Promotion in danger: FCK dreams of the 2nd division - but makes its fans tremble

1. FC Kaiserslautern wants to be promoted to the 2nd division, but shows nerves at the end of the season. Now the once glorious FCK is under a lot of pressure:

April 27, 2018 will be celebrated for all fans of the 1 FC Kaiserslautern be painfully remembered. On that day, a 2:3 defeat at Arminia Bielefeld sealed the relegation of the traditional club to the 3rd division for the first time. After the Palatinate finished the first three third-division years in the dreary mid-table (9th, 10th and 14th place), the chance of the long-awaited return to the 2nd Bundesliga is greater than ever in the current season. reported about it MANNHEIM24.

competition\t 3rd division – 37th matchday
lot FC Viktoria Cologne – 1 FC Kaiserslautern
Date and impetus\t Sunday 8 May at 2 p.m
Venue\t Sports Park Höhenberg in Cologne

1. FC Kaiserslautern is a guest at Viktoria Köln – this is the starting position in the promotion race

Kaiserslautern is on the relegation place two games before the end. However, the team coached by Marco Antwerp has suffered through the defeats against Wiesbaden and Borussia Dortmund II direct ascent is no longer in their own hands.

In addition, FCK will be able to intervene for the last time next Sunday (May 8) at Viktoria Köln. Due to the end of Türkgücü Munich, the Palatinate are doomed to watch on the 38th matchday.

FCK fails shortly before the goal: is Lautern’s dream of promotion now bursting?

Means: Kaiserslautern needs a win and must hope for a slip-up by Braunschweig in Meppen in order to maintain direct promotion opportunities. In the event of a draw in Cologne, relegation would be almost certain due to the significantly better goal difference to fourth-placed 1860 Munich. By the way: MANNHEIM24 reports on Viktoria Köln against 1. FC Kaiserslautern in the live ticker.

However, if the four-time German champions concede their third defeat in a row and win 1860 (currently five points behind) the day before at newly promoted 1. FC Magdeburg, the ‘Lions’ can still jump to the relegation place on their own on the last day of the game and thus ensure the ‘worst case scenario’ at FCK.

Is 1. FC Kaiserslautern’s dream of promotion bursting?

© Uwe Anspach/dpa

1. FC Kaiserslautern at Viktoria Köln under pressure

“I don’t think Kaiserslautern will break anything in Cologne,” taunts 1860 President Robert Reisinger already in the “Hacker-Pschorr Fantalk”. If the Munich lions actually beat Magdeburg, the Antwerp team would be under a lot of pressure in the Höhenberg sports park. The FCK game at Viktoria Köln will not be broadcast on free TV.

24 years ago, 1. FC Kaiserslautern was still involved in the Champions League, after that the traditional club went steadily downhill. Promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga would be the first step in the right direction – and balm for the souls of all FCK fans. (mab)

List of rubrics: © Uwe Anspach

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