2.Liga, Round 28

Frankfurt goes top as Greuther Fürth struggles.

	
Eintracht Frankfurt	 -    VfL Bochum	     3:0 (3:0)    40,000

                        1:0  Idrissou (18., Kittel)
                        2:0  Meier (32., Hoffer)
                        3:0  Hoffer (35., Djakpa)

Eintracht Braunschweig	 -    SC Paderborn 07	     0:0 (0:0)    20,350

Alemannia Aachen	 -    Dynamo Dresden	     0:1 (0:0)    18,572

                        0:1  Dedic (59., Trojan)

Erzgebirge Aue	         -    SpVgg Greuther Fürth   1:1 (0:1)     8,700

                        0:1  Occean (43., Schmidtgal)
                        1:1  Savran (55., Klingbeil)

1860 München	         -    Hansa Rostock	     0:1 (0:0) 	  17,700

                        0:1  Borg (80., Blum)

FC Ingolstadt 04	 -    MSV Duisburg	     1:1 (0:0)     7,308

                        0:1  Bruno Soares (54., Gjasula)
                        1:1  Schäffler (83., Caiuby)

Karlsruher SC	         -    1. FC Union Berlin     2:0 (1:0)    14,588

                        1:0  Timm (13., P. Groß)
                        2:0  Lavric (84., Iashvili)

Energie Cottbus	         -    FSV Frankfurt	     1:1 (1:0)     7,990

                        1:0  Rangelov (19., Bittroff)
                        1:1  Yelen (87., penalty, Gaus)

Monday

Fortuna Düsseldorf	 -  	FC St. Pauli         0:0 (0:0)    47,484



 1  Eintracht Frankfurt (A)	28    18    7 	 3    68:27  +41    61 
 2  SpVgg Greuther Fürth	28    18    6 	 4    64:22  +42    60
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 3  Fortuna Düsseldorf	  	28    14   12 	 2    56:27  +29    54
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 4  FC St. Pauli (A)	  	28    15    7 	 6    45:27  +18    52 
 5  SC Paderborn 07	  	28    14    9 	 5    43:32  +11    51 
 6  1860 München	  	28    14    4 	10    49:38  +11    46
 7  Eintracht Braunschweig (N)	28     9   12 	 7    32:29  +3     39 
 8  1. FC Union Berlin	  	28    11    6 	11    45:48  -3     39 
 9  Dynamo Dresden (N)	  	28    10    6 	12    43:45  -2     36 
10  VfL Bochum	  	        28     9    4 	15    35:48  -13    31 
11  Energie Cottbus	  	28     7   10 	11    26:39  -13    31 
12  Erzgebirge Aue	  	28     7   10 	11    27:44  -17    31 
13  FC Ingolstadt 04	  	28     6   11 	11    34:46  -12    29 
14  FSV Frankfurt	  	28     6   11 	11    33:52  -19    29 
15  MSV Duisburg	  	28     7    7 	14    33:42  -9     28
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16  Karlsruher SC	  	28     6    5 	17    28:57  -29    23
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17  Alemannia Aachen	  	28     3   12 	13    22:38  -16    21 
18  Hansa Rostock (N)	  	28     3   11 	14    25:47  -22    20

Ho-hum. Eintracht Frankfurt kicked Bochum’s ass and goes top. It was a routine win that Eintracht dominated from start to finish. They pressed hard and ended the match by halftime, and then just shut down for some boring second-half kick-a-bout until the the final whistle and off to the pub. Bochum was disappointing on so many levels you just have to apply “suck” to their so-called effort. In current form, a return to the Bundesliga is secure for Eintracht.

Erstwhile leaders Greuther Fürth were faced with a determined host in Aue. Erzgebirge was clearly inferior on talent, but made up for it with fight. Greuther Fürth took the lead with another strike by Occean, but it was a rare GK gaff by Max Grün that gave Aue the equalizer. On the balance, this was a fair result.

No surprises in Braunschweig. The hosts are tough, especially at home. Paderborn welcomed the return of their goal-scorer Nick Proschwitz, but otherwise it was nothing to write home about. Both clubs played hard, but essentially neutralized each other, so a scoreless draw is a fair representation.

A crap match in Aachen, but Alemannia once again draws the short straw. The emergency horns must be non-stop at the Tivoli now. Dresden has been struggling, not having scored a goal in almost 4 matches, but finally broke through to get a nice away result.

Rostock got a huge away win against the toothless Lions. Both teams sucked in a horrid match, certainly the fans want to sue to get their money back. Arbeitsverweigerung (“refusal to work”) seems a likely charge to hold up in court. Hansa is of course desperate, and a header by Borg got them a massive 3 points. Relegation may not be inevitable now. Since Aachen is dumping, perhaps a 16th place and a playoff win will be a realistic Hansa goal right now.

A weak match in Ingolstadt, as both the hosts and Duisburg looked crap. Both sides hit the post, but otherwise looked incompetant going forward. The Zebras drew first blood and treied to catennaccio their way to the points, but the Schanzer caught them at the end for the fair result.

Karlsruhe got a huge win in the coaching debut of Markus Kauczinski (Jörn Andersen was dumped Monday night). It wasn’t easy, as Union hit the post twice, and dominated the match. However, KSC showed fight and managed to stave off the Berliners. It wasn’t fair, but beggars can’t be choosy.

FSV Frankfurt was lucky to get a point at Cottbus. The Bornheimers showed nothing and deserved to lose, but Energie dicked around and somehow it’s just that they get kicked in the balls at the end. Cottbus should have pressed their advantage and turned this into a rout, but all they can do now is whine at the pub.

Massive match in Monday Night Football as St.Pauli visited Düsseldorf. Although the match ended scoreless, it turned out to be pretty exciting. After a rather ho-hum 1st half, the Hamburgers sezied control and pressed the hosts into the defensive. This extended pressure lasted until the 73rd minute, when Carlos Zambrano got his ass tossed. Now it was Fortuna that attacked furiously, hoping for the critical win. The Paulistas managed to hold on for a deserved draw.

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