Zwickau and Magdeburg split 1:1 in a catch-up match on Wednesday. The result was furious with Magdeburg coach Christian Teitz, as well as the fact that his team did what they didn’t want.
Upset: Christian Titz.
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Summing up the match, MagentaSport’s Titz said: “Of course we have to go 2-0 up at least after 30 minutes. But then we got the opponent into this kind of game.” By “this kind of game,” the 50-year-old doesn’t mean the way his team usually plays and has won seven of their last eight games. Rather: “We did exactly what we didn’t want: not to get involved in the opponent’s physicality with all the little bitches.”
After a quick lead and two big chances to make 2-0, FCM switched to managerial mode and did so well in the first 45 minutes, but in the second half things went wrong. An ‘avoidable goal’ from Tietze’s point of view, an own goal after a great free kick.
Enochs: “I’m not really comfortable”
He said the equalizer saved Joe Enox’s evening and FS’s evening in Zwickau, “relaxing” the Pelicans’ coach “with relief” after the 1-1 draw but “not necessarily”. However, the 50-year-old saw good ways by his team: “After the 25th minute we played what we really wanted – to be a bit disgusting, to accept interventions in midfield.” Then the second half was entirely owned by his children. “I had a feeling we were in the game and we deserved a draw.”
In fact, the 90-minute draw was perfectly fine. While the FCM Autumn Championships in the first round selectively proved their class, the Saxons fought their way back after the break and took a point at the end – for the seventh time the Pelicans earned a single point after being late.
The Enochs are now hoping to get three points again in BVB II on Saturday (2 p.m., live! In kicker): “Overall, it’s hard to win fours. But four wins aren’t enough to get more distance from the low. Places in the table to get it. Zwickau is five points ahead of the relegation centers with 23 points, in thirteenth place.
Ligaprimus Maximus has boosted its lead over Braunschweig and second place to six points and expects Waldhof Mannheim to play the first game on Sunday (1pm, LIVE on Kicker).