Also with Viktoria Berlin it was not enough, with 1: 2 lost the FCM last Monday in the capital, at the same time the fourth league game in series without victory (the 1: 2 at Turkkücücü Munich has since been canceled in the meantime).
Now it works against the other Viktoria of the 3rd league, Cologne comes to the Elbe at the weekend. An opponent who is significantly worse in the table than the FCM, but in the first duel at the end of October, but went 1: 0 winner from the square.
Large lead, hair-raising mistakes
“Despite the defeat, the first leg was very important for our self-confidence and our game against the ball,” recalled Christian Titz at the press conference on Friday. “Viktoria Cologne is one of the game-stronger crews of the league, trying to build the game and start the opponent,” says the Magdeburg coach over the highsberger.
Titz has to be really worried in all warnings before the opponent. His team still has a whopping eight points lead in third place on, with a game less. But most recently, several times became clear: The leader makes itself defensively sometimes hair-raising individual mistakes and makes the assignment missing at consultation. On the other hand, the cold cutishness from months before.
In Saturday, Florian Kath can not participate due to Achilles tendon problems.
“That will burn like a torch”
The meeting with the Viktoria will take place in front of full ranks. As the FCM announced on Friday, around 19,200 tickets have been sold for the game in the MDCC Arena, including 70 cards at guest fans. Cologne’s coach Olaf Janßen expressed anticipation of atmosphere: “20,000 spectators, a great mood, that makes football out.” On his team come “a maximum heavy game”, so janke. The FCM “will burn like a torch”.