Gelsenkirchen – This 2nd league is completely crazy! After SV Darmstadt 98 in second place on Friday lost 2-1 at Fortuna Düsseldorf, which gave SV Werder Bremen a through ball in the battle for promotion, the captains Schalke 04 played a crazy match against FC St. Pauli on Saturday night – and thus made the direct return to the Bundesliga prematurely perfect.
against FC St Pauli Coach Mike Büskens’ team turned a 2-0 break deficit into a spectacular 3-2 home win in a turbulent match at the local Veltins Arena. That is it FC Schalke 04 a game day before the end of the season, return to footballBundesliga no longer to take. But it did not look like that at first. The visitors from Hamburg took an early lead 2-0 (9th and 17th) thanks to a finish from the mere 19-year-old Igor Matanovic. Schalke, however, did not let this deter them and shortened the time by converting a penalty kick from Simon Terodde (46.).
It was also this Schalke goal scorer that marked the 2-2 equalizer (71st). At least the same now Veltins Arena an absolute madhouse. But it was to get even louder: Another five minutes later, the substitute made the switch Rodrigo Zalazar the arena with its biscuits to 3: 2 in absolute ecstasy. The now desperate hamburgers weakened themselves – Marcel Beifuss rightly saw the red card (80th) after an overly hard post. In overtime, double-goal scorer Matanovic also saw the traffic light card (90 + 4). After that, Schalke brought the victory over time and returned to the Bundesliga after just one year.
Steep template for Werder Bremen: Darmstadt 98 falls feathers, Schalke 04 makes advancement clear
Behind them, the situation in the table is tighter than ever with one game left before the end of the season: Behind leading Schalke with 62 points, three teams are a draw with 57 points each. Of Hamburger SV is the first pursuer for Knappen because he did his homework in the 2-1 victory against Hannover 96 on Saturday afternoon and thanks to the fourth victory in a row has by far the best goal difference of all promotion candidates (+31).
Darmstadt 98 (+22) is currently in third place, closely followed by the fourth-placed team Werder Bremen (+17), who still has the Aue game up his sleeve. The team of coach Ole Werner is enough for direct ascent four points from the last two games in Aue and against Jahn Regensburg. It does not matter what the competitors are doing. FC St. Pauli, who remains in fifth place (+13) after the bitter defeat at Schalke, now has almost no chance of getting into promotion to the Bundesliga. (mwi)
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Consecutive ball for SV Werder Bremen: Darmstadt slips in Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf – Klaus Allofs had announced it to DeichStube – and the sports director for Fortuna Düsseldorf actually kept his word! “We will give everything,” said the 65-year-old who is with Werder Bremen once celebrated great successes, promised – and thus the prospect of possible support from his Fortuna to the Bremen team. It was then delivered on Friday night: Düsseldorf beat them 2-1 (2-0). Darmstadt 98one of Bremen’s big opponents in the battle for promotion, which means a through ball for Werder.
With a draw or victory in the away match at FC Erzgebirge Aue (Sunday at 13.30 in the DeichStube live ticker). Werder Bremen now back Darmstadt 98 hand in the table and – in case of a win – also make up for the goal difference. In addition, four points in the two remaining matches against Aue and Regensburg are now enough to secure promotion – no matter what the competition does.
Werder Bremen line-up: This is how the starting 11s should look like towards the Erzgebirge Aue!
Through ball to Werder Bremen in the battle for promotion to the 2nd league – Darmstadt 98 fails in Fortuna Dusseldorf
Thank you Werder Bremen otherwise by Düsseldorfers Emmanuel Iyoha (3rd) and Matthias Zimmermann (10th), who quickly brought their team a 2-0 lead, saw Darmstadts Hit by Tobias Kempe (60./foulelfmeter) was eventually worth nothing. (dco) Have you read it? Teasing online: Fortuna Düsseldorf teasing Werder Bremen on Twitter!