Highlights

Full-time
90'
+ 3

HOSTS MORE EFFICIENT IN POSSESSION

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Pass Efficiency
Pass Efficiency compares the number of successful passes with the number of passes expected to find another teammate. For this, every pass receives an AI-calculated probability to be a successful one. If a player has a positive Pass Efficiency value, he has brought more passes to his teammates than predicted.
Pass Efficiency
4.45
2.07
Sebastian Ernst
Afeez Aremu
2.06
1.91
Maximilian Beier
Simon Makienok
2.04
1.89
Jannik Dehm
Guido Burgstaller
90'
+ 1

ADDED TIME

Three minutes for Hannover to hang on.
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.
Maximilian Beier
Maximilian Beier 34.31km/h
2.
Leart Paqarada
Leart Paqarada 33.59km/h
3.
Linton Maina
Linton Maina 33.49km/h
86'

Yellow card

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Daniel-Kofi Kyereh
Daniel-Kofi Kyereh
85'

Substitution

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Luka Krajnc
Luka Krajnc
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Niklas Hult
Niklas Hult
84'

Substitution

sub
Philipp Ochs
Philipp Ochs
sub
Linton Maina
Linton Maina
84'

CROSSBAR!

Inches away from an equaliser as Medic again gets his head to a second ball at a corner. He headed over last time but on this occasion crashes it off the crossbar.
79'

MAINA!

The Hannover youth product does so well up against both Pauli centre-backs, turning them inside and out before trying to bend one into the far corner with his right foot, but Vasilj gets just enough of a hand to it to turn it around the post. That could've wrapped things up.
78'

Substitution

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Max Dittgen
Max Dittgen
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Leart Paqarada
Leart Paqarada
74'

Yellow card

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Sebastian Ernst
Sebastian Ernst
74'

SHOT COUNT RISING

Goal attempts
9 off target
4 on target
2 off target
3 on target
72'

Substitution

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Sebastian Stolze
Sebastian Stolze
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Maximilian Beier
Maximilian Beier
70'

SO CLOSE!

Hannover have suddenly burst back into life. Kerks turns his man on the left and flashes a ball across goal, but Beier was just a yard behind to turn it into an empty net.
63'

BUCHTMANN!

Seconds after coming on and Christopher Buchtmann comes close to an equaliser with an effort from the edge of the box, but Zieler is equal to it and parries behind.
63'

Substitution

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Jackson Irvine
Jackson Irvine
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Afeez Aremu
Afeez Aremu
63'

Substitution

sub
Christopher Buchtmann
Christopher Buchtmann
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Finn Becker
Finn Becker
61'

MEDIC OVER

Paqarada eventually delivers a corner from the left after a discussion with the referee about where the ball was place. He pings it deep for Burgstaller to head back across. Medic gets his head to the second ball as well but only puts it over the bar.
57'

AREMU BOOKED

The midfielder goes in hard on Maina and is shown the first card of the second half.
57'

Yellow card

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Afeez Aremu
Afeez Aremu
55'

PAULI ON THE BALL

Hannover are letting the visitors have the ball for now, preferring to sit deep and wait to pounce on a counter.
Possession (%)
4258
46'

PAULI CHANGE

Timo Schultz has opted for a substitution at the break, bringing on midfielder Rico Benatelli in place of striker Simon Makienok as he looks to find a foothold in the game.
Kick-off!
45'
+ 3

Substitution

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Rico Benatelli
Rico Benatelli
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Simon Makienok
Simon Makienok
45'
+ 3

HALF-TIME

A very much deserved lead at the break for Hannover. They’ve had nine attempts on goal to Pauli’s two, with substitute Kerk’s close-range finish eventually giving them the breakthrough. Pauli were third at the start of today but haven’t played like a team at the top end so far. The hosts will feel very pleased with their efforts after 45 minutes.
Half-time
45'
+ 1

ADDED TIME

Two minutes of at at the end of the first half.
43'

HULT!

And another chance for the hosts as left-back Niklas Hult finds himself in space on the far side from a cross, but he also fails to beat Vasilj. Hinterseer then fires the rebound well over.
40'

MAIDEN GOAL

That was Kerk's first goal for Hannover. He got 10 for Osnabrück last season.
39'

KERK WITH THE BREAKTHROUGH!

You felt this was coming with Hannover's confidence so far. A cross from the left is only headed up and to the far post by Medic. Hinterseer is denied by a good save by Vasilj but he only parries it into the centre where Kerk is lurking to turn it home.
39'

Sebastian Kerk

GOAL!

