GAME OVER !
What a finish that was! Just when it seemed Hannover were about to celebrate a come-from-behind win against Pauli, Irvine pops up deep in added time to score his second goal in as many games to rescue a point for the visitors!
Amazing! Deep in injury time Paqarada sends a hail Mary free kick into the box. There's a scramble, the ball pings around before Irvine nods in and wheels away in celebration.
Hannover goalscorer Köhn goes close to grabbing his second of the game with a free kick that bounces off the woodwork.
ZIELER ON POINT
Zieler makes a flying stop to deny a speculative Eggestein shot from the left.
HANNOVER MOVING IN
Beier and then Muroya both fail to hit the target as Hannover look to turn the screw here.
What a goal this is! Hannover work the ball into the Pauli area. Max Besuschkow takes possession and has a look up before rolling a pass back for Derrick Köhn. The 23-year-old sweeps a superb shot first time high and out of the reach of Smarsch.
Pauli captain Leart Paqarada has put in one more fine performance this evening, the visiting skipper on the ball 68 times and involved in four Pauli shots on goal thus far
Hannover captain Ron-Robert Zieler looks ok to continue between the posts after the goalkeeper received treatment for a niggle.
PAQARADA SET PIECE
Pauli captain Paqarada goes close with a free kick that zips narrowly over the top.
Köhn's volley from distance is deflected into the grateful arms of Smarsch via Nielsen's outstretched boot. That was mighty close for Hannover.
PAULI GO CLOSE
The set piece breaks to Eggestein who slides in and looks certain to score, until his effort takes a touch wide of the upright. The subsequent corner comes to nothing.
The referee signals the start of the second half and we're back into the thick of the action.
The teams go in for a well deserved break after an enthralling opening 45 minutes.
We'll have two minutes added on to the first half.
Derrick Köhn has just raced down the left touchline, leaving Pauli defenders in his wake as he flew. A whipped cross just evades several Hannover heads and the visitors survive.
PAULI ALIVE AGAIN
The equaliser has sparked Pauli back into life but the Kiezkicker are lacking in terms of their final ball.
KERK FROM THE SPOT
Kerk places the ball and smashes into the corner. That was a top penalty, with Smarsch guessing the right way but unable to reach the ball.
After a long consultation, Hannover are awarded a penalty ....
Hannover's players are calling for a penalty after the ball appears to graze a Pauli arm in the area. The ref wants this one checked ...
HANNOVER BOSSING POSSESSION
The men in red have had 58% of the ball thus far, but Stefan Leitl's men trail in the most important stat.
KERK OFF TARGET
Kerk slams a free kick from distance over the crossbar. He knows he's wasted a decent opportunity to deliver something into the danger zone and slaps his hands together in disgust.
SHOTS FLYING IN
In the first 12 minutes of this rollercoaster game, there were six shots on goal, with Pauli leading 4-2 on that front.
HANNOVER ON THE UP
Indirect free kick inside the Pauli box. Schaub tees up Kerk who shoots narrowly over the top. This is better from the hosts.
Hannover come alive at last. Nielsen gets through on the left before blasting over the top.
ALMOST A SECOND !
Oooh, Pauli go close to making it 0-2 with Paqarada combining with Hartel before Daschner misses from close range.
PAULI HIT THE FRONT
A stray Hannover pass allows the visitors to build. The ball eventually reaches Eggestein inside the home box and the forward is allowed to control, spin and pick his spot in the corner.
Game on in Hannover ...
We'll have a moment's pause to remember legendary Hamburg and West Germany player, Uwe Seeler, who passed away this week.
HERE COME THE TEAMS !
A spectacular atmosphere greets the teams at the Niedersachsenstadion and we're just moments away from kick-off !
A PAULI RARITY
Hannover's Max Besuschkow is all set for his 100th second division appearance this evening!
PAULI TEAM NEWS
Pauli coach Timo Schultz will be without injured forward Etienne Amenyido and his summer signing David Nemeth for tonight's Matchday 2 encounter. Watch out for captain Leart Paqarada - who weighed in with a goal and an assist last weekend - and Australia midfield dynamo, Jackson Irvine.
HANNOVER TEAM NEWS
Midfielder Gael Ondoua misses out this evening after the 26-year-old picked up an injury that forced him out of Hannover's Matchday 1 loss. Fabian Kunze steps into the void. Havard Nielsen - who scored last weekend - takes over from Hendrik Weydandt up front.
Ahlers, Fazliji, Ritzka, Zander, Aremu, Boukhalfa, Metcalfe, Otto
PAULI STARTING XI
Smarsch - Saliakas, Dzwigala, Medic, Paqarada - Smith, Irvine, Hartel, Daschner - Eggestein, Matanovic
Weinkauf, Krajnc, Muroya, Foti, Leopold, Stolze, Teuchert, Tresoldi, Weydandt
HANNOVER STARTING XI
Zieler - Dehm, Neumann, Börner, Köhn - Kunze, Schaub, Besuschkow, Kerk - Nielsen, Beier
MATCHDAY 2: FORM GUIDE
Tonight's hosts Hannover went down 2-1 against newly promoted Kaiserslautern last weekend, meaning Stefan Leitl's men will be looking to bounce back against the visitors who were 3-2 winners against Nuremberg last time out.
WELCOME ALONG !
Hello and welcome to tonight's BIG second division encounter between Hannover and St. Pauli. We're in for an action-packed evening so settle in and stay with us for all the latest from the Niedersachsenstadion.