BOUHADDOUZ PENALTY NOT ENOUGH AS IT ENDS ALL SQUARE AT THE BETZENBERG
FC St. Pauli missed out on making it four wins in a row at the Betzenberg on Saturday afternoon. After substitute Aziz Bouhaddouz had converted a penalty awarded for a last-man foul on Sami Allagui by Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker (red card), the ten men of Kaiserslautern recovered to level the scores through substitute Lukas Spalvis and leave the Boys in Brown highly frustrated.
BOYS IN BROWN OUT TO EXTEND POSITIVE RUN AT THE BETZENBERG
Before the fourth and last international break of the season – and the seven-game run-in – St. Pauli go to bottom side FC Kaiserslautern on Saturday looking to take all three points. The home side are desperate for a win in their bid to avoid the drop, while the Boys in Brown are hoping to put aside their injury concerns and register their fourth win in succession at the Betzenberg.
KAUCZINSKI EXPECTING A RED-HOT ATMOSPHERE AT LAUTERN
The Boys in Brown travel to bottom-of-the-table Kaiserslautern on Saturday. Head coach Markus Kauczinski is expecting a hard-fought encounter despite the home side's lowly status. At today's pre-match press conference, he also spoke about the injury situation and his goals for the rest of the season.
"THE DRAW IS OK IN THE END" – THE POST-MATCH REACTION
After the goalless draw in the northern derby against Eintracht Braunschweig we noted the post-match reaction in the mixed zone, where players of both teams expressed their disappointment at missing out on the win.
SPOILS SHARED IN BRAUNSCHWEIG STALEMATE
FC St. Pauli had to settle for a point in a goalless draw against Eintracht Braunschweig on Saturday afternoon. The Boys in Brown had the better of things in front of a sell-out crowd at the Millerntor but had nothing to show for it. Both teams had opportunities to win it, and Suleiman Abdullahi hit the post twice for the visitors. A double chance for Aziz Bouhaddouz and Sami Allagui on 74 was the closest Markus Kauczinski's side came to scoring.
BOYS IN BROWN AIM TO MAKE IT FOUR DERBY WINS OUT OF FOUR AGAINST BRAUNSCHWEIG
The fourth and final northern derby of the season takes place against Eintracht Braunschweig this Saturday (kick-off: 1300 CET). Against their favourite second division opponents the Boys in Brown are looking to build on the good performances in the previous derby encounters and make it four wins out of four.
KAUCZINSKI TARGETS HOME WIN
FC St. Pauli entertain Eintracht Braunschweig at the Millerntor on Saturday. At today's pre-match press conference head coach Markus Kauczinski commented on the injury situation and the strengths of our next opponents. Uwe Stöver also spoke about the planned US tour.