No, this FC Carl Zeiss Jena has nothing to do with the title race in the regional league this season. At Kellerkind Halberstadt, FCC stumbled to a disdainful 0-0 and is now ten points behind BFC Dynamo.
Jena marks the 3rd league sporty!
No unconditional will to win, no conviction, no game idea, no structured attack, but a lot of small things.
Jena’s coach Andreas Patz made a good change, leaving Lucas Stauffer and Fabian Eisele out for the time being. Kevin Wolf celebrated his comeback after months of injury.
He was one of the few bright spots in the Jena game.
It lasted until the 40th minute before FCC shot at the Halberstadt goal. It was a free kick from the otherwise pale Maximilian Oesterhelweg, which Germania goalkeeper Lukas Cichos parried.
Even after the change of sides, Jena’s performance did not improve. Of course you were superior, had more ball possession – but compelling chances were scarce.
Maximilian Wolfram could have redeemed his Zeiss team. Free-standing, he headed the ball, but unplaced and without pressure, the ball landed in Cichos’ arms (79′).
Or Oesterhelweg, who forced the Halberstadt keeper to make a brilliant save with a flick from the edge of the penalty area three minutes before the end.
Halberstadt celebrated this one point like a victory in the relegation battle, while Jena can now start planning for the new year.
The Zeiss pros have the next opportunity to sign up for a new contract next Saturday at the home game against ZFC Meuselwitz.