Highlights

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Watch: Kaiserslautern 2-1 St. Pauli - in 60 seconds!

90'
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Kaiserslautern go second!

A huge win for the promoted side as they move level on points with Regensburg at the top of the table after three games. Terrence Boyd was the hero with a goal and an assist as they saw off promotion hopefuls Pauli at the Betzenberg.
Full-time
90'
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ADDED TIME

There's another five minutes to settle this at the Betze!
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.
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Kenny Redondo
Kenny Redondo 35.99km/h
2.
Terrence Boyd
Terrence Boyd 34.44km/h
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Betim Fazliji
Betim Fazliji 33.78km/h
89'

Substitution

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Lex-Tyger Lobinger
Lex-Tyger Lobinger
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Terrence Boyd
Terrence Boyd
89'

Substitution

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Dominik Schad
Dominik Schad
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Daniel Hanslik
Daniel Hanslik
88'

One back!

But Luthe is in fact beaten from the ensuing corner as Medic meets a flicked header and volleys through a body of players to get one back. One minute of regular time to go for the visitors to get another!
88'

Jakov Medić

GOAL!

2 : 1
Jakov Medić
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.
15 %
87'

Great stop!

Luthe doesn't want to be beaten today as he sticks out a strong right hand to deny a sweet Zander volley at the far post.
86'

Substitution

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Luca Zander
Luca Zander
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Manolis Saliakas
Manolis Saliakas
86'

That should be that!

Pauli had committed men up the pitch and are caught on the break. Zimmer plays inside to Boyd on the edge of the box, he lays it left to Redondo overlapping him to the left and the substitute hammers his shot over Smarsch and into the roof of the net to surely wrap things up.
86'

Kenny Prince Redondo

GOAL!

2 : 0
Kenny Prince Redondo
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.
39 %
79'

Tough to beat

Luthe wasn't at the club last season but Kaiserslautern still kept an impressive 19 clean sheets in the 3. Liga in 2021/22. This would be their first shutout back at this higher level.
79'

Substitution

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Philipp Hercher
Philipp Hercher
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Jean Zimmer
Jean Zimmer
79'

Substitution

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Adam Dźwigała
Adam Dźwigała
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Betim Fazliji
Betim Fazliji
77'

Luthe down again

More brave goalkeeping from the ex-Union Berlin keeper as he throws himself at a free-kick delivered low into his area. Matanovic is on the stretch trying to get there first but catches the goalkeeper, who stays down needing treatment.
77'

Yellow card

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Igor Matanović
Igor Matanović
74'

Matanovic!

Another chance for the sub as he's picked out on the penalty spot with a pass from the left. Luthe shuffles off his line to make himself big and close the angle, making a smart save to keep Kaiserslautern ahead.
68'

Drinks

It's not got any cooler in the southwest today, so we have another drinks break midway through this half. Pauli goalkeeper Smarsch is the only player on the pitch enjoying some shade.
68'

Yellow card

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Terrence Boyd
Terrence Boyd
67'

Substitution

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Etienne Amenyido
Etienne Amenyido
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Carlo Boukhalfa
Carlo Boukhalfa
67'

Substitution

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David Otto
David Otto
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Johannes Eggestein
Johannes Eggestein
65'

Should be 2-0!

Lautern make a double change and really should double their lead. Ritter dances into the box from the right and cuts back. It looks a shot from Kraus but it falls to Boyd unmarked at the far post, but he can only turn the ball against the woodwork as he tried to avoid a man on the line. Should be 2-0.
64'

Substitution

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Hikmet Çiftçi
Hikmet Çiftçi
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Julian Niehues
Julian Niehues
64'

Substitution

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Kenny Prince Redondo
Kenny Prince Redondo
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Mike Wunderlich
Mike Wunderlich
62'

Great interception

Crucial intervention by summer signing Fazliji as he sticks out a leg while retreating to prevent a cross from reaching Boyd unmarked in the box.
60'

Hour gone

And it's still Kaiserslautern who lead at the Betzenberg. They're going second as it stands.
58'

Matanovic!

