Marcin Kaminski, Pascal Stenzel, Erik Thommy and Daniel Didavi all came into the starting line-up in place of Marc Oliver Kempf (suspended for yellow card accumulation), Philipp Förster (bench), Borna Sosa (knee) and Mateo Klimowicz (bench).
|20th minute||Union captain Christopher Trimmel gets to a ball on the right flank by the byline and crosses to the back post, where Grischa Prömel arrives to head the hosts 1-0 up.|
|43rd minute||Another assist from Trimmel as Petar Musa makes it 2-0 to Union after VfB fail to clear the ball out of the danger zone.|
|49th minute||Marcin Kaminski crosses from the left to Sasa Kalajdzic, who lays the ball off to Förster to reduce the deficit from about 10 yards out.|
|71st minute||Klimowicz’s pass cuts through the Union rearguard and finds Darko Churlinov, but he fires over from a promising position.|
|73rd minute||VfB ride their luck as the unmarked Max Kruse heads over from close range.|
It’s obviously frustrating that we’re leaving here empty handed. We go into every game wanting to win it. We gave it our all after going 2-0 down and are now focusing on our upcoming matches against Wolfsburg and Leipzig next week.
Pellegrino Matarazzo’s side went unrewarded for their efforts to at least earn a point in the German capital. VfB showed great purpose going forward in the second half and pulled a goal back soon after the restart, yet despite creating a number of chances to equalise they were unable to find the target again.