Despite falling behind on two separate occasions in this one, Bayern Munich II managed to pull out a 2-2 draw against Waldhof Mannheim on Monday afternoon in the 3.Liga.
The good news for Bayern II in this one was that Angelo Stiller, Fiete Arp, and Sarpreet Singh were all healthy enough to return in this match, with Stiller getting the start in midfield and the other two coming in off the bench. Getting this team healthy down the stretch is going to be huge.
Unfortunately, Bayern II had to play this game (and the next) without head coach Holger Seitz who was handed a two match ban along with a €2000 fine for having received his fourth yellow card of the season against Viktoria Köln. Why the two matches? Seitz was supposed to miss the game against Dynamo Dresden but didn’t, so the DFB tacked an extra game onto his punishment.
Mannheim scored first after Anton-Leander Donkor caught Lukas Schneller wrong-footed in the Bayern goal after only 10 minutes; however, Bayern II were quick to equalize from the spot when captain Nicolas Feldhahn converted the spot kick (barely!) after Lenn Jastremski was fouled in the penalty area. Donkor notched his second of the match in the 32nd minute when he headed home a corner kick.
Bayern II struck quickly at the start of the second half with a quick one-two between Christopher Scott and Torben Rhein that leveled the match at 2-2.
Highlights: Waldhof Mannheim - FC Bayern II
Remis für die kleinen Bayern! ⚽ Das Drittliga-Duell zwischen Waldhof Mannheim und dem FC Bayern Campus endet 2:2-Unentschieden. Beide Mannschaften zeigen eine gute Partie mit vielen Chancen - verdiente Punkteteilung für beide Teams! #BR24FussballPosted by BR24 Fussball on Monday, March 1, 2021
Bayern XI: Schneller - Waidner, Stanisic, Feldhahn, Arrey-Mbi, Vita - Welzmüller, Stiller, Rhein (67. Singh) - Scott (83. Oberlin), Jastremski (83. Arp)
The point moves Bayern II onto 30 for the season and moves them up into 11th place in the table. While 11th place sounds great in a 20 team league, Bayern II are only 6 points out of the current relegation zone. However discrepancies remain in games played this season with some teams having played on 22 games to date while others have already played 26.
Bayern II’s next match will be on Sunday, March 7 at the Bayern Campus. When Wiesbaden comes to Munich, and the 3.Liga’s third place team will try to avenge a loss to the young Bavarians from the first half of the season.