FC St. Pauli’s historic winning streak in the 2nd Bundesliga has come to an end.
After ten wins in a row, Hamburg surprisingly lost 2-1 (0-2) against Eintracht Braunschweig on Sunday and missed another step towards promotion.
Due to the first defeat since the beginning of November, the gap to Hamburger SV and the relegation place three before the derby next Friday (6:30 p.m.) is still six points. With their eighth win of the season, Braunschweig achieved an important success in the fight to stay up in the league.
St. Pauli, who had previously conceded just three goals in the past ten games, suffered an early setback. Maurice Multhaup gave Braunschweig the lead after just 40 seconds. Manuel Wintzheimer (25th) increased. Jakov Medic (85th) scored the connecting goal for the hosts.
St. Pauli reacted well to the false start. The Hamburgers were the better team, played convincingly and settled in the opposing half. Still, no goals were scored. Oladapo Afolayan (14th) and Leart Paqarada (43rd) narrowly failed.
Even after the change of sides, St. Pauli pushed on the offensive, but remained unlucky in front of the goal. Braunschweig caused danger with a counterattack.