News : 3rd league: Hansa Rostock rises – sport


News : 3rd league: Hansa Rostock rises – sport

Former Bundesliga club Hansa Rostock had to wait nine years for this party: After almost a decade of abstinence, the North Germans managed to beat relegated VfB Lübeck on Saturday, on the 38th and final matchday of the 3rd division, with a 1-1 (1-1) draw the ascent to the House of Commons.

7500 fans, who were allowed to return to Rostock’s Ostseestadion, frenetically cheered the long-awaited rise of the Hansa professionals, who, however, only secured second place ahead of FC Ingolstadt because they were tied because of the better goal difference.

Dynamo Dresden secured the third division championship with a 1-0 (1-0) win at SV Wehen Wiesbaden, already a week ago as a second division returnee. The relegation games against the third from bottom of the 2nd division reached the FCI with a 3-1 (2-0) in the pursuit duel against 1860 Munich. In the meantime, the Schanzer had even catapulted into second position on the last day of the season.

After SpVgg Unterhaching and Lübeck, SV Meppen and Bayern Munich II had to join the regional league as further relegated teams. Bayern II, champions of the previous third division season, lost to Halleschen FC 0: 1 (0: 1). Meppen did not reach a 2: 1 (1: 0) against MSV Duisburg to keep them up.

Hansa made it exciting

The biggest and loudest cheers were at the Baltic Sea. The fact that fans were allowed to enter the Ostseestadion for the second time in the season ended was thanks to approval from the state government. Another revised hygiene concept had been approved.

Written evidence of a negative test result was compulsory for entry into the stadium, and mouth and nose protection was also mandatory in the stands. As early as March, around 700 fans watched the game against Halleschen FC (1-0) in the stadium as part of a pilot project.

However, FC Hansa made it exciting, because in the meantime the Mecklenburgers were in third place with the goal of Soufian Benyamina (26th) to 1-0 for Lübeck and the goal of Stefan Kutschke (26th) for the opening goal for Ingolstadt against the Munich Lions slipped. Sixty goalkeeper Marco Hiller saw the red card early after an emergency brake (9th).

Bentley Baxter Bahn (41st, penalty kick) then scored the redeeming 1: 1 equalizer for the Rostockers. Marc Stendera (44th) was responsible for the 2-0 for the FCI in the long-distance duel with FC Hansa. Dennis Erdmann (81st) succeeded in the interim connection goal for the sixties. Marcel Gaus (90. + 2, penalty kick) ensured the end point for Ingolstadt.


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