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2. Bundesliga, 29. January 2017
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1 TO
Philipp Heerwagen
3 VE
Lasse Sobiech
15 VE
Daniel Buballa
7 MF
Bernd Nehrig
8 MF
Jeremy Dudziak
14 MF
Mats Møller Dæhli
22 MF
Enver Cenk Sahin
23 MF
Johannes Flum
28 MF
Waldemar Sobota
39 MF
Yiyoung Park
18 ST
Lennart Thy


30 TO
Robin Himmelmann
16 VE
Marc Hornschuh
10 MF
Christopher Buchtmann
20 MF
Richard Neudecker
37 MF
Kyoung-Rok Choi
24 ST
Nico Empen
29 ST
Jan-Marc Schneider


Ewald Lienen


1 TO
Mitchell Langerak
2 VE
Emiliano Insua
5 VE
Timo Baumgartl
6 VE
Jean Zimmer
19 VE
Kevin Großkreutz
35 VE
Marcin Kaminski
20 MF
Christian Gentner
25 MF
Matthias Zimmermann
9 ST
Simon Terodde
11 ST
Takuma Asano
37 ST
Julian Green


32 TO
Benjamin Uphoff
16 VE
Florian Klein
21 VE
Benjamin Pavard
8 MF
Anto Grgic
10 MF
Alexandru Maxim
15 MF
Carlos Mané
33 ST
Daniel Ginczek


Hannes Wolf


1515 Mané 84'
84. Min 15Mané


88 Grgic 2525 Zimmermann 31'
1515 Mané 3737 Green 46'
73' 1414 Møller Dæhli 1010 Buchtmann
3333 Ginczek 66 Zimmer 74'
78' 2828 Sobota 2020 Neudecker
81' 1818 Thy 2929 Schneider
31. Min 25Zimmermann 8Grgic
46. Min 37Green 15Mané
14Møller Dæhli 10Buchtmann 73. Min
74. Min 6Zimmer 33Ginczek
28Sobota 20Neudecker 78. Min
18Thy 29Schneider 81. Min


20 Gentner 11'
72' 7 Nehrig
76' 15 Buballa
90 + 2' 20 Neudecker
11. Min 20Gentner
7Nehrig 72. Min
15Buballa 76. Min
20Neudecker 90 + 2. Min

Successful restart

Julian Green in a duel during the game.
Julian Green in a duel during the game.

For a long time, it looked as though VfB would have to settle for a share in the spoils with FC St. Pauli in the first game in the second half of the season. In front of a crowd of almost 30,000, which included 2,700 White-Red supporters, a hard fought-out game ensued on a deep surface in Millerntor-Stadion. In the first-half, clear chances on goal were few and far between. The hosts got off to the better beginning after the break, but from the 65th minute, the Cannstatt Boys took charge and were eventually rewarded for their efforts through a Carlos Mané in the dying moments.


VfB’s new winter signing Julian Green was named in the starting eleven, and thus made his first team debut for the Wasenelf in competitive action. In addition, Jean Zimmer was in from the outset for the first time since match-day 4.

16' 16th minute: The first moment of danger in front of the VfB goal. Pauli’s Cenk Sahin puts in a miscued cross from the right, which dips dangerously, forcing Mitch Langerak to react quickly and turn the ball over the bar for a corner.
21' 21st minute: The team in the shirts with the infamous red hoop get their first sight of goal as a pass from Emiliano Insua finds Takuma Asano. The Japanese internationals gets a shot away but Pauli keeper Philipp Heerwagen is down quickly to smother the ball under his body.
30' 30th minute: St. Pauli break quickly on the left and Daniel Buballa got a shot in from a tight angle, but could only find the side-netting.
32' 32nd minute: VfB are forced to make a change earlier than expected. Matthias Zimmermann, who had previously gone down in a challenge, was unable to continue and was duly replaced by Anto Grgic.
45' 45th minute + 2: Right on the stroke of half-time, the ball cracked off the VfB crossbar and bounced out of play. The sides duly went into the break locked in stalemate at the end of an evenly balanced first 45 minutes.
45. + 2 Unmittelbar vor dem Pausenpfiff klatscht der Ball noch einmal auf die Latte des VfB Tors. Danach geht’s die Teams in die Kabine. Es war eine recht ausgeglichene erste Hälfte mit Torraumszenen auf beiden Seiten.
46' 46th minute: The second-half begins with Carlos Mané replacing Julian Green.
84' 84th minute: And suddenly it all goes so quickly: VfB bridge the midfield, with Daniel Ginczek nodding the ball on for Simon Terodde, whose deflected pass puts Carlos Mané through. The Portuguese attacker makes no mistake and first powerfully into the top left corner of the net – 1-0.
90' 90th minute + 3: VfB defended their advantage in the closing phase and duly took all three points in their first competitive match of the year.

Kevin Großkreutz: :

"We rose to the challenge convincingly. It wasn’t an easy surface to play on. We did well though and are very happy about taking three very important points."


Both sides were entirely committed, which was often very clear in the challenges on the day. In front of goal though, both VfB as well as St. Pauli lacked the necessary consistency. However, the Cannstatt Boys continued to push and were eventually to break the deadlock on a pacy attack.