Highlights

90'
+ 5

PAULI EDGE THRILLER !

Whew! What a finish that was! Pauli hold on to pick up their first three points on what was an incredible afternoon of drama at the Millerntor. Jackson Irvine, Leart Paqarada and Lukas Daschner were all on target for the hosts in the first half. Nuremberg hit back through Kwadwo Duah at the start of the second half while a late Enrico Valentini strike meant for a nervy ending for the Kiezkicker!
Full-time
90'
+ 4

VALENTINI DRAMA !

Valentini pounces on a loose defensive header before slamming home on the half volley. Nuremberg with a late lifeline!
90'
+ 3

Enrico Valentini

GOAL!

3 : 2
Enrico Valentini
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.
28 %
90'
+ 1

Substitution

sub
Betim Fazliji
Betim Fazliji
sub
Adam Dźwigała
Adam Dźwigała
90'
+ 1

ADDED TIME

The board shows there will be four extra minutes to play.
90'
+ 1

Yellow card

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Erik Wekesser
Erik Wekesser
90'
+ 1

Substitution

sub
Afeez Aremu
Afeez Aremu
sub
Eric Smith
Eric Smith
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.
Kwadwo Duah
Kwadwo Duah 34.19km/h
2.
Igor Matanovic
Igor Matanovic 32.52km/h
3.
Luca Zander
Luca Zander 31.90km/h
89'

SCHINDLER OFF TARGET

Defender Christopher Schindler wallops one over the bar and drops his head in disappointment. It's been a tough day for Der Club, who will leave here with plenty of food for thought. Improvements will no doubt be made ahead of next week's game at home to Greuther Fürth.
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PAULI ON COURSE

The hosts enjoyed a 3-0 triumph against Kiel on opening day last season and they look set fair for three points here on Matchday 1. Coach Timo Schultz is looking suitably pleased with his team right now.
82'

Substitution

sub
Erik Shuranov
Erik Shuranov
sub
Kwadwo Duah
Kwadwo Duah
82'

Substitution

sub
Enrico Valentini
Enrico Valentini
sub
Jan Gyamerah
Jan Gyamerah
80'

Substitution

sub
Luca Zander
Luca Zander
sub
Manolis Saliakas
Manolis Saliakas
74'

WEKESSER TRIES ONE

Wekesser stands over the set piece. He has a look at the target but surely he's not going to have a go from here. He does! Smarsch races across to claw the ball away from danger. That was ambitious.
74'

Yellow card

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Carlo Boukhalfa
Carlo Boukhalfa
72'

Substitution

sub
Manuel Wintzheimer
Manuel Wintzheimer
sub
Mats Møller Dæhli
Mats Møller Dæhli
71'

HARTEL HAS A GO

Hartel with an ambitious effort from the left which whizzes off target. Pauli are taking this one home, it seems. Nuremberg's early second-half fight appears to have fallen away.
71'

Substitution

sub
David Otto
David Otto
sub
Johannes Eggestein
Johannes Eggestein
71'

Substitution

sub
Carlo Boukhalfa
Carlo Boukhalfa
sub
Igor Matanović
Igor Matanović
66'

Substitution

sub
Florian Hübner
Florian Hübner
sub
Asger Sørensen
Asger Sørensen
64'

Yellow card

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Asger Sørensen
Asger Sørensen
63'

WEKESSER SIGHTER

Substitute Wekesser lashes a left-footed shot into the ground that spins narrowly wide. Der Club are not out of this just yet.
62'

Yellow card

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Jackson Irvine
Jackson Irvine
61'

WEARY NUREMBERG?

