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St Pauli

 By Chris Wright

St. Pauli players score after five seconds despite not taking the kick-off

What's faster than the "Route One" approach in football? Why, the "Route Zero" approach of course, wherein a given team simply go all out and take an instant pot-shot at goal directly from kick-off, usually resulting in the concession of a slightly embarrassing goal-kick/throw-in.

There are several examples of the direct approach paying off, with several teams scoring in under 10 seconds after catching the opposing keeper unaware directly from the first whistle.

However, we think St Pauli's reserve...

Borussia Dortmund see off St. Pauli, Werder Bremen beat Chemnitzer

Goals from Ciro Immobile, Marco Reus and Shinji Kagawa saw Borrusia Dortmund past St. Pauli in the German DFB Pokal.

Borussia Dortmund set aside their Bundesliga troubles with a 3-0 win at St. Pauli in the second round of the DFB-Pokal.

Dortmund, last season's beaten finalists, were looking for relief after losing their last four league games, and the visitors started strongly against the second-division side in Hamburg.

Ciro Immobile, who arguably had a good goal ruled out for offside early on, opened the scoring in the 33rd minute. Kevin Grosskreutz cut the ball back and Shinji Kagawa helped it on for the Italy...

By ESPN Staff
Oct 28, 2014

Highlights: St. Pauli 0-3 Borussia Dortmund

Goals from Ciro Immobile, Marco Reus and Shinji Kagawa saw Borrusia Dortmund past St. Pauli in the German DFB Pokal.

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By ESPN Staff
Oct 27, 2014

Klopp demands Dortmund improvement

Jurgen Klopp wants his Dortmund side to show spirit and recover from their early season problems.

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DFB apologises for censoring banner

The German FA (DFB) has issued an apology to St. Pauli after partially covering up an anti-fascist banner during the national team's training session at the Millerntor stadium earlier this week.

St. Pauli, a famously left-wing club, has fought against racial and anti-gay prejudice for many years and a longstanding banner on one of the Millerntor's main stands reads: "No football for fascists." 

However, prior to the Nationalmannschaft's training session before Tuesday's 0-0 draw with Poland,...