In the 3rd league today 1. FC Magdeburg and relegation candidate VfB Lübeck face each other. Here you can follow the game on matchday 34 in the live ticker.
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The teams wait in the players’ tunnels in the MDCC Arena in Magdeburg. It will not be long.
Today’s game whistles the Berliner Lasse Koslowski. Line assistants Henry Müller and Philipp Reitermayer support the 33-year-old.
At 1. FC Magdeburg, the master coach Heinz Krügel is commemorated today, who would have celebrated his 100th birthday yesterday. Under him, the Elbstädter won three GDR championship titles in the 70s and became the only European Cup winners from the German Democratic Republic.
3rd league: 1. FC Magdeburg vs. VfB Lübeck today in the live ticker – before the start
After the most recent 1: 2 away win in Meppen, FCM coach Christian Titz has to compensate for two failures. While Raphael Obermair saw the red card in stoppage time, Dominik Ernst dropped out with the 10th yellow card. In addition, Titz does without Florian Kath. Henry Rorig, Léon Bell Bell and Alexander Bittroff, who returns after having been suspended from yellow and red, start for the trio.
In mid-December, Magdeburg kidnapped a point from VfB in the first leg. The lead by Mirko Boland quickly made up for Raphael Obermair, with both missing today with bans. In the 57th minute, Yannick Deichmann was thrown off the field, but despite the majority, the FCM did not create any clear chances and was even lucky in stoppage time that Morten Behrens saved his second penalty!
Magdeburg conceded only one goal in the last six games and therefore climbed from last place into the middle of the table. Nevertheless, the Elbstädter are not yet secured and could be only three points ahead of the relegation ranks at the end of the day if the outcome was unfortunate. With a win, on the other hand, they would pull away by seven points.
Lübeck absolutely needs a win today. After 33 match days, only SpVgg Unterhaching has fewer points in their account. Six points are missing on the saving bank. But the Magdeburg team have not yet managed to stay up in the league. Only five points separate today’s host and 17th place.
The game is played in the MDCC Arena in Magdeburg. The kick-off takes place at 1 p.m.
Magdeburg: M. Behrens – Tob. Müller, A. Müller, Bittroff – Jacobsen, Malachowski – Rorig, Bertram, Atik, Bell Bell – Brünker
Lübeck: Raeder – Malone, Grupe, Rieble – Hertner, Thiel, Okungbowa, Ramaj – Zehir – Y. Deichmann, Akono