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2. League: Regensburg dedicates promotion to deceased Diawusie

2. League: Regensburg dedicates promotion to deceased Diawusie

Jahn Regensburg returns to the 2nd Bundesliga and experiences an emotional evening in Wiesbaden. SV Wehen rails against referee Petersen.

SSV Jahn Regensburg dedicated the promotion to attacker Agyemang Diawusie, who died in November. Fans and teammates from the Upper Palatinate team held up a jersey with Diawusie’s name on it after the 2-1 victory in the relegation second leg.

Coach Joe Enochs lost his voice in an interview with Sky when asked about it after the final whistle. “I can’t really talk about it,” he said through tears.

Diawusie died of a sudden cardiac death at the age of 25. “He never left us, he was always with us. He was with us today too and gave us energy,” said sports director Achim Beierlorzer. Diawusie also played for SV Wehen.

After the shaky victory, Regensburg managed to gain direct promotion again. Dominik Kother (45th+2) and Konrad Faber (47th) scored for the third-placed team in front of 11,000 spectators. After the 2:2 draw in the first leg, the Hessians were unable to capitalize on their home advantage despite a late goal from striker Ivan Prtajin (82nd) ​​and have to return to the 3rd division after just one year.

However, Wiesbaden had problems with referee Martin Petersen: The Stuttgart referee did not award a penalty seconds after the restart of the second half when Franko Kovacic was knocked over by Oscar Schönfelder. Faber scored the 2-0 goal on the counterattack that followed. In the closing stages, the hosts also complained about a handball in the opponent’s penalty area.

Tears of disappointment – and anger

In the end, there were not only tears of disappointment among the Wiesbadeners, but also of anger. “There was another decision against us today,” criticized managing director Nico Schäfer. “We have a long history with Mr Petersen that has now stretched over years, and today was again a penalty decision that could have been decided differently.”

Captain Sascha Mockenhaupt also complained bitterly about the referee, especially because of the first highly controversial situation. “I have a lot of respect for referees. But not watching a scene like that again is a disgrace,” he said on the TV channel Sat.1. “So much is at stake.”

Last year, Wehen secured promotion to the second division in the relegation match against Arminia Bielefeld. After a strong first half of the season, SVWW was in a tailspin and parted ways with head coach Markus Kauczinski at the end of April. It remains to be seen what will happen to interim coach Nils Döring, who has lost three of four games.

Source: Stern

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