FC St. Pauli remains the team of the hour in the 2nd Bundesliga.
With the 5-0 (4-0) win at SV Sandhausen, coach Fabian Hürzeler's team, unbeaten in ten games, continued to soar with eight wins in a row. Thanks to goals from Manolis Saliakas (19th), Lukas Daschner (24th), Oladapo Afolayan (26th) and Jackson Irvine (45th 3/88th), Hamburg advanced to fifth place in the table. On the other hand, after the last eight games without a win, worries about relegation are growing for the bottom team from Sandhausen. The distance to the saving rank 15 is four points.
Fortuna also scores five times
One point ahead of St. Pauli is Fortuna Düsseldorf (42 points) in fourth place. After goals from Dawid Kownacki (12th), Rouven Hennings (20th) and Matthias Zimmermann (41st/48th) and an own goal by Damian Roßbach (82nd), the Rhinelanders settled 5: 2 (3: 0). Hansa Rostock through. This makes them the first pursuers of the leading trio SV Darmstadt (52), 1. FC Heidenheim (50) and Hamburger SV (49). The Rostockers, for whom Kai Pröger (57th) and Kevin Schumacher (78th) scored too late, have to worry more and more about staying in the class after only one win in the new year as they are penultimate in the table.
Eintracht Braunschweig draws new hope in the relegation battle. Jannis Nikolaou's last-minute goal (90.1) to make it 1-0 (0-0) in the northern derby against Hannover 96 helped Eintracht jump to 16th place.
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