The two sides went with the deadlock in tact at the break, after a bad-tempered first period that was littered with fouls. However it was the home side, St. Pauli, who had the upper hand, enjoying the lion's share of possession as their two young wingers, Lennart Thy and Marc Rzatkowski, provided a constant threat in the final third.
The second-half saw St. Pauli push Bielefeld deeper, reducing the visitors to sporadic counter-attacks. One such opportunity though, produce the first goal of the game in the 67th minute as they were awarded a penalty, which skipper Thomas Hübener used to hand Arminia their first goal of the campaign. The home side ultimately only had themselves to blame for the loss afer spurning numerous late chances to collect a point at the very least.
Bielefeld's first win of the season propels them into 11th, a place behind their vanquished opponents, St. Pauli.