CLINICAL UP FRONT AND SOLID AT THE BACK - FCSP SEE OFF REGENSBURG
FC St. Pauli ended the first half of the season on a successful note with a 2-0 defeat of Jahn Regensburg. In a hard-fought contest Guido Burgstaller gave the Boys in Brown a 27th minute lead from a well-worked free-kick before Omar Marmoush doubled the advantage four minutes after the restart. The win lifted Timo Schultz's side out of the drop zone for the first time since Round 6.
BOYS IN BROWN KEEN TO MAINTAIN MOMENTUM AGAINST REGENSBURG
Sunday's home game against SSV Jahn Regensburg (13:30 CET) marks the midway point of this second division season. After a mediocre start to the campaign and an extended barren run, the Boys in Brown finally registered a success with a 3-2 win at Hannover 96 last time out. The task against Regensburg is to build on recent performances. Another victory could see Timo Schultz's side out of the drop zone at the halfway mark.
SCHULTZ: BACKING NOT TO BE TAKEN FOR GRANTED
The Boys in Brown bring the first half of the season to a close with the visit of Jahn Regensburg on Sunday (13:30 CET). In the run-up to the game, head coach Timo Schultz took the usual time out to answer questions from the local media.
COMMUNICATION THE KEY FOR STOJANOVIĆ
Dejan Stojanović joined FC St. Pauli on loan from Middlesbrough just over two weeks ago and contributed to positive results against Holstein Kiel and Hannover 96 with two decent performances. On Wednesday, the Austrian goalkeeper spent the break between the two training sessions answering questions from the Hamburg media.
MARMOUSH: "LAST TWO GAMES JUST THE BEGINNING, WE HAVE TO KEEP IT UP"
Impressive performances from new recruit Omar Marmoush against Holstein Kiel and Hannover 96 helped the Boys in Brown take four points from six and close the gap to the non-relegation places. On Monday, the pacey dribbling winger took time out to answer questions from the Hamburg media at a press conference.
AT LAST! BOYS IN BROWN WIN FIVE-GOAL THRILLER AT HANNOVER
What a match! FC St. Pauli won a game of two hugely different halves 3-2 at Hannover 96. Rodrigo Zalazar and Guido Burgstaller gave the Boys in Brown the lead in a super first-half showing but the home side upped the pressure after the interval to restore parity through a Genki Haraguchi brace. Hannover squandered several chances to take the lead before substitute Igor Matanović got the all-important goal in time added on.
MATANOVIĆ: "I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO THINK"
Emotional turmoil for the scorer of the winning goal, huge relief and elation in the camp after claiming their reward, in the form of all three points, for what was an excellent showing for long periods – all the reaction after the 3-2 win at Hannover.
SCHULTZ XI GO TO HANNOVER BUOYED BY KIEL PERFORMANCE
Timo Schultz’s team will take courage from the performance in the 1-1 draw with Holstein Kiel. The rejuvenated style of football that swept across the Millerntor turf had one of the promotion contenders on the verge of defeat. While the longed-for second win of the season had to be put off to another day, the draw serves as a foundation on which to build. Yet the craving for a victory is matched only by the size of the task at Hannover 96 on Saturday (13:00 CET).