BOYS IN BROWN EASE TO FRIENDLY WIN OVER HANNOVER
FC St. Pauli defeated league rivals Hannover 2-0 in a friendly on Friday afternoon. It was a lively encounter from the outset with several chances for both teams in the first period. Luca Zander gave his side a 51st minute lead before Oladapo Afolayan added a second just before the end to complete a deserved victory.
Medić: "The results are mainly the product of hard work"
The Boys in Brown have a match-free weekend following the 5-0 win at SV Sandhausen but are still training hard, of course. After Tuesday afternoon's session, defender Jakov Medić sat down with the media for a chat.
FC St. Pauli hand Sascha Burchert new deal
FC St. Pauli have tied another player to the club beyond this season after director of sport Andreas Bornemann reached an agreement with goalkeeper Sascha Burchert to extend his contract, which was originally due to run until June 2023.
FIVE-STAR BOYS IN BROWN MAKE IT EIGHT WINS IN A ROW AT SANDHAUSEN
FC St. Pauli recorded a convincing 5-0 win at SV Sandhausen on Sunday to set a new club record of eight second-division wins in succession. Manolis Saliakas, Lukas Daschner, Oladapo Afolayan and Jackon Irvine were all on target before the break, while Sandhausen's Alexander Esswein was shown a red card on the stroke of half-time. Irvine completed the scoring with his second goal on 88 minutes to complete a deserved victory.
Hürzeler warns against complacency at Sandhausen
Next up for the Boys in Brown is a trip to SV Sandhausen on Sunday (13.30 CET). In the run-up to the meeting with the bottom side, head coach Fabian Hürzeler took questions from the media at the customary news conference.
Saliakas: "I show another side to myself when we win"
Manolis Saliakas has contributed to the winning run with some fine performances of late and scored his first goal in the 2-1 defeat of Fürth at the Millerntor last time out. After training on Thursday, the Greek right-back sat down with the media for a chat.
Afolayan: "A goal was the only thing missing"
FC St. Pauli extended their winning run to seven with a 2-1 defeat of Greuther Fürth on Saturday. Winter recruit Oladapo Afolayan had a decisive hand in the win, scoring the winner in the 55th minute, and the winger was naturally delighted after notching his first goal in the brown-and-white jersey.
HÜRZELER: "WORTH MUCH MORE THAN PRETTY FOOTBALL"
The Boys in Brown beat a strong Fürth team 2-1 to claim the next three points on Saturday afternoon, but it was hard work. After the game, the Hürzeler XI were obviously delighted to have made it seven wins in a row, even if it wasn't their best performance. The post-match reaction.
BOYS IN BROWN BEAT FÜRTH TO MAKE IT SEVEN WINS IN A ROW
FC St. Pauli defeated SpVgg Greuther Fürth 2-1 on Saturday to record their seventh win in succession. In front of 29,346 spectators, Ragnar Ache gave the visitors an early lead that was cancelled out by Manolis Saliakas soon afterwards. Fürth's Gideon Jung was shown the red card on the stroke of half-time and in the 55th minute Oladapo Afolayan volleyed the Hürzeler XI in front. It was to prove the winning goal, leaving the Boys in Brown to celebrate their seventh win on the bounce.
Hürzeler: "I want players who want the ball even under maximum pressure"
More second division points are at stake on Saturday (13.00 CET) when FC St. Pauli entertain Greuther Fürth at the Millerntor. In the run-up to the game, head coach Fabian Hürzeler took time out to answer questions from the media.
Paqarada: "Important for me to end the season with 100 per cent heart and passion"
Captain Leart Paqarada faced the media on Wednesday afternoon for the first time since the announcement of his decision not to extend his contract, which expires in summer, in order to join FC Köln.