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FC Augsburg – VfB Stuttgart 4: 1: FCA takes a deep breath! Clear victory in the Swabian derby



FC Augsburg - TSG Hoffenheim 0: 4: Kramaric show!  Hoffenheim dismantles FCA

FC Augsburg proved its comeback qualities in a brisk Swabian derby against VfB Stuttgart and gave coach Markus Weinzierl some air. After four games without a win, they finally achieved the second win of the season in the Bundesliga with a 4: 1 (1: 1) – on matchday 10 it was tantamount to a liberation. Previously, Augsburg had not scored more than one goal in any league game.

Markus Weinzierl wasn’t alone. The final whistle was drowned in the cheers of the relieved fans, and the much-criticized FC Augsburg coach threw his arms in the air. Then Weinzierl sprinted off, in the middle of the lawn he gave a speech to his Derby heroes – this 4: 1 (1: 1) in the Swabian duel with VfB Stuttgart had released forces.

“The decisive factors are the way we played and the atmosphere here in the stadium,” said Stefan Reuter at DAZN. The FCA manager was also critically questioned recently: “We are very happy. We have to take that with us now, we mustn’t shrink back a millimeter. “

So finally the second win of the season on the tenth game day of the Bundesliga, and what a win – it was tantamount to a liberation. Previously, Augsburg had not scored more than one goal in any league game.

Mislintat: “Said from the start that we would play against relegation”

Chris Führich (7th) had put Stuttgart in the lead with his first Bundesliga goal. But two corners turned the game for the Weinzierl-Elf: First Reece Oxford (30th) scored to equalize, then central defender Jeffrey Gouweleeuw (53rd) was also successful with a header. Joker Florian Niederlechner (72nd) and Alfred Finnbogason (81st) then made everything clear.

The Augsburgers are still on relegation place 16, but with nine points they have made the connection to the rear middle of the table. For the coach Pellegrino Matarazzo from Stuttgart, who had been weakened as a replacement, it was the next setback after the cup knockout against 1. FC Köln (0: 2) and four previous league games without defeat.

“We said from the start that we would play against relegation,” said VfB sporting director Sven Mislintat: “We didn’t take advantage of a great opportunity today, but we’re still above the bottom line.”

VfB epidemic continues: two more injured

At the beginning of the game, VfB had taken command in front of 17,500 spectators in the sold-out arena and rewarded themselves with the early lead: Führich pulled from the right wing into the center and hit the near corner from about 18 meters.

While the Augsburg team came into play a little better afterwards and became dangerous due to counterattacks, VfB’s list of injuries, which had been around for a long time, continued to grow. Goal scorer Führich had to be replaced by Tanguy Coulibaly (22nd), a little later central defender Marc Oliver Kempf (39th) was unable to continue due to an injury.

Niederlechner and Finnbogason make everything clear

After half an hour, the FCA rewarded itself after a short pressure phase. First Finnbogason failed from a good position to Fabian Bredlow, but at the next corner the keeper lost out when the strong Oxford headed.

After the break, the Augsburgers pressed on the lead, cheered on by their fans. Gouweleeuw shook the stadium in the 53rd minute, while Bredlow looked a bit unhappy when the FCA captain took a header.

Niederlechner, who was out for several weeks due to an operation, rewarded himself with a goal from close range just three minutes after being substituted on. Finnbogason hit from the edge of the box.

FC Augsburg – VfB Stuttgart: The lineups

  • FCA: Gikiewicz – Gumny, Gouweleeuw, Oxford, Pedersen (85th Framberger) – Arne Maier (69th Dorsch), Strobl (61st Gruezo) – Caligiuri (61st Hahn), Vargas (69th Niederlechner) – Zeqiri, Finnbogason
  • VfB: Bredlow – Anton, Ito (67th Stenzel), Kempf (39th Mola) – Endo – Didavi (46th Forester), Mangala – Führich (22nd Coulibaly), Sosa – Al Ghaddioui, Klimowicz (67th Faghir)