The starting point before the final game day of the 3rd league is clear: Magdeburg and Braunschweig go a class higher, Kaiserslautern has to prove itself in the relegation against Dresden – and for 1860 Munich (58 points, +14 goals), Osnabrück (58, 12) And Waldhof Mannheim (57, 11) is about fourth place, which entitles you to participate in the DFB Cup. VfL Osnabrück pulled the supposedly hardest lot. The Lower Saxony welcomes the master from Magdeburg, who lonely draws his circles at the top.
For VfL coach Scherning it is clear: “Magdeburg will come here and try to win the game. You saw last week (4: 0 against 1860 Munich, editor’s note) that you want to go through the season fully.” His team must therefore consistently take advantage of their chances and start well at the right moment. The team will have to earn the victory. “We want to fight for this opportunity. We want to try everything to jump to this place,” Scherning was optimistic at the press conference despite the personnel position.
Taffertshofer and Bertram Back in the squad, Opoku and Köhler fail
Because it is “not optimal and tense at the Bremen bridge”. With Sören Bertram and Ulrich Taffertshofer, two important pillars in midfield have fully trained with the team again, but after longer failures it will be enough for short operations. Aaron Opoku also fails with a knee, because of which he had already missed the past game against Havelse. With Sven Köhler, another midfielder is missing yellow – a bitter failure because the “yellow card was totally unnecessary”. In addition to the longer -injured Timo Beermann, Ulrich Bapoh could also be canceled, and he has deregistered with stomach problems for today’s training. Scherning therefore does not remain many ways to adapt his line -up to the opponent.
Around the game, the Lower Saxony will adopt their goalkeeper Rolf Meyer and the players Jan Chorushij, Tom Bertelsmann, Bapoh (contracts are not extended), Opoku (return to HSV for the time being) and Sebastian Klaas (changes to Paderborn). The VfL hopes for a positive end to the season in front of 14,000 spectators, including 1400 guest fans: if VfL wins and the Munich lions against the Dortmund amateurs, the Osnabrückers move into the DFB Cup.