twenty fifth matchday: 2-0 towards Union: VfB nonetheless on the right track for the Champions League | EUROtoday

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The coach stays, the goalscorer continues to attain. The VfB Stuttgart has continued its outstanding success story within the Bundesliga.

The Swabians gained 2-0 (1-0) towards 1. FC Union Berlin at first of the twenty fifth matchday. Striker Serhou Guirassy scored within the nineteenth minute for VfB, who’re nonetheless on the right track for the Champions League. Chris Führich (sixty fifth) made the choice. In the 69th minute, Berlin's András Schäfer was proven a purple card for a foul on Josha Vagnoman.

Third within the desk Stuttgart initially prolonged his lead over fifth place to 10 factors. Union stays in 14th place after their second defeat in a row. In the morning, VfB coach Sebastian Hoeneß prolonged his contract till June 30, 2027.

VfB protection chief Anton initially on the bench

The Stuttgart crew, the place the ailing captain and protection chief Waldemar Anton initially sat on the bench and was substituted within the second half, was fortunate early on with a Berlin probability via Yorbe Vertessen (third). Afterwards they took management in entrance of 53,800 spectators. VfB let the ball run, Union chased lots.

Enzo Millot missed the 1-0 when he hammered the ball over the aim (12'). A mistake by Alexander Nübel within the build-up to the sport virtually put the Swabians behind, however the goalkeeper made a robust save towards Schäfer (sixteenth).

A positive transfer lastly gave VfB the deserved lead: Atakan Karazor performed the ball into Guirassy's path – and the Guinean scored ice-cold into the left nook. It was the nationwide striker's twenty first league aim this season. The entire of Stuttgart desires the 27-year-old to do the identical as his coach and keep past the summer time.

The membership introduced Hoeneß' contract extension a number of hours earlier than kick-off. The 41-year-old had not too long ago been repeatedly mentioned as a potential successor to Thomas Tuchel, who might be leaving FC Bayern Munich after this season. But Hoeneß, who has reworked Stuttgart from an virtually relegated crew to a contender for the premier class since taking workplace in April 2023, doesn’t see his mission over but.

In stoppage time within the first half, Hoeneß noticed his crew virtually improve their result in 2-0. However, Vagnoman failed as a result of robust response of Union keeper Frederik Rönnow.

Union comes out of the locker room nicely

The first minutes after the break belonged to the friends. Lucas Tousart (forty eighth) and Kevin Volland (forty ninth) examined VfB keeper Nübel. Afterwards – as within the first spherical – the Stuttgart crew took command once more. A pleasant shot from Führich into the correct nook made it 2-0. It was the winger's seventh league aim this season.

After Schäfer was despatched off, the sport was determined. The Hungarian hit his opponent Vagnoman within the knee with an open sole. The choice nonetheless appeared harsh, and because of this VfB confidently achieved its seventeenth win of the season.

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