3.Liga, Round 38: FINAL

No surprises. Heidenheim won the title with a solid win over Unterhaching. They led pretty much wire to wire, but slacked off after promotion was assured. Still, a deserved champion. Elversberg is relegated, as they got owned in Dortmund. Of course, it wouldn’t have mattered, as Kiel got an impressive win at Dramstadt, who will had nothing to play for. Since Osnabrück was unable to win, Wehen held to the 4th spot for DFB Cup qualification.

Actually there still is a bit of drama. The DFL, which regulates the Bundesliga and 2.Liga, has declared that RB Leipzig must meet certain requirements for the 2.Liga. Among them are changing the club logo. In Germany, clubs cannot be wholly owned by a company or individual (Bayer Leverksuen is an exception, grandfathered in, but they started back in 1904.) Among other things, the club logo cannot be commercial. (It’s OK as a *sponsor* on the jersey, but not the club logo). And the company cannot name the club. Of course, Red Bull owns RB Leipzig, and they get around the regulation by being officially “Rasenballsport”. This has been tried before, notably with LR Ahlen (“Leichtathletik und Rasensport Ahlen e.V.”, although owned by the LR cosmetics company until bankruptcy, now simply “Rot-Weiss Ahlen”). Anyway, the DFL stated that the regulations will be enforced. Red Bull has stated that they won’t comply, even it means they have to withdraw from the 2.Liga (Haha, what a bunch of wankers. I’d like to see them do that!). Most likely there will be some court cases, and we’ll see what happens. But in an extreme case, all clubs would get moved up a notch, which means direct promotion for Darmstadt, playoffs for Wehen and perhaps direct DFB Cup qualification for Osnabrück.

Total attendance 73,536 (avg 7,354)

 	
1. FC Heidenheim     -   SpVgg Unterhaching	2:0 (2:0)   12,600 
Jahn Regensburg	     -   VfL Osnabrück	        0:0 (0:0)    3,156
Chemnitzer FC	     -   VfB Stuttgart II	0:0 (0:0)    4,562
Borussia Dortmund II -   SV Elversberg	        3:0 (2:0)    1,350
SV Darmstadt 98	     -   Holstein Kiel	        1:3 (1:2)   12,500
Hansa Rostock	     -   SV Wehen Wiesbaden	1:1 (0:1)    8,100
1. FC Saarbrücken    -   Rot Weiß Erfurt	0:1 (0:0)    2,728
Stuttgarter Kickers  -   RasenBallsport Leipzig	1:3 (0:2)    5,800
Hallescher FC	     -   Wacker Burghausen	2:4 (1:1)    8,278
MSV Duisburg	     -   Preußen Münster	0:1 (0:1)   14,462 


 1  1. FC Heidenheim	  	38   23  10 5 	   59:25  +34 	  79 
 2  RasenBallsport Leipzig (N)	38   24  7 7 	   65:34  +31 	  79
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 3  SV Darmstadt 98	  	38   21   9  8 	   58:29  +29 	  72
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 4  SV Wehen Wiesbaden	  	38   15  11  12    43:44  -1 	  56 
 5  VfL Osnabrück	  	38   15  10  13    50:39  +11 	  55 
 6  Preußen Münster	  	38   13  14  11    55:50  +5 	  53 
 7  MSV Duisburg (A)	  	38   13  13  12    43:43   0 	  52 
 8  Stuttgarter Kickers	  	38   13  12  13    45:46  -1 	  51 
 9  Hallescher FC	  	38   14   9  15    50:55  -5 	  51 
10  Rot Weiß Erfurt	  	38   14   8  16    53:49  +4 	  50 
11  Jahn Regensburg (A)	  	38   12  13  13    51:51   0 	  49 
12  Chemnitzer FC	  	38   12  13  13    43:46  -3 	  49 
13  Hansa Rostock	  	38   13  10  15    45:55  -10 	  49 
14  Borussia Dortmund II	38   12  10  16    47:55  -8 	  46 
15  VfB Stuttgart II	  	38   12  10  16    45:54  -9 	  46 
16  Holstein Kiel (N)	  	38   10  15  13    42:38  +4 	  45 
17  SpVgg Unterhaching	  	38   11  10  17    50:65  -15 	  43
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18  SV Elversberg (N)	  	38   10  10  18    32:54  -22 	  40 
19  Wacker Burghausen	  	38    9  10  19    39:58  -19 	  37 
20  1. FC Saarbrücken	  	38    8   8  22    38:63  -25 	  32

A = Absteiger just relegated 
N = Neuling just promoted

1st line: Promotion to 2.Liga
2nd line: Promotion Playoff with 2.Liga 16th place (Darmstadt defeats Bielefeld)
3rd line: Relegation to Regionalliga


Goal scorers

27 - Dominik Stroh-Engel (SV Darmstadt 98)
19 - Daniel Frahn        (RasenBallsport Leipzig)
14 - Kingsley Onuegbu    (MSV Duisburg)
13 - Marc Schnatterer    (1. FC Heidenheim)
13 - Dominik Kaiser      (RasenBallsport Leipzig)
12 - Timo Furuholm       (Hallescher FC)
12 - Anton Fink          (Chemnitzer FC)
12 - Vincenzo Marchese   (Stuttgarter Kickers)
12 - Marvin Ducksch      (Borussia Dortmund II)
12 - Adriano Grimaldi    (VfL Osnabrück)


Attendance
Total attendance 2,302,045 (avg 6,058)

 1  RasenBallsport Leipzig  16,734
 2  MSV Duisburg            12,599
 3  Hansa Rostock            9,989
 4  1. FC Heidenheim         8,803
 5  VfL Osnabrück            8,634
 6  Preußen Münster          8,057
 7  Hallescher FC            7,999
 8  SV Darmstadt 98          7,069
 9  Rot-Weiß Erfurt          5,903
10  Holstein Kiel            5,374
11  Chemnitzer FC            5,142
12  1. FC Saarbrücken        4,697
13  Stuttgarter Kickers      3,993
14  SSV Jahn Regensburg      3,480
15  SV Wehen Wiesbaden       3,282
16  Borussia Dortmund II     2,413
17  SpVgg Unterhaching       2,211
18  Wacker Burghausen        2,144
19  SV 07 Elversberg         1,606
20  VfB Stuttgart II         1,029


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