Table lead extended: St. Pauli celebrates victory against Paderborn

As of: March 31, 2024 3:36 p.m

Leaders FC St. Pauli also beat SC Paderborn in the 2nd Bundesliga and extended their lead in the table.

Marcel Hartel took the lead in the 2-1 win in front of 29,500 spectators in the sold-out Millerntor Stadium with his goal in the 32nd minute, Lars Ritzka scored shortly after the break (47th) to make it 2-0, Adriano Grimaldi (56th minute). ) could only shorten.

With the win, Hamburg extended their lead over third place in the relegation zone to eleven points. Paderborn slipped to eighth place.

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Kemlein’s goal for St. Pauli doesn’t count

Already in the 9th minute the ball fidgeted in the Paderborn goal. After a nice combination, central defender Aljoscha Kemlein hit the net with a remarkable shot, but after minutes of checking by the VAR, referee Benjamin Brand ruled it offside.

The game started off lively anyway, but then became noticeably flat because the defensive lines on both sides were secure and didn’t allow much.

St. Pauli increased shortly after the break

But then St. Pauli managed to take the guests by surprise. Manolis Saliakas played a long ball to Johannes Eggestein, who passed it straight into the path of Jackson Irvine. The Australian approached the penalty area with a lot of speed and then passed it perfectly across to Hartel, who then cheekily lofted the ball over goalkeeper Pelle Boevink from 14 meters.

Shortly after the break, St. Pauli stepped up and got off to a perfect start in the second half. Irvine was not attacked at the penalty area and served the running Saliakas on the right side. The rail player showed overview and calmly passed Ritzka to the penalty area and he then finished unchallenged from 18 meters.

Paderborn’s Grimaldi hits and has to leave the field

But the guests from Paderborn were by no means shocked and struck back almost ten minutes later. Eric Smith took the ball from Filip Bilbija in his own penalty area, then Sirlord Conteh passed it to Grimaldi, who scored from seven meters.

In the period that followed, the Paderborn team played firmly in Hamburg’s half and had further chances, but the goal scorer Grimaldi had to leave the field in the 73rd minute with a yellow-red card. St. Pauli survived the pressure phase unscathed and ultimately brought home the victory.

Paderborn against Hertha BSC, St. Pauli in Karlsruhe

SC Paderborn opens the coming matchday with the game against Hertha BSC (Friday, April 5th, 2024 at 6:30 p.m.). The St. Paulians are in action against Karlsruher SC one day later (1 p.m.).


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