KENYA BROWN - Monday, August 5, 2019
Julian Green scored his first goal of the young 2. Bundesliga season as Greuther Furth secured the win over St. Pauli in a very quiet weekend for other players in Germany.
St. Pauli 1-3 Greuther Furth
Greuther Furth made up for their stumble in last weekend's opener to claim all three points in their win over St. Pauli at the
Green started the game for Shamrocks and played the entire 90 minutes in their win.
Greuther Furth had a not so stellar start to the season last weekend as they went down to Erzgebirge Aue in a 2-0 home loss, and they certainly do not want to have the same struggles that kept them just above water last season.
And the visitors would start the game on a high as they opened the scoring in the 17th minute through Daniel Keita-Ruel as he steered the ball home following a cross from team Tobias Mohr.
Keita-Ruel added his second goal on the day 10 minutes before the halftime whistle. Marvin Stefaniak crossed the ball into the area from the right side and the French forward would rise up to head it past St. Pauli goalkeeper Robin Himmelmann.
However, St. Pauli would cut the deficit before the interval when Dimitrios Diamantakos headed the ball into the back of the net to finish off a cross from Ryo Miyaichi.
The would drag on for some of the second half, but Green would liven things up with what was certainly the goal of the game in the 70th minute. Taking a pass from Sebastian Ernst, the midfielder to launch a curling, long-range shot that Himmelmann desperately dived at as it hit the goal.
The win gives Greuther Furth its first points of the season and puts them in eighth place in the standings.
Elsewhere in the 2. Bundesliga, Both Sebastian Soto and Jann George came off the bench for their respective teams as Hannover and Jahn Regensburg shared the points after a 1-1 tie.