After victory in Stuttgart: Union Berlin remains at the top of the ranking

Status: 10/10/2022 00:01

Union Berlin has retained its lead in the Bundesliga. At VfB Stuttgart, the Berliners needed little for the maximum yield.

VfB Stuttgart vs. 1. FC Union Berlin – the summary

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At the end of a tough 90 minutes, a header from Paul Jaeckel (76′) resulted in a 1-0 (0-0) victory for Union Berlin over VfB Stuttgart. The “Iron” greeted with 20 points after the 9th Bundesliga matchday from first place. With just five points, Stuttgart is the only team in the league without a win to remain penultimate.

Rönnow with a strong reflex against Zagadou

For their own audience, however, the Swabians did not play as a relegation candidate on Sunday (9 October 2022), especially in the first half. Time and again, VfB quickly looked for a way out without losing sight of protection against the attacking Unioner. Stuttgart, however, had the best chance in the initial phase after a set piece.

Jaeckel: ‘In the end it doesn’t matter to me either’

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After a free kick from outside, Dan-Axel Zagadou headed in from close range, but Union goalkeeper Frederik Rönnow prevented the deficit with a strong reflex (14′). The guests didn’t do much for the game until half-time and Stuttgart went into half-time with more chances after a sharp Ito free kick (25′) and a header from Guirassy (34′).

Union with a lot of control

In the second round, both teams played much more cautious. Berlin controlled the game through long periods of possession, but took no decisive advantage. In Stuttgart, the strength and thus the momentum of the first 45 minutes gradually decreased.

Mislintat: “We lack momentum”

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Finally, one scene was enough for the ripped-off guests to win. Jaeckel took a corner kick from Nico Gießelmann perfectly in time and headed the ball over the inside post into the goal. Although Stuttgart defended themselves, Konstantinos Mavropanos (79th) hit the post shortly after falling behind and wanted to equalize, but it was no longer enough for a point.

Matarazzo: “It’s very, very bitter”

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Instead, Serhou Guirassy took the yellow-red card with two fouls within five minutes (83rd) and VfB ended the game in a minority.

Müller: ‘Someone just has to smash the thing in’

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Union initially mandatory in the Europa League

On matchday 4 of the Europa League group stage, Union Berlin will welcome the Swedish representative from Malmö (Thursday, October 13, 2022, 9 p.m.). On the 10th match day of the Bundesliga, the Köpenickers will play at home against Borussia Dortmund for important points in the battle for the top position (Sunday 5.30 pm). Stuttgart will play another home game and will receive VfL Bochum at the bottom of the ranking in the basement game on Saturday.

Fischer: ‘The team did well today’

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Source: sportschau.de

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