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Bayern Munich II settle for a point against Duisburg

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In a battle of teams fighting against relegation, the spoils are shared.

Bayern Muenchen II v FC Ingolstadt - 3. Liga Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Bayern Munich II had targeted the match against Duisburg as a big three points, but the young Bavarians had to settle for only one on the day following a 1-1 draw with Duisburg. The match between two of the many sides fighting relegation at the moment didn’t go the way either side wanted, but both will be pleased they got at least one point out of it.

Captain Timo Kern drew a penalty on Duisburg goalkeeper Moritz Stoppelkamp in the 39th minute. Then, the Bavarian captain stepped up to the spot and scored the penalty to give Bayern II the 1-0

Fortunately for Stoppelkamp, he would be directly involved in the Duisburg equalizer. Vincent Vermeij gathered the goalkeeper’s long ball and beat Ron-Thorben Hoffmann to break Bayern II hearts in the 65th minute.

Bayern XI: Hoffmann - Stanisic, Lawrence, Feldhahn, Arrey-Mbi, Vita - Stiller, Zaiser (73. Dajaku), Scott (46. Kühn), Kern - Jastremski (83. Arp)

The point keeps Bayern II just outside of the relegation zone at the moment. They have 16 points, while Zwickau, Kaiserslautern, and Duisburg all have 15. To give you an idea of how tight the 3.Liga table is at the moment, 11th place and 20th place are only separated by 5 points.

Bayern II have one more game before the winter break. On Saturday December 19, Bayern II will hop on the Munich S-Bahn for a trip just down the road to Unterhaching. After that game, Bayern II won’t take the field again until January 9, in a good old Munich Derby against 1860.