At least for the time being, FC St. Pauli has recovered the spreadsheet in the 2nd Bundesliga – and a pursuer probably finally shaken off. Erzgebirge Aue has cashed in the relegation vapor in Meanwhile a severe setback.
The hamburgers defeated the 1st FC Heidenheim with 1: 0 (0: 0) and expanded their lead to the team from the Ostalb to nine points.
Daniel-Kofi Kyereh (67.) Shot St. Pauli with his tenth goal of the season to the home success, through which the Kiez-Club climbed to the top with 51 points. The toughest competitors, Werder Bremen and Darmstadt 98 (48 meters each), meet on Saturday (20.30 clock) in the Weser Stadium.
“We know that an extreme force comes to us and a team that stands 100 percent compact in all types of play and operates an immense effort. There will be crash,” said Pauli coach Timo Schultz in advance.
In fact, the guests were massively held in front of 27,433 spectators and came through Stefan Schimmer (22nd) to the best chance of the first half, the Heidenheim attacker failed from a short distance at the well-posted goalkeeper Nikola Vasilj.
After the break, St. Pauli placed, Simon Makienok (48.) and Guido Burgstaller (53.) could not use their opportunities. When the game flattened again, Kyereh was free-standing after a flank. On the other side Tim Small Service (83.) hit the latte.
2. League: Aue after home in the highest distress
The violets lost against the Karlsruhe SC quite unhappy with 0: 3 (0: 0) and stuck on the 17th place. After six years second-rate, more and more the corridor threatens to the 3rd league.
Philipp Hofmann (54.), Marvin Wanitzek (67.) and Marc Lorenz (85th) met for the guests who finished a series of four competitive games without victory. Aue showed two weeks after the 1-0 against Regensburg again a fighting strong performance, awarded against the long time harmless KSC but also best opportunities.
Especially before the break, Aue biteiger, defended passionately and had the opportunity to lead through Nicolas Kühn (13th) and Prince Osei Owusu (23rd/25.). After the break, the negligence, when Hofmann raided out of six meters pushed on and Wanitzek a little later from 20 meters.
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Aue is thus eight points behind the relegation place, but still has a game in the hindquarters.