Bayern Munich II was absolutely thrashed in their latest 3.Liga game against Saarbrücken to the tune of a 4-0 beatdown. Saarbrücken moved up to fifth in the table while Bayern II find themselves smack dab in the middle of the relegation zone.
Earlier on Monday, the club announced that midfielder Timo Kern, one of the club’s veteran players, will miss the remainder of the season due to a nagging Achilles injury. Since Bayern II has been so awful in front of goal this year, losing the leading goalscorer doesn’t bode well for the remainder of the season.
Saarbrücken received goals in the 11th minute from Minos Gouras and in the 20th minute from Nicklas Shipnoski. Bayern II battled back, picking up chances to score but never being able to find the back of the net themselves. Saarbrücken put the match away in the second half with goals from Shipnoski (70th minute) and a stoppage time goal from Sebastian Jacob.
Bayern XI: Hoffmann - Waidner (46. Che), Stanisic, Feldhahn, Vita - Lawrence (26. Günther), Rhein (46. Zaiser), Singh, Scott - Arp (46. Oberlin), Jastremski (71. Sieb)
There are four games remaining in the current 3.Liga season, and the Bavarians haven’t won in their last eight. Things aren’t looking good for survival; however, there is always a silver lining. The four remaining games are all against beatable teams, That’s right, even 26 points higher in the table 1860 Munich is beatable.
We must now talk about the realistic fate that Bayern II could be relegated back down to the Regionalliga Bayern at the end of the current season. They’re in 18th place (the bottom four teams in the 3.Liga are automatically relegated), but they’re only two points from escaping the relegation zone. Stranger things have happened (i.e. last season when Bayern II ran the table and improbably won the league).