zleaders of the general classification FC San Pauli suffered their third loss of the season while outnumbered and inadvertently made the situation at the top more exciting again. Surprisingly, the unfortunate Hamburg team lost 1:2 (1:1) to Karlsruher SC in the Saturday afternoon match. Thanks to the 4-0 victory of second-placed Holstein Kiel in the afternoon in Nuremberg, the gap between the two northern clubs is now just two points.

In front of 33,000 spectators at the sold-out BBBank Wildpark, Marcel Franke (2nd minute) and Paul Nebel (69th minute) scored the goals for the hosts, while Jackson Irvine of St. Pauli (37th minute) had equalized. Guest defender Hauke ​​​​​​Wahl received a yellow and red card (77th).

The match did not start at all to the liking of the Hamburg leader. Defender Franke took advantage of a ball rejected by goalkeeper Nikola Vasilj and put KSC ahead. Saint Pauli He didn't let that stop him and came back thanks to an Irvine header from a corner.

Things were repeatedly unfortunate for the league leaders as the second half progressed. To the disappointment of the visitors, Australian captain Irvine's supposed second goal did not count because two Hamburg players were previously offside. Karlsruhe Nebel scored the surprising first goal after an intelligent combination. Wahl then weakened Kiez's club by expelling him. St. Pauli's Marcel Hartel wasted a great chance to equalize in added time and shortly after KSC's Marvin Wanitzek failed to hit the crossbar.