Because the 1st FC Kaiserslautern had played back on Tuesday (Corona outbreak at 1860 Munich), the 1st FC Saarbrücken could conquer second place by a 2-0 victory against Borussia Dortmund II. “We were concentrated. But what is much more important that the team has managed to do everything in all game phases together. We did not let ourselves be part, that’s the key to such a game-strong team,” said head coach Uwe Koschinat after the game.
The FCS brand has reached and is now the first pursuer to lead to leaders Magdeburg, with which the Saarlanders will deliver a real top game on Saturday evening (17.55, live! At Kaiserslautern). “We will not go there too many worries,” announces Koschinat. “It’s a great location determination.” The respect for the opponent is great (“I believe that Magdeburg this season has a unique selling point: they had no crisis at all”), but the 50-year-old reminiscent of the first leg in which the Elfädter specifically in the second passage has little land saw and still played a 1-0 lead (finance 2: 1 for Saarbrücken).
However, the game does not just get the game from a sporty view. The first leg, finally, caused a few years away for conversation for conversation and even moved into a sports judgment after several actors of the FCM Saarbrücken accused Defender Dennis Erdmann, to have insulted in the field racist. The case caused a longer confrontation and a weeklong lock (later exposed to probation) for Erdmann, who initially absorbed the allegations, then “possible misunderstandings” allowed to play in the US.
“Too extraordinary capable”: Koschinats Special Lob for Grimaldi
Nevertheless, the FCS is now about defending the good table position. Before probably atmospheric backdrops (up to 13,000 spectators), Koschinat counts above all on striker Adriano Grimaldi, who met in the first leg and posted his eleventh goal of the season against BVB II. “He has a scary good look,” enthuses Koschinat from his parent. “Adriano has worked uncannily. It is always underestimated that he is a very, very serious worker who has such a run now, in which his body plays along. Then he is in this league too exceptional. “
Preview: 1. FC Magdeburg – 1. FC Saarbrücken