Friday 13th August 2021
Schalke gives victory out of hand
St. Pauli gives HSV a horror Friday
The first victory in the city derby of the 2nd Bundesliga goes to St. Pauli. After the break, Hamburger SV is weakening with serious consequences and is rightly a loser from the field. FC Schalke, on the other hand, is experiencing what has made their opponents Erzgebirge Aue so far this season.
FC Schalke 04 – Erzgebirge Aue 1: 1 (1: 0)
Schalke 04 gambled away their second win of the season in the 2nd Bundesliga. The team of coach Dimitrios Grammozis did not get beyond a 1: 1 (1: 0) despite the lead against Erzgebirge Aue. After a defeat, a win and a draw, the Royal Blues have so far had four points to book. New signing Dominick Drexler (32nd), who played his 100th second division game, met Schalke in front of 20,126 spectators. Sascha Härtel equalized (86th). For Aue it was already the third draw of the season.
“The result is very disappointing. We brought Aue into play in the second half. That was very bitter today. But we have to keep working and learn from our mistakes,” said Schalke’s central defender Malick Thiaw at Sky. Johan de Kock, UEFA Cup winner with Schalke 04 1997, said in an interview to the stadium announcer: “If you want to get back up, you have to win games like this.”
Less than a week after moving into the second round of the DFB Cup, the Schalke team rarely managed to get dangerously close to the opposing penalty area at the beginning. Yaroslav Mikhailov missed the best chance up until then, putting the ball over the crossbar from close range (21st). After submission by Schalke’s top scorer Simon Terodde, Drexler finally scored, but Aue hardly got through against the compact hosts. Even after the break, the relegated Bundesliga had the game under control. Aue acted too passively, but Schalke also slowed down a bit before Härtel met.
FC St. Pauli – Hamburger SV 3: 2 (1: 1)
With passion and a lot of heart: FC St. Pauli embarrassed their big neighbor Hamburger SV again in an intense city derby and topped the table for at least one night. Finn Ole Becker (27th) and Simon Makienok with a double strike (56th and 58th) scored in the acclaimed 3: 2 (1: 1) for the very strong Kiezkicker at Millerntor. The goals of Sonny Kittel (43rd) and Robert Glatzel (77th) were far too few for HSV.
For St. Pauli it became “Friday the 13th” a real holiday – the brown-whites have now won four of the youngest five derbies. The supposedly bigger HSV experienced a deserved debacle and has been waiting for a win against their unloved neighbor for 887 days. After a very strong initial phase and several opportunities, Becker brought St. Pauli well deserved into the lead. The only 21-year-old home grown man only had to push in after a remarkable combination from a short distance, the HSV defense seemed slightly confused, not only in this situation.
Defensively, the Rothosen had their problems with the lively St. Paulians again and again, and they were rarely able to assert themselves offensively. Only Bakery Jatta occasionally created something like danger with individual actions, including before the interim equalizer. The fast attacker from Gambia ran free, skilfully laid across and Kittel turned ice cold. A more than flattering hit for HSV at this point.
When it just seemed to be struggling, Makienok was there. The storm tank from Denmark asserted itself well twice within a few seconds and scored its first two goals of the season. Glatzel then caused some tension with his goal in the closing stages.