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DFB-Pokal, 13. September 2020
Felix Zwayer (Berlin) 0
Ballbesitz in %


1 TO
Markus Kolke
3 VE
Julian Riedel
4 VE
Damian Roßbach
7 VE
Nico Neidhart
16 VE
Nils Butzen
8 MF
Bentley Baxter Bahn
10 MF
Korbinian Vollmann
19 MF
Manuel Farrona-Pulido
20 MF
Lukas Scherff
24 MF
Jan Löhmannsröben
18 ST
John Verhoek


30 TO
Ben Voll
15 VE
Adam Straith
23 VE
Sven Sonnenberg
6 MF
Björn Rother
11 MF
Aaron Herzog
25 MF
Oliver Daedlow
28 MF
Maurice Litka
9 ST
Erik Engelhardt
39 ST
Pascal Breier


Jens Härtel


1 TO
Gregor Kobel
2 VE
Waldemar Anton
4 VE
Marc Oliver Kempf
35 VE
Marcin Kaminski
3 MF
Wataru Endo
8 MF
Gonzalo Castro
10 MF
Daniel Didavi
23 MF
Orel Mangala
30 MF
Roberto Massimo
9 ST
Sasa Kalajdzic
14 ST
Silas Wamangituka


33 TO
Fabian Bredlow
16 VE
Atakan Karazor
26 VE
Antonis Aidonis
36 VE
Luca Mack
7 MF
Tanguy Coulibaly
19 MF
Darko Churlinov
21 MF
Philipp Klement
18 ST
Hamadi Al Ghaddioui


Pellegrino Matarazzo


1414 Wamangituka 42'
42. Min 14Wamangituka


57' 1919 Farrona-Pulido 3939 Breier
57' 1010 Vollmann 2828 Litka
1919 Churlinov 3030 Massimo 64'
74' 1616 Butzen 99 Engelhardt
74' 1818 Verhoek 66 Rother
2121 Klement 1010 Didavi 74'
1818 Al Ghaddioui 99 Kalajdzic 74'
81' 2424 Löhmannsröben 1111 Herzog
77 Coulibaly 88 Castro 83'
19Farrona-Pulido 39Breier 57. Min
10Vollmann 28Litka 57. Min
64. Min 30Massimo 19Churlinov
16Butzen 9Engelhardt 74. Min
18Verhoek 6Rother 74. Min
74. Min 10Didavi 21Klement
74. Min 9Kalajdzic 18Al Ghaddioui
24Löhmannsröben 11Herzog 81. Min
83. Min 8Castro 7Coulibaly


4 Kempf 33'
43' 19 Farrona-Pulido
82' 6 Rother
2 Anton 90 + 2'
90 + 3' 1 Kolke
33. Min 4Kempf
19Farrona-Pulido 43. Min
6Rother 82. Min
90 + 2. Min 2Anton
1Kolke 90 + 3. Min

VfB through to the next round

Team news

VfB had new recruit Waldemar Anton in the starting line-up for their first competitive match of the 2020/21 season. Roberto Massimo was also back to full fitness after his ankle injury and joined Anton in the starting XI, but Borna Sosa had to be left out of the squad due to a knee problem, while Pascal Stenzel did not make the trip to Rostock either after the birth of his child.

9th minute VfB start the stronger of the two teams, with Orel Mangala setting up Silas Wamangituka in the first minute, but his shot is blocked. The match then becomes more evenly contested. Manuel Farrona-Pulido has the first attempt on goal for the hosts from the edge of the area on the right-hand side, but his shot finds the side netting at the near post.
23rd minute Gonzalo Castro feeds Mangala and the Belgian’s shot from just outside the area is tipped around the right-hand post by Hansa keeper Markus Kolke at full stretch.
42nd minute VfB take the lead! Daniel Didavi’s shot from just outside the box hits the inside of the right-hand post and Wamangituka is there to side-foot home the rebound into the empty net.
62nd minute VfB seem to have the match under control but suddenly the home team are nearly level. A poor back-pass is picked up by Rostock’s John Verhoek, who finds himself one-on-one with Gregor Kobel, but the VfB goalie parries the ball around the post for a corner.
67th minute Soon after, VfB have a chance to make it 2-0. A fine series of passes sets up substitute Darko Churlinov with an opportunity to shoot from inside the area, but Kolke is equal to it.
90th minute +3 The closing stages of the match end up as a gritty battle, with VfB seeing off wave after wave of Rostock attacks as the home team push everyone forward. The final whistle eventually comes, however, and the lads from Cannstatt go home with a 1-0 win under their belts.

Gonzalo Castro:

In the first half we did really well, but after the break we needed to put the match to bed earlier – and we had some great chances to do that between the 65th and the 70th minute. We can take a lot of confidence out of the game for the start of our league campaign, though.


VfB are through to the second round of the DFB Cup after a well-deserved victory. They controlled much of the proceedings and in the first half in particular, they created the better chances, with Rostock having to feed off scraps.