Darmstadt takes second place and sends Aue to the 3rd division

SV Darmstadt 98 has direct promotion in its own hands. The lilies quickly calmed down with a triple blow in the first half – and sent the Erzgebirge Aue back to the third division after six years.

Having fun at work: Luca Pfeiffer and Braydon Manu (right).
IMAGO / Jan Huebner

Shot – goal, shot – goal, shot – goal: Between the 16th and 19th minutes, Böllenfalltor turned into a madhouse, every shot was a hit, and the relegation of the Erzgebirge Aue was closed early.

Darmstadt’s coach Torsten Lieberknecht had avoided a major rotation compared to the 2-1 victory in FC St. Pauli, only Manu started for Mehlem (bench) and spun on the right flank.

Au’s coach Pavel Dotchev had to change his starting XI after a 2-2 draw against Rostock when Owusu was out with his fifth yellow card and Jonjic and Majetschak were missing from the squad. Strauss, Gonther and Barylla ran after it.

The violets could only have kept the last glimmer of hope alive with a three-pointer, while the lilies had the opportunity to jump into second place with a three-pointer. And the Darmstadt team therefore started motivated, putting the Scissors under pressure early on and revealing sharp quality differences between the two teams.

Triple Strike! Darmstadt dismantled Aue

These were also reflected in a series of individual errors from the Auer backline under pressure, which Lilien took advantage of the icy cold and created a party atmosphere within less than three minutes through Luca Pfeiffer (16 ‘), Skarke (18’) and Manu (19 ‘). ‘). at Böllenfalltor.

The visitors never got over this treble throughout the first half, instead the lilies missed a number of other top-class chances before Skarke even made it 4-0 after great preparation by Manus (39th).

The goal difference could also play an important role, especially with regard to the close promotion race, so Darmstadt went seriously to it in the second round, Aue defended only to a limited extent. Nevertheless, the clear result lacked the final determination, so both teams neutralized each other in midfield.

A bit happened in the second half – Honsak follows suit

The violins used this phase to get a little more courageous, Zolinski missed the consolation goal with his header by only centimeters (65th). Due to a severely mistimed tackle, Lieberknecht of FC spent some time on the grass writhing in agony before he could get up and continue the game.

And the Jokers also gained confidence for the final phase: Luca Pfeiffer selflessly crossed the ball and gave substitute Honsak his third goal of the season (74th). But that was not the last point: Kempe scored it with his direct free kick in the goal corner (90th) and completed half a dozen in a one-sided game that finally sealed the relegation of the violins.

goals and maps

1: 0L Pfeiffer (16 ‘, left foot, Kempe)

2-0skark (18 ‘, right foot, P. Tietz)

3-0Manu (19 ‘, right foot, Kempe)

4-0skark (39 ‘, right foot, Manu)

5-0honsak (74 ‘, left foot, L. Pfeiffer)

6-0Kempe (90 ‘, direct free kick, right footed shot)

SV Darmstadt 98


Ore Mountains Aue


referee team

Christian Dingert

Christian Dingert

game info


Merck Stadium at Böllenfalltor

Darmstadt moves up to second place thanks to slip-ups of the competition from Bremen and St. Pauli and is a guest in Düsseldorf on Friday (18.30). Aue, who will now return to the third division after six years in the second division, hosts Werder Bremen on Sunday (13.30).

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