3.Liga, Round 34 midweek

Woth 4 matches to play, it’s still wide open. The battle for promotion has heated up again, and the relegation struggle remains merciless…

	
1. FC Saarbrücken    -   SV Sandhausen	        2:1 (2:0)    3,220
VfL Osnabrück	     -   SV Babelsberg 03	1:0 (0:0)    7,300
VfR Aalen	     -   Carl Zeiss Jena	4:1 (3:1)    4,421
SV Wehen Wiesbaden   -   SpVgg Unterhaching	0:0 (0:0)    2,298
Rot-Weiß Erfurt	     -   1. FC Heidenheim	2:0 (1:0)    4,419
Wacker Burghausen    -   Preußen Münster	1:0 (1:0)    3,300
VfB Stuttgart II     -   Werder Bremen II	1:0 (0:0)      310
SV Darmstadt 98	     -   Rot-Weiß Oberhausen	1:1 (1:1)    4,300
Arminia Bielefeld    -   Chemnitzer FC	        3:1 (0:1)    6,893
Jahn Regensburg	     -   Kickers Offenbach	1:3 (1:1)    1,745

 1  SV Sandhausen	  	34   17    9 	8     52:37  +15    60 
 2  VfR Aalen	  	        34   17    9 	8     46:34  +12    60
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 3  Chemnitzer FC (N)	  	34   15    9   10     46:36  +10    54
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 4  Wacker Burghausen	  	34   12   17 	5     49:39  +10    53 
 5  1. FC Heidenheim	  	34   14   10   10     41:33  +8     52 
 6  Jahn Regensburg	  	34   13   12 	9     48:37  +11    51 
 7  Rot-Weiß Erfurt	  	34   12   14 	8     46:38  +8     50 
 8  Kickers Offenbach	  	34   13   10   11     42:35  +7     49 
 9  1. FC Saarbrücken	  	34   11   14 	9     54:46  +8     47 
10  VfL Osnabrück (A)	  	34   11   13   10     38:33  +5     46 
11  VfB Stuttgart II	  	34   11   12   11     39:42  -3     45 
12  Preußen Münster (N)	  	34   10   14   10     36:38  -2     44 
13  SV Darmstadt 98 (N)	  	34   10   12   12     41:42  -1     42 
14  SpVgg Unterhaching	  	34   11    8   15     54:50  +4     41
15  Arminia Bielefeld (A)	34    9   14   11     47:55  -8     41 
16  SV Wehen Wiesbaden	  	34    9   12   13     36:44  -8     39 
17  Rot-Weiß Oberhausen (A)	34    8   14   12     32:39  -7     38
----------------------------------------------------------------------
18  SV Babelsberg 03	  	34    9   10   15     38:54  -16    37 
19  Carl Zeiss Jena	  	34    7   11   16     34:55  -21    32 
20  Werder Bremen II	  	34    4   10   20     29:61  -32    22

Saarbrücken upended a stale Sandhausen, and Aalen blasted Jena to claim a share of the lead. With 6 points over 3rd, both SVS and Aalen look good bets to go up, and Jena now almost sure to go down.

Bielefeld thumped Chemnitz in a critical match. The visitors have been flying high, unbeaten in 16 and challenging for promotion. They took the lead and looked winners here, but Arminia raised their game and get a critical win in the relegation fight.

Regensburg was stunned at home by Offenbach, so can’t take advantage of CFC’s failure. One might argue that the Kickers have redeemed themselves for the egg they laid against Wehen, and still have an outside shot at promotion. Erfurt seized their last opportunity as well, their win against Heidenheim tightening up the already crowded promotion race. Burghausen struggled, but prevailed against Münster to keep right in the middle of it.

In relegation battles, Oberhausen and Wehen picked up a critical point, and given their superior goal differential essentially get another against Babelsberg. The Potsdamers loss in
Osnabrück makes things very difficult.

Werder Bremen II is now officially relegated, and I suppose it’s only fair that a fellow Bundesligist nails in the final coffin. To be sure, Werder was not up to snuff, and given the injury problems of the BL squad, it’s not surprising that the talent was often sent up to the mothership.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>