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Bundesliga, 11. February 2018
Frank Willenborg (Osnabrück) 53296
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16 GK
Ron-Robert Zieler
2 DF
Emiliano Insua
3 DF
Dennis Aogo
5 DF
Timo Baumgartl
21 DF
Benjamin Pavard
32 DF
Andreas Beck
6 MF
Santiago Ascacibar
17 MF
Erik Thommy
20 MF
Christian Gentner
27 ST
Mario Gomez
33 ST
Daniel Ginczek


26 GK
Alexander Meyer
28 DF
Holger Badstuber
35 DF
Marcin Kaminski
19 MF
Chadrac Akolo
23 MF
Orel Mangala
31 MF
Berkay Özcan
14 ST
Anastasios Donis


Tayfun Korkut


21 GK
Tobias Sippel
4 DF
Jannik Vestergaard
24 DF
Tony Jantschke
28 DF
Matthias Ginter
30 DF
Nico Elvedi
6 MF
Christoph Kramer
8 MF
Denis Zakaria
10 MF
Thorgan Hazard
23 MF
Jonas Hofmann
32 MF
Vincenzo Grifo
13 ST
Lars Stindl


35 GK
Moritz Nicolas
3 DF
Reece Oxford
7 MF
Patrick Herrmann
27 MF
Michaël Cuisance
11 ST
Raffael Caetano de Araújo
18 ST
Josip Drmic
26 ST
Raúl Bobadilla


Dieter Hecking


5' 33 Ginczek 27 Gomez
33Ginczek 27Gomez 5'


46' 32 Grifo 11 Caetano de Araújo
63' 8 Zakaria 18 Drmic
66' 17 Thommy 28 Badstuber
66' 3 Aogo 23 Mangala
76' 23 Hofmann 26 Bobadilla
90' 6 Ascacibar 35 Kaminski
46' 32Grifo 11Caetano de Araújo
63' 8Zakaria 18Drmic
17Thommy 28Badstuber 66'
3Aogo 23Mangala 66'
76' 23Hofmann 26Bobadilla
6Ascacibar 35Kaminski 90'


48' 5 Baumgartl
5Baumgartl 48'

Three vital points against Gladbach

When referee Frank Willenborg blew the final whistle in the 94th minute against Borussia Mönchengladbach, VfB Stuttgart striker Mario Gomez made one final sprint in the centre circle before jumping, arms in the air, and screaming with joy. Almost simultaneously, the home fans at the Mercedes-Benz Arena did the same.

After a battling display in front of 53,296 spectators, Daniel Ginczek's fifth-minute goal proved enough for Stuttgart to beat the Foals 1-0 at home, securing three vital points in the fight against the drop.


Stuttgart head coach Tayfun Korkut made one change from the side that drew 1-1 with VfL Wolfsburg last time out, with Ginczek, who came on at half-time against the Wolves, getting the nod up front in place of Anastasios Donis. After recovering from a groin injury, Holger Badstuber was fit enough for a place on the bench.

4th minute Stuttgart enjoy the first chance of the game, but Christian Gentner shoots wide after an eye-catching piece of interplay down the left with Erik Thommy.
5th minute VfB's adventurous start gets its reward with the opening goal! Emiliano Insua breaks up a Gladbach attack and shifts the ball quickly down the left. Gomez then feeds Ginczek, who finishes coolly past an onrushing Tobias Sippel to give Stuttgart the lead.
34th minute The next real chance of the game goes Stuttgart's way once again. Sippel fails to clear his lines from a corner and Gentner fizzes the ball back across goal for Timo Baumgartl, who heads just over the bar.
46th minute minute Stuttgart keeper Ron-Robert Zieler is forced into his first real save of the game right at the start of the second period. Lars Stindl shoots from the edge of the box, and although the home custodian parries the first effort, Stindl tees up Thorgan Hazard on the follow-up, who shoots wide.
63rd minute Raffael sends in a wicked volley from the edge of the box, but Zieler is equal to it and saves. Gladbach are ramping up the pressure now.
88th minute The best chance of the second period falls to Stuttgart in the closing stages, but midfielder Santiago Ascacibar shoots wide from just inside the Gladbach area.

Tayfun Korkut:

We did well, though, and the spirit we showed defending helped us hold on for the win. I can only praise the team – everyone played their part so that we were tough to break down. That's how you get over the line against a top side.


VfB secured a vital and deserved win in the battle against the drop on Matchday 22. After an impressive opening, crowned by Ginczek's fifth-minute goal following excellent work from Gomez, Korkut's troops held their own and battled hard against the visitors. Gladbach improved and began to carve out chances midway through the first half, but Stuttgart stood firm at the back to record a 1-0 win and take three important points.