Because Kaiserslautern slips up
Braunschweig celebrates rise in front of the TV
May 8, 2022, 4:03 p.m
Eintracht Braunschweig leaves their match point in the promotion race of the 3rd division itself, but due to the defeat of 1. FC Kaiserslautern in Cologne, the German champions of 1967 are promoted prematurely.
Eintracht Braunschweig has been promoted directly to the 2nd Bundesliga, while 1. FC Kaiserslautern has to go into relegation against Dynamo Dresden. On the 37th and penultimate day of the game, Lauterer conceded their third defeat in a row with a 0:2 (0:2) loss at Viktoria Köln. At the end of the season and thus until the relegation first leg on May 20th, the Palatinate have no play because the intended opponent Türkgücü Munich withdrew his team from the game.
Despite the 3-2 defeat in Meppen on Saturday, the Braunschweig team can no longer be dislodged from second place and accompany 1. FC Magdeburg in the 2nd division. Braunschweig’s final opponent Cologne is saved by beating FCK and is going into its fourth year in the third division. SC Verl and Viktoria Berlin determine the fourth relegated team alongside Türkgücü, TSV Havelse and Würzburger Kickers.
In front of 8382 spectators, around 6000 of them from the Palatinate with the 1990 world champion Andreas Brehme and ex-FIFA referee Markus Merk as noble fans, Moritz Fritz (27th) and David Philipp (38th) scored the goals for Viktoria before the break . The four-time champions from Kaiserslautern pushed after the break, but Terrence Boyd only shot the crossbar (64′). Braunschweig had it in their own hands in Meppen on Saturday, a win at the midfield club would have meant certain promotion. But things turned out differently: The current promoted team was able to make a 2:2 out of a 0:2, but despite being outnumbered they conceded the 2:3 late on. That does not matter now.
While at 1. FC Kaiserslautern, who only worked their way up to the relegation spot after an impressive second half of the season from the relegation region, they now have to do an extra round about the relegation, the celebrations in Braunschweig are delayed. “Let’s toast together,” says the 1967 German champion’s Twitter channel. “From 5 p.m. in front of the south stand. YES! We did it!”