Bruno Labbadia and VfL Wolfsburg have missed in the Europa League race of the Bundesliga is a big step. At the end of a turbulent week, in the various Expressions of a separation after this season, as well as a strained relationship between the coach and the sports chief Jörg Schmadtke, played to the table in seventh on Sunday only 1:1 (0:0) against the direct rivals Werder Bremen. John Anthony Brooks brought the VfL in the 54. Minute by the head in leadership. Werder's compensation fell 20 minutes later, the former Wolfsburg and Max Kruse (74.).
Schmadtke and Labbadia tried before the game, the unrest in Wolfsburg to recapture. The Manager even apologized for his public Remarks about the coach. He, however, confirmed once again what he had said three days earlier, the "image"newspaper: "We do not have a friendly relationship. But this is not necessary. The private relationship plays no role at all in terms of any decisions and daily work."
Casteels had vision problems
Although Werder in the 9. Minute had the first chance of the game through Johannes Eggestein, was Wolfsburg a much fuller and more aggressive team.
However, the VfL played out initially hardly any clear scoring chances, because there is always a Bremer, stand at the last Moment in the way. In the 11. Minute bounced Mehmedi with goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka. In the 40. Minute, a shot by the Swiss was blocked.
Both Teams had to continue the game after an excellent night sleep. Werder's defender Sebastian Langkamp had already in the 42. Minute because of a shoulder injury. Wolfsburg goalkeeper Koen Casteels remained in the mid-term break due to vision problems in the cabin. Replacement Keeper Pavao Pervan from Austria got after the break, but also a lot to do. Wolfsburg was more dominant. The long injured Klaus awarded in the 52. and 59. Minute two good chances. In between, Brooks met despite all the Bremer protests to the 1:0.
Werder fact, only after something for this game and had both Eggestein brothers the opportunity to compensate for (57./72.). Also the fan favorite Claudio Pizarro brought from the 68. Minute new attack, pressure to the Bremen game. More than the 1:1 Werder had not earned.head to the ball monster. Ozan Kabak (l.) set the course with his two goals before half-time to win.Photo: Fabian summer/dpa
Stuttgart's first victory after eight Games
lives in The hope of VfB Stuttgart remain in the Bundesliga, the relegation fears of Hannover 96, after a desolate appearance in the cellar duel, however, always greater. Thanks to the 5:1 (3:0)-success on Sunday, the VfB increased third last the distance on the lower Saxony and keeps the connection to the first relegation place.
Ex-national striker Mario Gomez (4. Minute), and twice the 18-year-old Winter new arrival Ozan Kabak (16./45.) and Steven Zuber (78./81.) gave the Swabians in front of 55 781 viewers and the first victory after eight games without success. Jonathas (68.) managed to hit for the guests. Thus, the pressurized VfB-Coach Markus Weinzierl after the highest Bundesliga win since the 11 may. February 2012 (by 5:0 against Hertha BSC) is first to breathe. The sporty position of Hannover 96 has been tightened after a shockingly poor performance against it again. Five points, the lower Saxony disconnect from the relegation places.
Thomas Doll desperate on the sidelines
in the Mercedes-Benz Arena from the beginning, only one Team, the was the will to remain in the Bundesliga: VfB. What Hanover offered, however, was not over long distances League-ready. Operational readiness, combat behavior, strength, Offensive to the guests, there was a lack of almost everything. Added to this were some catastrophic defensive blunders. For the first time this season, succeeded to the VfB more than one hit in the first half, and it would have to be more.More about
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in view of the dramatic presentation of his team, Hanover coach Thomas Doll desperate on the sidelines. Except for Esser, none of his players had to contend against defeat. A slight gasp began only in the second passage, because the VfB went in then too casual. Hannover came to the port hits by Jonathas (68.), the head of the 1:3 was achieved. As a 96, the Offensive intensified, to beat the VfB freezing. Making punished the lower Saxony within a few minutes and caused great jubilation among the Fans who sang Oh after a long time ", such as the beautiful" is. (dpa)