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SV Darmstadt 98 made a mistake in Düsseldorf and is now dependent on support in the promotion race in the 2nd league. The players are suffering from frustration, coach Torsten Lieberknecht is suffering due to a referee decision.

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After the start of a disaster: lilies make a mistake at Fortuna


Darmstadt 98 frustration Dusseldorf

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Lilien coach Torsten Lieberknecht gave a rare insight into the inner world of his football team on Friday night. He reported at the press conference that there was a very depressed atmosphere in SV Darmstadt 98’s cabin after the 2-1 defeat to Fortuna Düsseldorf. “Many players cried.”

Werder and HSV can pass

The cause of the tears: With a victory, southern Hesse would have had the rise on the last day of the home game against SC Paderborn in their own hands. In the event of a draw, third place and participation in the relegation had been manageable on its own. “Many only know the Bundesliga from television and have this big dream. I have to build it up now,” said Lieberknecht. This big dream threatens to burst.

The next bad news came Saturday afternoon: Hamburger SV won their home game against Hannover 96 2-1 and pushed Lilien into third place. Werder Bremen followed suit on Sunday – and overtook Lilien with a 3-0 victory in Aue. Darmstadt 98 is number four in the last match day and needs a miracle.

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Lieberknecht in the hr home game!

The promotion race from Darmstadt 98 is also a topic in the hr home match on Monday night !. Coach Torsten Lieberknecht is a guest and assesses Lilien’s chances for the Bundesliga. It starts on hr-tv at. 23.15, the show is available on YouTube from around kl. 21.00.

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Collective nervous flutter

But how could it be that the lilies missed this great opportunity and initially did not get a foot on the ground in Düsseldorf? Emmanuel Iyoha (3rd minute) and Matthias Zimmermann (10th) had already put the hosts in the lead with two goals in the early stages, which over the past few weeks have seemed desperate and completely overwhelmed by the furious Darmstadt professionals. “I think a lot of people struggled with their nerves,” Lieberknecht admitted. “We were too emotional.” Diagnosis: exhaustion.

More than 4,000 Lilien fans on the away block, with the prospect of next week’s promotion party at Böllenfalltor in the back of their minds. It can get dizzy there. “Of course the boys noticed what was going on. Many of their legs were just weak, I saw it right away,” Lieberknecht said. His young team showed a humane and probably understandable reaction. In the race for a place in the Bundesliga, such a nervous flutter is obviously not beneficial.

criticism of the judge

In addition, Lilien, who also got significantly better in the second half due to a system change and came into play again after Tobias Kempe (60./foulelfmeter) had scored, a little mishap with the referee. When a great chance developed in a normal duel between Luca Pfeiffer and Christoph Klarer, he decided on an offensive error and thus deprived the lilies of a huge opportunity to equalize. The ball even flew into the Düsseldorf goal, but the goal did not count.

“There’s a clear goal. It’s incomprehensible to me not to let the game continue,” said Lieberknecht, who saw the alleged error again on his smartphone immediately after the final whistle and then marched towards the referee team with an increased heart rate. , with the referee Florian Badstübner. “Everyone who sees the stage does not see ugly games there. But we must live with it now and look ahead.”

Lieberknecht sets up teams

For as it also appears, the dream of promotion is far from over. The lilies carelessly gave the pole position away, but the competition must catch up first. Werder Bremen welcome Jahn Regensburg on the last day of the match, HSV is a guest at Hansa Rostock, and St. Pauli is a guest in Düsseldorf. “We have managed to get back on our feet often enough,” Lieberknecht encouraged his team and fans. “It’s an incredible journey behind us. But still ahead of us.” It’s not over yet.

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