Outdoor victory in the top match: Darmstadt 98 storms FC St. Pauli Fortress | hessenschau.de

Darmstadt 98 ended their top-flight curse with a victory at home strong FC St. Pauli and jumped to third place. Skipper Fabian Holland hits with a dream goal and the defense finds its way back to its old form.

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Highlights: St.Pauli – Darmstadt


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Darmstadt 98 won the top match at FC St. Pauli 2-1 (2-0). The Lilies ended their latest losing streak in top-flight matches. Luca Pfeiffer (9th) made it 1-0, captain Fabian Holland scored a remarkable goal in the 35th minute. The strong Lukas Daschner shortened shortly before the end for St. Pauli (81st). The visitors earned the three points with the league’s strongest team at home through a lot of discipline and a good plan, but in the end they also enjoyed the luck of the brave.

Coach Torsten Lieberknecht was suspended and was replaced on the sidelines by assistant coach Ovid Hajou. The boss watched the match from the stands with his analyst. He sent the lilies on the field in a proven 4-4-2 (“We stay with us”). Marcel Schuhen returned to goal after an injury and Thomas Isherwood and Marvin Mehlem also came into the starting lineup.

Lily’s strong start rewarded with leadership

However, the coaching staff had come up with a few variations in the system – and it paid off: Lilien built a three-man alliance with the ball, while outside Holland and Matthias Bader pushed far up. Mehlem, Tobias Kempe and Tim Skarke switched the offensive, so St. Pauli could not keep up with the position game in the beginning. Striker Pfeiffer played to the left against the ball.

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Lily wins pursuit duel at St. Pauli


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Darmstadt’s strong start was rewarded in the ninth minute: Mehlem won the ball, Skarke skillfully passed it on and Phillip Tietz played a soulful pass right onto Pfeiffer’s road, which easily scored to make it 1-0. It was not until the 14th minute that St. Pauli made their first dangerous move when key player Daniel-Kofi Kyereh shot just past the Lilien goal. In the middle of the first half, the home team was better in the match, Bader had to save with a hard tackle (29th).

Dream goal from long-term Holland to 2-0

But in the middle of St. Pauli’s tight phase Darmstadt’s captain Holland scored a dream goal in his 200th second division match: First he brought the ball into the match in a short corner, then Bader served him with a lot of overview on the left corner of the penalty area and Holland thundered the ball with an unstoppable drop kick in in the far corner for a 2-0 lead at the break (35 ‘).

Only after the break did St. Pauli more, Guido Burgstaller missed a quick attack from the hosts over the goal (48th). Daschner had the connection with a header and a shot on the foot (63 ‘). Kyereh also failed narrowly shortly after. The guests really did swim, Lilien assistant coach Hajou indicated at the line that they should move further out of coverage. After an hour, Luca Pfeiffer also had to leave the field due to an injury.

Lilies survive the last phase with luck and work

The Darmstadt team only managed to ease the pressure in the 68th minute when Mehlem shot the ball too inaccurately towards the Hamburg goal. Nevertheless, the self-sacrificers fought for the victory and continued to fight against the oncoming burgers. Unlike the previous week against Schalke, they had luck on their side in some situations. Only Daschner’s goal in the 81st minute broke the dam as the joker pushed a long cross over the line. But the lily bulwark did not slip through.

Defenders Holland, Bader and Patric Pfeiffer showed a great game; the key to victory, however, lay in the entire team’s compact defensive work. The 98ers moved up to third place with the victory, next Saturday at 20.30 against Erzgebirge Aue.

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St. Pauli – Darmstadt 1: 2 (0: 2)

St Pauli: Vasilj – Dzwigala (45. Zander) Ziereis, Medic, Paqarada – Becker (83. Matanovic) – Irvine (83. Makienok), Hartel (75. Buchtmann) – Kyereh – Burgstaller, Amenyido (45. Daschner)
Darmstadt: Sko – Bader, Isherwood, P. Pfeiffer, Holland – Gjasula – Skarke, (75. Ronstadt), Kempe (87. Riedel), Mehlem (75. Celic) – Tietz (87. Karic), L. Pfeiffer (60. Honsak )

Porte: 0: 1 L. Pfeiffer (9th), 0: 2 Holland (35th), 1: 2 Daschner (81st)
Yellow card: Ziereis, Irvine / Isherwood, Skarke, Tietz, Honsak

Judging: Stegeman
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