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News : Third division: the hopeful four – sport

Promotion in the third division


The hopeful four

Sascha Moelders (1860) artistically GER, TSV 1860 Muenchen vs. SC Verl, football, 3rd Bundesliga, season 2020/2021, 04/10/20;  Sascha Mölders Verl

Sascha Mölders from 1860 Munich is living proof that goalscoring instincts cannot be learned. You have it or you don’t.

(Photo: Marcel Engelbrecht / Eibner / Imago)

A quartet is fighting for promotion in the season finale of the third division: How Dresden, Rostock, 1860 Munich and Ingolstadt are working on the happy end.


Thomas Hürner, Johannes Kirchmeier, Cornelius Pollmer and Markus Schäflein

How it all turns out is clear: with two winners whose dreams come true; with a third party who can still hope – and with a loser who looks down the drain. The battle for promotion in the third soccer division has never been as exciting as this time. Before the penultimate matchday, two traditional clubs from the east, Dresden and Rostock, occupy places one and two, which lead directly into the second division. Delicate behind them, both tied and both from Upper Bavaria: the pursuers 1860 Munich and Ingolstadt, who played a direct derby duel on the last day of the match; it is also about the relegation place three. An SZ barometer on the current situation in the quartet of those willing to climb:

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