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Friendly match, 6. September 2019

Plenty of positives at Three Leagues Cup

VfB beat SC Austria Lustenau 4-2 on penalties in their first Three Leagues Cup encounter in Großaspach, before losing 1-0 to the hosts in their second game.

Tim Walter’s side used the first international break of the campaign to take part in the friendly tournament in Großaspach. Marc Oliver Kempf made his return from a thigh injury in VfB’s first game against SC Austria Lustenau, while recent signing Philipp Förster set up the opener on his maiden appearance for the first team.

VfB prevailed 4-2 on penalties following a 2-2 draw, before slipping to a 1-0 defeat against SG Sonnenhof Großaspach, who had beaten Austria Lustenau 4-1 earlier in the day.

VfB head coach Tim Walter: “We learned a couple of things and I’m not entirely satisfied with some of them. We were missing that clinical edge at both ends of the pitch - in the tackle and in front of goal. When you create as many chances as we did in the first game, you need to score more goals. There are positives too, though. The youngsters did very well and you could see that Lilian Egloff and Nick Bätzner are very talented. It’s also important that nobody injured themselves.”

VfB Stuttgart - SC Austria Lustenau

Fabian Bredlow – Pascal Stenzel, Marc Oliver Kempf (37' Jose-Enrique Rios Alonso), Nathaniel Phillips, Emiliano Insua – Gonzalo Castro, Daniel Didavi, Philipp Förster – Silas Wamangituka, Mario Gomez, Mateo Klimowicz.

Goals:

1-0 Mario Gomez (5')

2-0 Nathaniel Phillips (20')

2-1 Ronivaldo Bernardo (29')

2-2 Amoye Brown (36')

Penalty shootout:

1-0 Gonzalo Castro

1-1 Christoph Freitag

2-1 Pascal Stenzel

--  Thomas Mayer

3-1 Silas Wamangituka

--  Marco Krainz

--  Mario Gomez

3-2 Sebastian Feyrer

4-2 Philipp Förster 

 

VfB Stuttgart - SG Sonnenhof Großaspach

Jens Grahl – Roberto Massimo, Holger Badstuber, Atakan Karazor, David Grözinger – Nick Bätzner, Orel Mangala, Lilian Egloff, Philipp Klement – Hamadi Al Ghaddioui, Jan Kliment (28' David Tomic).

Tor:

0-1 Julian Leist (13')