Marco Heller probably won’t be able to take that 9th minute of the match out of his mind anytime soon. . .
In the clash at the Schanzern Stadium (1: 3), the 1860 goalkeeper hurried away from his goal to neutralize FC Ingolstadt’s attack via fast forward Fateh Kaya.
Marco Heller is a strong support for the TSV 1860
The end is known: Heller grabbed the ball, Kaya fell – and referee Denis Aitiken fired the 25-year-old from the field for emergency braking. A sneaky scene suddenly destroyed everything the 1960s were preparing for with the match-plan they’d been working on for an entire season.
“The match was thrown into the sea when we were sent off,” said Sports Director Günter Gorenzel. “It was obvious that it would be an eye-level match. If you have to play 80 minutes more than the number, it is clearly going to be difficult.” distance.
It was really tough – though inexperienced substitute goalkeeper Tom Kritzschmar gave a strong match after being thrown into the deep end. Coach Michael Kollner only agreed: “We didn’t have a good start to the game. The dismissal completely changed the game stats.”
Kollner and fans praise Marco Heller
None of the officials wanted to blame Heller after the risky action, probably because everyone knew: Without the reliable goalkeeper (15 white jackets), TSV might not have been able to play a final on the last day of the match to be able to hope for relegation. No wonder what happened on Löwen-Stüberl’s rooftop after a frustrating return journey in the 1960s after the first tears dried up: “Without Hiller we wouldn’t be here!” , Löwen fans sang their number one condolence.
Heller, who had a pint of beer in his hands, thanked his supporters with applause – and the “hamba perpetrator”. Another insight from the end of the lost season: TSV still has to not be anxious about goalkeeper position.