Nuremberg are beginning to tire here. Eggestein moves forward before unleashing a shot that is blocked. Pauli are looking to turn the screw.
57'

END TO END

Chances at both ends: Daferner just fails to connect with a ball over the top for Nuremberg. Pauli come back with Smith's shot deflected off target.
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HOSTS RETAKE CONTROL

The Boys in Brown are in the ascendency once again following an early scare at the start of the second half. Next goal will be crucial here, you feel.
51'

PAULI PILEDRIVER

Paqarada stings the palms of goalkeeper Mathenia with a rasping shot fro the left. The subsequent corner comes to nothing.
47'

DER CLUB HIT BACK

Sensational start to the second half for Nuremberg! Duah latches on to the through ball and almost scuffs a shot to the far post before wheeling away in celebration as the ball nestles in the bottom corner. Game on?
46'

AWAY WE GO, PART II

Nuremberg get us underway for the second half. Visiting coach Robert Klauß makes a change, with Wekesser entering the scene.
46'

Kwadwo Duah

GOAL!

3 : 1
Kwadwo Duah
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.
10 %
Kick-off!
45'
+ 4

Substitution

sub
Erik Wekesser
Erik Wekesser
sub
Taylan Duman
Taylan Duman
45'
+ 4

PAULI CRUISING

And breathe! What a half of football that was! The majority of fans inside the Millerntor-Stadion are on their feet and applauding. Pauli are almost out of sight here having given Nuremberg a lesson in finishing in that opening 45 minutes. Can the visitors produce an early second-half response?
Half-time
45'
+ 1

Yellow card

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Fabian Nürnberger
Fabian Nürnberger
45'

Yellow card

yellowCard
Lukas Daschner
Lukas Daschner
44'

CLINICAL BOYS IN BROWN

The incredible thing is that Nuremberg have not played that badly. Simply put, Pauli have been clinical in front of goal and have been relieved to see the visitors fail to take advantage of plenty of uncertainty at the back.
39'

PAULI PARTY !!

Incredible ! Pauli are 3-0 up after Daschner takes possession on the edge of the area, controls and prods a delicate finish in off the upright!
39'

Lukas Daschner

GOAL!

3 : 0
Lukas Daschner
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 %
38'

HOSTS INCREASE LEAD

Easy does it from Paqarada, who sends the keeper the wrong way from the penalty spot to the delight of the home fans. Nuremberg don't know what's hit them.
37'

Leart Paqarada

GOAL!

2 : 0
Leart Paqarada
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 %
36'

PENALTY PAULI !

The hosts have a chance to double their lead from the spot after a review goes with the referee's original decision to award a foul on Daschner.
36'

Yellow card

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Lino Tempelmann
Lino Tempelmann
35'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation Penalty
Review Foul?
Decision Penalty
34'

GOALKEEPING HEADACHE

Uffff Smarsch again looking uncomfortable as he comes off his line only to see Medic's looping back header heading goalwards. The keeper adjusts his feet and rescues the situation. Serious communication issues for Pauli at the back.
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.
Kwadwo Duah
Kwadwo Duah 32.95km/h
2.
Eric Anders Smith
Eric Anders Smith 31.81km/h
3.
Lino Tempelmann
Lino Tempelmann 31.29km/h
28'

SMARSCH AWOL AGAIN

Another goalkeeper/defender mix up for Pauli ! The visitors' Dennis Smarsch - in as injury cover - is having a bit of a nightmare here. The shot stopper comes off his line again messes up his lines. Nuremberg fail to take advantage and the keeper is left looking flustered.
24'

IRVINE ON TARGET

There it is ! Against the run of play for sure, but Jackson Irvine doesn't care, Pauli's No.7 getting to Matanovic's set piece before heading home. The hosts edge in front!
24'

Jackson Irvine

GOAL!

1 : 0
Jackson Irvine
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.
8 %
19'

VISITORS IN COMMAND

Oooh, Asger Sorensen is leaning back into a shot after the ball reaches him from a corner. The defender's effort flies wide but that could have been trouble once again for Pauli.
14'

DAFERNER CHANCE !

