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Bundesliga, 17. April 2021

Defeat in Berlin

Philipp Förster’s goal was not enough for VfB in a 2-1 reverse away to 1. FC Union Berlin.

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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.

Phillip Förster:

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.