Updated February 20, 2021 at 3:15 p.m.
- St. Pauli continues its triumphant advance in the 2nd division thanks to Burgstaller.
- SV Sandhausen and VfL Osnabrück also suffer defeats with fresh staff on the sidelines.
- That’s how the games went on Saturday.
New coaches, old grief: SV Sandhausen and VfL Osnabrück have also suffered defeats in the 2nd Bundesliga with fresh staff on the sidelines. Meanwhile, FC St. Pauli celebrated their fourth win in a row in the 3-2 (1-0) against Darmstadt 98 thanks to a brace from Guido Burgstaller.
Sandhausen, which had slipped to a direct relegation zone, lost five days after Michael Schiele’s dismissal at SC Paderborn 1: 2 (1: 1). Osnabrück, which had separated from Marco Grote, received the eighth bankruptcy in a row under interim coach Florian Fulland in 1: 2 (0: 1) against 1. FC Heidenheim.
St. Pauli can rely on Burgstaller
St. Pauli could again rely on its striker Burgstaller. The Austrian (26th, 82nd) was successful as a goalscorer in the seventh game in a row. Omar Marmoush (62nd) scored the interim 2-0 for St. Pauli, which has now earned eight points on the relegation places after a messed up start to the season.
Darmstadt, for which Tim Skarke (64th) and Serdar Dursun (66th) scored, on the other hand, simply cannot find its much-needed consistency: defeats and wins have alternated in the past few weeks. The team of coach Markus Anfang has to be careful not to slip further. In the last action, the lilies hit the bar.
Paderborn loses despite a change of coach
In Paderborn, SVS, which is being looked after on an interim basis by trainer warrior Gerhard Kleppinger and long-time SVS professional Stefan Kulovits, initially took the lead through Besar Halimi (15th). But the Bundesliga relegated turned the battle-heavy game with goals from Dennis Srbeny (36th) and Christopher Antwi-Adjei (74th).
The connection goal by Christian Santos (88th) was not enough. (afp / mgb)