Hamburg - 1. FC Kaiserslautern kept their dwindling hopes of promotion alive after coming out on the right side of a breathless five-goal epic away to fellow Bundesliga hopefuls St. Pauli.

Both sides burst out of the blocks and the match quickly developed into an open, end-to-end affair. The hosts got their noses in front early on when John Verhoek broke the deadlock, but Srdan Lakic soon had the visitors back on level terms with his first goal of the season. Markus Karl's 61st minute effort appeared to have given Kaiserslautern all three points but there were plenty of twists to come in a dramtic finale. Florian Kringe headed St. Pauli level in the 89th minute after the guests failed to deal with a free-kick, before Kaiserslautern's Willi Orban was sent off for a second bookable offence a minute later. With seven minutes of stoppage time to be played, both sides pushed for a winner and the guests eventually got it thanks to Ruben Jenssen's long-range stunner.

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