Best we've seen from Pauli today. Daschner, now in a deeper role, plays a perfect through ball into the path of Matanovic. The angle is tight but he draws a good stop out of Luthe at his near post and a corner.
56'

Pauli seeing the ball

The hosts have been increasing their possession throughout this half as they look to find a way back into the game.
Possession (%)
4258
46'

Pauli change

Timo Schultz decides to restore his front two and sends on Matanovic for holding midfielder Aremu.
Kick-off!
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Half-time!

It's been tight but there's also been chances on both sides. Terrence Boyd has proven the difference, though, with a super header early on to put Kaiserslautern in the driving seat.
Half-time
45'
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Substitution

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Igor Matanović
Igor Matanović
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Afeez Aremu
Afeez Aremu
45'

Added time

Three minutes of it to be played after the drinks break and treatment for Luthe.
44'

Even closer!

The Red Devils are pushing for a second before the break. Zimmer with the cutback that's met sweetly on the volley by Wunderlich just inside the box and pinged just wide of the post.
43'

Over the top

Another dangerous set piece from the hosts as Kraus meets a corner from the left. His header loops onto the roof of the net, though.
41'

Tidy play

The people of Kaiserslautern know good football. They've been Bundesliga champions twice, have hosted World Cup matches and call the great Fritz Walter their own. And they've just shown warm applause for a lovely bit of slick passing to get out of a Pauli press. Remember that this is the team that finished third in the 3. Liga and only came up via the play-off. They're playing with real confidence.
39'

Huff and puff

It's better again from the visitors but again no end product as they move the ball quickly in the box to try and find a yard of space against a compact Kaiserslautern defence. The shot eventually comes from Eggestein right of centre, but it's dragged wide.
36'

Switched around

It was 3-0 for shots in Lautern's favour in the first 20 minutes. Since then it's 3-0 in Pauli's favour. But they're yet to hit the target and it's the Red Devils who lead.
Goal attempts
1 off target
2 on target
3 off target
0 on target
33'

Better from Pauli

Daschner is picked out with a cross from the left. His touch takes him behind the defence but the angle is tight left of goal. In the end his shot looks more like a cross as it fizzes across goal to safety.
30'

Confident distribution

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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.
From Pauli's new signing Saliakas and the Kaiserslautern veteran Zimmer.
Pass Efficiency
2.77
2.8
Jean Zimmer
Manolis Saliakas
1.02
1.28
Andreas Luthe
Marcel Hartel
0.32
1.14
Kevin Kraus
Jakov Medić
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.
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Jean Zimmer
Jean Zimmer 32.62km/h
2.
Terrence Boyd
Terrence Boyd 32.40km/h
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Betim Fazliji
Betim Fazliji 30.48km/h
28'

Irvine just wide!

He's been the most clinical player in the division this season but can't hit the target this time as the Australian gets up at a corner and places his header just wide of the right post.
25'

Luthe down

The Kaiserslautern keeper snaffles up a cross but the ball pops loose for a moment. He grabs it again but also gets a boot on the finger for his trouble from Boukhalfa, who gets a talking to from the referee. Luthe needs a bit of treatment before we continue.
22'

Drinks break

It's hot today in Kaiserslautern so referee Osmers uses a break in play to call for drinks.
22'

Busy Boyd

He's up to three efforts on goal now and is causing the Pauli defence all sorts of problems.
Shots
3
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Terrence Boyd Carlo Boukhalfa
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At home in Kaiserslautern

Boyd may have been born in Bremen and moved around a lot, but he's looking at home at Kaiserslautern with 11 goals in 19 appearances for the club. He now has eight career goals in Bundesliga 2, with three of those coming against St. Pauli.
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Boyd again

He's been everywhere so far for Lautern and this time Boyd tries to beat Smarsch from 30 yards but doesn't quite get the lift on it. He's now scored in back-to-back Bundesliga 2 games for the first time.
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Super header!

Boyd is again the target with a high cross, this time from the right as Durm goes on the overlap. The ball is deep but the American striker gets up high and powers his header in at the far post for his second of the campaign.
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Terrence Boyd

GOAL!

