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Occean, SpVgg Greuther Furth earn promotion to Bundesliga


Canadian striker Olivier Occean and his SpVgg Greuther Furth teammates didn’t play on Monday, but they and their fans had cause for celebration.

Fortuna Dusseldorf lost 2-1 to Dynamo Dresden, and the 500 fans who came to watch the feed of the game at Furth’s stadium — and the players and staff of the club — were able to celebrate after 90 minutes,

With the Dusseldorf loss, SpVgg Greuther Furth, currently in first place in the German second division, is guaranteed a spot in the Bundesliga next season. If Occean returns to the club next season, he will get the chance to face the likes of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.

Occean leads the team with 17 goals in 31 matches, but didn’t score in Friday’s 2-1 win over St. Pauli.

Occean’s club has 67 points with three games left to go. Second-place Eintracht Frankfurt trails by two points. But the top two teams in the Bundesliga 2. are guaranteed spots in the top flight for 2012-13, so the battle between Furth and Frankfurt is moot.

With the loss, Dusseldorf remains 10 points back of Furth, and can no longer catch Occean and co. SC Paderborn, which already played this weekend, is nine points back. Yes, if Paderborn won all three games and SpVgg Greuther Furth lost its three matches, they’d fall into a tie on points — but there is a swing of 31 goals between the two clubs when it comes to goal difference.

So, Occean and co. can pop, the champ…. oops. It is Germany, after all. Maybe a nice Dunkel.

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One Comment

  1. AndreasE

    April 19, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    thanx´s for this hero for us !!!

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