2.Liga: Round 25

Things remain tight at the top.

2.Liga - Round 25

SC Paderborn 07	        -    VfL Bochum	         0:0 (0:0)    13,202

1. FC Union Berlin	-    MSV Duisburg	 1:1 (0:0)    15,076

                       0:1  Exslager (62., Gjasula)
                       1:1  Terodde (90. + 1, Silvio)

SpVgg Greuther Fürth	-    Alemannia Aachen	 1:0 (1:0)    11,301

                       1:0  Occean (29., Mavraj)

Fortuna Düsseldorf	-    Erzgebirge Aue	 3:1 (1:1)    30,237

                       0:1  Kocer (4., Hochscheidt)
                       1:1  Beister (22., Rösler)
                       2:1  Ilsö (65., J. van den Bergh)
                       3:1  Bröker (72., Rösler)

FSV Frankfurt	        -    1860 München	 3:1 (2:1)     6,019

                       0:1  Bülow (15., )
                       1:1  M. Görlitz (24., Teixeira)
                       2:1  Gaus (42., Y. Stark)
                       3:1  Chrisantus (85., Yun)

Hansa Rostock	        -    Eintracht Frankfurt    1:5 (0:2)    13,300

                       0:1  Köhler (13., S. Jung)
                       0:2  Schildenfeld (42., Köhler)
                       1:2  R. Müller (63., Mintal)
                       1:3  Kittel (77., Köhler)
                       1:4  Rode (84., Idrissou)
                       1:5  Idrissou (87., Butscher)

Dynamo Dresden	        -    FC Ingolstadt 04	    0:0 (0:0)   0 (yes)

Energie Cottbus	        -    Eintr. Braunschweig    1:1 (0:1)   8,870

                       0:1  Bicakcic (40., Kruppke)
                       1:1  Banovic (69., Hünemeier)

FC St. Pauli	        -    Karlsruher SC          1:0 (1:0)  23,254

                       1:0  Volz (40.)



 1  SpVgg Greuther Fürth	25    16    5 	 4    56:20  +36    53
 2  Eintracht Frankfurt (A)     25    15    7 	 3    58:27  +31    52
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 3  Fortuna Düsseldorf	 	25    14    9 	 2    54:25  +29    51
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 5  FC St. Pauli (A)	  	25    15    5 	 5    44:25  +19    50
 4  SC Paderborn 07	  	25    14    8 	 3    42:26  +16    50
 6  1860 München	  	24    13    3 	 8    47:33  +14    42
 7 Eintr. Braunschweig (N)  	25     9    9 	 7    31:28  +3     36
 8  1. FC Union Berlin	  	25    10    6 	 9    42:41  +1     36
 9  Dynamo Dresden (N)	  	25     9    6 	10    42:41  +1     33
10  VfL Bochum	  	        25     9    4 	12    34:42  -8     31
11  Energie Cottbus	  	25     7    7 	11    24:37  -13    28
12  FSV Frankfurt	  	25     5    9 	11    30:50  -20    24
13  Erzgebirge Aue	  	24     5    8 	11    23:42  -19    23
14  FC Ingolstadt 04	  	25     4   10 	11    28:45  -17    22
15  MSV Duisburg	  	25     5    6 	14    28:39  -11    21
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16  Alemannia Aachen	  	25     3   12 	10    20:32  -12    21
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17  Karlsruher SC	  	25     5    4 	16    24:52  -28    19
18  Hansa Rostock (N)	  	25     2   10 	13    22:44  -22    16

Leaders Greuther Fürth remain at the top, but it wasn’t all roses against Aachen. The visitors were pretty timid at the start, so Greuther Fürth was good for the lead, with Canadian Oliver Occean notching again. In the 2nd half, Alemannia was much improved, but really didn’t garner much of a threat. Despite having less from the match, the Greuther probably could have won by a larger margin, but Aachen’s defense and GK Boy Waterman were pretty sharp. Still, the loss means that Aachen is now firmly in the relegation zone.

Paderborn might be in trouble with top scorer Nick Proschwitz out injured. SCP needed a win against a crap Bochum, but overall it was a lame kickabout with the goalkeepers free to make runs to the pub, since nothing was happening.

Fortuna Düsseldorf dominated the whole match against Aue, but had a rough time breaking through. Erzgebirge took an early lead, and Fortuna was chasing for the whole match. Eventually they were able to break through, but it should have been easier.

Eintracht Frankfurt had a ho-hum performance, but it was more than enough to kick hapless Hansa. Rostock was total crap, so Frankfurt just waltzed through and basically acted like it was a training match. Rostock launched a comeback in the 2nd half and got close, so Eintracht then turned it up a bit and finished them off.

Meanwhile, 1860 München was stunned in Bornheim against lowly FSV Frankfurt. The Lions have been one of the in form teams, but may have been dealt a fatal blow in their efforts to return to the top flight. 1860 started out brightly, and grabbed an early lead. However FSV soon began to realize that the emperors were without clothes, and increasingly brought the visitors under pressure, equalizing and then taking the lead. 1860 lacked fighting spirit and
cleverness in the 2nd half, only dangerous on set pieces. This is a big win for FSV, struggling – as usual – against relegation.

Union Berlin expected all points against crap Duisburg, and dominated the game. However unlike most of the season, the Zebras played with purpose, and GK Felix Wiedwald was brilliant, Union and their fans crying with frustration. It wasn’t until injury time that Simon Terodde manage to salvage a draw, which was obviously deserved.

Dresden was the location of a soon to be famous “Geisterspiel” (ghost match). Dynamo was banned for previous fan behaviour, so the stadium was ordered shut and only the teams played. Ingolstadt took advantage and played hard, earning a precious away point. However, the more interesting aspect was that despite the ban, the match was in fact sold out, as over 26,000 unusable tickets were purchased by Dynamo fans in support of their club.

Cottbus struggled against Braunschweig. Traditionally, the Stadion der Freundschaft has been a bulwark for Energie, but this match was anything but. Cottbus ran around like chickens with their head cut off, and Braunschweig looked like a winner. Energie managed to get a goal late, but even then looked very nervous and the possibility of giving up another goal was high. As a result, Energie has to be statisfied with a draw, and if Braunschweig was more ambitious, they could have taken all 3 points.

On the Monday night match, St.Pauli remained on pace as they upended Karlsruhe. The Paulistas were uninspired and had a hard time breaking down KSC’s defense. It took a nice effort by England veteran Moritz Volz, who stole the ball and lifted over the KSC keeper, who was too far off his line. Not pretty, but Pauli just wanted the points. KSC at least isn’t sucking, but they’ll need to show more if they want to avoid relegation.

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