Pens for Thurk.
Augsburg 2 FSV Frankfurt 2
In coldish, damp conditions a very respectable 15,800 turned out on a late Tuesday afternoon to see FC A draw with lowly FSV.
The stadium is large , mainly open to the elements, with plenty of terracing. Next year they will move to a (presumably) more comfortable new stadium.
A couple of free kicks by Werner caused problems for the visitors but they managed not to concede. It took a penalty by Thurk for FC A to go in front. He would get another, in similar fashion, in the second half.
In between Shapourzadeh had got a possibly dubious reply and he provided FSVs 2nd. with a great cross nodded in by Mokhtari.
Despite Barletta being sent off near the end FSV held on OK. Their small group of fans probably went home reasonably happy.
Two by Two.
SpVgg Unterhaching 0 Stuttgart II 2
A small team in a Munich suburb played a big team's 'reserves' in the 3rd Liga.
Unterhaching have a reasonable ground for their fan base - I think I saw most of the 'ultras' in a station bar before the game and the terracing at the left hand end had no trouble accomodating the 4 fans supporting the away team.
Zillner of Unterhacing started and finished the game by hitting the woodwork.
In the meantime his side mostly controlled possession but had difficulty producing the killer pass.
League top scorers Stuttgart won with a header from a corner and from a somewhat fortunate penalty given when a defender handled whilst jumping to stop a free kick.
It was cold.
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