseldorf (A)	31   11  10 10 	  35:40  -5 	  43 
 9  1. FC Union Berlin	  	31   11  9  11 	  46:42  +4 	  42 
10  1860 München	  	31   11  8  12 	  33:39  -6 	  41 
11  Erzgebirge Aue	  	31   11  7  13 	  40:46  -6 	  40 
12  VfR Aalen	  	        31    9  11 11 	  29:37  -8 	  38 
13  FC Ingolstadt 04	  	31    9  10 12 	  29:32  -3 	  37 
14  VfL Bochum	  	        31   10  7  14 	  28:37  -9 	  37 
15  FSV Frankfurt	  	31    9  7  15 	  41:50  -9 	  34
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16  Dynamo Dresden	  	31    5  16 10 	  32:44  -12 	  31
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17  Arminia Bielefeld (N)	31    7  7  17 	  33:55  -22 	  28 
18  Energie Cottbus	  	31    6  7  18 	  34:48  -14 	  25


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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