2.Liga, Round 32

With their win on Monday night, Eintracht Frankfurt gets promoted back into the Bundesliga.

Energie Cottbus	         -   VfL Bochum	             1:1 (1:0)    15,822

                        1:0  Reimerink (33., Rechtsschuss, Sörensen)
                        1:1  Vogt (57., Rechtsschuss)

FSV Frankfurt	         -   SpVgg Greuther Fürth    1:1 (1:0)     7,120

                        1:0  Schlicke (17., Micanski)
                        1:1  Nehrig (75., penalty, Prib)

Eintracht Braunschweig	 -   MSV Duisburg	     0:0 (0:0)    19,825
	
1860 München	         -   FC Ingolstadt 04        4:1 (1:1)    22,000

                        1:0  Volland (22., Rukavina)
                        1:1  Leitl (32., Schäffler)
                        2:1  Aigner (48., Lauth)
                        3:1  D. Stahl (60., Volland)
                        4:1  Volland (76., Aigner)

Erzgebirge Aue	         -   Dynamo Dresden	     1:1 (1:1)    15,000

                        1:0  Fa. Müller (17., König)
                        1:1  Schuppan (45. + 2, Trojan)

Fortuna Düsseldorf	 -   1. FC Union Berlin	     2:1 (2:1)    33,637

                        1:0  Ilsö (15., Rösler)
                        1:1  Terodde (18., Zoundi)
                        2:1  Rösler (22., penalty, Beister)

Karlsruher SC	         -   SC Paderborn 07	     2:0 (1:0)    14,112

                        1:0  Krebs (43., Terrazzino)
                        2:0  P. Groß (88., Calhanoglu)

FC St. Pauli	         -   Hansa Rostock	     3:0 (1:0)    22,620

                        1:0  Ebbers (12., M. Kruse)
                        2:0  Ebbers (49., Naki)
                        3:0  Bartels (79., Ebbers)

Monday:	
Alemannia Aachen	 -   Eintracht Frankfurt      0:3 (0:1)   27,942

                        0:1  Idrissou (45., Köhler)
                        0:2  Idrissou (48., Köhler)
                        0:3  Olajengbesi (72., own goal, Butscher)


 1  Eintracht Frankfurt (A)	32    20    8 	 4    76:30  +46     68
 2  SpVgg Greuther Fürth	32    20    8 	 4    70:24  +46     68 
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 3  Fortuna Düsseldorf	  	32    16   12 	 4    61:32  +29     60
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 4  FC St. Pauli (A)	  	32    17    8 	 7    54:33  +21     59 
 5  SC Paderborn 07	  	32    16   10 	 6    50:37  +13     58 
 6  1860 München	  	32    16    6 	10    59:44  +15     54 
 7  1. FC Union Berlin	  	32    13    6 	13    49:52  -3      45
 8  Eintracht Braunschweig (N)	32     9   15 	 8    34:32  +2      42 
 9  Dynamo Dresden (N)	  	32    11    8 	13    48:51  -3      41 
10  MSV Duisburg	  	32     9    8 	15    38:44  -6      35 
11  FC Ingolstadt 04	  	32     7   13 	12    41:55  -14     34 
12  FSV Frankfurt	  	32     7   13 	12    42:57  -15     34 
13  VfL Bochum	  	        32     9    7 	16    38:53  -15     34 
14  Energie Cottbus	  	32     7   11 	14    28:47  -19     32 
15  Erzgebirge Aue	  	32     7   11 	14    28:52  -24     32
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16  Karlsruher SC	  	32     8    6 	18    33:59  -26     30
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17  Hansa Rostock (N)	  	32     5   11 	16    28:56  -28     26 
18  Alemannia Aachen	  	32     4   13 	15    27:46  -19     25 	

FSV Frankfurt is a veteran of relegation battles, and they know how to get points when they need to. They’re not quite out of the woods yet, but are sitting pretty. They showed new Bundesligist Greuther Fürth a few things. (BTW, GF officially got promoted on Monday night when Düsseldorf crashed in Dresden). The visitors seemed to dominate most of the play, but ex-Fürther Björn Schlicke gave FSV an early lead to pressure the Greuther. The pressure did eventually pay off and the leaders got an equalizer, but that was it.

Cottbus and Bochum dicked around in a relegation battle. Energie was dominant and could have finished off the match by half-time. Bochum didn’t even wake up until the restart, but then did enough to grab a draw.

Also a snoozer in Braunschweig. Eintracht controlled most of the match against Duisburg, but actually didn’t create that many chances, and the MSV keeper Felix Wiedwald put down the few that appeared. Two teams going nowhere, which from the host perspective is not a bad thing, as this was their promotion season into the 2.Liga.

The Bavarian derby in München was an even affair for the 1st half, but then 1860 seized control and kicked Ingolstadt’s ass after the restart. Probably one of 1860’s best performances in recent memory, as Ingolstadt has been excellent since winterbreak.

A sold out Sparkassen stadium in Aue for a Sachsen derby with Dresden. It was hard fought, but both teams seemed to waste promising chances in front of goal. Obviously this match meant a lot more to Erzgebirge, as the relegation struggle should keep them nervous. Dynamo has had a respectable season back in the 2.Liga.

Düsseldorf reclaimed 3rd with a tough win over Union Berlin. The 1st half saw end-to-end action, with both teams having good chances. In the 2nd period, Fortuna began to take control of the match, and there was little doubt that they would get the win.

Karlsruhe isn’t dead yet! Erstwhile 3rd place Paderborn looked like they had more play, but KSC had a tight defense and were dangerous on counters. After grabbing the lead, the hosts were content to see if SCP could turn of their “optical superiority” (Optische überlegenheit) into something real. Nix-da. KSC countered again and put home another, and that was all she wrote. A huge win which keeps Karlsruhe’s chances alive, especially Cottbus and Aue need to be very nervous.

St.Pauli remains in the promotion race with an easy win over Hansa Rostock. The Paulistas dominated from start-to-finish, and probably could have knocked in a few more. Hansa was pretty crap, and their chance to avoid relegation rests solely on sneaking into the playoff spot, which looks increasingly like a long shot. Hansa fans were banned by the league from attending this match. Basically because they are like the dog that shows up at your house and pees on the carpet. That’s too bad, because the squad desperately needed their support in what was already a very difficult match.

Eintracht Frankfurt assured immediate re-promotion with an overall easy win in Aachen. Alemannia fought hard, and was able to almost make it into half-time with an even score. But Idrissou scored for EF, and then it was an easy time after the restart. For Aachen, it’s basically lights out, as they’re now 5 points down from the relegation playoff spot. Despite strong fan support all year, they basically couldn’t get points in the close ones, and sucked down the stretch.

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