St. Pauli and Wolfsburg ended up sharing the spoils in Hamburg after finishing with a 1-1 draw. The result does little to help either teams' Bundesliga campaign.
Markus Thorandt gave St. Pauli the lead in the 28th minute before Edin Dzeko equalised after 54 minutes for his ninth league goal of the season. St. Pauli snapped their four-game losing streak and picked up just their fifth point at home in seven matches. They now sit in 14th place on the Bundesliga table with 14 points.
Wolfsburg, who were playing without striker Grafite, have won just once in their last seven games and have garnered only five points on the road this season. They currently sit in 11th place on 15 points.
St. Pauli nearly grabbed the lead after just three minutes with Max Kruse's cross from the right side finding Marius Ebbers eight yards out for a header off the bar. After an up-tempo first quarter hour, things settled down before the hosts took the lead from a set-piece in the 28th minute. Kruse's corner from the right went to Thorandt, who headed home from six yards for his first Bundesliga goal.
The hosts had the final chance of the first half with Fabian Boll's strike going just wide of the left post. Wolfsburg had more chances in the second half with St. Pauli goalkeeper Thomas Kessler producing a fine save from Diego's free-kick eight minutes after the re-start. But Kessler could not keep Wolfsburg from equalising in the 54th minute. Wolfsburg goalkeeper Diego Benaglio's long punt went to Mario Mandzukic near the centre circle for a header on to Diego. The Brazilian playmaker in turn headed on to Dzeko, who beat Kessler inside the far right post to make it 1-1.
St Pauli were determined to grab victory at the Millerntor-Stadion. Boll's blast with 11 minutes left, however, was directly at Benaglio and the hosts could not break through the Wolfsburg backline.