Two completely opposite matches took place in January in return from the winter break for Die Löwen. To start the month, they played out a frustrating bore draw against a FC Koln side currently in second last place on the 3. Liga table.
The second fixture in January produced a match of the year candidate with a 3-2 thriller against FC Ingolstadt. After going down 2-0 at halftime, 1860 Munich managed to equal the score before FC Ingolstadt defender Bjorn Paulsen was sent off and 1860 Munich captain Felix Weber scored his first goal of the year with one-minute left in injury time to steal the victory.
Holding a five point lead at the top of the table, 1860 Munich continue to defy expectations in 3. Liga, a sudden change in form would leave an opportunity for either FC Wurzburger Kickers or 1.FC Magdeburg.
At the bottom of the table, SV Meppen are almost certain to be relegated from the division despite fifteen games remaining in the season.
Player Of The Month
Starting the season in the first eleven due to an injury Nico Karger, the 19-year-old Fabian Greilinger has performed well above expectations, earning himself a regular place in the starting side, seeing Karger move to the bench.
The left winger has contributed with four goals and three assists so far this season using his outstanding pace and dribbling skills to leave opposition players in his wake.
Johann Ngounou Djayo
After picking up a virus, Johann Ngounou Djayo has been sent home to be isolated from the squad and is expected to be unavailable for the next two weeks.
1860 Munich will be without Tim Rieder for two to three weeks after damaging his ankle during training before the match against FC Ingolstadt.
A return to a full schedule awaits 1860 Munich in February starting with a home fixture against lowly Hallescher FC before going on the road to take on KFC Uerdingen 05 and FC Carl Zeiss Jena.
The last match of the month could be a crucial one in terms of final positions on the 3. Liga table when 1860 Munich take on third placed 1.FC Magdeburg.
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