Union Berlin is just one step away from the trophy in front of your own front door.
The Bundesliga club won the quarter-finals against the second division FC St. Pauli with 2: 1 (1: 1) and is for the first time since 21 years in the round of the last four. As a regional design, Union was sensational even to the final in 2001, to a renewed appearance in the Olympic Stadium only a victory is missing. St. Pauli had previously kept the reigning cup winner Borussia Dortmund from the competition on his way to the quarterfinals.
SHERaldo Becker (45th) and the substitute Andreas Voglsammer (75th) and the substitute Andreas Voglsammer (75th) for Union met at Tuesday evening. Daniel-Kofi Kyereh (21.) had launched St. Pauli, which can now focus on the ascent race in the 2nd league. Voglsammer still met the post in the detention time (90. + 1).
“The little quixtche luck was missing,” said St. Paulis Captain Leart Paqarada in the “ARD” interview. “We were better and in the lead, but then two individual mistakes have been punished tough hard. That’s a pity.”
Union struck a high pace at the beginning and sought the direct path forward. Several times, the team of coaches met Urs Fischer in the last third, but then remained too inaccurate in his actions.
Kyereh meets the goal with the first shot
The momentum of the first minutes was lost in the episode. The favorite Berliners were surprisingly difficult in the game design. Passes went into empty, running paths did not agree, gaps in the well-stocked Hamburg defense hardly emerged. The fast attackers Taiwo Awoniyi and Becker were barely staged and had to fall back sometimes.
Defensively stood Union, but was promptly punished for one of the few dropouts. Timo Baumgartl brought Kyereh in front of the penalty area. The mature free kick turned the Ghanaer into the long corner. It was St. Pauli’s first goal shot.
Medic slips off, Voglsammer to the spot
The Berliner responded, raised the pressure and came to several possibilities in their best phase before the break. St. Paulis goalkeeper Dennis Smarsch was mostly on the spot, but made an unfortunate figure in front of the first goal: the Smarch trained at the Union-Stadtrival Hertha BSC slipped when run away, Becker met for deserving compensation.
After change, the level of encounter increased increasingly. Both teams were largely neutralized in midfield. Union came to the opposing penalty area more often than St. Pauli – and again benefited from a slip-up of the guests. Before the second goal St. Paulis Jakov Medic lost the stand, the way for Voglsammer was free.