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Full time: Hamburg 1-0 St. Pauli

Hamburg deservedly win a fiercely contested derby, delaying St. Pauli’s promotion party by at least a week. Not only that, but HSV also keep alive their own hopes of grabbing the promotion play-off spot, although they will need to make up a four-point deficit on Fortun Düsseldorf in their last two games.
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Penalty saved!

Vasilj dives the right way and keeps out Reis’ spot-kick.
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Ludovit Reis


Ludovit Reis
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Red card for Saliakas

The defender of FC St. Pauli receives his second yellow card for his foul and is sent off.
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VAR intervenes after Okugawa is brought down by Saliakas in the penalty area - penalty to HSV!

That feeling when you score in a derby!


Five more minutes!

We’re into stoppage time now. Can the Boys in Brown get an equaliser or will HSV celebrate a derby victory?

Robert Glatzel


Robert Glatzel

Crucial block!

Glatzel plays Königsdörffer free on the right inside the penalty area, but his shot is blocked by Metcalfe. The midfielder’s team.mates storm towards his to congratulate him for that vital interception.

Audacious from Pherai!

The Hamburg midfielder takes a free-kick from a tight angle wide on the left. He goes for goal and only narrowly misses, his fizzing effort glancing off the top of the crossbar.

Königsdörffer shoots from distance!

The Hamburg attacker tries his luck with a fierce shot from just outside the box. Vasilj dives to his right to make the save but can’t hold on to the ball, before scrambling to gather at the the second attempt.

HSV on top

It's mostly the home side playing, as they seek a win to keep them in the promotion hunt. However, they’re lacking ideas in the final third.

+++Düsseldorf leading 3-1+++

Nuremberg have conceded another goal in the other match, doing no favours to either of these teams.


Irvine only just fails to connect with a driven cross from Metcalfe, allowing Raab to gather the ball safely.

Goal disallowed!

A goal is initially awarded for Hamburg after Vasilj fails to collect a high ball into the box, but after consulting the pitch-side monitor the referee reverses his decision and chalks off the goal for a foul on the goalkeeper by Poręba.

Training-ground routine

St. Pauli have a corner on the right, which Hartel chips to the edge of the penalty area towards Eggestein. But the striker can’t even get to it before Hamburg are able to clear.

+++Nuremberg pull a goal back!+++

In Düsseldorf, the visitors reduce the deficit to make it 2-1. One more goal for Nuremberg would mean St. Pauli would secure promotion with a 0-0 draw.

Football battle

The Hamburg derby has been a full-throttle affair full of tackles.

Visitors playing deep

St. Pauli are letting HSV attack and only start pressing them once they enter their half. Right now the visitors are misplacing too many passes to pose a serious threat. It's been a scrappy second half so far.

More precision needed

Saliakas attacks with pace down the right and tries to play a pass to Eggestein in the Hamburg penalty area. He can’t control it though, and Mets makes a great sliding tackle.

It’s a knockout!

The fact that Düsseldorf are leading 2-0 in the other match currently taking place also has implications for HSV. If that result holds, Hamburg would be virtually out of the running for the promotion play-off place - making their need to win here all the more urgent.
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Half-time in Hamburg

An intense and hard-fought first half ends goalless. The home side were slightly better and had some good chances - the best of them ended up in the back of the net, but Glatzel was called back for a foul in the build-up.

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+++Düsseldorf increase lead+++

Vermeij bags his brace against Nürnberg to make it 2-0 to Fortuna.

Four added minutes

Still time for a goal...

+++Düsseldorf leading+++

Over in Düsseldorf, Fortuna lead Nuremberg. Pauli can only go up with a win, if it stays that way.


After a cross from Aolayan from the right side, the visiting striker escapes the HSV defenders, but heads the ball wide of the post.

First yellow card!

Dompé loses the ball. Muheim tidies up, but stops a quick counter-attack by fouling Afolayan in the process, and is booked.

Hit the post!

Pherai floats a long cross from the left to the far post. Vasilj makes a meal of it, with Königsdörffer sliding in from a tight angle to prod the ball against the frame of the goal!


The away side with the slight advantage in terms of possession, but HSV with the better chances so far.

Mets clears off the line!


Wild phase

Plenty going on in the last few minutes. The derby is certainly living up to its name, but it remains 0-0.

