2.Liga, Round 26

Lots of bitch-slaps this week!

	
Alemannia Aachen	 -    1. FC Union Berlin      1:3 (1:2)   15,165

                        0:1  Ede (23., Mattuschka)
                        1:1  Achenbach (28., Uludag)
                        1:2  Terodde (41., Kohlmann)
                        1:3  Zoundi (46., Pfertzel)

Eintracht Braunschweig	 -    FSV Frankfurt	      0:0 (0:0)   19,950

Eintracht Frankfurt	 -    Dynamo Dresden	      3:0 (3:0)   37,100

                        1:0  Meier (3., Djakpa)
                        2:0  Schuppan (14., own goal, Idrissou)
                        3:0  Idrissou (34., Rode)

1860 München	         -    SpVgg Greuther Fürth    1:4 (1:2)   29,600

                        0:1  Occean (14., Klaus)
                        1:1  Bierofka (19., penalty, Volland)
                        1:2  Fürstner (27., Sararer)
                        1:3  Occean (46., Nehrig)
                        1:4  Klaus (52.)

FC Ingolstadt 04	 -    SC Paderborn 07	      4:0 (1:0)    6,500

                        1:0  Alushi (15., own goal, Caiuby)
                        2:0  Görlitz (64.)
                        3:0  Ikeng (80., Leitl)
                        4:0  Akaichi (89., F. Heller)

Erzgebirge Aue	        -     FC St. Pauli	      2:1 (0:1)   11,500

                       0:1  Bruns (21., Pliquett)
                       1:1  König (55.)
                       2:1  E. Kern (90. + 1, Curri)

MSV Duisburg	        -     VfL Bochum	      2:1 (1:1)   15,727

                       0:1  Inui (19., Azaouagh)
                       1:1  Gelashvili (25., owngoal, Gjasula)
                       2:1  Exslager (78., Baljak)

Karlsruher SC	        -     Hansa Rostock	      2:2 (1:1)   15,055

                       0:1  Staffeldt (36., own goal, Jänicke)
                       1:1  Iashvili (45. + 1, P. Groß)
                       1:2  Borg (61., Mintal)
                       2:2  Iashvili (79., penalty, Linksschuss)


Monday Night:

Energie Cottbus	        -     Fortuna Düsseldorf      1:1 (1:0)    7,819

                       1:0  Sörensen (26., Adlung)
                       1:1  Matuschyk (81., Jovanovic)



 1  SpVgg Greuther Fürth	26   17   5   4     60:21  +39 	   56 
 2  Eintracht Frankfurt (A)	26   16   7   3     61:27  +34 	   55
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 3  Fortuna Düsseldorf	  	26   14  10   2     55:26  +29 	   52
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 4  FC St. Pauli (A)	  	26   15   5   6     45:27  +18 	   50 
 5  SC Paderborn 07	  	26   14   8   4     42:30  +12 	   50 
 6  1860 München	  	26   13   4   9     48:37  +11 	   43 
 7  1. FC Union Berlin	  	26   11   6   9     45:42  +3 	   39 
 8  Eintr. Braunschweig (N)	26    9  10   7     31:28  +3 	   37 
 9  Dynamo Dresden (N)	  	26    9   6  11     42:44  -2 	   33 
10  VfL Bochum	  	        26    9   4  13     35:44  -9 	   31 
11  Energie Cottbus	  	26    7   8  11     25:38  -13 	   29 
12  Erzgebirge Aue	  	26    6   9  11     25:43  -18 	   27 
13  FC Ingolstadt 04	  	26    5  10  11     32:45  -13 	   25 
14  FSV Frankfurt	  	26    5  10  11     30:50  -20 	   25 
15  MSV Duisburg	  	26    6   6  14     30:40  -10 	   24
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16  Alemannia Aachen	  	26    3  12  11     21:35  -14 	   21
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17  Karlsruher SC	  	26    5   5  16     26:54  -28 	   20 
18  Hansa Rostock (N)	  	26    2  11  13     24:46  -22 	   17

