St. Pauli has forgotten how to win

Dhe FC St Pauli no longer wins in the second division. The Hamburgers fought a respectable 0-0 against 1. FC Heidenheim in a largely lengthy game on Saturday evening, but have been without a win in six matches since mid-August and are only in eleventh place with a moderate eleven points after ten games. A relegation rank is only three points away.

Due to the draw, the Heidenheimer missed to approach a promotion place up to two points. They remain fifth, four points behind. In addition, they have been waiting for a win against Hamburg for six games now. Coach Frank Schmidt had demanded before the game: “It’s about time we won against St. Pauli again.”

In front of 29,242 spectators in the Millerntor Stadium at home, the Hamburg team could clearly see the uncertainty. Although the hosts initially got in front of the opposing goal several times, the attackers from St. Pauli were not very accurate; the final precision was missing. The best example was striker Etienne Amneyido, who hit the ball completely wrong (17th minute). Heidenheim got off to a better start, but then limited itself to orderly defensive work and counterattacks against increasingly strong and aggressive hosts. However, Andreas Geipl (23rd) could have seen the red card instead of just a yellow card for his reckless attack on St. Pauli’s full-back Manolis Saliakas. Video assistant Sören Storks did not intervene from Cologne.

After the change of sides, the guests became more offensive. Adrian Beck had the best opportunity when he hit the crossbar (54′). On the other hand, Amenyido failed again freestanding in a weak second division game; he was offside anyway (70′).

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