Ecstasy in Swabia: VfB Stuttgart has made direct relegation in a dramatic relegation final at the last presser. The team of coach Pellegrino Matarazzo defied 1. FC Köln inspired by 58,453 loud supporters with 2: 1 (1: 0) and sent Hertha BSC into the relegation.
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When the dramatic last-minute class stopped, all dams broke in Stuttgart. Coach Pellegrino Matarazzo and his players were overjoyed in the arms, the VfB fans cheered the square and celebrated their heroes. In the Swabians, the collective white-red madness prevailed against 1. FC Köln after the hard fought. There was a long party night.
“That good. I have a skull after this shouting and cheers. It was ecstasy, a great moment, outstanding. I am so happy for the boys. You never forget a moment like today,” said a radiant Matarazzo at Sky. VfB benefited from the 1-2 of the competitor Hertha BSC in Dortmund.
Sasa Kalajdzic (12th) and Wataru Endo (90.+2) met for the Stuttgart victory. Anthony Modeste (59th) had in the meantime compensated for a serious mistake by VfB keeper Florian Müller. Despite the defeat, there is seventh for Cologne and thus participating in the play-offs to the Europa Conference League.
“Together with the fans, we will let the boiler burn,” Sven Mislintat announced – and VfB’s sports director should be right. The Swabians were whipped very well from their incredibly loud followers and took the lead early and took the lead early: Kalajdzic failed with a penalty on the shiny reacting Marvin Schwäbe, but only 24 seconds later the big Austrian headed the subsequent corner from Chris Leaders : 0 one.
Stuttgart – Cologne: Goalkeeper error ensures effzeh compensation
The hosts remained the more active team, the Cologne residents, which were already qualified for the European Cup, found no means against the compact Swabian defensive. The Stuttgart, competed in the master jersey of 1992, left the best ways unused, captain Wataru Endo missed twice only very thinly (32nd, 34th).
The guests had around 70 percent possession of the ball, but knew little about it. Modeste awarded the only Cologne chance in the first round (44th) at a degree from 16 meters. VfB slowly struggled with the efficiency, Tiago Tomas ran alone towards the Effzeh gate and failed due to Swabia (45.+2).
After the change of sides, the Stuttgart chances continued, Kalajdzic moved from a good position (53.). The Cologne residents, who were happy to equalize: Müller could not hold on to a harmless flank of Florian Kainz, and Modeste dusted off to his 20th goal of the season.
The Stuttgart fans woke up again after the 1-1 compensation in Dortmund and drove their team up to the end – and were rewarded.
Stuttgart – Cologne: The voices
Pellegrino Matarazzo (coach VfB Stuttgart): “That’s good. I have a skull after this shouting and the cheers. That was ecstasy, a great moment. Today you never forget. “
Steffen Baumgart (coach 1. FC Köln): “We want to go on this path that we have taken. The last two results were disappointing, but the performance was right today. We have to go into the performance of the whole season Wear a new season. “
VfB Stuttgart – 1. FC Köln: The constellations
Stuttgart : Florian Müller – Mavropanos, Anton, Ito, Sosa – Karazor (85th Coulibaly) – Führrich (58th Thommy, 90.+8 Massimo), Endo, Mangala – Kalajdzic, Tiago Tomas (58. Marmush). – Trainer: Matarazzo
Cologne : Schwäbe – Ehizibue (64. Schmitz), Kilian (78th Lemperle), Hübers, Hector (46. Jannes Horn) – Salih Özcan, Skhiri – Ljubicic, Uth (78. Duda), Kainz (64. Schindler) – Modeste. – Trainer: Baumgart
Referee: Robert Schröder (Hanover)
Tore: 1: 0 Kalajdzic (12th), 1: 1 Modeste (59.), 2: 1 Endo (90.+2)
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Bundesliga: The table cellar after matchday 34
15. | Stuttgart | 34 | 41: 59 | -18 | 33
16. | Hertha BSC | 34 | 37: 71 | -34 | 33
17. | Arminia Bielefeld | 34 | 27: 53 | -26 | 28
18. | Greuther Fürth | 34 | 28: 82 | -54 | 18