Offbeat VBL: Bochum keeps the competition at a distance
Jicha angry at HBL and referees: Kiel draw against Magdeburg
Coach Filip Jicha hit the stomach that THW Kiel had to compete against Magdeburg at all - then there was also anger because of a controversial referee decision. But Flensburg only came to a draw. © Getty Images Angry before the game, angry after the game: Kiel's coach Filip Jicha. Filip Jicha was really angry after the 24:24 against SC Magdeburg at the cold start after two weeks of corona quarantine. "I am extremely proud, but also angry.
The situation is coming to a head in the north-west division of the Virtual Bundesliga Club Championship: VfL Bochum was able to secure its top position on the penultimate double match day, while Werder Bremen's hopes faded and FC St. Pauli fought further up.
Played mediocre and still with a clear gap at the top of VfL Bochum can calmly look forward to the end of regular time. The blue-whites lost 3: 6 against SC Paderborn on Tuesday evening and parted from Borussia Mönchengladbach 4: 4 in the top game. Seven points from two encounters are comparatively little for the successful first in the table, but since the competition also lost points, the lead of VfL is now 14 points and is almost impossible to catch.
VBL: Cologne challenges table leaders Bochum
1. FC Köln are targeting the top of the north-west division in the VBL Club Championship, on the eleventh day of the double game, the third-placed team challenged VfL Bochum. Meanwhile, in the south-east season there is a chase duel between 1. FC Heidenheim and FC Augsburg. © 1. FC Köln Michael 'Phenomeno' Gherman and 1. FC Köln are currently third in the North-West division. Even the jump to first place is theoretically possible for 1.
In the Westphalia duel between Bochum and Paderborn, meanwhile, a FIFA talent of the underdog attracted attention. Justin Godly Kampmeier won 4: 3 against Ali PredatorFIFA Oskoui Rad, the most successful point collector on the Xbox. Since Kampmeier also drew in the second match of the evening, the 17-year-old has been unbeaten for 13 singles and is an impressive series for the newcomer. Godly conceded his last defeat against PredatorFIFA in the first half of the season at the beginning of December.
St. Pauli strong, Bremen trembles
The biggest winner of the penultimate double game day is FC St. Pauli. The FIFA professionals of the second division scratched the maximum yield with a 7: 1 against VfL Wolfsburg and a 9: 0 against FC Schalke 04. Once again Mustafa xMusti19 Cankal convinced with two clear 3-0 individual wins. The Kiezkicker are now temporarily in second place in the north-west with six points ahead of third. If St. Pauli can hold this place, the club would be set for the final round of the VBL Club Championship, while places three to six have to prove themselves in an intermediate round.
Selimbegovic warns of wrong thinking.
Jahn Regensburg has put a little more pressure on himself with the recent 2-0 defeat in Braunschweig. Against SC Paderborn, coach Mersad Selimbegovic is hoping for a good reaction again. © imago images Head up, chest out: Regensburg coach Mersad Selimbegovic is optimistic before the home game against Paderborn. The SSV has collected 26 points so far, exactly as many as their table neighbor 1. FC Nürnberg, who will receive on Sunday the 16th from Braunschweig (20).
SV Werder Bremen will probably not make it to the top sextet. The reigning Club Championship champions played 4: 4 against Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Tuesday, not a bad result, but not enough. The team still has three matches left to save the season, but Bremen would have to get at least 24 out of a possible 27 points to have any chance of progressing.
Kiel and Leverkusen in view
Currently, VfL Bochum, FC St. Pauli, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Borussia Mönchengladbach, VfL Wolfsburg and 1. FC Köln are in the top six. The latter quartet, however, only separates four points and Holstein Kiel is already lurking behind with a gap of two points. VBL's Northern Lights played 7-1 against SC Paderborn on Tuesday, but also gave away an opportunity to overtake in a 7-1 win against Hamburger SV. Thus, the club still has to make up points on the last double match day. Above all, Bayer is in danger, because the Leverkusen have played one game more than the competition and are in danger of slipping if they are defeated by Hannover 96. The 9-0 win against Borussia Mönchengladbach on the penultimate double match day was all the more important.
The regular season in the North-West Division ends next Tuesday. Meanwhile, on March 3, the penultimate double match day in the southeast is due.
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HSV coach Daniel Thioune has admitted that VfL Bochum is deservedly leader of the 2nd Bundesliga. «That's how honest we have to be. The Bochumers play very consistently and have achieved the most wins in the league. That privileges you to be at the top, ”said the 46-year-old Hamburger SV coach, who will be third in the table on Friday (6.30pm / Sky) with the leaders five points better.