There was no winner in a gripping derby between TSV 1860 and FC Bayern II. Both teams will have a final for relegation and promotion next week.
Munich - It was arranged.
Actually, only the fans were missing from the Grünwald stadium.
The supporters of the Blue had given their heroes a sensational reception, at least in the run-up to the game.
80 minutes before the game, when the lions drove from the training area to the venue, Grünwalder Strasse, especially on Wettersteinplatz and Giesinger Berg, were full of blue-white fans who wanted to encourage their team for the derby and the season's final spurt.
TSV 1860 against FC Bayern II: U23 with a strong initial phase - Mölders equal Siebs lead with a penalty
The U23, whose bus was received much less warmly, got off to a better start and showed a courageous performance in the first round. As a reminder: in the event of a defeat, the move to the regional league was sealed for the offspring from Säbener Straße *. But after strong preparatory work by Christopher Scott, the 2nd team of FC Bayern * took the lead through Armindo Sieb (12th). "Played perfectly into the interface, you couldn't play it better, perfectly finished," praised NLZ boss Jochen Sauer at Magenta at halftime.
In the further course of the first half there was no sign of the relegation pressure at the small Bavarians.
Sarpreet Singh narrowly missed the goal to make it 2-0 in the 27th minute.
The Lions bit into the game and equalized before the break.
After a handball by Alexander Lungwitz in the penalty area, captain Sascha Mölders took over responsibility and equalized with a shot in the left corner to make it 1-1 (41st).
TSV 1860 against FC Bayern II: Singh scores to take the lead again - the Lions equalize again with a penalty
In the second round it was again the little Bavarians who came wide awake from the cabin. After the preparatory work by Sieb, Singh moved from the right into the penalty area and hit the left corner to make it 2-1 in the far corner (49th). But the Lions did not give up and reported back again - again with a penalty. After a foul by Nico Feldhahn on Stefan Lex, Phillip Steinhart sank in the second penalty to make it 2-2. He sent Ron-Thorben Hoffmann * to the left and hit the right corner with strong nerves (67th).
Due to the equalization, the deficit of the U23 on the non-relegation places in the table had grown again to three points and the Reds tried to engage the forward gear. Although the lions could not get their playful class in the derby on the pitch, they got more rooms with increasing playing time. For the final open, Martin Demichelis and Danny Schwarz brought Fiete Arp * into the game, but the Blues were closer to the winning goal in the closing stages. Mölders (78th) and Lex (84th) missed the preliminary decision.
The FCB talents were barely able to free themselves from the constant pressure of the candidate for promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga *, but even Sechzig could no longer take the decisive blow. A final awaits both teams on the last day of the match on Sunday. FC Bayern II must win against Halle and hope for a defeat for KFC Uerdingen and SV Meppen. After Dynamo Dresden's ascent against Türkgücü on Sunday, the Lions are only concerned with relegation rank. Michael Köllner's team needs a win against FC Ingolstadt in order to continue to dream of making it to the second division.
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