After a sluggish start to the season after which many feared a fight for survival in this division, Magdeburg know only one direction: Up.
After a surprising fourth place finish last season, hopes were high in Magdeburg but no one lost their footing and postulated that last season’s feat had to be reproduced, if not bettered. After a quarter of a century of wet dreams and enduring disappointments, realism was the order of the day in Magdeburg. It served them well and was needed as the new season kicked-off. And it started in the most unfortunate manner: with a comprehensive defeat at home against Fortuna Cologne. Even though Magdeburg were the better team with more possession, more shots etc, they simply had no chance. The following win away at Paderborn gave hope that all would be well; alas it was not. In the following four games Magdeburg gathered a meagre point against promoted Zwickau while Duisburg, Osnabr