St. Pauli wins incessantly: HSV concedes late frustration, Schalke misses the opportunity

St. Pauli wins continuously
HSV concedes late frustration, Schalke misses the opportunity

FC St. Pauli can plan more and more for promotion. Hamburg wins again, while city rivals HSV cannot claim the same. Steffen Baumgart’s team slips from the promotion spot. Further down in the table, Schalke prevents anything worse from happening, but cannot pull away either.

SpVgg Greuther Fürth – Hamburger SV 1:1 (0:0)

Hamburger SV suffered a bitter setback in the fight for promotion in the 2nd Bundesliga. Coach Steffen Baumgart’s team couldn’t get past a meager 1-1 (0-0) draw at SpVgg Greuther Fürth and fell behind Fortuna Düsseldorf to fourth place. Miro Muheim gave HSV the lead in the 56th minute with a powerful shot into the corner, and Jomaine Consbruch (77th) equalized in an equally impressive way. In the fifth game under Baumgart, it was the third without a win.

The gap to Düsseldorf is one point, but to the second Kiel it is already seven. This is only the second time this season that the ambitious Hamburgers are not in one of the top three places. After six defeats, Fürth hardly has a chance to move forward and remains in midfield.

HSV had more of the game from the start. But without the ailing striker Robert Glatzel, who finally had to pass during the warm-up, the guests in front of 16,126 spectators in the sold-out Ronhof lacked the passing point and also the penetration power for a long time in the game. The North Germans therefore hardly had any significant chances before the break. Fürth also lacked determination. However, SpVgg should have taken the lead when Armindo Sieb was completely free to head the ball after a mistake by HSV keeper Matheo Raab, but was unable to place the ball correctly (7th).

After the change, Hamburg became more determined and quickly rewarded. After the 1-0, HSV stayed on the trigger, but missed the decision, for example with a clear opportunity from Andras Nemeth (70th). This was to take revenge when Consbruch scored from around 30 meters.

FC St. Pauli – SC Paderborn 2:1 (1:0)

FC St. Pauli has come a little closer to promotion to the Bundesliga. After another confident performance, coach Fabian Hürzeler’s team deservedly won 2-1 (1-0) against SC Paderborn on Easter Sunday. Marcel Hartel (32nd) and Lars Ritzka (47th) scored at the Millerntor for the league leaders. Adriano Grimaldi’s goal (56th) wasn’t enough for Paderborn. The 32-year-old also saw a yellow-red card (72nd).

After their third win in a row, St. Pauli is eleven points ahead of the relegation zone, and the fans can slowly start planning the party for the sixth Bundesliga promotion in the club’s history. Defensively compact and well organized, with speed and ideas up front: the Kiezkickers were the better team from the start and definitely deserved to take an earlier lead at halftime. But after Hartel’s lob, the spectators were able to cheer again immediately after the restart: Ritzka scored with a powerful shot from around 20 meters. But Paderborn didn’t give up, the goal still came almost out of nowhere. But it remained exciting until the end.

FC Schalke 04 – Karlsruher SC 0-0

The collapsed traditional club Schalke 04 has missed an important breakthrough in the relegation battle. In the home game against Karlsruher SC, Schalke couldn’t get past a 0-0 draw. The lead over 1. FC Kaiserslautern in relegation place 16 remains small, while the pressure on coach Karel Geraerts is growing.

The draw means Schalke (31 points) is only two points ahead of Kaiserslautern (29). Despite some good chances in the first half, S04 missed out on their fourth win from their last five home games, but at least remained undefeated and without conceding a goal in their own stadium. The hosts got into the game better. Captain Simon Terodde (6th) and Keke Topp (15th) had the first good chances. On the other hand, keeper Marius Müller defused a free kick from Marvin Wanitzek (22′).

The KSC then tried to control the game, but Schalke should have taken the lead: Thomas Ouwejan’s direct shot from a few meters deflected Patrick Drewes over the goal (40th). As a result, Schalke made too many mistakes offensively and hardly created any clear chances. Instead, the Karlsruhe team approached the Schalke goal, and the Royal Blues only rarely broke free.

1. FC Magdeburg – Hannover 96 0:3 (0:1)

1. FC Magdeburg has suffered the next setback in the relegation battle. Coach Christian Titz’s team lost 0-3 (0-1) in front of their home crowd on Sunday against Hannover 96, their lead over 16th place in the table. from Kaiserslautern is only two points.

Jannik Dehm (29th) took the lead for Hannover after a mistake in Magdeburg’s build-up game, Sei Muroya (84th) and Cedric Teuchert (90th + 5) made the decision. Coach Stefan Leitl’s team keeps up with the top three with 43 points and celebrated another success after four games without a win. However, the Magdeburgers are still under pressure after their third defeat in a row, including the 7-0 defeat at Karlsruher SC.

SV Wehen Wiesbaden – VfL Osnabrück 0:1 (0:1)

Bottom team VfL Osnabrück has kept its vague hopes alive in the relegation battle. Coach Uwe Koschinat’s defeated team defeated SV Wehen Wiesbaden 1-0 (1-0) in the low-level promotion duel and reduced the gap to the relegation place to eight points with seven games remaining. Direct rescue is nine points away.

Christian Joe Conteh (31st) secured the second away win despite the yellow-red card for Mikael Cuisance (90th + 1). A winning streak is needed at the end of the season. Meanwhile, the Wiesbaden team, who were harmless on Sunday and only won one of the last eight league games, are still in a negative spiral. Meanwhile, the once reassuring cushion on the relegation place has melted to two points, and direct relegation is also only three points away.

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