Direct advancement missed?
Memorable abandonment of BVB Kaiserslautern
While Braunschweig have won five out of six games in the 3rd division since March, FC Kaiserslautern are showing nerves on the home stretch of the promotion battle. In front of nearly 50,000 supporters, the Red Devils, currently second in the table, lost to the reserves of Borussia Dortmund. Now everything is in danger.
Severe setback for 1. FC Kaiserslautern in the battle for promotion to the Third Football League: On matchday 36, the Red Devils lost 1:3 (0:1) to Borussia Dortmund II. The defeat could have been even worse. Bradley Fink (32′) gave the lead to the Blacks and Yellows, Justin Njinmah (59′) and Immanuel Pherai (81′) made it 3-0 for BVB II. Felix Götze (90’+2) scored the consolation goal for them. Palatinate.
With 63 points, FCK slipped to third place in the table behind the champions and promoted from the second division, the team 1. FC Magdeburg (72 points) and Eintracht Braunschweig (64). On Friday, FCM lost the best game to Eintracht 1:2 (0:0).
Ahead of the game in Cologne “first we have to pull ourselves together and tick off the defeat and the lost second place in the standings,” FCK coach Marco Antwerpen told MagentaSport: “Now it will take a few days and it won’t be easy.” The match in Cologne is the last of the season for FCK. Lautern should have met Türkgücü Munich on the final day of the game. The Munich club had withdrawn from play during the season for economic reasons, and all of Türkgücü’s matches were removed from the standings. FCK is therefore doomed to watch the season finale.
1860 ramp on FCK
The Würzburger Kickers have also been confirmed as another relegated from the 3rd division since Friday evening. After Viktoria Berlin’s victory against 1. FC Saarbrücken (2-1) on Friday evening, they are no longer in place in the league, even with three wins. At SV Meppen the Kickers scored three points on Saturday with a 4:2 (1:2) – but the victory came too late.
TSV Havelse had already been relegated. 1860 Munich beat Havelse 3-0 (0-0) on Saturday, five points behind Lautern – but with one game less. SC Freiburg II beat VfL Osnabrück 4-1 (1-1), which caused Lower Saxony to lose their last wave of promotion chances. SC Verl won 3-0 (2-0) against SV Wehen Wiesbaden. Hallesche FC and Viktoria Köln separated 1:1 (1:1).