Munich (dpa/lby) - TSV 1860 Munich has strengthened its position as a candidate for promotion by setting the starting record in the 3rd football league. Coach Michael Köllner's team defeated Hallesche FC 3-1 (1-0) on Friday evening. Like the Offenbacher Kickers in the 2010/11 season, the "Löwen" won their first five games.
In the sold-out Grünwalder Stadion, Martin Kobylanski (34th minute) scored with a fine volley, Yannick Deichmann (61st) followed up and Joseph Boyamba (79th) scored for the sixties. Boyamba, who came on after the break, converted a penalty kick he was responsible for. Halles Andor Bolyki (74th) had caused tension again before the third "Löwen" goal with a header. "We wanted to win our fifth game. It was difficult. The team gives everything on the pitch," said Koellner at Magentasport.
The guests were temporarily outnumbered after Tunay Deniz received a yellow-red card for repeated foul play. From the 56th minute, the number on the field was equal again: 1860 professional Tim Rieder saw the red card for gross foul play. The referee's many cards also annoyed 1860 coach Köllner. He was forced to replace warned players like goal scorer Kobylanski.
Overall, the "Lions" dominated the home game, which was marked by many warnings, and can now watch the pursuit's efforts to keep up at the weekend.