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St. Pauli: the club that eliminated Borussia Dortmund – PlayOn99 News



PlayOn99 News tells you the story of St. Pauli, the team that knocked Haaland’s Borussia Dortmund out of the DFB Pokal. Is the leader of the 2.Bundesliga and is famous in the world for his ideals: he meets the door to hell at the hand of the team that enters the field with an AC/DC song.

By Facundo Di Bona (@facudibona).

St. Pauli beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the German Cup in a game that was the surprise of the day worldwide due to an unexpected result: the bookmakers gave an odd greater than 9.

The Pirates left the last DFB Pokal champion out of the competition, one of the most powerful in the world and with the great figure – Erling Haaland, author of the discount for his team – on the field.

Who are St. Pauli? At PlayOn99 News we tell you his story.

They are currently leaders of the 2.Bundesliga with a point advantage and have not won in the last three games, but it is a great merit to be in that position after many years of suffering and to be able to aspire to promotion.

The team that uses a shirt with the base color brown and white or black details was born in Hamburg on May 15, 1910.

He was recognized for standing up to Nazi restrictions on using Jews on teams and suffering repression from them, although his values ​​were forged many years later.

During the 1980s, the identity of St. Pauli took shape thanks to the neighborhood that gives the team its name and is one of the closest red light districts to the port of Hamburg.

Its nightlife and cosmopolitan between Chinatown, music bars and a complex of busy venues made left-wing, anarchist and anti-fascists take a liking to the club.

While the stands of Germany suffered from the formation of racist groups in teams like Dortmund, Hertha Berlin, Eintracht Frankfurt and Schalke 04, the Pirates took the opposite path.

The formation of ideals generated a strong union of the fans with the club and this earned them fame in the country and abroad, although it also created an enemy: HSV Hamburg – giant of the country, European champion and neighbor of the city – ideologically confronted with St. Pauli to the point of being the derby.

The following day of the tournament, these two teams will play the city derby, something that suits the Pirates well since they won three of the last four games, and it so happened that they will meet in the quarterfinals of the DFB Pokal.

The club house, the Millerntor-Stadium, has a tunnel that is the gateway to hell to see some completely full stands that make it a cauldron while Hells Bells by AC/DC plays, the first song on the Back In Black album.

Over the years, St. Pauli not only became a German fetish, but also toured the world as the team that stands up to fascism: it has supporters clubs in Glasgow, Athens, Brazil and New York, among more than 200 countries of the world, as well as the Raj Pauli in India.

After many years where the team wandered between the Bundesliga and the fourth division of Germany, they have a very good 2021-22 season with the possibility of promotion to the top flight.

If successful, the country’s first division will have as a participant one of the owners of a striking fact: in 2021, St. Pauli was voted the fifth most popular club in Germany without even being in the Bundesliga.

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