Impressive win for Greuther Fürth as they ripped 1860’s ass. The leaders controlled the match and ran rampant, ending the Lions promotion hopes. Canadian international Olivier Occean was once again the wrecking ball, as he notched a pair. Greuther Fürth has made runs towards the Bundesliga in the past, but inevitably run out of gas. This year they seem more determined, and it would be a grievous wound if they failed again. Still, it’s a close battle and there is still alot to play. For 1860, after a lot of hard work to get back into the race, they’ve come with back-to-back stinkers and pretty much can take the rest of the season off.

Also stinking was Paderborn. Ingolstadt has been fighting their way back from the depths, but they really didn’t have to do that much to kick Paderborn’s ass. The previous contenders had no clue what they were doing out there, and when they heard the point of the game is to put the ball into the net, they kicked an own goal. So FCI smelled blood and proceeded to rip the Westfalen a new orifice. well, hardly an impressive performance, but since Paderborn was so crap, you can’t really hold it against Ingolstadt. This gives them some breathing room from relegation. For SCP, they’re not out of the race yet, but they really need to look in the mirror and figure out what’s wrong, lest they ruin a marvelous season.

Ho-hum, Eintracht Frankfurt back on course, kicks Dresden’s ass. Actually, the interesting thing is that this was what I’d call a 50% Geisterspiel (“ghost match”). As continued punishment, Dynamo fans were banned from this match. However, some 500 managed to sneak in. Hilarity ensued? Rockets, fire-bombs? nah, nothing of the sort. In fact, they probably wished they hadn’t bothered, as Frankfurt started quickly, finished off the match and took the 2nd half off to go down to the pub to have some brews and Äppelwoi, which Frankfurters are famous for. I guess the only positive for Dynamo is that I think their ban is now over.

St.Pauli was on the receiving end of a b-slap, although they didn’t get routed, it was a huge loss. The Paulistas took the lead against Aue, who remained packed in the defensive and prayed for a counter. In the second half, they got it, and Erzgebirge came out of their shell and began to seek opportunities. St.Pauli looked flat and without ideas, as they probably had expected their opponents to roll over and play dead. In injury time Enrico Kern snatched the win for Aue, which is huge in their relegation struggle. While it doesn’t end it, it ends their skid and gives some breathing room. For St.Pauli, this causes them to lose ground, especially if Fortuna wins on Monday.

Ouch, Aachen gets reamed at home. Hard to beleive, but Alemannia is a clear relegation candidate. The Potato-bugs started OK, but Union demonstrated that their nickname Eisern (“iron”) is well deserved, and firmly seized control when they needed.

Duisburg picked up a huge win in the Ruhr derby with Bochum. The Zebras were more engaged, playing to win. Bochum was lazy and satisfied with whatever the MSV mistakes would give them. So after falling behind against the run of play, Duisburg continued to press and push forward. Of course, they’re relatively crap, so it took a while to win the match, but they deservedly end up with all the points, and a critical gain against relegation. Not sure why Bochum even bothered to show up if they were going to phone it in…

They love their team in Braunschweig, so they fill up the park. Unfortunately the team is ho-hum, and has a way to go. Neither Eintracht nor visiting FSV looked too interested in going forward, and the Lions wasted their few chances. So things petered out to a scoreless draw. Good point for FSV in their relegation battle.

Tailenders Karlsruhe and Rostock battled in an exciting relegation battle. Both teams fought hard for the win, and especially Hansa has to be happy with their much improved performance. On the balance, KSC had a slight edge, but can’t complain as Hansa gave them all they could handle, so this is a fair result. However, the draw basically leaves both in the toilet, not helping at all.

Monday night witnessed a hard fought struggle between Cottbus and Düsseldorf. Energie was inferior in terms to technical skill, but made up via hustle and fighting spirit. Fortuna fell behind but constantly pressured the stubborn hosts, and were finally rewarded with a deserved equalizer.

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