1 : 0
Sebastian Kerk
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.
77 %
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Maximilian Beier's header is the closest we've come to a goal so far.
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.
Linton Maina
Linton Maina 33.49km/h
2.
Maximilian Beier
Maximilian Beier 32.41km/h
3.
Daniel-Kofi Kyereh
Daniel-Kofi Kyereh 32.30km/h
28'

BECKER HAS A GO

Pauli register their first shot of the afternoon through Finn Becker, but his left-footed effort across Zieler backs power and is a comfortable hold for the 2014 World Cup winner.
25'

ONDOUA BOOKED

The Hannover midfielder takes down Kyereh on the break and is shown yellow.
25'

Yellow card

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Gael Ondoua
Gael Ondoua
22'

KERK WIDE

Hannover are starting to build up some momentum now. A ball falls kindly to Kerk on the edge of the box and he unleashes that deadly left foot of his, but doesn't catch things at all and drags his shot wide.
20'

MAINA OVER

Make that two attempts now as Linton Maina sets off down the left, driving at the Pauli defence. He opts for a shot from a few yards inside the box. It's always rising and he insists Vasilj got a hand to it, but referee Lechner points for a goal-kick.
18'

JUST ONE CHANCE

We're over a third of the way through the first half. Pauli are commanding possession with some 60%, but Hannover have had the only shot of the game so far through Beier.
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HANDBAGS

Burgstaller has an issue with Dehm after a foul by the Hannover right-back. The pair square up and earn a booking each for it.
10'

Yellow card

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Jannik Dehm
Jannik Dehm
10'

Yellow card

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Guido Burgstaller
Guido Burgstaller
10'

BEIER!

The hosts then create the first real chance of the afternoon as a cross comes in from the left and Hoffenheim loanee Maximilian Beier gets a good head to it at the far post, but Vasilj is equal to it in the Pauli goal.
8'

Substitution

sub
Sebastian Kerk
Sebastian Kerk
sub
Mike Frantz
Mike Frantz
7'

MAN DOWN

It means Hannover are having to play with 10 men for the moment while they prepare a replacement. Sebastian Kerk looks to be the man getting ready.
5'

FRANTZ'S DAY OVER

The experienced midfielder has walked off the pitch and signalled he can't continue with just five minutes on the clock. The physios are making their way around the pitch, but you suspect there's nothing they can do with a muscular problem.
3'

ZIELER UNSURE

A moment of early doubt for the Hannover goalkeeper as a cross from the left bounces awkwardly in front of him and he fails to collect it, but the home side to eventually clear their lines.
Kick-off!

KICK-OFF APPROACHING

There's a good atmosphere inside the HDI Arena with around 17,000 in attendance - including 2,000 travelling Pauli supporters - and the players about to make their way out onto the pitch.

A TURNING POINT

Pauli won 3-2 at Hannover last season to end a run of 13 straight matches without three points in the league. It was seen as a turning point under Timo Schultz as the Hamburg club put in a strong second half of the season to ensure safety with time to spare. “When you look at how things have gone since that win, everything that’s been done and the shape we’re now in, then we can all be proud of that journey. But we can’t forget we still want to take further steps,” Schultz said ahead of the game.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

This is the 33rd time Hannover and Pauli have met in Bundesliga 2. These games tend to produce goals with an average of 2.4 per match. H96 also hold the advantage with 15 wins to Pauli’s 10, although seven of those 10 have come in Hanover.
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LAST TIME OUT - HIGHLIGHTS

Pauli have made a strong start to the season, winning three of their opening five games – including the derby against HSV – to currently sit third on 10 points. Guido Burgstaller got both goals two weeks ago as they snatched three points off league leaders Regensburg late on at the Millerntor.
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LAST TIME OUT – HIGHLIGHTS

As mentioned, it was a horrible afternoon for Hannover last time out as they got brushed aside away at Darmstadt. Zimmermann’s young side controlled the play but lacked efficiency in the final third as they slipped to second from bottom on just four points from their first five matches. Their two goals scored so far is the joint-lowest in the league with basement side Aue and comes at a division-worst rate of one every 30 shots. Four of the 10 goals they’ve conceded have come from set pieces, and seven have come in second halves.

PAULI TEAM NEWS

Meanwhile, Timo Schultz opts not to change a winning side and names the same team that ended Regensburg’s flawless start with a 2-0 victory on Matchday 5. Match-winner that day Guido Burgstaller and derby hero Simon Makienok lead the line again for Die Kiezkicker. Wales international James Lawrence continues to skipper the side with Philipp Ziereis not involved.

HANNOVER TEAM NEWS

Jan Zimmermann makes five changes from the 4-0 defeat to Darmstadt a fortnight ago. Niklas Hult, Mike Frantz, Gael Ondoua, Lukas Hinterseer and Maximilian Beier all come into the side as Sei Muroya, Dominik Kaiser, Sebastian Kerk, Philipp Ochs and Hendrik Weydandt drop to the bench in a reshuffled team.

PAULI SUBS

Smarsch, Beifus, Ritzka, Dzwigala, Knoll, Irvine, Buchtmann, Dittgen, Benatelli

PAULI XI

Vasilj - Wieckhoff, Medic, Lawrence (c), Paqarada - Becker, Aremu, Hartel - Kyereh - Burgstaller, Makienok

HANNOVER SUBS

Hansen, Muroya, Kranjc, Kaiser, Ochs, Stolze, Muslija, Kerk, Weydandt

HANNOVER XI

Zieler - Dehm, Franke (c), Börner, Hult - Frantz - Maina, Ernst, Ondoua - Hinterseer, Beier

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