It’s hardly scarce: only two points are located in the second division rise battle between leaders Werder Bremen and the fourth placed area clin Schalke 04. On Saturday it comes to three direct duels in the race for first-class.

As close to never, as open as rare, first-class tension in Liga two: In the Bundesliga underhaus, boredom is a foreign word. And the dramatic race around the rise reached on Saturday the preliminary climax with three direct duels around the Bundesliga rise.

The best starting position, but also the most difficult current task has set leaders Werder Bremen. The Bundesliga relegation must defend his top position (13:30 clock) at the FC St. Pauli, the homecost team of the league. But what coach Ole Werner does not bring out of peace.

“There were times, there we were twelve points behind St. Pauli. I am pleased that we have pressure and do not play on table spot about the golden pineapple,” said Werder coach before the traditional northern derby.

Pure anticipation has also built up at Werner’s colleagues Timo Schultz, who himself played for the SV Werder for five years. “What’s nicer as a full voltage?”, The 44-year-old asked and had just as much a wink for the German Football League Parat: “She is criticized so often, because you can also praise you for the game plan. “

FC Schalke 04 receives Heidenheim

At the same time to the game at the Hamburger Millerntor also meet in Gelsenkirchen with Schalke 04 and the 1st FC Heidenheim two competing ascent candidates on each other.

The residue of the fourth royal blue on Bremen is only two counters, so it was never possible after 28 second league game days.

And so Schalke’s coach – similar to Werner – remembered where the former European Cokal winner was not too long ago: “It’s just four weeks ago that we were seven points behind the first three places. Now we can achieve a lot. “

HSV under pressure

You also believe in the 1st FC Nuremberg. The francs are currently only fifth, but playing against all teams in front of them. It starts on Saturday (20, 30 clock) with a home game against the table-second Darmstadt 98.

“We know that we have a good starting position,” explained Club coach Robert Klauss.

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Quite different from the Hamburger SV, the former Bundesliga Dino relies on its catching hunt from the sixth place in the table on a seemingly easy residual program without counterparties from the first table-in table.

But the first trunk hazard lurks on Sunday (13:30 clock) when the HSV is a guest at the neighbor Holstein Kiel. For in the meanwhile seven second league duels there was no single victory for the reds.