The 2.Liga’s attractive match between 1860 and St.Pauli ended in a 1-1 draw. 1860 dominated the match in the first half, but found themselves behind as they gave up a penalty. 1860 reacted with even more furious attacks. The same pattern was visible in the 2nd half, but St.Pauli dispalyed a well-organized defense that seemed to blunt the increasingly desperate attacks from the Lions. Nevertheless in the end, 1860 was able to grab a deserved point as St.Pauli failed on a clearance and Volland was on hand to knock home.
1860 probably felt they should have won this game, but the disciplined Paulistas probably felt they should have held out. The Müncheners could have cut the distance to the promotion spot, but they’ll have to wait another round to sneak up. St.Pauli remains in the middle of things, only 2 points off the pace.
In other 2.Liga news, Dynamo Dresden’s fans are finally creating some positive news. Dynamo has been in trouble since their fans rioted after getting stuffed by Dortmund in the Cup last year. The DFB takes such behavior seriously, and fined the club 100,000 euros. They also banned all Dynamo fans from the away match against Eintracht Frankfurt and most importantly ordered the upcoming match against Ingolstadt to be played in an empty stadium. The Dynamo fan clubs have taken an action to helpt the club out by buying “ghost tickets”, basically purchasing tickets for the match despite the fact that no one is allowed in the park. So far, some 6,000 tickets, at prices between 5-20 euros have been sold. (Note: By Thursday the sales had risen to almost 19,000 tickets!)
In a surprise move, Union Berlin‘s Colombian forward John Jairo Mosquera has had his contract dissolved. Mosquera is moving immediately to the Chinese league, with FC Changchun Yatai. In 81 matches with the Berliners, he had scored 21 times.