Simply third rank: In the end, everyone played for 1860 – just not 1860

They wanted to be happy, but in the end they were just sparring partners: During 1. FC Magdeburg’s hectic championship celebration, Löwen’s last dreams of promotion were shattered.

TSV 1860: Debacle increased as the game progressed

“I think we’ve seen a worthy champion”, 1860 head coach Michael Köllner had to admit and admit after Sixty’s game and especially the inadequate transition situations after the 4-0 defeat against the third division leaders: “We did not do a good job.” Until shortly after the break, 1860 could with difficulty make the odd showdown open, but as the game progressed, the debacle inevitably went its course.

Although there was no doubt about Magdeburg’s dominance and deserved championship, Captain Stefan Lex stated: “It was the only team that was clearly better than us in both matches.”

Sixty’s captain is not entirely wrong, that the Blues, with the exception of Magdeburg’s exceptional kicker Baris Atik, had not been played out by anyone.

Season performance for TSV 1860 is not enough for promotion

But: The mere 2-1 victory against 1. FC Kaiserslautern as the only victory against one of the “big ones” in the league is not enough to finally pack the return to the second division. Curious: In the promotion race, everyone played for 1860 (Brunswick and Kaiserslautern also failed on the weekend) – only 1860 did not!

The Lions – they are and simply remain third-class.

In assessing the result, there were different opinions then properly separated. “0: 4 is definitely too high, but Magdeburg has its quality, we have to accept that,” said Lex. Well: Even if the last two conceded goals only came in extra time, especially the extremely strong Baris Atik would have had. previously can score two or three more goals if not needed.

A final victory is needed for 1860 – for the DFB Cup

Top scorer Marcel Bär remained goalless before the transfer of the Magdeburg Championship. Rival Atik has once again overtaken the six-pointer striker. Because the German-Turk misses the last match of the season, Bär can still secure the (only) top scorer cannon.

But much more important: Sixty (58 points) are under pressure due to VfL Osnabrück’s (58) 1-0 victory in Havelse and Waldhof Mannheim’s draw against Wehen Wiesbaden (1-1) for fourth place in the table and qualification for the DFB Cup. On the last day of the match, a victory against Borussia Dortmund II (Saturday at 13.30) is necessary.

Coach and Sports Manager: Michael Köllner (left) and Günther Gorenzel

Cup at TSV 1860 as last goal: So much money against Borussia …



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Disappointed faces at TSV 1860 after the defeat in Magdeburg.

TSV 1860: “Of course it hurts” – hanging lion heads after lack of relegation



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Michael Köllner wants to keep fourth place with his lions.

The competition results: TSV 1860 is now in fourth place



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And what about the blues after that? Köllner had recently left his future open and demanded a perspective so that such bitter rejections against ambitious relegation teams like FC Ingolstadt, Erzgebirge Aue and possibly Dynamo Dresden will not happen again in the future.

“Köllner is the right coach for the right club”

President Robert Reisinger made it clear in “Mercury”: “Michael Köllner has a contract and I assume he will fulfill it. I hope not only that, I even assume it, because he is the right coach for the right club. “

If Reisinger is already with Köllner, who discussed sixty options at a meeting with CFO Marc-Nicolai Pfeifer and sporting director Günther Gorenzel last week?

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