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2012–13 2. Bundesliga

The 2012–13 2. Bundesliga was the 39th season of the 2. Bundesliga, Germany's second-level football league. The season began on 3 August 2012 and ended with the last games on 19 May 2013, with a winter break held between the weekends around 15 December 2012 and 2 February 2013.[5]

2. Bundesliga
Season2012–13
ChampionsHertha BSC
PromotedHertha BSC
Eintracht Braunschweig
RelegatedMSV Duisburg
Jahn Regensburg
Matches played306
Goals scored790 (2.58 per match)
Top goalscorerDominick Kumbela
(19 goals)
Biggest home winErzgebirge Aue 6–1 VfL Bochum[1]
Biggest away winSV Sandhausen 1–6 Hertha BSC[2]
Highest scoringErzgebirge Aue 6–1 VfL Bochum[1]
SV Sandhausen 1–6 Hertha BSC[2]
VfL Bochum 5–2 SV Sandhausen[3]
Eintracht Braunschweig 4–3 1. FC Union Berlin[4]
Average attendance17,240

The league comprised eighteen teams: The teams placed fourth through fifteenth of the 2011–12 season, the worst two teams from the 2011–12 Bundesliga, the best two teams from the 2011–12 3. Liga, the losers of the relegation play-off between the 16th-placed Bundesliga team and the third-placed 2. Bundesliga team and the winners of the relegation play-off between the 16th-placed 2. Bundesliga team and the third-placed 3. Liga team.

TeamsEdit

At the end of the 2011–12 season, SpVgg Greuther Fürth and Eintracht Frankfurt were directly promoted to the 2012–13 Bundesliga. Greuther Fürth left the second level after fifteen seasons and will make debut for top level, while Eintracht only made a cameo appearance in the league. The two promoted teams were replaced by 1. FC Köln and 1. FC Kaiserslautern, who were relegated at the end of the 2011–12 Bundesliga season. Köln re-entered the second level after four consecutive Bundesliga seasons, while Kaiserslautern returned to the 2. Bundesliga after two years.

On the other end of the table, Alemannia Aachen and Hansa Rostock were directly relegated to the 2012–13 3. Liga. Aachen dropped to the third tier for the first time since the 1998–99 season, while Rostock concluded a cameo appearance in the league. The two relegated clubs will be replaced with 2011–12 3. Liga champions SV Sandhausen and runners-up VfR Aalen, who earned direct promotion spots are thus both made their debut on this level of the league system.

Two further spots were available via two-legged play-offs. The playoff between 16th-placed 2011–12 Bundesliga sides Hertha BSC and third-placed 2011–12 2. Bundesliga team Fortuna Düsseldorf ended 4–3 on aggregate for the latter. Consequently, Fortuna finished a three-year spell at second level and returned to the Bundesliga after fifteen years in lower leagues; in turn, Hertha concluded a cameo appearance at the top level and returned to the 2. Bundesliga. However, this decision is provisional since Hertha have appealed against the result of the second leg, which was marred by several incidents of crowd disturbance.[6]

Elsewhere, the playoff between 16th-placed 2011–12 2. Bundesliga sides Karlsruher SC and third-placed 2011–12 3. Liga team Jahn Regensburg ended 3–3 on aggregate and saw Jahn promoted via the away goal rule. The Bavarian club returned to the second level after eight years; in turn, Karlsruhe finished a three-year spell at the second level and returned to the third level for the first time since the 2000–01 season.

