St. Pauli manages the cup sensation against BVB

Status: 01/18/2022 11:11 p.m

Cup sensation in St. Pauli: FC from Hamburger Kiez threw Borussia Dortmund out of the DFB Cup and is in the quarter-finals.

Etienne Amenyido gave the Bundesliga 2 leaders an early lead, and shortly before the break Axel Witsel put the ball into his own goal to make it 2-0 for FC St. Pauli. After the break, Erling Haaland shortened with a converted hand penalty. “Today was a bad day,” said Dortmund captain Marco Reus after the game on the sports show microphone, “we woke up too late. But we missed a huge chance of winning the ball again this year.” “I scored against my old team,” said former Dortmund player Amenyido of ARD, “but I’m giving 100 percent for FC St. Pauli. Now we’re celebrating.”

Amenyido meets again

Etienne Amenyido is currently St. Pauli coach Timo Schultz’s favorite player. He recently saved the club a point in the league with his goal in added time against Aue – against Dortmund, the Togolese international gave the hosts the lead after a fine pass from Marcel Hartel from close range.

As a result, St. Pauli’s cup keeper Dennis Smarsch distinguished himself: Against Thorgan Hazard (7th) and especially against Marco Reus (18th), who wanted to cheekily tunnel the goalkeeper of the home side. And Smarsch’s field colleagues repeatedly presented the black and yellow guests with the problem of penetrating the attacking third with their early pressing.

Dortmund’s pressure increases – Witsel with an own goal

After about 20 minutes of play, the guests gained significantly more possession of the ball, St. Pauli mainly waited for counterattacks, remained extremely concentrated in the game against the ball even without captain Philipp Ziereis, who was banished to the reserve bench.

This was particularly impressive shortly before the break: After a powerful attack by Guido Burgstaller on the right lane, Amneyido was again ready to shoot in front of BVB keeper Gregor Kobel, but it was Axel Witsel who stretched his leg and unhappily got into his own net directed.

No changes after the break

Without any personnel changes, both Schultz and his opponent Marco Rose sent their teams into the second half of the game. BVB also struggled and then got lucky: Mats Hummels intervened in Dortmund’s attacking game and got a hand penalty: Jakov Medic spread his left arm at a right angle before Hummels tried to pass and promptly got the ball from close range to the mobile railway barrier. Referee Harm Osmers didn’t blow his whistle at first, but rightly awarded a penalty after the video assistant intervened and studied the TV images. Erling Haaland missed Smarsch and converted confidently.

No shock rigidity at St. Pauli

But the goal didn’t make the hosts nervous. Burgstaller repeatedly pushed his team on the right, later Finn Becker also put the strong Marcel Hartel in the limelight on the right, who just missed.

But Dortmund stayed on the trigger. Haaland (60th), who was almost invisible in the first half, missed with a powerful shot. Ten minutes later it was Leart Paqarada who saved Haaland at the last moment. Dortmund struggled and struggled, St. Pauli defended to the point of exhaustion – and even beyond that for some players. That was rewarded, the Hamburgers are with the second team in the cup quarterfinals, which will be held on March 1st and 2nd.

Rose: “Didn’t act like a defending champion.”

“We didn’t start this cup evening the way you go into a cup evening,” said a dismayed Dortmund coach Rose of Sportschau, “that was a little headless here and there in the first half. But we didn’t appear like the defending champions here . That was a bit stupid.”


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