Albion striker Viktor Gyokeres scored the only goal as St Pauli enjoyed a 1-0 home win over Nuremberg as the Bundesliga returned to action following a two-month break because of the Coronavirus outbreak.
Gyokeres, who is on a season-long loan with the Hamburg-based club, came off the bench to slot home the only goal six minutes from time as St Pauli extended their unbeaten run to five games in the Bundesliga’s second tier. Albion team-mate Leo Ostigard played the full 90 minutes for St Pauli.
Instead of celebrating in front of 25,000 St Pauli fans, the Millerntor was empty as German players got used to playing games in front of no fans.
Gyokeres said: "Nuremberg had a good chance in the first half. But we worked hard and they didn't create too many other chances.
“We got into the game in the second half and I was pleased to get my goal. I'm happy that I was able to help the team get three points.”
St Pauli coach Jos Luhukay said: “The atmosphere was difficult but I thought the players adapted well. We played a strong opponent who caused us problems but Viktor’s was a good individual goal and finish.”
Nuremberg played with ten men for the last 35 minutes after goalkeeper Christian Mathenia was sent off.