Peißenberg on the ground: Player-coach Michael Stoßberger tries to console his disappointed players. © Andreas Mayr
They had won the game, but Peißenberg's players were very disappointed after the final whistle. As good as the game of the TSV kickers against Pasing had begun, the end was bitter for them.
Peißenberg – Two eyes were barely enough to scan the spectacle after the final whistle. Very different emotional worlds collided shortly after 17 p.m. A crowd of Pasing fans ran towards their relegation heroes with flags, drums and beer. The tense atmosphere erupted like a thunderstorm. Several Peißenbergers did not like the way the guests behaved, they scolded the Pasinger and had to be restrained.
In the end, Peißenberg misses a goal for extra time
A few meters away sat the quiet minds around player-coach Michael Stoßberger. The storm of the square blurred in her mind's eye, they would have liked to sink into the lawn, but it held them. TSV Peißenberg failed in the first round of the relegation, as it could not be more bitter. With the score at 3-2, Philipp Solleder missed a penalty that would have taken the team into extra time. After many minutes of injury time, the race to catch up ended. Peißenberg was missing a single goal.
I was looking forward to a football festival, that's what I got.
Peißenberg's player-coach Michael Stoßberger
Michael Stoßberger had not lost a relegation in the senior section before. What does it feel like to lose? "Not so nice," he said. And yet it was astonishing how quickly anger and frustration dissipated, making way for a feeling like contentment. "You can only be proud of the great season," said the coach. His team's lap of honour around the whole pitch lasted several minutes. They wanted to personally thank each of the 535 spectators. "I was looking forward to a football festival, that's what I got," said Stoßberger.
Some Pasinger fan chants on the border of good taste
Without exaggeration, the second leg was one of the crazier football matches, even by relegation standards. To mention the fans from Pasing, numerically clearly outnumbered, but loud as an ultrablock. Because a few of them behaved in the same way and provoked with some fan chants on the border of good taste, the Peißenbergs were quite happy when they disappeared from the facility again. In terms of "atmosphere", the guests were definitely superior for 90 minutes. The conditions on the pitch were very different.
Peißenberg mercilessly exploits Pasing's weakness with high balls
No matter how embarrassing the first leg had been, the Peißenbergs uncovered a crucial weak point. When it came to high balls, the Pasinger were far inferior to TSV. As a neutral spectator, you almost felt something like pity when you saw how helplessly the Munich team wandered through the penalty area with every cross and made an emergency call. "They swam with every high ball," says Stoßberger. It was less about net height and more about timing. Men like Michael Gladiator, Philipp Solleder or Stoßberger themselves know when to head for the runway and take off. "That's our big weapon this year," says the coach. With Johannes Jungmann, they also have a shooter whom they proclaimed over the loudspeakers as a "corner god". All three goals were scored after a corner kick – and at the best time: the first after two minutes, the second in injury time in the first half, the third after Pasinger's follow-up goal to make it 1-2, one of those dreaded counterattacks by DJK. "We were on the right track," said Stoßberger. A few more chances jumped out at the high flying balls. Stoßberger alone put two headers extremely close to the goal. "The ball just didn't want to."
Fatal miss: Shortly before the end of the game, Philipp Solleder failed with a penalty kick to Pasing's goalkeeper Adem Ünver. If Solleder had scored, there would have been an extension. © Andreas Mayr
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The irony of fate: Pasing's ultimately decisive goal to make it 3-2 fell according to the same pattern. Corner, header, in. "Once we slept," says the coach. Although he is happy to forgive that. Mentally, nothing shakes this TSV. As hard as the beating may be. Resilience is the hallmark of this squad. The stalwarts were awarded a penalty shortly before the end, a foul after – of course – a corner. They don't have a permanent shooter in Peißenberg. If you feel safe, you start. After Hanni Jungmann had missed in the first leg, this time he said: "I'm not going to do it." Next up was Philipp Solleder, who scored the goal to make it 1-0. "In training for fun, he punches you five out of five in the bottom left," said his coach. But the pressure of the moment deformed the flight curve. The ball flew halfway up and in the middle. Easy prey for goalkeeper Adem Ünver. He would have been looking forward to extra time, said Peißenberg's player-coach. Nothing came of it. "Who knows what it's good for. No harm without benefit," said the optimist Stoßberger. Nevertheless, they celebrated afterwards. As painful as the season ends, it was great. "The team lost their whole heart on the pitch," said Stoßberger. And luckily found it again afterwards.
TSV Peißenberg - DJK Pasing 3:2 (2:0)
Goals: 1-0 (3.) Solleder, 2-0 (45.+5) Stoßberger, 2-1 (50.) Teouri, 3-1 (58.) Gladiator, 3-2 (64.) Köse.
Yellow cards: Peißenberg 4, Pasing 2. Time penalties: Peißenberg: J. Jungmann (90.+1), Pasing: Baumann (90.+1). Referee: Felix Zimmermann. Attendance: 535.