MSV Duisburg is currently being trained by Torsten Lieberknecht from Germany. The football team is currently involved in the 2nd Bundesliga (group phase - 33rd matchday) in 18th place with just 18% of successful matches. On the other hand, the team was eliminated in the round of 16 against SC Paderborn 07 of the DFB Cup. In total, 62 goals were scored, six of 33 games were won and 62 goals were conceded in the current season. The Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena in Duisburg, the home stadium of the football team, was built to accommodate more than 31500 people. Instead of being in the starting line-up, several soccer players sat on the bench before the kick-off. Usually Joseph-Claude Gyau, Stanislav Iljutcenko and Richard Sukuta-Pasu (striker), Daniel Mesenholer (keeper) plus Enis Hajri and Seo Young-Jae (defender) took it.
In the first half, MSV Duisburg tends to lag behind. In the group, 23% like to shoot with both their right and left feet. The team has the most effective exit against Erzgebirge Aue (18/7/6). On the other hand, the deal against 1 FC Heidenheim 1846 (2/4/11) is the worst of recent years. Sometimes it happens that a match is only decided after the 80th minute, like on 23 November 2018 against DSC Arminia Bielefeld by a goal of the 70kg heavy jersey number 09 Ahmet Engin in minute 82. Such a triumph MSV Duisburg otherwise once again mastered in the current season. The group scored the biggest possible half-time advantage of three goals in the DFB Cup cup match against DSC Arminia Bielefeld. In the end, the German team also won 3:0.
With regard to the weight, the average of the team with 76 kg tends to be a flyweight, the 187cm jersey number 15 John Verhoek and the German jersey number 14 Tim Albutat are the exceptions. In away games, MSV Duisburg will meet Erzgebirge Aue with pleasure, as this is where the most successes happened. In the 26th group phase match of the 2nd Bundesliga against 1 FC Cologne the German shirt number 33 Moritz Stoppelkamp scored the fastest MSV goal of the current season after only 105 seconds by an assistant of Fabian Schnellhardt. When MSV Duisburg's German shirt number 17 Kevin Wolze hit the goal from 22m away in the seventh group phase match of the 2nd Bundesliga against 1. FC Magdeburg on 26 September 2018, the supporters of the opponents were also stunned.
The difference between MSV Duisburg's smallest (Jan Niklas Pia) and largest (Dustin Bomheuer and Jonas Brendieck) football pros is an astonishing 23 centimetres, while the average is 183 cm. The club have suffered a total of four losses in the current season just before the final whistle, most recently 88 days ago against FC Union Berlin after a goal by Sebastian Andersson 4 minutes before the final whistle. 25 professionals have made it into the starting formation in the current season. These include strikers Stanislav Iljutcenko, Boris Tashchy and Moritz Stoppelkamp, midfielder Lukas Frode, goalkeeper Daniel Davari and centre-back Gerrit Nauber and Dustin Bomheuer. Also in MSVs own arena 1. FC Heidenheim 1846 manifested itself as the most difficult opponent, because two successes and eleven losses were brought out by MSV Duisburg.
Recently the team tried the 4-2-3-1 arrangement against 1. FC Heidenheim 1846 in the 2nd Bundesliga, which ended in a defeat (3:4). In the current season the group has tested ten different formations: 4-1-4-1, 4-1-3-2, 5-2-3, 4-2-2-2, 4-1-2-3, 3-4-3, 4-4-2, 4-2-3-1, 4-3-3 and 4-3-2-1. Despite two successes and only one failure, the 4-2-3-1 arrangement is currently the most successful of MSV Duisburg. Of the average 12 attempts on the goal by match, only 40 % actually hit the goal, the rest missed (42 %) or were blocked by the competitor (18 %). The club has suffered a defeat in one game in the current season (against Erzgebirge Aue) despite superiority in the first half.
Although Jan Niklas Pia is only 18 years old, MSV Duisburg has an average age of 25. The goalkeepers of the team have done an excellent job in securing opposing goal shots. After a disadvantage of four goals, the maximum of the current season, against Holstein Kiel in the 15th group phase game of the 2nd Bundesliga, of course a loss was feared. In the end the match ended 0 to 4. The 70kg heavy German Kevin Wolze scored the latest full goal of MSV of the current season 183 seconds before the final whistle against FC Ingolstadt 04. The last victory of MSV Duisburg against 1. FC Heidenheim 1846 was on 19 August 2017. Since then there have been five more matches. The most recent game was on December 8, 2018. In the 17 encounters of the last 5 years and 9 months, the points account of MSV Duisburg against 1. FC Heidenheim 1846 stands at -17.
(Last edited May 16, 2019)