2nd league, relegation: VfL Osnabrück has been relegated from the 2nd Bundesliga for the seventh time. Despite a quick 2-0 lead, the Lower Saxony won the relegation second leg against third division third FC Ingolstadt on Sunday only 3-1 (2-1). This result was not enough to make up for the 3-0 defeat on Thursday evening.
In front of the very loud 2000 spectators admitted at short notice in the stadium at the Bremer Brücke, Marc Heider (6/20) caught two of the three goals conceded in the first 20 minutes. Filip Bilbija’s subsequent goal in the 31st minute put a damper on Osnabrück’s hopes of relegation. In the second half, Etienne Amenyido (78th) only managed one more goal. However, three would have been necessary.
DFB-Team, Müller: After returning to the German national soccer team, Thomas Müller set high goals for himself. “I want to be the catalyst that can ignite the team’s turbo,” said the 31-year-old confidently at the training camp in Seefeld / Tyrol. National coach Joachim Löw retired the Rio world champions Müller, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng in March 2019. Müller had felt this to a certain extent as a “personal defeat”, as he now admitted. He particularly disliked the “way”: “But that’s yesterday’s news.” Müller and Hummels are now in the squad for the EM (June 11th to July 11th).
“I want to bring in what has made me particularly strong in the last year and a half,” said Müller, formulating his personal goal. As with FC Bayern, he wants to “lead the way” in the DFB team. He is “very motivated”. But he doesn’t take himself and the role assigned to him so seriously. “We are very small as an individual,” said the man from Munich. Therefore he is “far from putting me above others”.
Athletics, Olympics: Ex-European champion Cindy Roleder has ended her comeback in hurdles for the Olympic season after her baby break. “I am well aware that my goal of running the confirmation norm of 12.98 seconds and going to the Olympics as a mom was very ambitious”, the 31-year-old athlete from Halle wrote on Facebook on Sunday and emphasized: “Me just had to try. ” Ten weeks after the birth of her daughter, the Olympic fifth had started training again in February. “You can’t speak of proper training”, Roleder continued: “Actually, if I’m honest with myself, I only had 2.5 months until the first competition. It lacks” the complete structure and the basis for further races ” .
When she returned to the meeting on May 21 in Dessau, Roleder, marketed as the “fastest mom”, only made it to the B final and not more than 14.02 seconds. She knows that in the coming weeks she will run faster than in the first competition, “but certainly not the norm”. Therefore, she will go back to advanced training “to be really fit on the track again in 2022”.