German league game abandoned after official hit

Updated: 02 April 2011 09:32 IST

Friday's German Bundesliga game between St Pauli and Schalke 04 was abandoned one minute from time after a match official was hit in the back by an object thrown from one of the stands.

Berlin:

Friday's German Bundesliga game between St Pauli and Schalke 04 was abandoned one minute from time after a match official was hit in the back by an object thrown from one of the stands.

Schalke 04 were leading 2-0 against nine-man St Pauli after 89 minutes, when one of the linesmen was struck in the back by a glass of beer.

The official fell to the ground before quickly getting up and after consultation with the referee it was decided to end the match.

Schalke had been on their way to their tenth win of the season before the incident after goals from Spanish striker Raul (26) and German midfielder Julian Draxler (66).

The official concerned had disallowed a goal on the hour mark which would have given St Pauli the equaliser with a controversial off-side ruling.

St. Pauli face a heavy fine and a stadium ban by the German football federation.

Promoted last season the team were down to nine men after 79 minutes.

The Hamburg club were on a run of five consecutive defeats, not counting Friday's game, and could be relegated Sunday if VfL Wolfsburg beat Eintracht Frankfurt.

Schalke, who are tenth in the Bundesliga, travel to European champions Inter Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday.

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