Today, another FC Magdeburg team (after or B and C teams) gained promotion: Our U19-squad won the second of two play-off matches against VfB Oldenburg with the final scoreline of 3-0.
The match was similar to the first leg in Oldenburg, both teams were trying to get a goal right from the start, as both teams needed to win the match in order to avoid extra time. However, Magdeburg got off to a better start, and after a terrible mishap on the part of Oldenburg’s keeper, Magdeburg scored to make it 1-0.
Afterwards, Oldenburg tried to build up more pressure, but they just couldn’t get past the Magdeburg defense, and in the rare instances they did, FCM-goalie Schwabke was there to deny them.
When Magdeburg scored their 2nd goal from a header after a long ball, the game looked all but over – but suddenly Magdeburg became more defensive, less keen on taking the ball out of their own half and thus Oldenburg created some chances, but again they couldn’t convert any of them.
After the half-time break, Magdeburg was already celebrating yet another goal, but the referee ruled it offside. Afterwards the game was in the balance as Oldenburg was now dominating with their short-passing game, but again they were ineffective in front of goal, and so it was only a matter of time until Magdeburg created the 3-0 from a counter. After that, the game was decided and Magdeburg promoted to the U19-Bundesliga. A little consolation after the unfortunate end of the Regionalliga season.
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