Missed a great opportunity! That was already the prevailing opinion at SpVgg Unterhaching after the 0-1 home bust against FC Bayern Munich II on Friday evening.
Unterhaching - missed a great opportunity! That was already the prevailing opinion at SpVgg Unterhaching after the 0-1 home defeat against FC Bayern Munich II on Friday evening. The chance to advance to first place or even to differentiate yourself from the competition. What happened is: nothing. Because on Saturday and Sunday the third league once again showed its crazy craze. Leader MSV Duisburg lost 0-1 in Meppen yesterday, previously FC Ingolstadt had also lost 0: 1 against relegation candidate Viktoria Köln at home. The third Waldhof Mannheim could not overtake SpVgg by drawing against Kaiserslautern. Result of the weekend: Haching remains second despite the defeat, is still tied with the league leaders and is three points ahead of fourth.
"Despite the defeat, we didn't lose a lot of ground," defender Markus Schwabl said on Friday - that should be true yesterday. In retrospect, the bankruptcy against the strong Bayern was all the more annoying, the SpVgg could have been the big winner of the match day. Captain Marc Endres, on the other hand, looked a little worried in the other direction: “It is getting closer and closer. If the teams don't score from above, the midfield gets closer and closer. ”Since yesterday, all clubs down to tenth place are back in the haze of promotion places, only six points separate leaders Duisburg and tithing Rostock. Haching is still on schedule. “We want to be at the top in March,” said Endres, “and March is still a long one. But there are still some hot games coming up. ”
The game against Bayern was already a hot one. When analyzing the 0-1 defeat, for which Hachinger only suffered their fourth loss in the 26th match this season, everyone was pretty much in agreement. "It was a deserved Bayern victory," said coach Claus Schromm and once again ennobled the opponent who underlined his position as the best team in the second half of the season: "This team is too fast for this league." From a "justified victory" said FCB coach Sebastian Hoeneß, who also admitted that he had "great respect for Unterhaching". "I was very worried in the final stages when Haching put more and more pressure on." "Bayern are not wrongly ranked first in the second half of the season," said Sascha Bigalke, "they play really well and with a lot of confidence."
The SpVgg could hardly cope with this on Friday evening over long distances. "Our performance in the first half is not enough, so you won't win a game," admitted Markus Schwabl. "We didn't get into the duels at all, then you just run after them. We only tried everything in the second half. ”Endres thought that“ there was a tie, ”after we put pressure on after the break. We also had chances, someone has to fall for it. ”But he also admitted quite frankly:“ That was not a good performance by us, we were still well served with the 0-1. Bavaria did very well. ”His conclusion:“ We could have taken a big step, but what happened to us has happened to others. Many teams have not yet taken a big chance. "
Nevertheless, the rest of the results keep everything the same, "in the end nothing much happened," says Schwabl. And what did not work at home should now work away: "We are a team that can score in home and away games," said Bigalke. Next Saturday the SpVgg is guest at table 17. Chemnitz.