FC St. Pauli has continued its spectacular winning streak in the 2nd Bundesliga. At SV Sandhausen, coach Fabian Hürzeler’s team managed an impressive 5-0 (4-0) and thus the eighth success in the eighth game of the year.
St. Pauli, who have not lost a point since Hürzeler took office, climbed to fifth place in the table and is only eight points behind their recently weakening city rivals Hamburger SV in third place.
Sandhausen, on the other hand, keeps the Red Lantern. The gap to the non-relegation places is now four points.
St. Pauli takes Sandhausen apart in the first 25 minutes
In front of 7,642 spectators in the Hardtwald stadium, the SVS was literally torn apart by the guests in the first 25 minutes. Until then, Manolis Saliakas (19th minute), Lukas Daschner (24th) and Oladapo Afolayan (25th) had scored for Hamburg.
Shortly before the break things got even worse for the totally insecure sand houses, where Alexander Esswein saw red after a rough foul play (45+1) and then also conceded the 0:4 through Jackson Irvine (45+3) .
For the Kurpfälzer it was all about not going under completely in the second half. This was partly because the guests shifted down a gear, managed the lead and Sandhausen was able to stabilize their own defense a bit. Nevertheless, Irvine scored again for St. Pauli (88th) to the final score.
St. Pauli against Regensburg – Sandhausen in Hanover
On Matchday 26, FC St. Pauli welcomes SSV Jahn Regensburg (Saturday, April 1st, 2023 at 1 p.m.). At the same time, Sandhausen is fighting for a win in Hanover.