St Pauli win at home in Hamburg Derby for first time in 59 years

St Pauli win at home in Hamburg Derby for first time in 59 years

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #17

St Pauli earned a memorable victory in one of German football’s fiercest rivalries, when they defeated city rivals Hamburg 2-0 to record their first home victory in the heated fixture for 59 years.

Prior to the 2. Bundesliga match at St Pauli’s Millerntor-Stadion, 3,000 Hamburg fans marched to the stadium under police escort, while the second half of the contest ended up delayed due to pyrotechnics being set off by both sets of fans.

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Germany 1-0 China; Hard-fought opening win for Germany but defensive frailties exposed by the Steel Roses

Germany 1-0 China; Hard-fought opening win for Germany but defensive frailties exposed by the Steel Roses

Germany claimed an opening victory in their Group B game against China in the 2019 Women’s World Cup through a wonderful Giulia Gwinn strike, but it wasn’t plain sailing for the Europeans in Rennes.

From the first kick of the game, Germany looked to assert their dominance over the Chinese team, but were faced with an unexpectedly feisty and physical opposition.

The Steel Roses were not afraid to go flying into challenges, much to the frustrations of a number of German players – particularly Alexandra Popp, who found herself repeatedly targeted.

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