Despite late compensation: VfB Stuttgart tumbles descent towards
VfB Stuttgart continues to tumble the fourth Bundesliga descent. Thanks to the late hit by Chris Führich (89th), the Swabians secured one point in 1: 1 (0: 1) against the now also calculated VfL Wolfsburg, but the saving bank is two points two points before the end. The goal to compensate for a joker cooperation arose, because the flank came from Youngster Enzo Millot.
John Anthony Brooks (13th) got rid of the wolves of the last relegation worries in front of 52,230 fans. The VfB, who has been a winless for five games, looks at the abyss that are now two points away. The rest of the program is all about with games at Meister Bayern Munich and against European Cup candidate 1. FC Köln.
The VfB fans in the Cannstatter curve demanded on a banner: “Tats instead of empty words – shows struggle and commitment!” Accordingly, the professionals should take their appendix with “intensity and physicality”, as coach Pellegrino Matarazzo said.
This was achieved with a lot of effort, but the eleven to nothing in three positions was played in a playful way. National player Lukas Nmecha awarded a good guest chance (10th) before Brooks came to his first goal of the season: he ran through the penalty area at a corner kick by Maximilian Arnold and headed after a slight push against Waldemar Anton from five meters.
VfB Stuttgart for a long time completely harmless
Wolfsburg, which had to do without defense attorney Sebastiaan Bornauw (back) at short notice, soon left more rooms. The Swabians seemed to have to suddenly have to play the game, but overwhelmed. Only at the end of the first half did they come up more, captain Wataru Endo (39th) and Tiago Tomas (42nd) missed the equalization.
Even after the change of sides, VfL usually left the ball to the home side – there was hardly any danger. Matarazzo was not hidden, who brought two fresh offensive forces in Chris Führich and Philipp Förster (57th). However, the only recipe consisted of flanks from Borna Sosa, which found a goal far too rarely. The frequently mapped striker Sasa Kalajdzic got a few balls and held almost none.
In a copy of the guest tour, Brooks would have increased again to 2-0 after a corner (65.). It was one of the rarer VfL excursions into the opposing penalty area, and Max Kruse was not a factor in his 300th Bundesliga game.