FC. St Pauli are now virtually assured of their place in the Bundesliga next term thanks to a glowing second half performance at SpVgg Greuther Fürth. Christopher Nöthe had given the hosts a first half lead as Michael Büskens' side proved the more energetic in the opening period. However, Deniz Naki levelled things shortly after the restart before Marius Ebbers and Charles Takyi and a late strike from Rouwen Hennings made absolutely sure of the three points for the visitors. Holger Stanislawski's side are now almost to finish the season in second place and thus book their place in the top tier all but mathematically. The Hamburg based club are also still in with a chance of the title depending on next week's results.
Fürth: Grün - Schröck, Biliskov, Karaslavov (Mauersberger 31'), C. Rahn - Fürstner (Nehrig 72'), Pekovic (Meichelback 86') - Haas, N. Müller - Allagui, Nöthe
Pauli: M. Hain (Pliquett 14') - Rothenbach, Morena, Thorandt, Oczipka - Boll, M. Lehmann - Bruns (Hennings 75'), Takyi, Naki (M. Kruse 81') - Ebbers
Goals: 1-0 Nöthe (37'), 1-1 Naki (51'), 1-2 Ebbers (65'), 1-3 Takyi (73'), 1-4 Hennings (88')
Attendance: 15,200 (sold out - Playmobilstadion)