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DFB-Pokal, 12. August 2019
Sven Jablonski 24000
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1 GK
Markus Kolke
3 DF
Julian Riedel
16 DF
Nils Butzen
23 DF
Sven Sonnenberg
27 DF
Nico Rieble
33 DF
Maximilian Ahlschwede
10 MF
Korbinian Vollmann
21 MF
Jonas Hildebrandt
26 MF
Tanju Öztürk
11 ST
Marco Königs
39 ST
Pascal Breier


22 GK
Alexander Sebald
2 DF
Frederik Lach
7 DF
Nico Neidhart
14 DF
Max Reinthaler
15 DF
Adam Straith
4 MF
Kai Bülow
6 MF
Mirnes Pepic
8 ST
Elsamed Ramaj
18 ST
John Verhoek


Jens Härtel


33 GK
Fabian Bredlow
4 DF
Marc Oliver Kempf
15 DF
Pascal Stenzel
24 DF
Borna Sosa
28 DF
Holger Badstuber
6 MF
Santiago Ascacibar
8 MF
Gonzalo Castro
10 MF
Daniel Didavi
16 MF
Atakan Karazor
23 MF
Orel Mangala
27 ST
Mario Gomez


13 GK
Jens Grahl
5 DF
Nathaniel Phillips
36 DF
Luca Mack
7 MF
Tanguy Coulibaly
21 MF
Philipp Klement
31 MF
Mateo Klimowicz
11 ST
Anastasios Donis
18 ST
Hamadi Al Ghaddioui


Tim Walter


1010 Didavi 1818 Al Ghaddioui 19'
19' 18Al Ghaddioui 10Didavi


1818 Al Ghaddioui 2323 Mangala 12'
55 Phillips 2828 Badstuber 46'
59' 1111 Königs 1818 Verhoek
2121 Klement 2727 Gomez 74'
76' 1616 Butzen 66 Pepic
76' 3939 Breier 88 Ramaj
12' 23Mangala 18Al Ghaddioui
46' 28Badstuber 5Phillips
11Königs 18Verhoek 59'
74' 27Gomez 21Klement
16Butzen 6Pepic 76'
39Breier 8Ramaj 76'


21' 11 Königs
16 Karazor 26'
53' 23 Sonnenberg
5 Phillips 61'
24 Sosa 72'
18 Al Ghaddioui 75'
15 Stenzel 89'
11Königs 21'
26' 16Karazor
23Sonnenberg 53'
61' 5Phillips
72' 24Sosa
75' 18Al Ghaddioui
89' 15Stenzel

Through to the next round

VfB found themselves up against tough opponents in the first round of the DFB Cup on Monday night in the shape of F.C. Hansa Rostock, but they survived the test. The boys from Cannstatt recorded a 1-0 win over the third-tier outfit in the regulation 90 minutes, in front of 24,000 fans. It was a tight contest that was decided by an early goal from Hamadi Al Ghaddioui.

Team news

VfB head coach Tim Walter made two changes to the team which drew the last Bundesliga 2 match away to Heidenheim. Fabian Bredlow replaced Gregor Kobel in goal – the latter left out of the squad after taking a knock to the hip – while Hamadi Al Ghaddioui moved to the bench and was replaced in attack by Mario Gomez. New arrival Nathaniel Phillips was also included in the matchday squad for the first time and was one of the substitutes.

9th minute As is the case in previous matches this season, VfB start off with plenty of possession but it is the third-division hosts who create the initial chances. Korbinian Vollmann tries to finish off a counter-attack with a chip (7’), and shortly thereafter he again tries his luck, this time from the edge of the area. Bredlow proves equal to the task on both occasions.
12th minute Walter is forced to make a very early change as Orel Mangala limps off, to be replaced by Al Ghaddioui.
19th minute The match changes in the blink of an eye. The Rostock defence are expecting a goal kick but it turns out to be a corner, taken quickly by Santiago Ascacibar who plays it short to Daniel Didavi. He sends over a cross and Al Ghaddioui has all the time in the world to head home for a 1-0 lead. This is certainly against the run of play, coming as it does after a period of sustained pressure from the home team.
81st minute VfB miss a chance to put the tie to bed. Didavi is once again the man creating the danger, firing the ball over from the left where Gonzalo Castro is waiting at the far post. The midfielder tries to convert the cross but the angle is too tight.
90th minute +2 In the dying minutes, VfB find themselves facing down wave after wave of attacks from Rostock, but the boys from Cannstatt stand up to the pressure and seal a hard-earned 1-0 win.

Tim Walter:

At the end of the day, though, we deserved to go through to the next round and we’re pleased with the way it went tonight.


VfB are through, and deservedly so. Walter’s men were up to the task and restricted their opponents to just a handful of chances. They themselves struggled to carve out many genuine opportunities but were that little bit too clever for the opposition on the night.