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Five clubs expanded the seating capacities of their stadiums. Following their promotion, Aalen, Jahn Regensburg and Sandhausen all increased the capacity of their stadiums to 12,500, 13,251 and 12,100 spectators, respectively.[7] Elsewhere, St. Pauli's Millerntor-Stadion was undergoing reconstruction during the autumn as the entire Back Straight was being rebuilt.[8] Finally, 1860 Munich will benefit from an expansion of Allianz Arena by co-tenants and city rivals Bayern Munich, who increased the total capacity of the ground to 71,000 people in late August 2012.[9]

An additional three clubs will have a slightly decreased capacity, as Eintracht Braunschweig, FSV Frankfurt and Union Berlin all are rebuilding a stand of their stadiums. Braunschweig will thus be able to host 22,100 spectators, while Frankfurt and Union can accommodate 10,470 and 16,750 people, respectively, during reconstruction.[7]

Team Location Stadium Stadium capacity[7]
VfR Aalen Aalen Scholz-Arena 13,251
VfL Bochum Bochum rewirpowerSTADION 29,299
MSV Duisburg Duisburg Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena 31,500
Dynamo Dresden Dresden Glücksgas-Stadion 32,066
Eintracht Braunschweig Braunschweig Eintracht-Stadion 22,100Note 2
Energie Cottbus Cottbus Stadion der Freundschaft 22,528
FC Erzgebirge Aue Aue Sparkassen-Erzgebirgsstadion 15,711
FSV Frankfurt Frankfurt am Main Frankfurter Volksbank Stadion 10,470Note 3
Hertha BSC Berlin Olympiastadion 74,244
FC Ingolstadt 04 Ingolstadt Audi Sportpark 15,445
Jahn Regensburg Regensburg Jahnstadion 12,500
1. FC Kaiserslautern Kaiserslautern Fritz-Walter-Stadion 49,780
1. FC Köln Cologne RheinEnergieStadion 50,000
1860 Munich Munich Allianz Arena 71,000Note 1
SC Paderborn 07 Paderborn Energieteam Arena 15,000
SV Sandhausen Sandhausen Hardtwald 12,100
FC St. Pauli Hamburg Millerntor-Stadion 29,063
1. FC Union Berlin Berlin Alte Försterei 16,750Note 2

Notes

  1. The total capacity of Allianz Arena was 69,000 people before being expanded to 71,000 in late August 2012.[9]
  2. Stadium is under reconstruction for all of the 2012–13 season.
  3. Stadium is under reconstruction during the 2012–13 season. The capacity will increase to 12,542 spectators upon completion of the works.

Personnel and sponsorshipsEdit

Team Head coach Team captain Kitmaker[10] Shirt sponsor[10]
VfR Aalen   Ralph Hasenhüttl   Leandro Grech adidas Imtech
VfL Bochum   Peter Neururer   Andreas Luthe Nike Netto
MSV Duisburg   Kosta Runjaić   Branimir Bajić Nike Rheinpower
Dynamo Dresden   Peter Pacult   Robert Koch Nike Veolia
Eintracht Braunschweig   Torsten Lieberknecht   Dennis Kruppke Puma Volkswagen Bank
Energie Cottbus   Rudi Bommer   Marc-André Kruska Umbro Tropical Islands
Erzgebirge Aue   Falko Götz   René Klingbeil Nike Elektrowerkzeuge Eibenstock
FSV Frankfurt   Benno Möhlmann   Björn Schlicke Saller Frankfurt Skyline
Hertha BSC   Jos Luhukay   Peter Niemeyer Nike Deutsche Bahn
FC Ingolstadt 04   Tomas Oral   Stefan Leitl adidas Audi
Jahn Regensburg   Franciszek Smuda   André Laurito Saller Händlmaier's
1. FC Kaiserslautern   Franco Foda   Albert Bunjaku[11] uhlsport Allgäuer Latschenkiefer
1. FC Köln   Holger Stanislawski   Mišo Brečko Erima REWE
1860 Munich   Alexander Schmidt   Benjamin Lauth uhlsport Aston Martin
SC Paderborn 07   René Müller (caretaker)   Markus Krösche Saller Finke
SV Sandhausen   Hans-Jürgen Boysen   Frank Löning Puma Machmeier Energy
FC St. Pauli   Michael Frontzeck   Fabian Boll Do You Football Deutsche Fernsehlotterie
1. FC Union Berlin   Uwe Neuhaus   Torsten Mattuschka uhlsport Becker

