Simon Terodde (l.) was on target once again as Schalke overpowered Osnabrück. - © IMAGO/Weis/TEAM2sportphoto
Simon Terodde (l.) was on target once again as Schalke overpowered Osnabrück. - © IMAGO/Weis/TEAM2sportphoto
2. Bundesliga

Bundesliga 2, Matchday 15: Schalke win big, spoils shared in Hamburg derby, Holstein Kiel march on

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Bundesliga 2 leaders St. Pauli let a 2-0 lead slip to draw 2-2 with Hamburg in the city derby, Schalke earned a much-needed win and Holstein Kiel kept up their promotion push.

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Schalke 4-0 Osnabrück
Goals: 1-0 Kamiński (20’), 2-0 Seguin (48’), 3-0 Terodde (63’), 4-0 Kleinhansl (o.g. 70’)

Schalke ended a two-game losing streak in some style with a thumping 4-0 win over bottom club Osnabrück. The Royal Blues were the better team throughout, but only had Marcin Kamiński’s opener to show for their efforts at the interval. That soon changed in the second half when Paul Seguin quickly doubled their lead, before Simon Terodde notched his third goal of the season. A Florian Kleinhansl own goal shortly afterwards meant there was no way back for the struggling visitors.

St. Pauli 2-2 Hamburg
Goals: 1-0 Irvine 15' (assist: Hartel), 2-0 Heuer Fernandes (o.g. 27'), 2-1 Glatzel 58' (assist: Van der Brempt), 2-2 Pherai 60' (assist: Dompé)

Robert Glatzel scored his 11th goal of the season as Hamburg came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Bundesliga 2 leaders and city rivals St. Pauli. The hosts were by far the better side in the first half and could have gone into the break with a bigger lead. Indeed, they will regret not taking advantage of more chances, with Hamburg firing in twice in quick succession in the second half to snatch a point that keeps them withing touching distance of top spot.

Holstein Kiel 3-2 Wehen Wiesbaden
Goals: 1-0 Skrzybski (pen.) 19', 2-0 Arp 37', 3-0 Porath 59', 3-1 Prtajin 81', 3-2 Prtajin (pen.) 90'

Kiel survived a late scare to hold on for a victory that saw Marcel Rapp's side move up to second place in the standings. Kiel's third win in a row began when Steven Skrzybski converted from the penalty spot after Lewis Holtby had been fouled in the area. Finn Porath laid on a second for Fiete Arp later in the half, while the former then hit the target himself after the restart as Kiel surged ahead. Ivan Prtajin nodded in from close range late on and was on target again from the penalty spot in injury time, but the home side weren't to be denied.

Hertha Berlin 5-1 Elversberg
Goals: 1-0 Gechter 12', 1-1 Jacobsen 15', 2-1 Niederlechner 23', 3-1 Niederlechner 61', 4-1 Niederlechner 67', 5-1 Kenny 71'

Hertha Berlin moved up to eighth place with a resounding win at the Olympiastadion that extended their unbeaten run to six matches in all competitions. Florian Niederlechner was the hat-trick hero for Hertha, with his clinical finishing having a vital say in a game that was otherwise keenly contested. Jonjoe Kenny's second goal of the season completed the scoring. Elversberg remain sixth, three points ahead of Hertha.

Nuremburg 0-5 Fortuna Düsseldorf
Goals: 0-1 Vermeij 39', 0-2 Ao Tanaka 40', 0-3 Vermeij 45', 0-4 Vermeij (pen.) 56', 0-5 Niemiec 84' 

Vincent Vermeij netted an impressive treble as Fortuna won for the second week in a row to move into the division's top four. Shinta Appelkamp provided the Dutch forward with his first of the day after the game was delayed following an injury to the referee. Ao Tanaka punished the hosts with his side's second almost immediately afterwards, while the Japanese laid on another for Vermeij shortly after Fortuna hit the woodwork. Jannes Horn's handball inside the area allowed Vermeij to complete his hat-trick from the penalty spot, with substitute Jona Niemiec completing the scoring late on. 

Eintracht Braunschweig 0-1 Greuther Fürth
Goals: 0-1 Green (pen. 31') 

Julian Green's first-half penalty kept Fürth in touch with leaders St. Pauli, while defeat left Eintracht mired in relegation bother. The victory was the visitors' fifth on the bounce and the winning goal came about after Armindo Sieb was felled by Ermin Bicakcic inside the Braunschweig box. American Green kept his cool in freezing conditions to net the penalty and extend the visitors' run, which remarkably has seen the Clover Leaves record five successive clean sheets.

Magdeburg 4-1 Kaiserslautern
Goals: 1-0 Castaignos 17', 1-1 Boyd 25', 2-1 Bockhorn 51', 3-1 Krempicki 75', 4-1 Piccini (pen.) 86'    

Magdeburg leapfrogged Kaiserslautern in the standings by inflicting a fourth-straight defeat on their opponents. Former USMNT forward Terence Boyd had the away side right in the game halfway through the first half after he equalised Luc Castaignos's earlier opener. The home side took advantage of some sloppy away defending after the restart, though, as Baris Atik teed up Herbert Bockhorn's diving header for 2-1. Substitute Connor Krempicki was barely on the pitch eight minutes when he scored on the follow-up for Magdeburg, while Cristiano Piccini's late penalty sealed the deal for the jubilant hosts, who moved up to 10th. 

Paderborn 1-0 Hannover
Goal: 1-0' Muslija 90'
Red card: Schaub 20'

Ten-man Hannover almost held out for what would have been a warmly received away point, only for a Florent Muslija cross-cum-shot to fly in during stoppage time to seal a home win. Paderborn had a big chance to take an early lead with Kai Klefisch heading onto the crossbar, before Louis Schaub was dismissed after a VAR check of his dangerous challenge on Marcel Hoffmeier. Hannover defended bravely for the 70 minutes that followed, only to be outdone by Muslija's stoppage-time strike, with their fourth defeat of the season leaving them in seventh.

Karlsruhe 2-2 Hansa Rostock
Goal: 0-1 Brumado 16', 0-2 Roßbach 34', 1-2 Matanović 44', 2-2 Zivzivadze 81'

Karlsruhe battled back from two down to secure a point in a thoroughly entertaining affair. Junior Brumado gave Rostock the lead with their first chance on the break after the hosts had dominated the start, and Damian Roßbach was allowed to head in unmarked from a corner to double the lead. Igor Matanović began the fightback before the break with a deflected effort. Brumado had a goal that might have sealed it for the visitors disallowed in the second period, before substitute Budu Zivzivadze pounced on a defensive mistake to turn the equaliser in from close range. The result means the sides remain level on points in 14th and 15th.

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