BOYS IN BROWN AT HOME TO DÜSSELDORF IN CUP QUARTER-FINAL
FC St. Pauli were handed a home tie against fellow second-division side Fortuna Düsseldorf when the draw for the DFB Cup quarter-final was made at the German Football Museum in Dortmund on Sunday evening. The game will take place in late January/early February.
ALL SQUARE AT OSNABRÜCK
FC St. Pauli were held to a 1-1 draw in their final away game of the year at VfL Osnabrück on Saturday evening. Jackson Irvine headed his side into an early lead in front of 15,741 spectators, only for Haralambos Makridis to level for the home side in the closing stages.
HÜRZELER: "WON'T BE DECEIVED BY THE TABLE"
A busy week for the Boys in Brown comes to an end with an outing at VfL Osnabrück on Saturday evening (20.30 CET). In the run-up to the game, head coach Fabian Hürzeler took questions from the media at the customary pre-match news conference.
HÜRZELER XI IMPRESS AFTER THE BREAK TO REACH QUARTER-FINAL
FC St. Pauli progressed to the DFB Cup quarter-final with a 4-1 win at fourth-tier FC Homburg on Tuesday evening. Hauke Wahl gave his side a 24th minute lead, only for Markus Mendler to equalise soon after, but second-half goals from Elias Saad, Marcel Hartel and Johannes Eggestein set the Boys in Brown on the road to victory.
"HÜRZELER: "THE PLAYERS SENSE THEY CAN ACHIEVE SOMETHING"
The games are coming thick and fast for the Boys in Brown at the moment. After Friday's 2-2 draw in the derby they go again in the DFB Cup at FC 08 Homburg on Tuesday evening (20.45 CET). In the run-up to the game, head coach Fabian Hürzeler took time out to speak to the media.
BOYS IN BROWN PEGGED BACK AFTER STRONG FIRST-HALF DERBY SHOWING
FC St. Pauli had to settle for a 2-2 draw in the derby against Hamburger SV in front of a sell-out crowd at the Millerntor on Friday evening. The Boys in Brown raced into a two-goal lead through Jackson Irvine and an own goal by HSV keeper Daniel Heuer Fernandes, only for the visitors to draw level with two goals in three minutes through Robert Glatzel and Immanuël Pherai.
Afolayan: "We have a job to do"
Wide man Oladapo Afolayan is gearing up for his first taste of derby action at the Millerntor against HSV on Friday evening (18.30 CET). The London-born player knows all about crosstown rivalries both as a player and as a fan. From the Thames to the Elbe, the nerves start to tingle in the run-up, and he's no exception.
Irvine: "They're really special nights and you want to make them memorable"
It's derby time at the Millerntor on Friday (18.30 CET kick-off) when the Boys in Brown entertain our crosstown rivals for the unrivalled game of the day in Bundesliga 2. After training on Tuesday, captain Jackson Irvine took time out to face questions from the media.