Schuster darts down the right flank and at first seems to be taking the corner, but in the end he’s the last to have the ball himself.
What is the reaction of Paderborn? The first thing to do is to recover from the early shock.
Tooor for FC St. Pauli, 1:0 by Max Dittgen
St. Pauli rewards itself very early! Amenyido turns up the heat in the center after a pass from Paqarada and only thinks about taking the shot himself from 21 meters, but decides to play the grandiose pass to Dittgen in the penalty area. He places his body strongly against Correi, shields the ball and completes the turn from six meters into the left angle.
The guests are clearly pressed into their own half, but can initially assert themselves against stormy Hamburgers.
The hosts immediately start aggressively and want to set an example after four games without a win. Paderborn is under direct pressure.
The game is on – St. Pauli traditionally plays at home in brown, Paderborn in grey.
In a little under ten minutes, the experienced Deniz Aytekin will take charge of the game. He is supported by his assistants Christian Dietz and Nico Fuchs. Benjamin Brand acts as VAR.
However, a draw would be the only way both teams could keep up their series. St. Pauli is going into this match as the best home team and has lost nine games at the Millerntor after eight wins in a row against Aue at the 2:2 point. Paderborn, on the other hand, is still undefeated after nine games abroad, winning six and drawing three times.
Today’s guests will have much better memories of the last three duels. Last season, the SCP won 2-0, in the first leg this year Paderborn won 3-1 – but St. Pauli had to play 85 minutes outnumbered, Ziereis saw the red card very early in the game. Pauli then took the lead, but Paderborn turned the game around and ultimately won clearly. The Hamburg side’s last win, on the other hand, was almost three years ago – there was even a draw between the two in September 2015, so there’s a good chance of a winner today.
After the spectacular 3:4 against Bremen, Platte has to watch from the bench for the time being, Michel moved up one floor to FC Union Berlin shortly before the end of the transfer window. Heuer and Yalcin take on the role of starting XI.
Let’s look straight at the line-ups, starting with the home side. There are three changes compared to the 1: 2 in the city derby against HSV: Ohlsson is missing with hip flexor problems, Lawrence and Becker have to go to the bench. Zander, Ziereis and Dittgen start instead.
The competition has presented: Both Heidenheim (yesterday), as well as today Bremen and Schalke have scored three points. And after four games without a win (2 draws, 2 defeats), St. Pauli has slipped from the top of the table to 4th place. But Paderborn has also been struggling in recent weeks and even months. In the last seven matches, the East Westphalians only got a threesome with three draws and three defeats. With 30 points, you are closer to the promotion ranks than the relegation zone in the table, but you threaten to sink into no man’s land of the table.
Hello and welcome to the top game on the 21st matchday of the 2nd Bundesliga this Saturday evening. At 8:30 p.m., FC St. Pauli welcomes SC Paderborn at Millerntor.