Record winner FC St. Pauli is chasing the top three teams in the 2nd Bundesliga as the first pursuers. Hamburg reduced the gap to HSV to six points three weeks before the derby.
With a 1-0 (1-0) win over Jahn Regensburg, the Kiez-Kicker managed their ninth win in a row on Saturday and matched the second division record of Hannover 96 and the Stuttgarter Kickers. In addition, St. Pauli coach Fabian Hürzeler is the first coach in the second division to win his first nine games. Regensburg's Prince Osei Owusu scored the goal for the new fourth-placed team with an own goal (23').
In the relegation battle, Eintracht Braunschweig left the relegation rank with a 1-1 (1-0) win at Karlsruher SC. The Lower Saxony were in the lead for a long time thanks to a goal from Lion Lauterbach (3rd) before Leon Jensen (69th) equalized. After nine games in a row without a win, Hannover 96 celebrated a 3-1 (1-1) win over bottom-placed SV Sandhausen.
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