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2. Bundesliga, 20. September 2016
Christian Dingert (Lebecksmühle) 36800
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1 TO
Mitchell Langerak
2 VE
Emiliano Insua
4 VE
Toni Sunjic
5 VE
Timo Baumgartl
16 VE
Florian Klein
7 MF
Hajime Hosogai
10 MF
Alexandru Maxim
20 MF
Christian Gentner
31 MF
Berkay Özcan
9 ST
Simon Terodde
11 ST
Takuma Asano


32 TO
Benjamin Uphoff
6 VE
Jean Zimmer
19 VE
Kevin Großkreutz
21 VE
Benjamin Pavard
15 MF
Carlos Mané
25 MF
Matthias Zimmermann
34 ST
Boris Tashchy


Jos Luhukay


16 TO
Jasmin Fejzic
3 VE
Saulo Decarli
4 VE
Joseph Baffo
5 VE
Gustav Valsvik
19 VE
Ken Reichel
6 MF
Quirin Moll
10 MF
Mirko Boland
11 MF
Jan Hochscheidt
12 MF
Nik Omladic
7 ST
Domi Kumbela
23 ST
Onel Hernández


1 TO
Marcel Engelhardt
25 VE
Marcel Correia
8 MF
Adam Matuschyk
9 MF
Julius Biada
21 MF
Patrick Schönfeld
30 MF
Hendrick Zuck
15 ST
Christoffer Nyman


Torsten Lieberknecht


18' 44 Sunjic 1010 Maxim
64' 1919 Großkreutz 1111 Asano
4Sunjic 10Maxim 18. Min
19Großkreutz 11Asano 64. Min


1515 Nyman 55 Valsvik 45'
60' 3131 Özcan 1919 Großkreutz
68' 1111 Asano 66 Zimmer
3030 Zuck 2323 Hernández 77'
99 Biada 66 Moll 77'
84' 2020 Gentner 2525 Zimmermann
45. Min 5Valsvik 15Nyman
31Özcan 19Großkreutz 60. Min
11Asano 6Zimmer 68. Min
77. Min 23Hernández 30Zuck
77. Min 6Moll 9Biada
20Gentner 25Zimmermann 84. Min


5 Valsvik 26'
23 Hernández 42'
3 Decarli 50'
62' 10 Maxim
85' 19 Großkreutz
26. Min 5Valsvik
42. Min 23Hernández
50. Min 3Decarli
10Maxim 62. Min
19Großkreutz 85. Min

Important home win

Toni Sunjic trifft per Kopfball zur Führung.
Toni Sunjic trifft per Kopfball zur Führung.

VfB celebrate their second consecutive win! Following last Saturday’s 1-0 success away in Kaiserslautern, on Tuesday evening, the side in the shirts with the infamous red hoop secured a 2-0 (1-0) home victory over Eintracht Braunschweig. Christian Gentner & Co. put on a determined and convincing display against the league leaders, making effective use of their openings, whilst looking solid at the back. The Cannstatt Boys took the lead with a header from a corner and kept their cool under pressure in the second half, eventually hitting on the break to double their advantage. 


VfB’s caretaker coach Olaf Janßen was forced to make one change to his starting eleven from last weekend, with Tobias Werner unavailable due to an adductor problem and being replaced by Berkay Özcan. In addition, new signing Carlos Mané was in the VfB squad for the first time.

18th minute VfB take the lead! A corner delivered from the left by Alexandru Maxim eludes a number of defenders in the centre and falls for Toni Sunjic, who has no problem heading over the line from close range to make it 1-0. Prior to the opening, VfB had looked to force the issues against cautious guests. But the Cannstatt Boys will have to be cautious now too, as Braunschweig have pace upon winning possession.
28th minute The hosts continue to maintain the upper-hand. Takuma Asano tests Braunschweig’s goalkeeper Jasmin Fejzic with a bobbling shot from 20 meters out.
45th minute Half-time at the Mercedes-Benz Arena: VfB lead at the break by 1-0. Christian Gentner & Co. are the more active of the two sides and have had the better of the attacking openings. Throughout the course of the first half, the visitors only once found a way through on goal, but couldn’t make that count.
64th minute A substitution has an immediate impact. The Cannstatt Boys hit on the break with pace through Takuma Asano. The Japanese international floats in a cross from the right, finding sub Kevin Großkreutz, who cuts inside and slams the ball home to make it 2-0.
80th minute A stunning stop by Mitch Langerak. The Australian international makes an amazing instinctive relex save from point-blank range to deny Domi Kumbela.
90th minute + 3 VfB play out the three-minute period of injury-time convincingly to take all three points for the second time in succession.

Mitchell Langerak:

 It wasn’t an easy game for us, but the fans really got behind us again and then we just couldn’t lose the match. Everyone knew what needed to be done. We defended well and took our chances. On Friday we have the next challenge in Bochum. We are all looking forward to the game and hope to have plenty of fans there behind us, as they have been so often of late.


VfB earned themselves a deserved three points against Eintracht Braunschweig. During the course of the ninety minutes, the Cannstatt Boys convinced with a stable defensive display, allowing very few chances through for the opponents. Even during a second-half phase when the visitors put the pressure on, the VfB defence stood strong and kept their lines cleared consistently. On the attack, the hosts were ultimately effective and the combination was the key to the Stuttgart success on the day.