3.Liga, Round 32

The 3.Liga has plenty of draws, showing the equality of the league. This round is no exception…both promotion and relegation battle remain fierce…

Wacker Burghausen    -    SV Sandhausen	         0:0 (0:0)    2,970
Jahn Regensburg	     -    Preußen Münster	 2:1 (0:0)    2,856
Rot-Weiß Erfurt	     -    1. FC Saarbrücken	 1:1 (0:1)    4,980
VfL Osnabrück	     -    Rot-Weiß Oberhausen	 1:1 (1:0)    7,500
VfR Aalen	     -    Chemnitzer FC	         0:2 (0:1)    5,557
SV Darmstadt 98	     -    SpVgg Unterhaching	 0:0 (0:0)    7,000
Arminia Bielefeld    -    Kickers Offenbach	 1:1 (1:0)    7,235
SV Wehen Wiesbaden   -    1. FC Heidenheim	 1:2 (0:0)    3,088

Sunday:

Werder Bremen II     -    SV Babelsberg 03 	 1:2 (0:2)      513
VfB Stuttgart II     -    Carl Zeiss Jena        3:0 (2:0)    1,500


 1  SV Sandhausen	  	32    16     9 	  7 	49:35  +14   57 
 2  VfR Aalen	  	        32    16     8 	  8 	42:33  +9    56
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 3  Chemnitzer FC (N)	  	32    15     8 	  9 	45:33  +12   53
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 4  1. FC Heidenheim	  	32    14     9 	  9 	41:31  +10   51 
 5  Jahn Regensburg	  	32    13    11 	  8 	47:34  +13   50 
 6  Wacker Burghausen	  	32    11    16 	  5 	48:39  +9    49 
 7  Rot-Weiß Erfurt	  	32    11    14 	  7     42:35  +7    47 
 8  Kickers Offenbach	  	32    12    10 	 10 	39:32  +7    46 
 9  1. FC Saarbrücken	  	32    10    13 	  9 	52:45  +7    43 
10  VfL Osnabrück (A)	  	31    10    13 	  8 	37:30  +7    43 
11  SV Darmstadt 98 (N)	  	32    10    10 	 12 	40:41  -1    40
12  VfB Stuttgart II	  	32     9    12 	 11 	34:41  -7    39
13  Preußen Münster (N)	  	31     8    14 	  9 	32:35  -3    38 
14  Arminia Bielefeld (A)	32     8    14   10 	44:49  -5    38 
15  SpVgg Unterhaching	  	32    10     7 	 15 	49:50  -1    37 
16  SV Babelsberg 03	  	32     9    10 	 13 	37:49  -12   37 
17  Rot-Weiß Oberhausen (A)	32     8    12 	 12 	31:38  -7    36 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
18  SV Wehen Wiesbaden	  	32     8    11 	 13 	34:44  -10   35
19  Carl Zeiss Jena	  	32     6    11 	 15 	31:51  -20   29 
20  Werder Bremen II	  	32     4    10 	 18 	29:58  -29   22

Chemnitz is on a rampage. The newly promoted club is unbeaten in 15 matches, and with a huge away win at Aalen not only win their 5th in a row, they become a serious threat for auto-promotion. The easterners grabbed an early lead and ran rings around Aalen, as they hosts tried to force their way back in. Both sides had chances, but in injury time CFC knocked in the decider for a huge win.

Burghausen needed a win, but they haven’t done well at home recently. Plus they were facing the leaders, and SVS had the edge throughout most of the match. I don’t think either side can complain too much about the scoreless draw.

Heidenheim had a hard fought win in Wiesbaden against Wehen. This keeps both clubs nervous, Heidenheim looking up to promotion, and Wehen trying to stave off relegation.

An interesting match in Bielefeld. Arminia and Offenbach will forever be linked together from the early 1970s “Bundesliga-Skandal” bribery brouhaha that hurt German football for more than a decade. Of course both clubs have long since gone the straight path, but of course been on hard times. (Offenbach has never recovered, but Bielefeld continued on wild elevator rides – currently on the “down”). Both clubs delivered an engaging match, Arminia having the edge, but they let up and allowed Kickers to grab a late equalizer. It really helps neither, but seems fair.

Oberhausen continued their revival from the dead with a hard fought draw at Osnabrück, which hurts VfL, pretty much ending their slim promotion hoes. RWO looked dead most of the season, but the last month has seen a turnaround, and they have a good chance of surviving. Midfielder Anel Dzaka grabbed a late goal to save the point.

A grim result for Jena, as they got bitchslapped against Stuttgart’s B. They were without a chance, and their ex-player Benyamina opened the scoring after only 6 minutes. I find it interesting that 1,500 folks show up, which is pretty decent for “II” home matches, which are often in the hundreds. This might have been the last straw for Jena, it’s looking very grim.

Babelsberg did get a huge win at Bremen II. The Potsdamers grabbed a controlling lead at halftime, but then had to withstand Werder pressure to hold onto their lead.

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