BFC coach Christian Benbennek was there at Marschweg Stadium last Saturday when the Oldenburgers secured the regional league title by beating Holstein Kiel II 1-1. But the coach could have saved himself for his espionage trip: “The way they played, we will not see them against us. Several regular players were spared, the wings were occupied the wrong way around. It was not VfB Oldenburg, as I know.”, Benbennek in “Berliner Kurier” was not fooled by the actions of his VfB colleague Dario Fossi. For the first stage, 600 Oldenburg fans will accompany them to Berlin.
VfB sports director Schachten expects “Fifty-Fifty duels”
The small episode shows Oldenburg pulling out to be able to trip the clearly favored GDR Oberliga record champions. VfB sports director Sebastian Schachten does not see his team without a chance. Both today’s match in Berlin (14.00 in NDR Livecenter) and the second match on June 4 in Oldenburg (live on TV and in NDR Livecenter) are “fifty fifty duels,” said the former St. Pauli Profi NDR. : “We will knock out everything we have.”
Oldenburg captain Wegner: “We are really in the mood”
The VfB players are at least hot: “We are really ready for it,” said captain Max Wegner, who is especially looking forward to the home game at Marschweg Stadium: “It will be more crowded in the stands than against Kiel… We step on the gas again , and it will really burn. ” There were 3,600 spectators towards Kiel. The fan potential is there with the former second and close to the Bundesliga club: Should the promotion succeed, VfB expects an average audience of 6,000 to 7,000.
BFC: Warranty required probably not a problem
Lower Saxony is not deterred by possible economic difficulties with their opponents, which could prevent their rise. BFC still has to pay a guarantee of 900,000 euros to the German Football Association (DFB) to participate in the third division – but a week before the deadline (June 1 at 17.00) the club sponsors and donations had already raised 720,000 euros.
Fossi warns of “skinned” BFC
“Financially, Dynamo has many more opportunities than we have. That is why they can afford many more former professionals than us or Weiche Flensburg. It is a very ripped and experienced regional league team,” said Fossi from “Nordwest-Zeitung” “. Only Berlin’s top striker Christian Beck (23 goals this season) can look back on 175 third division and 31 second division matches with a total of 72 goals for 1. FC Magdeburg.
VfB defender Appiah: “Everything for us in it”
But there is also experience in the Oldenburg series: Defender Marcel Appiah, for example, played 115 third division matches and also appeared 52 times in the second division.
The former professional in VfL Osnabrück does not trade either the discussions about the necessary redevelopment of the Marschweg Stadium, which is not suitable for the third division, or the possible construction of a new arena: “If I had to build it myself, it would collapse after a match.” Appiah prefers to take care of sporting success – and the 34-year-old is confident: “Anything is possible for us.”