1. FC Magdeburg is about to be promoted to the 2nd Bundesliga. The third division leaders won a wild game at relegation candidates SC Verl in Paderborn 5: 4 (2: 1) on Sunday and now has 69 points in their account. Tatsuya Ito (88th) scored the winning goal for the guests.
In the second game on Sunday, 1. FC Kaiserslautern won the derby against 1. FC Saarbrücken in front of 46,895 fans on the Betzenberg 3:1 (1:0), although the Red Devils from the 45th minute after the red card for defender Kevin Kraus because of had to play outnumbered due to gross foul play.
The gap between Lauterer and FCM in second place is six points. Third-placed Eintracht Braunschweig is eight points behind leaders Magdeburg. The Sachsen-Anhaltiners last played in the 2nd division in 2018/19. After the death of their former goalscorer Joachim Streich, FCM wore black armbands on Saturday and there was a minute’s silence before the game.
The gap to closest pursuer Eintracht Braunschweig in second place increased to eight points. 1. FC Kaiserslautern, who meet 1. FC Saarbrücken on Sunday (2 p.m. / MagentaSport), are nine points behind.
Cyrill Akono (6th) brought the table 17th. from Verl in the lead, but Jan-Luca Schuler (18th) and Tobias Müller (32nd) turned the game around. It was back and forth in the second half. Amara Conde (51′) initially made the visitors 3-1, but Ron Berlinski (56′) and Lukas Petkov (58′) equalized for Verl. Raphael Obermair (61st) made it 4:3 for FCM, Berlinski (64th) scored to equalize the hosts 4:4. But then Ito made the decision.