Hamburg - FC St. Pauli left it late but managed to pick up three potentially priceless points in their battle against the drop after 1-0 win over 1. FC Nürnberg.

Nürnberg, themselves not completely clear of relegation trouble, dominated for long periods and might have led on numerous occasions, coming closest to an opening goal when Alessandro Schöpf struck the post.

In such circumstances, a point would have been a positive for Pauli, but the Hamburg side showed commendable guts to push for a winner, and they found it when Sobiech headed in Dennis Daube's corner to earn the hosts a valuable three points. Nürnberg's wait for a win now stretches to seven matches, but St Pauli's belief that they can avoid relegation grows stronger by the week.

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