Saturday 20th February 2021
Burgstaller’s series continues
Laughed at Schalke, feared at St. Pauli
FC St. Pauli – SV Darmstadt 98 3:2 (1:0)
Thanks to Guido Burgstaller and good luck, FC St. Pauli has continued its triumphant advance in the 2nd Bundesliga. Against Darmstadt 98, the Kiezkicker prevailed 3-2 (1-0) and celebrated their fourth success in a row. Burgstaller (26th / 82nd minute) with his seven and eighth goals of the season and Omar Marmoush (62nd) scored for the Kiezkicker, who will go into the city derby on March 1st (8.30pm / Sky) against HSV. Tim Skarke (64th) and Serdar Dursun (66th / 10th goal of the season) met for the strong Darmstadt team.
After five three-pointers from the last six games, the Kiezclub, which had played with the successful eleven from the previous weeks, proved to be very efficient again. Burgstaller, who could have scored after two minutes, dusted off a shot that was too short blocked by goalkeeper Marcel Schuhe to take the lead. Burgstaller scored in the seventh game in a row – that is a club record. Except for Marvin Mehlem’s shot (45th + 1), the guests hardly appeared offensively at first.
That changed after the break. Tobias Kempe (47th) chased a free kick against the crossbar, Dursun failed to keeper Dejan Stojanovic (50th). Marmoush, who had missed a huge chance shortly before (58th), answered to 2-0, but Skarke and Dursun made it 2-2 within just four minutes. After a counterattack, Burgstaller scored the victory, who was still in danger with Dursun’s picket header (86th) and Sebastian Ohlsson’s double rescue act on the line (90th + 4).
VfL Osnabrück – 1.FC Heidenheim 1: 2 (0: 1)
The Lower Saxony lost against 1. FC Heidenheim at home with 1: 2 (0: 1) and are only just before the relegation zone in the table. Heidenheim, on the other hand, is in the secured midfield.
Tim Kleindienst headed the guests from Baden-Württemberg in the 42nd minute. Shortly after the break, Oliver Hüsing made it 2-0 (50th) with the second Heidenheim header. As a result, the hosts had several chances to come back early. Christian Santos’ goal came too late (88th).
Osnabrück broke up with coach Marco Grote on Monday. Previously, the purple-whites, which were still strong in the first half of the season, had lost seven games in a row. U-19 coach Florian Fulland looked after the hosts as an interim trainer against Heidenheim.
SC Paderborn – SV Sandhausen 2: 1 (1: 1)
The team of coach Steffen Baumgart defeated the guests 2: 1 (1: 1). Sandhausen’s Besar Halimi (15th minute) scored the lead for SVS, but then Dennis Srbeny (36th) and Christopher Antwi-Adjej (74th) turned the game.
Paderborn is in the middle of the table with a good lead over the relegation zone and a clear gap to the promotion places. After Eintracht Braunschweig’s victory against Regensburg on Friday, SVS is in 17th place in the relegation zone. On Monday, Sandhausen separated from the previous head coach Michael Schiele after less than three months.
The two interim coaches Gerhard Kleppinger and Stefan Kulovits were unable to turn things around at first.