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UEFA Europa League, 21.02.2013

KRC Genk

2022

VfB Stuttgart

1074
0-1 Boka (45. Min)
0-2 Gentner (58. Min)
0-2(0-1)
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Arthur Boka scores against Gernk.

Next step Lazio

In the return leg of the Europa League ‘Round of 32’ tie, VfB were 2-0 (1-0) winners over KRC Genk. Arthur Boka and Christian Gentner were on song with the goals for VfB to earn the club a round of 16 clash with Miroslav Klose’s S.S. Lazio.

Bruno Labbadia replaced the suspended Georg Niedermeier with Toni Rüdiger and Shinji Okazaki was once again in the starting eleven as Raphael Holzhauser took a place on the substitute’s bench.

The atmosphere in the Genker Arena was exceptional right from the kick-off, as some 2,000 VfB fans fired their team on from the start. Labbadia’s men took charge right from the start and had their first sight of goal after just eight minutes, as Serdar Tasci headed narrowly over from an Ibrahima Traoré corner.

Boka secures a half time lead

As the half progressed, Genk raised their game and the crowd of 17,000 saw an evenly matched tie, during which only VfB managed to really create in front of goal. A poor clearance from the Genk keeper presented Shinji Okazaki with an opportunity to shoot on goal but Kalidou Koulibaly was able to clear off the line (15’). Shortly afterwards, Vedad Ibisevic fired just over the crossbar.

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VfB continued to lord the possession but failed to find the target. KRC Genk were also unthreatening in front of goal and the bulk of the spectators were preparing for a scoreless first 45 minutes, before Arthur Boka stepped up. The defender’s shot from 25 meters out was deflected past the Gen keeper to provide VfB with a 1-0 advantage to take into the break, as the Ivory Coast international danced to express his personal joy.

VfB goal-scorer Arthur Boka: "We are very satisfied with the win and our progression to the next round of the competition." Post match comments

Gentner makes it clear

After the re-start, Genk were forced to open up and attack, which was immediately noticeable and the Belgian’s came at Labbadia’s men. The first chance of the half fell to Martin Harnik, aided by some good work on the left by Gentner and Vedad Ibisevic, but the Austrian was unable to guide his header on goal (54’). With almost an hour on the clock, William Kvist fed Christian Gentner, who twice dummied his marker before firing into the bottom corner to double his side’s advantage.

Sven Ulreich proved his worth then with a strong save to keep his side in front and keep his sheet clean, which was to remain the case until the final whistle, as the travelling VfB fans cheered on their side to a 2-0 win.

The first game in the next round of the competition will take place on March 7th, when VfB host Lazio Rome, who eliminated Borussia Mönchengladbach from the competition, at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. Vedad Ibisevic will unfortunately be suspended for the first leg of the clash with the Italians.

Partners of VfB Stuttgart

Partners of VfB Stuttgart

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Pos. Team P. W D L +/- Pts
12. 1. FC Köln 34 9 13 12 34:40 40
13. Hannover 96 34 9 10 15 40:56 37
14. VfB Stuttgart 34 9 9 16 42:60 36
15. Hertha BSC 34 9 8 17 36:52 35
16. Hamburger SV 34 9 8 17 25:50 35
Pos. Team P. W D L +/- Pts
11. VfL Osnabrück 38 14 10 14 49:51 52
12. Rot-Weiß Erfurt 38 14 9 15 47:54 51
13. VfB Stuttgart II 38 13 8 17 48:57 47
14. SC Fortuna Köln 38 12 10 16 38:47 46
15. SG Sonnenhof Großaspach 38 12 10 16 39:60 46
Pos. Team P. W D L +/- Pts
7. 1. FC Nürnberg 26 9 9 8 40:41 36
8. Eintracht Frankfurt U19 26 10 4 12 44:51 34
9. VfB Stuttgart 26 10 2 14 53:45 32
10. TSV 1860 München 26 9 5 12 38:39 32
11. 1. FC Saarbrücken 26 8 7 11 38:59 31
Pos. Team P. W D L +/- Pts
1. VfB Stuttgart 26 19 2 5 62:29 59
2. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 26 16 6 4 72:36 54
3. Karlsruher SC 26 15 5 6 59:34 50
4. SpVgg Greuther Fürth 26 15 2 9 74:51 47
5. Bayern München 26 12 9 5 58:42 45
30. m.day 25.04. 15:30 VfB Stuttgart 2-2 SC Freiburg
31. m.day 02.05. 15:30 FC Schalke 04 3-2 VfB Stuttgart
32. m.day 09.05. 18:30 VfB Stuttgart 2-0 1. FSV Mainz 05
33. m.day 16.05. 15:30 VfB Stuttgart 2-1 Hamburger SV
34. m.day 23.05. 15:30 SC Paderborn 07 1-2 VfB Stuttgart
34. m.day 26.04. 14:00 VfB Stuttgart II 1-3 SpVgg U'haching
35. m.day 03.05. 14:00 Borussia Dortmund II 2-0 VfB Stuttgart II
36. m.day 08.05. 19:00 VfB Stuttgart II 3-2 FC Hansa Rostock
37. m.day 16.05. 13:30 VfB Stuttgart II 0-0 VfL Osnabrück
38. m.day 23.05. 13:30 Cottbus 2-3 VfB Stuttgart II
1. m.day 12.08. 18:00 VfB Stuttgart 4:1 1. FSV Mainz 05
2. m.day 16.08. 15:00 1. FC Nürnberg 2:4 VfB Stuttgart
3. m.day 22.08. 18:00 Karlsruher SC 2:0 VfB Stuttgart
4. m.day 30.08. 12:30 VfB Stuttgart 5:1 Eintracht Frankfurt U19
5. m.day 14.09. 13:00 SV Waldhof Mannheim 0:2 VfB Stuttgart
22. m.day 11.04. 13:00 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 1:4 VfB Stuttgart
23. m.day 18.10. 12:30 VfB Stuttgart 1:0 TSV 1860 München
24. m.day 19.04. 11:00 SpVgg Greuther Fürth 3:2 VfB Stuttgart
25. m.day 02.05. 13:00 VfB Stuttgart 4:0 1. FC Kaiserslautern
26. m.day 31.05. 13:00 1. FC Saarbrücken 0:5 VfB Stuttgart