Maximilian Dittgen scored twice for St. Pauli
Photo: Eduard Martin / imago images / Jan Huebner
The old front runner in the 2nd Bundesliga is also the new one: In the top game at 1. FC Heidenheim, FC St. Pauli turned a 0: 1 break deficit into a 4: 2 away win.
After an unfortunate defensive action by St. Pauli goalkeeper Niklola Vasilj, Tobias Mohr had given the Heidenheim team an early lead (4th minute), which remained untouched until the break.
Double packs from Burgstaller and Dittgen
The fact that St. Pauli found their way back into the game was mainly due to six strong minutes: Guido Burgstaller with a brace (55th / 60th) and substitute Maximilian Dittgen (56th) made a previously hard-fought game a clear affair.
Dittgen used a counterattack in the final phase to also score his second goal (81st) and finally decide the game.
Tim Kleindienst could only shorten (86th), the Heidenheimers slipped to seventh place in the table.
SC Paderborn and runner-up Jahn Regensburg had already played 1: 1 (0: 1) in the pursuit duel on Friday.
The Paderborn team are in fourth place, with Schalke 04 completing the top group in third place: The Bundesliga relegated team prevailed 1-0 against Hannover 96 with a goal by Marcin Kaminski in stoppage time.
Holstein Kiel did not get more than 1: 1 against newly promoted Ingolstadt. At the debut of coach Marcel Rapp, who succeeds Ole Werner, who resigned after a disappointing start to the season, Benedikt Pichler had put Kiel in the lead with a placed header (13th). FCI captain Stefan Kutschke equalized in the same way after the break (47th). The relegation participant of the previous season remains fifteenth in the table cellar, but is still two places and four points ahead of Ingolstadt.
Also in the tenth league game of the season, Erzgebirge Aue remained without a win.
The bottom of the table did not go beyond a 1: 2 at Karlsruher SC.
Fabian Schleusener (46th) and Philipp Hofmann (67th) had given KSC an advantage with their goals before it got exciting again in the final phase: Goalkeeper Marius Gersbeck saw the red card after he was on an excursion beyond his penalty area last man fouled (80th).
Anthony Barylla converted the due free kick against substitute keeper Markus Kuster (83).
But it was no longer enough for the Auer to win a point.