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
1. FC Köln   Frank Schaefer End of tenure as caretaker 30 June 2012[12] Pre-season   Holger Stanislawski 1 July 2012[12]
1. FC Kaiserslautern   Krasimir Balakov Sacked 30 June 2012[13]   Franco Foda 1 July 2012[14]
Hertha BSC   Otto Rehhagel End of contract 30 June 2012[15]   Jos Luhukay 1 July 2012[15]
Jahn Regensburg   Markus Weinzierl FC Augsburg purchased rights 30 June 2012[16]   Oscar Corrochano 1 July 2012[17]
SC Paderborn 07   Roger Schmidt FC Red Bull Salzburg purchased rights 30 June 2012[18]   Stephan Schmidt 10 July 2012[19]
MSV Duisburg   Oliver Reck Sacked 25 August 2012[20] 18th   Kosta Runjaić 3 September 2012[21]
FC St. Pauli   André Schubert Sacked 26 September 2012[22] 13th   Michael Frontzeck 3 October 2012[23]
VfL Bochum   Andreas Bergmann Mutual consent 28 October 2012[24] 17th   Karsten Neitzel (caretaker) 28 October 2012[24]
Jahn Regensburg   Oscar Corrochano Sacked 4 November 2012[25] 16th   Franciszek Smuda 2 January 2013[26]
1860 Munich   Reiner Maurer Sacked 18 November 2012[27] 7th   Alexander Schmidt 18 November 2012
SV Sandhausen   Gerd Dais Sacked 19 November 2012[28] 17th   Hans-Jürgen Boysen 20 November 2012[29]
Dynamo Dresden   Ralf Loose Sacked 9 December 2012[30] 16th   Peter Pacult 3 January 2013[31]
VfL Bochum   Karsten Neitzel End of tenure as caretaker 8 April 2013[32] 16th   Peter Neururer 8 April 2013[32]
FC Erzgebirge Aue   Karsten Baumann Sacked 28 April 2013[33] 15th   Falko Götz 29 April 2013[34]
SC Paderborn 07   Stephan Schmidt Sacked 5 May 2013[35] 12th   René Müller (caretaker) 5 May 2013

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Hertha BSC (C, P) 34 22 10 2 65 28 +37 76 Promotion to 2013–14 Bundesliga
2 Eintracht Braunschweig (P) 34 19 10 5 52 34 +18 67
3 1. FC Kaiserslautern (Q) 34 15 13 6 55 33 +22 58 Qualification for promotion play-offs
4 FSV Frankfurt 34 16 6 12 55 45 +10 54
5 1. FC Köln 34 14 12 8 43 33 +10 54
6 TSV 1860 Munich 34 12 13 9 39 31 +8 49
7 1. FC Union Berlin 34 13 10 11 50 49 +1 49
8 Energie Cottbus 34 12 12 10 41 36 +5 48
9 VfR Aalen 34 12 10 12 40 39 +1 46
10 FC St. Pauli 34 11 10 13 44 47 −3 43
11 MSV Duisburg (R) 34 11 10 13 37 49 −12 43[a] Relegation to 3. Liga
12 SC Paderborn 34 11 9 14 45 45 0 42
13 FC Ingolstadt 04 34 10 12 12 36 43 −7 42
14 VfL Bochum 34 10 8 16 40 52 −12 38
15 Erzgebirge Aue 34 9 10 15 39 46 −7 37
16 Dynamo Dresden (Q) 34 9 10 15 35 49 −14 37 Qualification to the relegation play-offs
17 SV Sandhausen 34 6 8 20 38 66 −28 26[a]
18 Jahn Regensburg (R) 34 4 7 23 36 65 −29 19 Relegation to 3. Liga
Source: kicker.de
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b MSV Duisburg were denied a license for the 2013–14 2. Bundesliga season, and, in accordance with the rules of the DFL (Deutsche Fußball Liga), Duisburg are replaced by the best-placed originally relegated team, SV Sandhausen.[36]