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Terrence Boyd
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.
14 %
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Thumbs up from Eggestein

First foray forwards by the visitors with a dart into the box from the left. Eggestein is the target but it's cut out. The strikers gives a thumbs up for the effort anyway.
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Too high for Boyd

Kaiserslautern - the promoted side - on the front foot to begin. Hanslik digs out a cross from the left but it's a touch too high for Boyd in the middle, who's only able to flick it on.
Kick-off!

Joy and sorrow for Lautern against Pauli

This is the first meeting between these sides since March 2018, when 10-man Lautern managed to snatch a late 1-1 draw at home. However, Pauli are unbeaten in the last seven competitive encounters (W4, D3) and have left the Betzenberg with 10 points from their most recent four visits. The last time the Red Devils won at home to Die Kiezkicker was in November 2013 (4-1). Kaiserslautern’s 32 goals against Pauli (in 18 games) is also the most they’ve scored against an opponent in Bundesliga 2, but their seven defeats is also more than against any other team at this level.
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Bouyant Boyd

USA international Terrence Boyd only joined Kaiserslautern in January but was already their top scorer in last season’s promotion success with nine goals. The 31-year-old has been a regular scorer across Germany’s top four divisions and got another last matchday to earn a 2-2 draw at Kiel (highlights of that above). Boyd had won three of his four Bundesliga 2 meetings with Pauli and scored a brace against them for Leipzig in November 2014.
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Timo Schultz:

"Even without watching videos we know what to expect there on Sunday, especially with the intensity in front of a hopefully great crowd of maybe 40,000. So, our boys need to be mentally and physically top. We're looking forward to finally being able to play there again. It's special driving up there. We've started well and three points at the Betzenberg would be good."
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Dirk Schuster:

"We know what's coming our way. We have great respect for St. Pauli, which they've earnt at the start of this season. But we've got no fear. We're hoping for great support from our fans again so that spark works its way from the stands to the pitch again. That was hugely important in the two home games so far, and we're looking forward to it on Sunday."

Unbeaten records on the line

Six teams came into Matchday 3 still unbeaten, but Düsseldorf and Heidenheim both lost yesterday to make it just four left. Regensburg overcame that hurdle with a draw, while Kiel are at Magdeburg today. The other two teams yet to taste defeat face off here. Kaiserslautern and Pauli have both started with a win and a draw. Will one be left with nothing today for the first time in 2022/23?
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Captain Australia

Officially the club’s vice-captain, Jackson Irvine has been handed the armband from the start today for Pauli. The 29-year-old Australian has scored on both of the first two matchdays this season, already doubling his total from 2021/22. And the Aussie midfielder is also the most clinical player in Bundesliga 2, with a shot efficiency of +1.4. He’s also second across the division for distance covered (14.8 miles/23.8 km).

St. Pauli team news

Pauli boss Timo Schultz opts for two changes from the team that edged lower-league Straelen in the cup last week. Afeez Aremu replaces Eric Smith in holding midfield, while Carlo Boukhalfa comes in for Igor Matanovic, meaning a switch in formation with just Johannes Eggestein leading the line.

Kaiserslautern team news

Dirk Schuster names the same starting XI for the third straight game, meaning it’s the side that player in the 2-2 draw at Holstein Kiel and last week’s extra-time defeat to Freiburg in the DFB Cup.

St. Pauli subs

Ahlers, Amenyido, Zander, Ritzka, Metcalfe, Dzwigala, Otto, Roggow, Matanovic

St. Pauli XI

Smarsch - Saliakas, Fazliji, Medic, Paqarada - Irvine (c), Aremu, Boukhalfa – Daschner, Hartel - Eggestein

Kaiserslautern subs

Krahl, Ciftci, Kiprit, Redondo, Schad, Bünning, Hercher, Lobinger, Basenach

Kaiserslautern XI

Luthe - Durm, Kraus, Tomiak, Zuck - Niehues, Ritter - Zimmer (c), Wunderlich, Hanslik - Boyd
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