3.Liga, Round 7: Changing midweek outcomes

Just about anything that looked to be trending from the midweek results was overturned on the weekend.

The big match was in Wiesbaden, but Wehen was completely dominated by visiting Dresden. Dynamo would have won in a cake walk, but Wehen GK Kolke was brillient, basically stopping everything until a late Dresden breakthrough. It has to be somewhat concerning for the hosts, if they can’t get anything going in a big match at home.

Chemnitz is back on top with a solid win over Unterhaching, and CFC pretty much controlled the match. They’ve been able to impress in the big matches, and look like a serious contender for promotion.

Bielefeld looks like they’ve recovered and are back in the hunt. A hat-trick by Christian Müller have Arminia the edge over Stuttgarter Kickers, dropping the visitors from the lead.

Kiel and Münster battled to a draw, and it was the visitors that had more of the play.
Cottbus and Regensburg battled to an even draw.

Halle broke a trend – they didn’t lose at home. But their first point was hard-earned, as BVB-II were all over them and often close to getting the winning goal. HFC must prefer having no fans, since they do well on the road. Perhaps their fans could help out by rioting and getting a “Stadionverbot”, so Halle could play in in “enemy” territory.

The bottom clubs of Fortuna Köln, Mainz and Stuttgart need to start getting results, as a gap has already opened up in the relegation spots. The two Bubdesliga B squads have generally looked weak and I don’t think they would be missed very much. But Köln is at least an interesting club which is just back in the spot light after years in the wilds. They hosted Duisburg, which might have brought back some memories of better times, but ultimately faltered and remain in the trouble zone.

Only 48,853 (avg 4,885) in attendance, so the after decent initial numbers, perhaps now that the Bundesliga and 2.Liga are in full swing, we might expect smaller crowds. Which is a bit sad, since the league lineup is pretty interesting; I count 9 ex-Bundesliga clubs…


1. FSV Mainz 05 II    -  Hansa Rostock	        0:2 (0:0)    1,945
VfL Osnabrück	     -   Rot-Weiß Erfurt	3:1 (1:0)    7,196
SG Shf. Großaspach   -   VfB Stuttgart II	3:3 (1:1)    2,082
Jahn Regensburg	     -   Energie Cottbus	1:1 (0:0)    3,548
SV Wehen Wiesbaden   -   Dynamo Dresden	        0:2 (0:0)    5,031
Holstein Kiel	     -   Preußen Münster	1:1 (0:0)    4,150
Fortuna Köln	     -   MSV Duisburg	        0:1 (0:0)    4,078
Chemnitzer FC	     -   SpVgg Unterhaching	2:0 (0:0)    4,187
Hallescher FC	     -   Borussia Dortmund II	0:0 (0:0)    6,314
Arminia Bielefeld    -   Stuttgarter Kickers	4:2 (1:1)   10,322



 1  Chemnitzer FC	  	7    4 	2  1 	  9:3 	+6    14 
 2  Dynamo Dresden (A)	  	7    4 	1  2 	 13:9 	+4    13
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 3  Stuttgarter Kickers	  	7    4 	1  2 	 13:9 	+4    13
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 4  SV Wehen Wiesbaden	  	7    4 	1  2     11:9 	+2    13 
 5  Energie Cottbus (A)	  	7    3 	3  1 	  8:5 	+3    12 
 6  SpVgg Unterhaching	  	7    3 	2  2 	 13:11 	+2    11 
 7  Arminia Bielefeld (A)	7    3 	2  2 	 11:11 	 0    11 
 8  SG Sonnenhof Großaspach (N)	7    2 	4  1 	 11:10 	+1    10 
 9  MSV Duisburg	  	7    2 	4  1 	  9:9 	 0    10 
10  VfL Osnabrück	  	7    3 	1  3 	  9:10 	-1    10 
11  Borussia Dortmund II	7    2 	3  2 	 10:8 	+2    9 
12  Preußen Münster	  	7    2 	3  2 	 11:10 	+1    9 
13  Rot-Weiß Erfurt	  	7    2 	3  2 	 10:9 	+1    9 
14  Holstein Kiel	  	7    2 	3  2 	  7:6 	+1    9 
15  Hallescher FC	  	7    2 	2  3 	 11:9 	+2    8 
16  Hansa Rostock	  	7    2 	2  3 	 12:14 	-2    8 
17  Jahn Regensburg	  	7    2 	2  3 	 12:17 	-5    8
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18  Fortuna Köln (N)	  	7    1 	1  5 	  6:10 	-4    4 
19  1. FSV Mainz 05 II (N)	7    1 	1  5 	 10:18 	-8    4 
20  VfB Stuttgart II	  	7    1 	1  5 	  8:17 	-9    4



A = Absteiger just relegated 
N = Neuling just promoted

1st line: Promotion to 2.Liga
2nd line: Promotion Playoff with 2.Liga 16th place 
3rd line: Relegation to Regionalliga

2 thoughts on “3.Liga, Round 7: Changing midweek outcomes

  1. 3.Liga has been a disappointment at the turnstile. This has to have been the most exciting footballing month in Chemnitz in a long time…and they can’t get a bigger crowd than that?

    • The 3.Liga is usually well under 10,000 average for most clubs. Only a few that have bigger pedigrees, e.g Dresden, can bring in large home crowds. I’d only except averages of 10,000+ from Dresden, perhaps Bielefeld and Duisburg. Rostock would draw well if they were playing well. Chemnitz only averaged a bit over 5,100 last season, and I don’t think they were even much of a draw in the DDR-Oberliga days as 1.FC Karl-Marx-Stadt. Their stadium is pretty small, so they really can’t have “massive” crowds. Of course, that’s not really an excuse not to support your club, it just seems CFC doesn’t have much of a fan base…

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