The ball loops all the way across to Daferner who has time to control. The forward subsequently lashes his shot wide of the upright. That was a top chance.
10'

NUREMBERG SETTLE

Der Club look to have settled into their shape and are prodding the ball around confidently. Robert Klauß's side may not have been at their best in pre-season, but they're looking sharp here.
6'

PAULI MIX UP

Scenes! Pauli 'keeper Smarsch and Medic get into one hell of a mix up, the defender chesting the ball to his custodian, who doesn't anticipate the pass. Smarsch eventually tidies up from Daferner's shot but that was close to being catastrophic for the hosts.
3'

DUMAN O.T.T.

Duman blasts a shot over the top as Nuremberg make inroads into the Pauli defence. There's been a fast, free-flowing start to this game.
2'

HOSTS' QUICK START

Pauli break upfield and are almost in when Marcel Hartel just fails to collect possession at the crucial moment.
1'

KICK OFF !

Game on at the Millerntor-Stadion.
Kick-off!

HERE COME THE TEAMS

It's a beautiful, bright afternoon here in the St. Pauli district of Hamburg, The teams are out, the captains going through their pre-game formalities. Ladies and gentlemen, we are good to go.

IT'S ALMOST TIME !

The teams are completing their respective warm-ups out on the pitch in front of a packed Millerntor. We're all set for a spectacular atmosphere as these two promotion hopefuls kick start their 2022/23 challenge.

PAULI TEAM NEWS

Pauli goalkeeper Nikola Vasilj sustained a fractured finger in pre-season and thus misses out today. Dennis Smarsch comes in between the posts for the hosts. Recent signing, Betim Fazliji, takes a place on the bench.

NUREMBERG TEAM NEWS

Nuremberg report that Johannes Geis is a late withdrawal from today's encounter at the Millerntor, the midfielder suffering with an illness. The 24-year-old Taylan Duman steps in to fill the void.

NUREMBERG SUBS

Klaus, Fofana, Valentini, Wekesser, Castrop, Jahn, Shuranov, Wintzheimer

NUREMBERG STARTING XI

Mathenia - Gyamerah, Schindler, Sorensen, Handwerker - Tempelmann, Nürnberger, Duman, Möller Daehli - Duah, Daferner

ST PAULI SUBS

Peitzmeier, Fazliji, Ritzka, Zander, Aremu, Boukhalfa, Jessen, Metcalfe, Otto

ST PAULI STARTING XI

Smarsch - Saliakas, Dzwigala, Medic, Paqarada - Irvine, Smith, Hartel, Daschner - Eggestein, Matanovic
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COACH KLAUß "FULL OF ANTICIPATION"

Ahead of kick-off, visiting tactician Robert Klauß said he was hopeful for what the the coming campaign may bring, despite some setbacks in pre-season. "We had good training sessions, although the friendlies weren't that good," the 37 year-old explained. "We don't really know where we stand yet, but we have a solid foundation from last season. I am curious, excited & full of anticipation," the coach added.

PAULI "WELL SET"

Here's what home coach Timo Schultz had to say about Pauli's big kick off today. "...we're well set for the opening game, even though we need and want to improve over the course of the season. We go into the Nuremberg game having prepared well and are happy to start at home against decent opposition."

UP AND DOWN

While Pauli are embarking on a 12th successive season in Bundesliga 2, Nuremberg are playing in the second tier for the fourth year in a row. Something of a yo-yo team, Der Club have been relegated as many times (nine) as they've been promoted. They finished eighth last season, after surviving via the play-offs in 2019/20 and ending the following campaign in 11th.
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A SEASON OF TWO HALVES

Pauli were flying at the halfway stage of 2021/22, top of the table thanks to 11 wins from 17 Hinrunde games and a points-per-game average of two, but the wheels came off after the winter break. They recorded just five wins during the second half of the campaign, surrendering winning positions in six matches, to end the season six points adrift of the automatic promotion places, in fifth.

WELCOME!

After going so close last season, St. Pauli begin the promotion trail anew against Nuremberg - another team with designs on the big time. Stay tuned for live build-up and match coverage from the Millerntor!