Cottbus - Energie Cottbus and St Pauli played out a 1-1 draw on Matchday 31 that all but ended the visitors' promotion hopes and pushed the hosts closer to relegation.

Although Roland Vrabec's side dominated proceedings and looked hungry to bounce back from a cruel last-gasp 3-2 defeat to 1. FC Kaiserslautern last weekend, Pauli's supremacy was only evidenced by a solitary Lennart Thy strike on the hour-mark. After that, Cottbus showed their resolve and Ivica Banovic levelled from the penalty spot with three minutes remaining. Pauli nearly suffered stoppage-time sorrow for the second time in as many weeks, but Philipp Heerwagen made a fine save with his leg to deny Jurica Buljat at the death. Cottbus now trail 16th-placed SG Dynamo Dresden by six points with three games left to play, while St Pauli are now five adrift of the promotion play-off spot.

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