3.Liga, Round 33

Sandahausen strengthens their promotion position, and relegation struggling clubs prove to be tough nuts to crack…


Carl Zeiss Jena	       -   VfL Osnabrück	2:0 (0:0)    4,236
SV Babelsberg 03       -   VfB Stuttgart II	1:4 (0:2)    1,420
SV Sandhausen	       -   Werder Bremen II	2:0 (0:0)    2,810
1. FC Saarbrücken      -   Wacker Burghausen	0:0 (0:0)    3,878
Preußen Münster	       -   Rot-Weiß Erfurt	3:2 (1:1)    5,432
1. FC Heidenheim       -   Jahn Regensburg	0:0 (0:0)    8,400
Kickers Offenbach      -   SV Wehen Wiesbaden	0:2 (0:0)    6,111
SpVgg Unterhaching     -   Arminia Bielefeld	5:0 (1:0)    1,720
Rot-Weiß Oberhausen    -   VfR Aalen	        0:0 (0:0)    4,055	

Sunday:

Chemnitzer FC	       -   SV Darmstadt 98	0:0 (0:0)    8,300


 1  SV Sandhausen	  	33    17    9 	 7 	51:35  +16   60 
 2  VfR Aalen	  	        33    16    9 	 8 	42:33  +9    57
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 3  Chemnitzer FC (N)	  	33    15    9 	 9 	45:33  +12   54
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 4  1. FC Heidenheim	  	33    14   10 	 9 	41:31  +10   52 
 5  Jahn Regensburg	  	33    13   12 	 8 	47:34  +13   51 
 6  Wacker Burghausen	  	33    11   17 	 5 	48:39  +9    50 
 7  Rot-Weiß Erfurt	  	33    11   14 	 8 	44:38  +6    47 
 8  Kickers Offenbach	  	33    12   10 	11 	39:34  +5    46 
 9  1. FC Saarbrücken	  	33    10   14 	 9 	52:45  +7    44 
10  Preußen Münster (N)	  	33    10   14 	 9 	36:37  -1    44 
11  VfL Osnabrück (A)	  	33    10   13 	10 	37:33  +4    43 
12  VfB Stuttgart II	  	33    10   12 	11 	38:42  -4    42 
13  SV Darmstadt 98 (N)	  	33    10   11 	12 	40:41  -1    41 
14  SpVgg Unterhaching	  	33    11    7 	15 	54:50  +4    40 
15  SV Wehen Wiesbaden	  	33     9   11 	13 	36:44  -8    38 
16  Arminia Bielefeld (A)	33     8   14 	11 	44:54  -10   38 
17  Rot-Weiß Oberhausen (A)	33     8   13 	12 	31:38  -7    37
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18  SV Babelsberg 03	  	33     9   10 	14 	38:53  -15   37 
19  Carl Zeiss Jena	  	33     7   11 	15 	33:51  -18   32 
20  Werder Bremen II	  	33     4   10 	19 	29:60  -31   22

Sandhausen gave a ho-hum performance, but facing hopeless Werder II, it was enough to keep all the points. SVS now has a slight gap at the top, and they can see the the 2.Liga city lights. Bremen is basically mathematically eliminated: 5 games left, they would need to win all, and Oberhausen and Babelsberg would need to lose all.

Jena may have woken up too late, but a strong performance against Osnabrück at least raises hope that it’s not completely over. They’ll need a couple more strong wins to still have a chance though. Osnabrück crapped once more, and need to be careful they don’t get dragged into the relegation mire.

Heidenheim and Regensburg met in a hard fought match that helps neither advance. It was pretty even, but Jahn blew a couple of decent chances to steal a win near the end.

Preußen Münster effectively ended any hopes that Erfurt had of sneaking in the promotion playoff. The Eagles pressed hard and got the win that puts them securely above relegation in midtable. RWE loses for the first time in about 6 matches, and now drop out of the race, which has to be disappointing for them.

Oberhausen fended off the efforts of Aalen and deserved the draw. RWO continues to improve, but remain mired in the fierce relegation battle. Aalen slips again and needs to be worried about slipping in their promotion hopes.

Offenbach blew an opportunity to keep their promotion desires on track. Facing struggling Wehen, the Kickers figured an easy win, but instead gave a drab performance. Wehen took an hour, but realized that the emperor had no clothes, then struck for a couple of goals to gain a crucial win.

Unterhaching has been struggling and sinking, but they woke up and gave Bielefeld a severe ass-whupping.

Babelsberg got “owned” against Stuttgart II in a romping defeat that leaves them in the drop zone. They certainly hoped for at least a point, but did nothing to deserve it.

Chemnitz blew a huge chance to strengthen their position. The Light-Blues have been playing great, and moved into 3rd. Despite a nice little crowd and domination against Darmstadt, they were unable to get the win. The 98ers held on to get a valuable point in the relegation tussle, and CFC missed their opportunity to breathe fire down Aalen’s neck in the promotion race.

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