What a drama at Millerntor. FC St. Pauli already looked like the winner in the duel against 1. FC Nürnberg and suffered a draw in injury time. The fifth consecutive game without a win, the next shock absorber in the fight for promotion. A tie with two losers. HSV could even pass Saturday.
St. Pauli and coach Timo Schultz (44) with strong personal problems. Marcel Hartel, Jackson Irvine and Marcel Beifus are suspended, goalscorer Guido Burgstaller is not present with an injury and captain Philipp Ziereis also has to pass because of Corona. Double D storm with Maximilian Dittgen and Lukas Daschner tries in front. Former Paulian Mats Möller Daehli (Wade) is not in Nuremberg.
Start on fire from both sides. Nuremberg are not hiding in the crowded stadium, they have their first chances. But as the game progressed, the St. Pauli took control of the game but remained too harmless in front of the area. It is only dangerous for Afeez Aremu. The clearest first sees the yellow (27th), then commits two more fouls – and is lucky not to see the yellow and red. Schultz becomes too colorful and dangerous, Aremu lands for Rico Benatelli (40th). Shortly before the break, things heat up on the bench: after a controversial foul scene, Pauli Loic Fave’s assistant coach complains and turns yellow too (45 + 2).
The St. Pauli arrives in front of 29,312 fans with the steam from the locker room. Finn Ole Becker has the best chance, hitting the right post from the penalty area (57th). Then the advantage: Asger Sörensen jumps impetuously against Joker Igor Matanovic – penalty kick (72 °). After a short check, Daniel-Kofi Kyereh can play. He sinks cold – and celebrates with a crazy somersault (74.)
Great luck in the last few minutes. Fabian Nürnberger from Nuremberg refuel, but thunders over the area (86th). But nothing comes from the victory: in injury time the entire Pauli defense falls asleep. Substitute Taylan Duman scored a draw in the final, right in the heart of St. Pauli.