Even after the installation of the new sports Executive Board, Thomas Hitzlsperger, VfB Stuttgart is still in a crisis. The Swabians lost on Saturday against Champions League contenders RB Leipzig 1:3 (1:1), and only a point further ahead of the direct relegation places. There, Hannover 96 continues to be after the 0:3 (0:2) at 1899 Hoffenheim.
The next disappointment came for runner-up FC Schalke 04, the not comes after the 0:0 against SC Freiburg out of the bottom. The Royal blue stay with 23 points in 14th place. In contrast, VfL Wolfsburg, made a in the past two seasons in the Relegation to the rescue managed by a 3:0 (1:0) against FSV Mainz 05 in the provisional jump on a European Cup place.
At the end of a turbulent week with the replacement of the sports Board Michael Reschke by Hitzlsperger remained for the VfB sporty. Marcel Sabitzer from a free-kick (68. Minute) and Yussuf Poulsen (74.) sealed the eleventh defeat in 15. Game of the season under the hapless coach Markus Weinzierl, who must now fear for his Job. Stuttgart's Winter-access Steven Zuber had previously penalties (16.) the initial leadership of the Saxons by Yussuf Poulsen (6.) balanced. As a Fourth RB is currently six points in front of Wolfsburg.
The 14. Broke in the 22. Game of Hannover was virtually sealed after only 14 minutes. To the gates of Joelinton (4.) and Ishak Belfodil (14.) back came the of lower Saxony in the third game under the new coach Thomas Doll. Also Kerem Demirbay for the clearly superior hosts (80.). 96 since October of 2017, without an away win.
In Wolfsburg shot Maximilian Arnold (4.), Wout Weghorst by hand, penalty (69.) and Robin Knoche (76.) the VfL win. Thus, the team of Bruno Labbadia has exceeded 35 points in twelve games before the end, the yield from the previous season (33).More about
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This is the success of last year's Second Schalke. Against Freiburg was added to the team of Domenico Tedesco complicated by the fact that Suat Serdar saw because of rough foul game in the first half, the Red card (42.). So far so disappointing king transfer Sebastian Rudy didn't have time to use. On Freiburg's side, Christian Günter saw in the injury time of the Yellow-Red card (90.+2). (dpa)