Good chance at the other end

After a shot from Hartel, the ball comes out to Kemplein, but he can't steer it on target from close range. Referee Jöllenbeck calls play back for an offside, in any case.

Glatzel celebrations cut short

Glatzel has the ball in the net after applying a cool finish to Pherai’s pass, but it won’t count. Saliakas was fouled by the HSV striker in the build-up.

Almost the opener!

Nemeth plays a sloppy pass to Wahl in his own penalty area. Meffert and Pherai work it to Glatzel, whose shot on the turn is cleared off the line by Mets. Vasilj then keeps out Königsdörffer's follow-up.

Great derby atmosphere

The HSV fans with a big tifo before the match, reading 'Fortress Volkspark'.

Even start to the match

After a little over 15 minutes, neither side has been able to gain an advantage.

Raab stays alert

Saliakas plays a through-ball on the right side to Eggestein, but the HSV goalkeeper is alert and comes off his line to reach the ball before the opposing attacker.

Wahl miscues

The away team is awarded a free-kick just outside the penalty area to the right. Hartel floats it into the box. Hadžikadunić heads it clear initially. Second time around, Wahl gets to the ball in the area, but mishits it and it dribbles out for a goal-kick.

First big chance

St Pauli only half clear a HSV corner. Pherai connects on the volley from 25 yards, but Vasilj gets down to his left to push it behind. The ensuing corner comes to nothing.

Play resumes

After a stoppage of almost three minutes, the match resumes.

Short break

Thick smoke is hanging over the pitch, with play temporarily halted.

First attack by the visitors

Saliakas puts the ball high into the Hamburg penalty area from the right, but Reis heads it clear. Raab then has no trouble claiming another cross from the opposite flank.

Hürzeler keeps faith

Pauli are unchanged from the 1-0 win over Hansa. It’s the third game in a row that Hürzeler has sent out the same starting XI.

No changes for the hosts

Steffen Baumgart sends out the same starting XI as in the 4-0 win against Braunschweig. However, HSV have to do without Jatta, who is a late withdrawal.

Pauli's starting line-up

Vasilj - Nemeth, Wahl, Mets - Saliakas, Irvine, Kemlein, Metcalfe - Afolayan, Eggestein, Hartel

Hamburg's starting line-up

Raab - Reis, Hadžikadunić, Schonlau, Muheim - Meffert, Poręba - Pherai - Königsdörffer, Glatzel, Dompé

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More derby delights for hosts?

While St. Pauli are soaring at the moment, Hamburg have claimed seven points from their past four Hamburg derbies. They have won their last two home encounters with St. Pauli despite falling behind both times (4-3 and 2-1)

Watch: St. Pauli 2-2 Hamburg - previous meeting

Robert Glatzel sparked a Hamburg comeback from two down to draw at their local rivals under the snow in December.

Baumgart on St. Pauli

"It’s a derby. It’s football. It literally gives everyone goosebumps. I can sometimes get carried away with the positives in games like this, but it’s exactly the same with the negatives too. We’ll of course be emotional on the bench too, because a derby is always special. If you win the derby, you’re a hero, but if you don’t, you’re an idiot. I’d rather be a hero than an idiot."

Hürzeler on Hamburg

"We won't be welcomed with open arms and we're preparing the team for that. There'll be a heated atmosphere. The stadium won't be for us, but we can draw strength from that. We'll try to impose our possession game on them, press high, play with intensity and run hard. It'll be important to keep a cool head in the heated atmosphere and try to prevent external factors from having an influence on the game. To do that, we'll need to be very good in every phase."

Watch: Hamburg stadium experience

Get a feel for Hamburg's Volksparkstadion, one of the venues for UEFA EURO 2024 in Germany.

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A headed goal from Australian club captain Jackson Irvine brought St. Pauli one step closer to their promotion dream last Friday evening.

Watch: Hamburg Derby - Promotion on the Line

This matchday is a momentous one for the city of Hamburg. St. Pauli, traditionally the smaller of its two professional clubs, are one win away from securing their long-awaited top-flight return – and can do so against none other than Hamburger SV, in a local derby to beat the band. Adding even more spice to the occasion, HSV are themselves not yet out of this promotion race – but nothing less than a home win here will realistically do for them. The great port city, divided in its football loyalties, is united in its fevered anticipation of this contest.