Eintracht Frankfurt wins at VfB Stuttgart



Die restlessness at VfB Stuttgart picks up after another winless game to cap off an eventful week. VfB lost 3-1 (0-1) to Champions League participants Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday. It was the seventh game without a three for VfB, who slipped to 16th place. In their history, the Swabians have never had to wait so long for a threesome at the start of the season.

The start of the week was already due to the involvement of the two former world champions Sami Khedira and Philipp Lahm as an advisor and that of the former captain Christian Gentner as the future head of the licensed player department caused irritation in the environment. The return campaign of the three former Stuttgarters was not discussed with sports director Sven Mislintat, whose own future is still open. CEO Alexander Wehrle has since apologized for his actions.

Rode for Lindstrom

In a game that was largely at eye level, the new sixth in the table benefited from an unsuccessful fist defense by VfB keeper Florian Müller on the head of Sebastian Rode (6th) and a deflected free-kick from Daichi Kamada (55th). Tiago Tomás’ goal in the end was not enough (79′) because Kristijan Jakic scored in the 88th minute (88′) – also after a dead ball, also with a header.

Captain Rode was from coach Oliver Glasner been called up for Jesper Lindström, who was ill at short notice. It was Frankfurt’s only change from their 1-0 win in the premier class at Olympique Marseille.

Stuttgart lacks the yield

In a discipline in which the Swabians dominated the league right up until the kick-off, Eintracht struck early through Rode. So far this season, the Hessians have been one of the weakest teams in header duels. The early goal continued another negative series: Stuttgart have not managed not to concede a goal in 25 home games.



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