Bayern Munich II dropped a big two points on Saturday, when they drew Chemnitzer 2-2 following a late equalizer from the visitors. While a full three points would’ve actually pushed Bayern right up the table, the draw has them sitting in 12th place after six matches. However, in the 3.Liga, 5th place and 18th place are separated by five points.
After a back and forth first half, Chemnitzer got on the board just after halftime. Paul Milde whipped in a cross for Daniel Bohl, and he got his header across the line to give the visitors the 1-0 lead.
Bayern finally got on the board in the 53rd minute thanks to an absolute brilliant assist from Sarpreet Singh. The midfielder played a perfect pass into space for Leon Dajaku who finished coolly for the equalizer.
Bayern München II -1 Chemnitzer FC - Leon Dajaku 53'— Jan | FT | F1 | (@ThiagoTactics) August 24, 2019
Ten minutes later, Bayern took the lead. Otschi Wriedt dribbled to the end line before laying the ball back across an empty goal. Jannik Rochelt came through and passed the ball into the back of the net for the 2-1 advantage. It was another really nice goal from the Bavarians.
Bayern München II -1 Chemnitzer FC - Jannik Rochelt 64'— Jan | FT | F1 | (@ThiagoTactics) August 24, 2019
Beautiful football. pic.twitter.com/tvjAb1o4k4
Unfortunately for Bayern, they couldn’t hold onto the lead. With only five minutes remaining, Chemnitzer found their equalizer from Davud Tuma.
Daniels Ontužāns, Theo Rieg, Kilian Senkbeil, Timothy Tillman, Michael Netolitzky, Mert Yilmaz, and Angelo Mayer were all still out with injuries for FCB II.
Bayern XI: Früchtl - Richards, Feldhahn, Mai, Stanisic (46. Rochelt) - Welzmüller, Will - Dajaku (72. Nollenbeger), Zirkzee (65. Zylla), Singh - Wriedt
Unfortunately, the story coming out of the match isn’t Bayern failing to hold onto the lead. The main story is the racist and anti-Semitic chants from Chemnitzer fans during the match, and the strong rebuke from their club on Saturday.
The background is simple. Chemnitzer has a far-right wing supporter culture full of neo-Nazis, of which former Chemnitzer captain Daniel Frahn was a noted sympathizer. Earlier this month, the club’s Sporting Director Thomas Sobotzik and the rest of the Chemnitzer board made the decision to terminate Frahn’s contract after he sat in the stands with these supporters, a few months after he expressed support for a dead neo-Nazi leader. (He was fined at the time.)
Following the match with Bayern II, the Chemnitzer players refused to go to the stands where the supporters were seated. From here, we will let the statement from Chemnitzer speak for itself, and voice our full support in ridding their stands of Nazis.
The team of Chemnitzer FC omitted the obligatory visit to the fan Kurve after today’s 2-2 draw at FC Bayern Munich II.
The reason is the utterances from the fan block during the 2nd half of the game, which Chemnitzer FC and all its involved people find repulsive and utterly reject.
Threats and statements like, “Thomas Sobotzik, you Jewish pig” or “Daniel Frahn is at least not a nigger” must not receive any acceptance in our society.
Chemnitzer FC is currently exploring legal steps and will take these accordingly.