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AAL AUE BSC UNB BOC EBS FCE SGD DUI FSV FCI FCK KOE M60 SCP JRE SVS STP
VfR Aalen 2–0 0–1 3–0 2–2 0–3 1–1 3–0 0–1 3–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 2–2 0–1
Erzgebirge Aue 1–1 0–4 1–1 6–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 0–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 3–1 2–2 0–0
Hertha BSC 2–0 3–2 2–2 2–0 3–0 1–1 1–0 4–2 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 1–0
Union Berlin 0–0 3–0 1–2 2–1 0–1 3–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–2 0–1 1–0 3–1 4–2
VfL Bochum 0–1 0–3 0–2 1–2 0–1 2–2 2–1 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–0 4–0 0–2 5–2 3–0
Eintracht Braunschweig 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–3 3–0 0–0 2–1 3–0 2–2 3–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–0
Energie Cottbus 1–1 3–0 1–2 2–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 0–1 2–2 1–1 4–2 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–0
Dynamo Dresden 0–0 3–1 1–0 0–2 0–3 0–2 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 1–3 0–2 2–2 2–1 3–1 3–1 3–2
MSV Duisburg 1–4 2–1 2–2 1–2 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–3 1–2 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–3 3–2 4–2 2–1 0–0
FSV Frankfurt 6–1 1–0 3–1 3–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 3–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–1
FC Ingolstadt 2–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–2 1–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 0–3 0–2 1–3 4–2 1–1 0–0
1. FC Kaiserslautern 0–1 4–1 1–1 3–3 0–0 1–1 1–0 3–0 2–1 4–1 3–0 3–0 0–0 3–0 1–1 3–1 1–2
1. FC Köln 1–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 3–3 1–1 3–0 2–1 1–1 0–0
1860 Munich 3–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 4–0 0–2
SC Paderborn 2–2 2–0 0–1 1–1 4–0 1–2 0–1 2–2 0–2 3–0 1–3 1–1 1–2 2–0 0–0 3–0 1–1
Jahn Regensburg 1–3 1–1 1–5 3–3 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 2–0 1–4 1–2 1–3 2–3 1–1 0–2 1–3 3–0
SV Sandhausen 1–0 0–1 1–6 2–0 0–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–3 1–2 4–1
FC St. Pauli 0–1 0–3 2–3 2–2 1–1 5–1 0–0 3–2 4–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 3–1 2–2 3–2 2–1
Source: DFB
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation play-offsEdit

Dynamo Dresden, who finished 16th, faced VfL Osnabrück, the third-placed 2012–13 3. Liga side for a two-legged play-off. The winner on aggregate score after both matches will earn a spot in the 2013–14 2. Bundesliga. The two sides met in the same fixture two seasons ago, although this time the roles are reversed.

VfL Osnabrück1–0Dynamo Dresden
Manno   43' Report
Attendance: 15,500
Referee: Günter Perl (Pullach)

Dynamo Dresden2–0VfL Osnabrück
Fiél   31'
Ouali   73'
Report
Attendance: 29.253

Dynamo Dresden won 2–1 on aggregate and retained its 2. Bundesliga spot for the 2013–14 season.

Season statisticsEdit

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Dominick Kumbela Eintracht Braunschweig 1. FC Union Berlin 4–3[40] 17 December 2012

ScoringEdit

  • First goal of the season: Stefan Leitl for FC Ingolstadt 04 against FC Energie Cottbus (3 August 2012)[41]
  • Fastest goal of the season: Idir Ouali for Dynamo Dresden against MSV Duisburg (25 August 2012)[citation needed]
  • Largest winning margin: 5 goals
    • Erzgebirge Aue 6–1 VfL Bochum (27 October 2012)[1]
    • SV Sandhausen 1–6 Hertha BSC (9 November 2012)[2]
  • Highest scoring game: 7 goals
    • Erzgebirge Aue 6–1 VfL Bochum (27 October 2012)[1]
    • SV Sandhausen 1–6 Hertha BSC (9 November 2012)[2]
    • VfL Bochum 5–2 SV Sandhausen (18 November 2012)[3]
    • Eintracht Braunschweig 4–3 1. FC Union Berlin (17 December 2012)[4]

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