2.Liga, Round 33: Last week to decide

Paderborn put in a solid performance at Aue, and has one foot in the Bundesliga. They met with strong resistance from Erzgebirge, but were generally in complete control throughout the match. This means a win next week at home against in-form Aalen sends the Westfalen up to the top, which is certainly something nobody has really seriously thought about except in fantasy football.

Greuther Fürth ripped Cottbus in preparation for promotion. The Greuther figure to defeat Sandhausen at home next week, so they will get direct promotion if Paderborn falters, or will be in the playoff. Energie put up token resistance, but had no chance. This is probably the worst home defeat for Cottbus in 17 years of 1st/2nd division play that I can remember.

Kaiserslautern kept their slight promotion hopes alive by spanking Dresden, who are desperately holding on to the last chance to avoid relegation. Dynamo dug their own grave early, and eventually got rolled. FCK has to hope for Fürth to lose next week (unlikely) to have a chance. However Dresden will face off against Bielefeld next week: loser is automatically relegated, winner is in a playoff with Darmstadt for the 2.Liga spot.

Bielefeld had a chance to improve their position, but were held to a scoreless tie at home against FSV Frankfurt. This point means that FSV survives again, and that Arminia travels to Dresden needing a win, pure and simple.

Champions Köln held a promotion party and beat up their guest St.Pauli, winning easily.

1860 easily beat Bochum, with veteran Benny Lauth scoring in his fair-well to home fans. Lauth is the Lions all-time leading scorer in the 2.Liga.

Aalen beat the stuffing out of Union Berlin, who really collapsed down the home stretch.

Total attendance 178,934 (avg 19,882), sellout in Köln

 	
1. FC Kaiserslautern  -   Dynamo Dresden	4:0 (1:0)   30,360

                     1:0  Leistner (6., own goal, Matmour)
                     2:0  Idrissou (64., penalty, Linksschuss, Matmour)
                     3:0  Idrissou (84., Zimmer)
                     4:0  Stöger (90. + 2, Dick)

1. FC Köln	      -   FC St. Pauli          4:0 (3:0)   50,000 *

                     1:0  Ujah (13., Nagasawa)
                     2:0  Kalla (39., own goal, Risse)
                     3:0  Helmes (43., D. Halfar)
                     4:0  Bigalke (61., M. Lehmann)

1860 München	      -   VfL Bochum	        2:0 (1:0)   20,600

                     1:0  Osako (31., Wood)
                     2:0  Lauth (90. + 1,  Osako)

Energie Cottbus	      -   SpVgg Greuther Fürth	0:6 (0:2)    8,497

                     0:1  Fürstner (34., Djurdjic)
                     0:2  Azemi (44.)
                     0:3  Djurdjic (69., Brosinski)
                     0:4  Sukalo (74., Gießelmann)
                     0:5  Azemi (84., Gießelmann)
                     0:6  Djurdjic (85., Azemi)

VfR Aalen	      -   1. FC Union Berlin	3:0 (1:0)    7,579

                     1:0  Pohjanpalo (8., Lechleiter)
                     2:0  Pohjanpalo (68., Klauß)
                     3:0  Buballa (79., Junglas)

SV Sandhausen	      -   FC Ingolstadt 04	0:2 (0:2)    5,450

                     0:1  Caiuby (25., penalty, Lex)
                     0:2  P. Hofmann (37., Caiuby)

Erzgebirge Aue	      -   SC Paderborn 07	0:2 (0:1)   12,350

                     0:1  Meha (35.)
                     0:2  Vrancic (66., Saglik)

Karlsruher SC	      -   Fortuna Düsseldorf	2:2 (1:2)   21,907

                     0:1  Hoffer (18., Levels)
                     1:1  Hennings (22., Klingmann)
                     1:2  Bodzek (44., Liendl)
                     2:2  Hennings (68., penalty, Torres)

Arminia Bielefeld     -   FSV Frankfurt	        0:0 (0:0)   22,191


 1  1. FC Köln	  	        33   19  11  3 	  53:18  +35 	  68 
 2  SC Paderborn 07	  	33   17  8   8 	  61:47  +14 	  59
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 3  SpVgg Greuther Fürth (A)    33   16  9   8 	  62:38  +24 	  57
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 4  1. FC Kaiserslautern	33   15  9   9 	  53:35  +18 	  54 
 5  Karlsruher SC (N)	  	33   12  14  7 	  47:33  +14 	  50 
 6  Fortuna Düsseldorf (A)	33   12  11 10 	  41:42  -1 	  47 
 7  1860 München	  	33   13  8  12 	  37:40  -3 	  47 
 8  FC St. Pauli	  	33   13  8  12 	  42:47  -5 	  47 
 9  VfR Aalen	  	        33   11  11 11 	  35:37  -2 	  44 
10  SV Sandhausen	  	33   12  8  13 	  29:33  -4 	  44 
11  1. FC Union Berlin	  	33   11  10 12 	  47:46  +1 	  43 
12  FC Ingolstadt 04	  	33   10  11 12 	  32:33  -1 	  41 
13  Erzgebirge Aue	  	33   11  7  15 	  40:52  -12 	  40 
14  FSV Frankfurt	  	33   10  8  15 	  44:51  -7 	  38 
15  VfL Bochum	  	        33   10  7  16 	  29:43  -14 	  37
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16  Dynamo Dresden	  	33    5  17 11 	  34:50  -16 	  32
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17  Arminia Bielefeld (N)	33    8  8  17 	  37:56  -19 	  32 
18  Energie Cottbus	  	33    6  7  20 	  35:57  -22 	  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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