FC St. Pauli has followed up in the fight for promotion in the second Bundesliga.

Hamburg won the home game against Karlsruher SC 3-1 (3-0) and drew level with leaders Darmstadt 98 with 47 points.

Schalke 04, on the other hand, suffered a severe setback in the top group. The Royal Blues (41 points) lost 3:4 (2:2) to Hansa Rostock despite three goals from goal guarantor Simon Terodde.

Meanwhile, SV Sandhausen celebrated an important victory in the fight against relegation.

Coach Alois Schwartz's team won against Hannover 96 3-1 (2-1).

As a result, the worst home team in the league climbed to 13th place with only the second three at home, 96 remains twelfth.

Daniel Kyereh paved the way for St. Pauli in Hamburg, scoring twice in the first half.

In the 14th minute he was successful with a direct acceptance, in the 25th minute the goal was given after video evidence.

Simon Makienok (35th) made it 3-0 for the hosts, who clearly dominated the game.

Philipp Hofmann (66th) scored the goal of honor for Baden.

After the last seven points from three games, the KSC conceded a defeat again.

During the week, both teams narrowly failed in the quarter-finals of the DFB Cup.

Terodde three times with a head

Terodde headed the Schalke header in the 33rd, 43rd and 83rd minutes.

Svante Ingelsson (25th), John Verhoek (40th), Pascal Breier (56th) and Nils Fröling (90th + 5) ensured the surprising success of the Mecklenburg team.

Schalke presented the new jersey sponsor Vivawest as the successor to the Russian sponsor Gazprom on Saturday.

The Royal Blues wore special jerseys with the inscription "Together for Peace" to send a signal against the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine.

In Sandhausen, Chima Okoroji (7th) put the hosts ahead with a directly converted corner.

Marcel Franke (19th, own goal) increased.

Sebastian Stolze scored the first goal (22nd).

Janik Bachmann (83rd) eliminated the last doubts about the SVS victory.