There goes the final whistle! St Pauli have won their seventh game in a row to keep their distant promotion hopes alive! Recent signing Afolayan nets the winner, the Englishman proving the hero for the hosts.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
The game has hit a quiet moment as both teams begin to ring the changes. With their ten man struggling somewhat, Fürth looked to have hit a wall in terms of energy levels.
USMNT international Julian Green has been thrown into the Fürth mix.
Afolayan wrestles Asta to the floor and that's going to be a yellow card for the Pauli player.
Hosts bossing it
Paqarada has a a shot that is deflected wide. It's one-way traffic at the moment.
Pauli take the lead!
The hosts knock it around outside the Fürth area and a pass is lifted into the mixer. Haddadi and Metcalfe jump for it but the ball comes off the former and drops onto Afolayan's boot. A volleyed finish powers in and the home side have completed the turnaround.
Vasilj rescues Pauli
A sloppy back pass and Fürth are in! Ache slashes at a shot from the near post but Vasilj is able to get a block on that.
Pauli are straight at it with Daschner taking aim towards the far post from the right. Linde saves that one easily enough.
Away we go again
Fürth get us back underway in the second half. The visitors have introduced Damian Michalski into proceedings.
What a half that was! Fürth took the early lead through Ache, who then had another ruled out for offside as the visitors swarmed all over their opponents. Saliakas woke Pauli from their slumber with a well-worked goal before things calmed somewhat. The Cloverleaves were then reduced to ten after Jung's straight red.
Fürth down to ten
Jung gets himself into a terrible mess at the back, the Fürth man not knowing to do when in possession. Daschner nips in and steals possession and he may just be away towards goals, but Jung grapples him down. The referee flashes a straight red and the home fans roar in delight.
Situation Red card
Review Denied goal-scoring opportunity?
Decision Red card
Shot count rising
1 off target
1 on target
2 off target
1 on target
The ball loops all the way out to the edge of the area from a corner and Saliakas is waiting. The goalscorer takes aim and smacks a low volley at the target. He hits his own man, Paqarada, in the midriff and that's going to hurt for a bit. Fürth clear the loose ball.
Raschl's golden moment
What a chance! John works it to Raschl and suddenly Fürth are in with a shot right in front of the sticks! Fürth's No. 20 gets a little too excited and wellies miles over the crossbar. That was begging to be banged home.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Calming things down
Both sides now content to knock it about as the sun shines down on the Millerntor. The chances have reduced since that cracking opening to this match.
Hosts edging it
Both teams continue to go at each other in what has been a superb game of end-to-end football thus far. Pauli appear to have recovered from that desperate start to the game but Fürth are continuing to look adventurous.
The hosts are alive !
Pauli are level following their first serious foray forward. Oladapo Afolayan barges through the centre and flicks a pass to Jackson Irvine, who in turn spreads to Saliakas. The Greek full back drills into the corner and the hosts are on terms.
Goal ruled out
Amazing scenes here. Ache has just had a goal ruled out as Pauli continue their calamitous start to the game. Asta's curling centre from the right flank is left by Eric Smith, allowing Ache - who was about an inch offside - to angle into the far corner.
Decision No goal
Ache sprints through on the left this time but just runs out of pitch. What a game the Fürth No. 23 is having!
The hosts will be livid with their defending these past few minutes. John is allowed to wander unchallenged inside the Pauli area. The ball is eventually lifted to the back stick. Gideon Jung nods across the face and Ache knocks home.
First shot Fürth
Ache takes advantage of some sloppy defending and shoots low at goal. The ball is deflected wide.
Irvine and Marco John clatter into each other in the middle of the park and both collapse in a heap. After some light attention, both players hobble away, keen to get on with things.
No problem for Linde
Leart Paqarada tries with an early, testing ball into the Fürth box. Goalkeeper Andreas Linde plucks that one out of the sky with ease.
The Boys in Brown kick off. The pitch is strewn with ticker tape and the stadium is buzzing. The perfect afternoon for football!
Here come the teams! It's nippy but bright and the Millerntor is packed to the rafters. We're ready to go.
We're all set for what will be a 36th meeting between these teams in the second division. Can Pauli keep their incredible climb up the standings going under Fabian Hürzeler or will Fürth dampen home spirits? We're about to find out.
Pauli team news
It's as you were for today's hosts, who name the same starting line-up that began the 2-1 triumph in Paderborn last weekend.
Fürth team news
Schaffran, Itter, Meyerhöfer, Michalski, Dietz, Green, Abiama, Pululu, Sieb
Fürth starting XI
Linde – Griesbeck, Jung, Haddadi – Asta, Petkov, Christiansen, John – Raschl – Sieb, Hrgota (c)
Burchert, Dzwigala, Fazliji, Ritzka, Wieckhoff, Aremu, Eggestein, Maurides, Otto
Pauli starting XI
Vasilj – Medic, Smith, Mets – Saliakas, Irvine (c), Hartel, Paqarada – Metcalfe, Daschner, Afolayan
Jackson Irvine celebration
It's been a big week in the life of Pauli's Australian captain Jackson Irvine, who turned 30 last Tuesday. The Melbourne native will be keen to celebrate with a victory today.
Hrgota on the spot
Fürth form watch
Greuther Fürth's form, meanwhile, has been slightly more patchy of late, with Alexander Zorniger's side winless in two games. The Cloverleaves are much improved since the Autumn, however, losing just three of ten second division fixtures.
The Pauli Express
Hello and welcome to today's coverage of what promises to be an exciting encounter between St. Pauli and Greuther Fürth in Germany's second tier.