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VfB again without home victory: Cologne counters Stuttgart’s Blitz-Tor

Despite a lightning strike, Upgrader VfB Stuttgart still has to wait for the first home victory in the Bundesliga. After the early goal of Orel Mangala (1), it was enough for the Swabians only to one 1:1 (1:1) against the weakly started in the season. FC Cologne.

uch for the Rhine countries, to which Sebastian Andersson (31., Foulelfmeter) gave the second unequal result in succession, the result was unsatisfactory: Since the 6th. March and now 15 league games are waiting for a win.

The game started with two Pauken strokes. It only took 24 seconds, as the ball was already in the net behind Cologne goalkeeper Timo Horn. After a beautiful first attack on Gonzalo Castro and Daniel Didavi, Sasa Kalajdzic set off on Mangala, which finished from 17-metre to the left upper Toreck. Only two minutes later, after a free kick by Didavi, only the bar shook at the same place (3). The unsorted columns seemed intimidated

Eleven meters bring Cologne back into the game

After ten minutes the Colonies repeatedly put the extremely aggressive VfB in trouble with an early start. Coach Markus Gisdol also reacted with a defensive change: Already after a good quarter of an hour he brought Dimitrios Limnios for the yellow-laden Kingsley Ehizibue. Atakan Karazor allowed the Cologne settlement: The referee Guido Winkmann (Churches) who was punished for pulling on Andersson’s jersey was sure to transform the Elfmeter.

The compensation now unsettled the VfB. The defence sometimes seemed treacherous when it was put under pressure by the Colonies. In addition, defender Marc-Oliver Kempf was injured from the square (31). Towards the end of the first half of the season Stuttgart started again and could have taken the lead again: Tanguy Coulibaly failed after a nice example of Kalajdzic but at Horn, who could just pull his hands up at the raising of the Frenchman (45).

The game remained varied. Both teams sought their chances, they also got them from time to time, but many good approaches were destroyed by inaccuracies in the game design. Darko Churlinov (78.) met the post for the VfB, but stood aside.