Apr 24, 2011, 9:49 AM
Location: Outer Cheltenhamshire
Team(s): Cheltenham Town
Post #15 of 70
Dortmund lost 1-0 at Moenchengladbach yesterday, giving BM a faint hope of staying up.
Had Dortmund won the game, they would have been crowned as Meister.
They still have three matches to pickup the points, with Leverkusen the only side that can catch them.
Moenchengladbach moved off the bottom, but only on goal difference. St Pauli lost 3-1 to Werder Bremen, and both are on 29 points.
Also on 29 are Wolfsburg, who have a game in hand, (home to Koln today).
Eintracht are five ahead of this trio, so it looks like two will go down, and the other in the play offs.
Hertha go to Duisburg tomorrow needing one point to secure promotion. They will have three more chances. They are four ahead of Augsburg who are at home to Aachen today. Should Augsburg win today, then another two points will secure the promotion spot.
Bochum, held 0-0 in Paderborn on Maundy Thursday hold the play off spot at present, but Greuther Furth, Aue and Cottbus (2,4, and 5 points behind) all await a further slip.
Arminia Bielefeld have been beyond salvation for some time, and have been confirmed as last place.
Rot Weiss Oberhausen beat Karlsruher on Saturday, and now have hope of escaping the drop. Oberhausen and Osnabruck have 28 points, Karlsruher 29 with one more relegation place, and one play off place to be found.
Eintracht Braunschweig and Hansa Rostock have taken the promotion places in the 3. Liga. Braunschweig, who beat Osnabruck 2-1 yesterday are eight points ahead of Rostock, who play today at Bayern II.
One point seperates four teams looking for that single play off slot. Rot Weiss Erfurt, Dynamo Dresden and Wehen Wiesbaden are on 58 points, Kickers Offenbach have one less. Bayern II cannot escape the drop, and Werder Bremen II look like they may also go down - which could leave Stuttgart as the only reserve team at this level. Wacker Burghausen, Rot Weiss Ahlen, and Aalen are all fighting to escape the third relegation slot.
There are five games to go in Regionalliga West, where Preussen Munster are ten points ahead of Moenchengladbach II.
Most Regionalliga Sud teams have four or five to play, (it is confused by Weiden and Ulm dropping out). Hessen Kassel have been pegged back by recent poor form, and now on 48 points, with four to play. Stuttgart Kickers and Darmstadt have 47, Greuther Furth II have 46 - all of this trio still have 5 to play
Chemnitz (v Magdeburg) and Wolfsburg II (at Plauen) both play today, and then have five more to go in the Nord, with Chemnitz four points ahead.
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