2. Bundesliga in Corona Emergency: Is the rescue of the season yet?

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Corona Not in the 2. League: Is the rescue of the season yet?

Greenkeeper in the empty Hamburg Volkspark stadium: Also, the HSV is affected by the game linings

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Corona brings the 2. Bundesliga mess. Holstein Kiel Karlsruher SC and SV Sandhausen are in quarantine. Eight games must be rescheduled. The consequences for the sporty output is not yet in sight. Where is Plan B?

2. The football League is looking for the way out of the coronavirus Emergency. For more game linings for Holstein Kiel bring the schedule in ever-greater difficulties, and endanger the regular season. This was “the paramount goal,” said Holstein-President Steffen Schneekloth the Newspapers of the sh:z-Verlag.

In light of the recent Corona cases and quarantine of Kiel, the SV Sandhausen and Karlsruher SC first thought for an Alternative scenarios of early games up to the failure of the Relegation. However, the German football League is silent on what Plan B is, in the extreme case would be to fall back. “Still, it is possible, in the weeks leading up to the last round 23. To graduate in may the remaining days, if the KSV Holstein Schneekloth, who is also a Deputy speaker in the DFL Presidium meant exclusively with English weeks”.

Eight games need to be rescheduled

Eight games in the 2. League will be made up. Is unlikely that the games of the KSC at Hamburger SV at 20. April (Tuesday) and SV Sandhausen against Kiel, as planned, to be kicked off. The KSC and Holstein, to arrive at the 20. April from their quarantines, sand Stockhausen’s Isolation ends at 18. April.

Long it will be discussed how the League can react if the Situation is exacerbated. Vorverleg of matches of the Teams, their original opponents are in quarantine, have been brought into the conversation – for example, for duels Aue Erzgebirge against 1. FC Nuremberg and Hamburger SV against the Swiss franc.

On request, whether such a thing is conceivable, referred the DFL on Tuesday to the press release from the previous day. In it, you had about the deposition of the games of the Kiel vs. Hannover 96 on Wednesday and at 1. FC Nürnberg informed on Saturday. About Neuansetzungen should be in the current week is decided.

Sandy’s President Jürgen do Maier presented in the German radio already in the relegation games in question, which are due in the week after the end of the game. He urged the consideration of “fantasy”. A quarantine camp for all professional clubs could come back on the Agenda.

Due to the Corona-cases-induced tight deadline at risk the sporting season output: The KSC is, at least, is secured, but the SV Sandhausen’s plays as a table in the penultimate against relegation and Kiel as the Fourth in the rise of battle. The table second HSV – present corona-free – is affected. Its games are in Sandhausen and against the KSC are, or are expected to be laid.

“We don’t think that’s fair”

Kiel, however, are the biggest problem. If you are on 20. April from quarantine to come, you have games still 33 days to eight point. In addition, you are in the DFB-Pokal semi-final on 1 May at Borussia Dortmund. The outsider should win there, standing on the 13. May also still in the final in Berlin.

“We don’t think that’s fair,” said Kiel’s coach Ole Werner in the Podcast “Kicker meets DAZN” about the latest Corona setback for his team. “But it is also not so that I could make someone personally responsible.” The players and the coaching Team for the second Time within a few weeks in quarantine. The forced pause in the March was to get the crew of the Federation well. You lost your games of VfL Bochum and 1. FC Heidenheim, marriage, players and coaches because of the new Corona cases were again sent to the training home office.

How do you get along again? How to get back into the rhythm? “This is currently the number one questions we ask ourselves more, than the questions at the end of the season,” said Werner. “It is in the interest of all, that it is played to the end, and that it is played in a fair to an end,” said the 32-Year-old. However, the image is distorted now “a little bit”.

tim / Claas Hennig

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