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Bundesliga, 13. April 2019
DATA CENTER
REFEREE ATTENDANCE
Tobias Stieler (Hamburg) 53657
-
Goals
1
12
Shots on goal
17
7
Corners
6
16
Fouls
12
31.60
Ball possession in %
68.40
5
Offside
1
1
Yellow
-
-
Second yellow
-
1
Red
-

LINEUPS

1 GK
Ron-Robert Zieler
4 DF
Marc Oliver Kempf
18 DF
Ozan Kabak
21 DF
Benjamin Pavard
32 DF
Andreas Beck
6 MF
Santiago Ascacibar
8 MF
Gonzalo Castro
9 MF
Steven Zuber
10 MF
Daniel Didavi
14 MF
Alexander Esswein
22 ST
Nicolas Gonzalez

BENCH

13 GK
Jens Grahl
2 DF
Emiliano Insua
5 DF
Timo Baumgartl
24 DF
Borna Sosa
17 MF
Erik Thommy
11 ST
Anastasios Donis
27 ST
Mario Gomez

COACH

Markus Weinzierl

LINEUPS

1 GK
Lukás Hrádecky
4 DF
Jonathan Tah
5 DF
Sven Bender
18 DF
Wendell Nascimento Borges
23 DF
Mitchell Weiser
15 MF
Julian Baumgartlinger
20 MF
Charles Aránguiz
29 MF
Kai Havertz
9 ST
Leon Bailey
10 ST
Julian Brandt
31 ST
Kevin Volland

BENCH

28 GK
Ramazan Özcan
6 DF
Aleksandar Dragovic
16 DF
Tin Jedvaj
21 MF
Dominik Kohr
7 ST
Paulo Henrique Sampaio Filho
11 ST
Isaac Thelin
13 ST
Lucas Alario

COACH

Peter Bosz

GOALS

2929 Havertz 64'
64' 29Havertz

SUBSTITUTIONS

68' 1010 Didavi 1717 Thommy
70' 2222 Gonzalez 1111 Donis
1313 Alario 99 Bailey 78'
82' 99 Zuber 2727 Gomez
10Didavi 17Thommy 68'
22Gonzalez 11Donis 70'
78' 9Bailey 13Alario
9Zuber 27Gomez 82'

CARDS

43' 32 Beck
90 + 1' 6 Ascacibar
32Beck 43'
6Ascacibar 90 + 1'
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VfB beaten by Leverkusen

VfB's three-game unbeaten run on home turf came to an end on Saturday in front of 53,657 supporters at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, the Swabians losing 1-0 to Leverkusen. Kai Havertz scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot in the second period, Bayer coming out on top despite a spirited first-half display from the hosts.

Personnel

Markus Weinzierl's side showed three changes from last weekend's 1-1 draw at home with 1. FC Nürnberg: Gonzalo Castro, Daniel Didavi and Nicolas Gonzalez were preferred to Emiliano Insua, Anastasios Donis and Mario Gomez.

Highlights
16th minute Alexander Esswein tries his luck with a near-post effort, but visiting custodian Lukas Hradecky is equal to it and concedes a corner.
40th minute Kevin Volland and Havertz go close in quick succession on the counter prior to the interval, but Ron-Robert Zieler and his defensive team-mates stand firm.
53rd minute Volland goes close after the break, too, but is unable to direct his header on target at the front post from Charles Aranguiz's right-wing centre.
64th minute After a challenge between Castro and Volland inside the area, referee Tobias Stieler awards a penalty. Havertz makes no mistake with the spot kick.
93rd minute VfB push unsuccessfully for an equaliser in the closing stages, before Santiago Ascacibar sees red in additional time.

Ron-Robert Zieler:

The defeat is extremely frustrating, but the team is still alive and playing with passion.

Summary

Once again, VfB end disappointed and empty handed. On this occasion, Stuttgart limited a forward-thinking Leverkusen side to few chances with a brave, compact showing. The hosts were not clinical enough at the other end, however, and a dead-ball situation ultimately proved decisive.