2.Liga, Round 27

Fürth and Frankfurt open lead at the top, some struggling clubs get good results in relegation fights.

Dynamo Dresden	       -   1860 München	        0:1 (0:0)     29,329

                      0:1  Lauth (61., Nicu)

FSV Frankfurt	       -   Alemannia Aachen	2:1 (1:1)      5,019	

                      1:0  Gledson (6., Gaus)
                      1:1  Auer (22., Achenbach)
                      2:1  M. Görlitz (50., Micanski)

VfL Bochum	       -   FC Ingolstadt 04	0:1 (0:0)     12,346

                      0:1  Caiuby (89., Rechtsschuss, Matip)

SpVgg Greuther Fürth   -   Karlsruher SC	3:0 (1:0)     12,760

                      1:0  Schmidtgal (28.)
                      2:0  Nehrig (70., penalty, Tyrala)
                      3:0  Nöthe (83., Sararer)

Fortuna Düsseldorf     -   Eint Braunschweig	1:1 (0:1)     35,427

                      0:1  Kumbela (27., Pfitzner)
                      1:1  Bröker (47., Rösler)

Hansa Rostock	       -   Erzgebirge Aue	0:1 (0:1)     14,000

                      0:1  Hochscheidt (22., Fa. Müller)

FC St. Pauli	       -   Energie Cottbus	0:0 (0:0)     23,535

SC Paderborn 07	       -   MSV Duisburg	        1:2 (0:1)     12,738

                      0:1  Wolze (11., Gjasula)
                      1:1  Brückner (51., Rupp)
                      1:2  Domovchiyski (68., Brosinski)

Monday:
1.FC Union Berlin      -   Eintracht Frankfurt  0:4 (0:1)     16,589

                      0:1  Idrissou (9., Köhler)
                      0:2  Hoffer (57., Schwegler)
                      0:3  Meier (73., Idrissou)
                      0:4  Meier (89., Rode)



 1  SpVgg Greuther Fürth	27   18    5 	4    63:21  +42    59
 2  Eintracht Frankfurt (A)	27   17    7 	3    65:27  +38    58
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 3  Fortuna Düsseldorf	  	27   14   11 	2    56:27  +29    53
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 4  FC St. Pauli (A)	  	27   15    6 	6    45:27  +18    51 
 5  SC Paderborn 07	  	27   14    8 	5    43:32  +11    50 
 6  1860 München	  	27   14    4 	9    49:37  +12    46 
 7  1. FC Union Berlin	  	27   11    6   10    45:46  -1 	   39 
 8  Eintracht Braunschweig (N)	27    9   11 	7    32:29  +3 	   38 
 9  Dynamo Dresden (N)	  	27    9    6   12    42:45  -3 	   33 
10  VfL Bochum	  	        27    9    4   14    35:45  -10    31 
11  Energie Cottbus	  	27    7    9   11    25:38  -13    30 
12  Erzgebirge Aue	  	27    7    9   11    26:43  -17    30 
13  FC Ingolstadt 04	  	27    6   10   11    33:45  -12    28 
14  FSV Frankfurt	  	27    6   10   11    32:51  -19    28 
15  MSV Duisburg	  	27    7    6   14    32:41  -9 	   27
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16  Alemannia Aachen	  	27    3   12   12    22:37  -15    21
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17  Karlsruher SC	  	27    5    5   17    26:57  -31    20 
18  Hansa Rostock (N)	  	27    2   11   14    24:47  -23    17

Leaders Greuther Fürth had little trouble with struggling Karlsruhe. One might have expected a letdown after the disappointment midweek in the Cup, and the Greuther looked a bit disinterested. But coach Mike Büskens had his troops at least focused on the points, and the home side easily brushed aside feeble KSC.

Düsseldorf could only draw against Braunschweig, and will regret this match. Braunschweig GK Daniel Davari stopped Jens Langenecke’s penalty in the 83rd minute to salvage the draw, and these lost points may ending up hurting Fortuna when all is said and done. Düsseldorf had most of the play, but Braunscweig was sharp and dangerous on counters.

St.Pauli was unable to take advantage of Fortuna’s slip. The Paulistas were caught in a dour struggle with a solid defense of Energie Cottbus, and the match petered out to a draw.

It was even worse for Paderborn, as they were dumped at home by a recently resurgent MSV Duisburg. The Zebras jumped out quickly with a goal, and showed energy in defense. SCP looked the stronger team, but were chasing the lead. When they finally got a deserved equalizer, they relaxed, and Duisburg came on and grabbed another lead. Now Paderborn looked spent and couldn’t get things back on track.

1860 gets back on track, although it may be too late. Dynamo was probably happy that their fans actually got to watch them play. (and quite a few showed up.) 1860 dominated the 1st half, but Dresden GK Benjamin Kirsten was in top form. Eventually, a header by Benny Lauth gave the Lions the deserved victory. Probably the Dynammo fans rioted again after the match, so they’ll get banned again.

A critical relegation battle was won by FSV Frankfurt, who have lots of experience in these type of games…every year it’s the same old story. The Bornheimer are truly the little Frankfurt club, but they keep scrapping away and somehow manage to survive in the 2.Liga. This year looks like they’ll pull off that surprise again. FSV controlled the match against struggling Aachen, who expected more from this season, now turning into a nightmare.

Ingolstadt got a great away win at Bochum. However, it was not easy. Both clubs played hard, and Bochum generally controlled the match and looked more threatening. They did waste some good chances, and Ingolstadt waited until the very end before kicking their hosts in the nuts and running away with all the points.

Things look hopeless for Hansa Rostock. In an eastern derby against Aue, the Rostockers were down after only 12 minutes, as Stephan Gusche got his ass tossed for a flying kung-fu kick to the face of Fabian Muller. Supposedly unintentional, but Hansa down a man. Erzgebirge soon took advantage and scored, and that was enough, despite Rostock’s desperate efforts.

On Monday, Eintracht Frankfurt was superb in a thrashing of Union Berlin. The hosts played fairly decent in the 1st half, holding on, but were too weak in attack. Frankfurt was razor sharp and dangerous going forward, and eventually broke through for a convincing victory.

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