Wild season finale in the third league: the underdog of the 43-goal show is Berlin

Wild season finale in the third league
The underdog of the 43-goal show is Berlin

At 90 ‘, Viktoria Berlin hopes for a moment, but a few seconds later they leave again: the club from the capital is relegated from the 3rd division. On a final day full of goals, two clubs scored seven goals, one six and the champions Magdeburg five.

The last decision in the 3rd football league has been made: Promoted Viktoria Berlin must return to the regional league as a fourth team. The capital club – briefly leading the league table at the start of the season – lost on the 38th and final day of the match 3: 4 (0: 0) to SV Meppen. With 37 points, the Berliners occupy the 17th and fourth last place in the standings. Morgan Faßbender (48th), Luka Tankulic (52nd, penalty), Lukas Krüger (68th) and Richard Sukuta-Pasu (90th + 1) scored for the Emslanders. Christoph Menz (65th) and Tobias Gunte (85th / 90th) scored for the hosts.

In the long-distance duel with Viktoria Berlin, SC Verl (40 points) took over by beating MSV Duisburg 1-1 (0-1) and thus celebrating their stay in class. Moritz Stoppelkamp (33rd) gave Meiderichs the lead, Ron Berlinski (49th) scored the 1-1 for the losers. The Würzburger Kickers and TSV Havelse had previously been relegated. Türkgücü Monaco was eliminated from the game during the season for economic reasons, all matches removed from the table.

Kaiserslautern hopes for relegation

Champion and promoted to 1. FC Magdeburg scored a 5-1 (1-1) win at VfL Osnabrück on the final day of play, if they had won, they would still have had the chance of fourth place, which entitles them to participate in the DFB Cup. Instead, 1860 Munich secured a 6: 3 (2: 2) against Borussia Dortmund II. Löwen striker Marcel Bär scored his 20 and 21 goals of the season, which made him the top scorer this season in the third division.

Eintracht Braunschweig finished second and returned to the second division a year after being relegated. Lower Saxony lost 1-0 (0-0) to Viktoria Köln. However, the match was suspended early as many Eintracht fans wanted to storm the pitch.

The third relegation place is occupied by the four-time German champions of the 1. FC Kaiserslautern, who played the relegation first leg in the 2nd division on 20 May (20: 30 / each on Sky, Sat.1 and in the live ticker on entitled at home against the second division third from the last Dynamo Dresden. The second stage in Saxony will take place on May 24 (20:30). During the week, Palatinate split from manager Marco Antwerpen after three straight losses and instead hired Dirk Schuster as their new manager.

SC Freiburg II played 1-1 (1-0) against 1. FC Saarbrücken. Mainly thanks to an excellent final stage, FSV Zwickau beat Würzburg 7-0 (1-0), four goals in the last ten minutes. Eventually, Hallesche FC drew 1-1 against SV Wehen Wiesbaden. Meanwhile, Waldhof Mannheim also outclassed Havelse 7-0 (3-0) and six players were on the top scorers list. A total of 43 goals were scored on the final matchday.

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