Highlights

90'
+ 5

PAULI HANG ON

Schalke gave it a right good go in the second half but Pauli clung on. The home side were very impressive for much of this game and looked like a side on course for promotion. This victory came thanks to two great finishes from ex-Schalke striker Guido Burgstaller, who is now the league's leading scorer with 14 goals for the season. Zalazar's late strike - also against his former club - proved just a consolation for the Royal Blues, who stay seventh.
Full-time
90'
+ 2

Yellow card

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Rodrigo Zalazar
Rodrigo Zalazar
90'
+ 2

TOPP SHOT SAVED!

Schalke subtitute Keke Topp gets a shot on target but it is a relatively comfortable save.
90'
+ 1

PAULI ALMOST MAKE IT THREE!

Simon Makienok is just on the pitch and pulls a shot wide with a great chance to win it.
90'

Substitution

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Simon Makienok
Simon Makienok
sub
Guido Burgstaller
Guido Burgstaller
90'

Substitution

sub
Christopher Buchtmann
Christopher Buchtmann
sub
Daniel-Kofi Kyereh
Daniel-Kofi Kyereh
90'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
1.
Max Dittgen
Max Dittgen 33.06km/h
2.
Marcel Hartel
Marcel Hartel 32.18km/h
3.
Ko Itakura
Ko Itakura 32.11km/h
85'

Substitution

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Jakov Medic
Jakov Medic
sub
Eric Smith
Eric Smith
83'

SCHALKE GOAL DISALLOWED!

Ouwejan thought he had levelled for the Royal Blues with a shot that took a wicked deflection over the keeper. But the goal is ruled out because Marvin Pieringer had strayed offside earlier in the move.
81'

Substitution

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Keke Topp
Keke Topp
sub
Rufat Dadashov
Rufat Dadashov
75'

A GOAL BACK FOR SCHALKE!

Talk about a commentator's curse! Thomas Ouwejan sends over an inviting cross and Zalazar arrives unmarked to head home from six yards out against his former team.
75'

Rodrigo Zalazar

GOAL!

2 : 1
Rodrigo Zalazar
73'

Substitution

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Max Dittgen
Max Dittgen
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Igor Matanovic
Igor Matanovic
73'

Substitution

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Reinhold Ranftl
Reinhold Ranftl
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Mehmet Can Aydin
Mehmet Can Aydin
73'

Substitution

sub
Danny Latza
Danny Latza
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Victor Palsson
Victor Palsson
72'

NO SIGN OF A COMEBACK

Zalazar gets a shot on target but Pauli continue to look the more likely side to score another goal.
63'

PAULI THREATEN AGAIN

Marcel Hartel hits the post after a rapid Pauli counter, but he was in an offside position anyway.
60'

BURGSTALLER KEEPS TRYING

Another shot, another deflection, another corner. Burgstaller keeps getting into good positions and creating chances. He had five shots at goal from 21 touches in the first half, and is continuing with the same approach in the second.
56'

NEARLY THE HAT-TRICK!

Burgstaller's left-footed strike from the edge of the area takes a nick off Itakura and Fraisl does well to adjust and keep the ball out.
48'

PAULI RESPOND

Schalke keeper Fraisl comes a long way from goal to head clear and Kyereh tries to volley the ball into an unguarded net. He doesn't catch it as cleanly as he would have liked - and Ko Itakura is on hand to clear.
46'

SCHALKE GO CLOSE!

The rain has arrived in a big way and perhaps that explains a mistake from Pauli centre-back James Lawrence just seconds after the restart. He misses his control and suddenly Mehmet Can Aydin is into the box. Nikola Vasilj makes a good stop to preserve Pauli's advantage.
Kick-off!
45'
+ 2

PAULI IN COMMAND

It's a thoroughly deserved lead for Pauli at the break, although Schalke had one big chance in between the two goals. Inevitably it was the talismanic Burgstaller who produced the goods - he now has 14 goals in Bundesliga 2 this season.
Half-time
39'

BURGSTALLER AGAIN!

Burgstaller forces another corner with a volley that Schalke keeper Martin Fraisl helps behind. Pauli work it short to the edge of the area and an inswinging cross from Leart Paqarada is glanced into the far corner by the head of the in-form Austria international.
39'

Guido Burgstaller

GOAL!

2 : 0
Guido Burgstaller
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
7 %
36'

PAULI STILL ON TOP

The home side have forced four corners already and are continuing to look dangerous.
30'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
1.
Guido Burgstaller
Guido Burgstaller 30.03km/h
2.
Marvin Pieringer
Marvin Pieringer 29.98km/h
3.
Luca Zander
Luca Zander 29.76km/h
29'

KYEREH CLOSE!

Kyereh catches the ball on the volley very sweetly but his effort fizzes just over the top.
26'

Yellow card

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Malick Thiaw
Malick Thiaw
23'

BIG MISS FROM SCHALKE!

Rodrigo Zalazar gets in on goal after some less-than-stellar defending from the home side... but he fires his shot just over the bar.
20'

PAULI LEAD!

What a finish! Burgstaller finds some space on the right and expertly volleys the ball back across the keeper from just inside the area. That was his 13th league goal of the season for the Bundesliga 2 leaders.
20'

Guido Burgstaller

GOAL!

1 : 0
Guido Burgstaller
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
9 %
17'

PAULI DOMINATING

The home side have had over 60 percent of the ball so far.
12'

BURGSTALLER GOES AGAIN

Former Schalke striker Burgstaller has another sight of goal but he drives the ball into the sidenet from a tight angle.
6'

PAULI GOAL DISALLOWED!

Guido Burgstaller has the ball in the net but it's ruled out for offside. Had he left the chance to his teammate Igor Matanovic the goal could have stood.
3'

A BIG 90 MINUTES REQUIRED

The crowd are roaring on the home side already as they win an early free-kick. Schalke manage to clear and Kyereh gets the first yellow of the game for making sure the visitors don't break quickly.
2'

Yellow card

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Daniel-Kofi Kyereh
Daniel-Kofi Kyereh
Kick-off!

SCHALKE AIM TO BUILD MOMENTUM

Schalke are also missing head coach Dimitrios Grammozis this evening, with assistant Sven Piepenbrock set to deputise. "The lads have been very focused in training," he said ahead of the game. "They worked really hard and showed just how much they want to deliver another good performance like they did during the 5-2 win over Sandhausen."

PAULI STRONG AT HOME

Loïc Favé is standing in for Pauli head coach Timo Schulz this evening, and he is hoping his side can make it eight wins from eight at home. He is expecting the visitors to provide a serious test, however. "They're a team with lots of power and athleticism. They're very dangerous, especially from set pieces, and in Thomas Ouwejan they have one of the best takers of a set piece in the league."

SCHALKE STARTING XI

Schalke: Fraisl – Thiaw, Itakura, Kaminski – Aydin, Zalazar, Palsson (c), Drexler, Ouwejan – Dadashov, Pieringer Subs: Wienand, Calhanoglu, Idrizi, Kaparos, Latza, Matriciani, Ranftl, Topp, Wouters

ST. PAULI STARTING XI

Pauli: Vasilj – Zander, Ziereis, Lawrence, Paqarada – Irvine, Smith, Hartel – Kyerah – Burgstaller, Matanovic Subs: Smarsch, Ohlsson, Buchtmann, Dittgen, Makienok, Medic, Becker, Benatelli, Amenyido

WELCOME!

A huge match awaits in Hamburg tonight! St. Pauli have the chance to go six points clear at the top with a victory. Schalke could draw level on points with second-placed Darmstadt - and draw to within three points of the hosts - if they manage to come out on top.