VFP Stuttgart celebrated its 750th victory at the Bundesliga, thus retaining its relevance to the European Cup. On Easter Sunday Ludwig Augustinson (81st minute) scored a late own goal to give Swabian’s newly promoted team a 1-0 (0-0) victory over SV Werder Bremen, with only four points left in the European Cup rankings .
The Hanseatic League, however, could be in trouble again after their third consecutive defeat in the Exodus. Their lead at the elimination point is still seven points comfortable, but R.P. They have two high barriers in the league with Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund.
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The lack of various offensive forces and operators made itself felt on both sides. When everything was already pointing to a goalless draw, Werders Augustine maneuvered the ball into their own net from close range in distress. This season it was already the third Bremen ‘own goal – almost certainly more than just Schalke (5) who was sent off.
Both teams looked for a way forward with determination, but made a lot of mistakes and created goal risk almost exclusively through long distance shots. According to the VFP, Argentina’s promotional hero Nicolas Gonzalez (muscle tear), U21 international Mateo Klimovich (6th) and Philippe Foster (25th) had to do with Silas Vamankituka (cruciate ligament). Before the break.
Bremen, who had previously failed twice, was replaced by storm-suspended Joshua Sergeant Nicholas Folkrak, who tested Stuttgart goalkeeper Gregor Cope three times in the first half. But Romano Schmidt (10th), Augustinson with a good direct acceptance (22nd) and Kevin Mahwald (31st) all failed with Swiss attention.
Augustine scored his own goal for the VFP.
The first dangerous scene of the second round was a long-range shot: Borna Sosa of Stuttgart chased the ball past a corner from the edge of the penalty area (54th). Folkrag, on the other hand, then had a significantly higher goal in the twelve-meter (55th) attempt. Until then it was the busiest phase of the game, in which VFP talent Klimovic fired another low shot (58th) – and Bremen’s Jubilee Maximilian Estein (150th Bundesliga game) received his fifth yellow card.
Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalatjic, who has scored in seven of his previous eight league games, rarely appeared this time around and was without a significant penalty area display until shortly before the end. The 23-year-old Austrian may not have the much-needed freshness after appearing on the national team three times. But with nine minutes to go, Kalajtjik was there. After a cross from Sosa from the left, he climbed to the header, wanting to destroy Bremen’s Augustinson – and reaching his own goal. (dpa)