In the end, winning a point for the “number one promotion favorite,” as Manfred Schwabl described Dynamo Dresden at the Magentasport microphone, didn’t work out. The president of SpVgg Unterhaching, the “number one relegation candidate,” as Schwabl said, seemed quite confident at halftime in the third division game that a surprise could work. Hardly surprising, as Haching still had the advantage to play for an entire half. After a balanced first half hour, Dynamo happily took the lead after a long cross from Jonathan Meier through Jakob Lemmer (32nd). Haching got back into the game when Dresden’s Claudio Kammerknecht deflected a volleyball-style shot from Simon Skarlatidis over the crossbar and was shown a red card. Patrick Hobsch converted the penalty to make it 1-1 (42nd).
After the substitution, however, the Munich suburbs failed to capitalize on this numerical superiority and hardly ever got into dangerous situations. Then Maurice Krattenmacher and Raphael Schifferl brought down Dresden’s Lucas Cueto, and Steffen Kutschke scored from the spot to make it 2-1 (75′). The best chance to equalize was missed by Mathias Fetsch, who shot over the goal (90′). The conclusion of Haching’s coach Marc Unterberger was bitter: “We were involved in the resurrection of Dynamo because of our one mistake, because they were already dead.”