Leipzig (dpa) - For weeks there was controversy over the restart, now the ball is rolling again in the 3rd football league after a 82-day break. The 28th matchday will open on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. with seven matches.
Second-placed SV Waldhof Mannheim wants to defend its place of promotion and its own series of 13 unbeaten games with a home win against KFC Uerdingen. Stefan Krämer celebrates his comeback with the guests on the Uerdinger coaching bench. The 53-year-old already trained the KFC from 2018 to January 2019.
FC Ingolstadt also relies on a new head coach in Tomas Oral, who has taken over the FCI for the third time and is still to lead to promotion. "We will try everything to attack the top two places," said the coach of the "Süddeutsche Zeitung" before the start against FC Bayern Munich II.
With just five weeks in English until July 4th, the focus is quickly shifted to other aspects such as stress, injury and regeneration. “Bayern players are used to playing every three days, that's new to us. It will be exciting and very different than usual, »said Hansa Rostock's trainer Jens Härtel before the trip to the relegation-threatened FSV Zwickau. Like around half of all third division clubs, Hansa still has ambitions to advance.
Teams like 1. FC Magdeburg only had a very short preparation time. Therefore, the club, which, like Mannheim, Zwickau, Halle or tail light Jena, had spoken out in favor of an end to the season, is "only conditionally" at the start against 1. FC Kaiserslautern, according to manager Mario Kallnik.
On Sunday, leaders MSV Duisburg have to compete at TSV 1860 Munich (1 p.m.). «We hope that we are at a top level, but we don't know. The break was quite long, »said 1860 coach Michael Köllner.
Bottom FC Carl Zeiss Jena cannot play his home game in Thuringia due to official orders, but has to move to Würzburg. There the team from team manager René Klingbeil receives Chemnitzer FC at 5:00 p.m.
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