Series winner FC St. Pauli is targeting the promotion zone in the 2nd Bundesliga and is closing in on local rivals Hamburger SV.
With the ninth win in the ninth game under his coach Fabian Hürzeler 1-0 (1-0) against relegation candidate Jahn Regensburg, the best second half team in the lower house on Saturday (01.04.2023) moved past Fortuna Düsseldorf to fourth place.
Own goal by Owusu decides the game
Only six points behind third-placed HSV, the Kiez club, who are still undefeated on their own place, now have relegation status in sight after an own goal by Prince Owusu (23rd).
Regensburg, on the other hand, had to accept a setback in the fight for relegation in front of 29,235 fans after the last two wins.
Overweight with no clarity in the conclusion
The hosts struggled in the wind and rain in what was initially a mixed-up encounter. Only as the game progressed did the hosts, who had played for the fifth time in a row with the same starting formation, developed an advantage and acted superiorly.
However, after their lead, which resulted from a confusing situation in the visitors’ goal area after a free kick, the Hanseatic League often got stuck with their attacking efforts in Regensburg’s compact defense. With relief attacks, however, the Upper Palatinate demanded the full attention of the Hürzeler team.
Singh awards compensation for Regensburg
In the second round, both teams played more committed. The hosts looked for the decision, while Regensburg defended itself against its tenth away defeat.
Sarpreet Singh also had a good opportunity to equalize for Jahn nine minutes after the restart. Meanwhile, St. Pauli’s moves remained mostly useless art despite increasing possession of the ball. 17 minutes before the final whistle, the North Germans were lucky that goalkeeper Nikola Vasilj was able to parry a great equalizer from Blendi Idrizi.
Regensburg with an important game against Magdeburg
Der Jahn welcomes 1. FC Magdeburg on Matchday 27 (Sunday, April 9th, 2023 at 1.30 p.m.). St. Pauli is a guest in Heidenheim the day before (8.30 p.m.).