FC St. Pauli wins 3-1 at FC Ingolstadt and is the leader again



3: 1 in relegation candidate Ingolstadt. After just one win in the past seven second division games, FC St. Pauli (played with mourning flor because of Putin’s war against Ukraine) has brought in the next three in Ingolstadt.

“We’re number one in the city,” celebrated the Pauli fans. At least until the final whistle of the evening game Dresden against Darmstadt, the Kiez-Kicker are even front runners. It was the fifth win against FCI in a row.

Coach Timo Schultz: “Today we approached things in a more controlled manner and worked out our luck in the situations. I’m very satisfied.”

In Ingolstadt, Schultz made four changes to his starting XI compared to the 3-0 defeat by Hannover at the Millerntor. The injured Eric Smith did not travel at all. The other two Question mark Maximilian Dittgen and Luca Zander first took a seat on the bench.

Philipp Ziereis, on the other hand, was back in the starting eleven after his thigh problems. However, the injury does not appear to have fully healed. After 26 minutes, the central defender gave a sign from the dugout that a change might be necessary.

Ziereis was trembling through the game until the break. Then Luca Zander came in. Zander acted as a usual right-back. Adam Dzwigala switched to central defense from the right.

In front of 5511 fans, Daniel-Kofi Kyereh scored the 0:1 (22nd). He circled his free kick from the edge of the penalty area over the wall at the top left into the goal corner.

After Dennis Eckert Ayensa equalized (35′), Guido Burgstaller showed great willpower. Ösi fought his way through the penalty area and shot low into the far corner to make it 1-2 (37′).

In the second half, Simon Makienok had the two most dangerous guest scenes. The Dane headed a cross from Leart Paqarada into the net to make it 1:3 (55′). Makienok headed the ball back onto the FCI goal six minutes into the game. But the right post prevented his brace.

With the battle cries “We’re going to Berlin”, the fans said goodbye to their pros. But first they fly to Hamburg by scheduled flight back to the Hanseatic city in the evening. After Berlin for the cup game at Union (on Tuesday) it’s only on Monday.

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