Despite going toe-to-toe with the 2.Bundesliga table toppers to enter the dressing rooms level at the break, FC Homburg 08 ultimately succumbed to a 4-1 defeat at the hands of St.Pauli.
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Despite Homburg giving it everything, St.Pauli re-established a 2-1 lead not long after the hour mark. Once again Eric Smith was at the heart of things. The Swede collected a pass from Irvine and clipped the ball into the box where substitute Saad rounded goalkeeper Kretzschmar. Five minutes later when Marcel Hartel swivelled on the 18-yard-box to pick out the top left corner.
The cup tie was put beyond doubt in the 73rd minute when Johannes Eggestein struck for 4-1. Intercepting Jansen’s tame pass, the St.Pauli target man turned and drove his effort low and precisely past a hapless Kretzschmar. The club from the Hanseatic city of Hamburg advance to the quarter final round in style.
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