What a finale!
FC St. Pauli already looked like the sure loser in Darmstadt. But in the fifth minute of stoppage time, Rodrigo Zalazar snapped the 2-2. The loaner from Frankfurt showed no nerves, turned a controversial penalty ice cold into the mesh. Sure like last week against Nuremberg.
Then pure emotions at St. Pauli. The Uruguayan, who was born in Spain, tore off his jersey, ran into a crowd of cheers, looked towards the sky with thanks and celebrated the late equalization. Referee Marco Fritz’s yellow card didn’t matter.
The emotions at Darmstadt looked completely different. “98” was rather surprised to angry about the penalty decision, which was only made after a hint from the video assistant Pascal Müller. “98” joker Adrian Stanilewicz hit Pauli joker Lukas Daschner in the penalty area on the foot.
Timo Schultz: “That was a point for morale today. In the first half we were more than at eye level. ”It looked different after the break. Schultz: “We can’t complain when we get the third or fourth goal. Sometimes we were too risky. ”
With an away win (the last three-point outside the city limits was on March 2nd, 2019 in Paderborn) it didn’t work out again. But the Kiez kickers scored again after falling behind this season. This is already the third time that it didn’t crack after falling behind. Schultz: “That shows the great morale of my troop. We didn’t give up and were rewarded in the end. Surely happy. But if I see the whole game, then we deserve it.
The video assistant Müller intervened in the 12th minute. After a duel between Darmstadts Bader and Paulis Maximilian Dittgen in the 98 penalty area, referee Fritz first pointed to the point, then revised his decision after a hint from the Köllner basement.
Without a doubt, however, was the third penalty situation in the game. A few seconds before the break, Finn Ole Becker hit Kempe on the foot in the sixteenth. From the point Serdar Dursun got the 0: 1. With a header, Dursun even increased to 0: 2 (76th).
With a little luck, Joker Rico Benatelli scored the 1: 2 (80th). Zalazar gilded this goal with his late equalizer goal.
Goalkeeper Robin Himmelmann: “One point away is always the minimum goal. I’m very happy that we turned it around at the back and made up a 2-0 draw. We’re happy to take the point with us. “
Winger Maximilian Dittgen also sees it this way: “We more than deserve this point. We came here with the belief that we would win. We lost the thread a bit in the second half and allowed one or the other chance. But nonetheless, we have shown team spirit again and deservedly scored a point. ”
St. Pauli: Himmelmann – Ohlsson, Ziereis (65th Daschner), Buballa – Zander (72nd Lankford), Knoll (77th Paqarada), Zalazar, Becker, Dittgen (77th Benatelli) – Kyereh (65th Tashchy), Makienok