METERWith Serhou Guirassy, ​​​​the club's top scorer, VfB Stuttgart continues to work on its possible qualification for the fairytale Champions League. A week after the 1-0 victory against rival Dortmund, the efficient Swabians left coach Sebastian Hoeneß Eintracht Frankfurt There is no chance of making it 3-0 (3-0) on Saturday.

The Swabians, third classified, remain tied on points FC Bayern and they do not give the impression that the first category can be played in the five remaining games of the season in the Bundesliga. In theory, Stuttgart can no longer be denied entry to the Europa League.

VfB achieved their success effectively in their eleventh consecutive league game without losing. In a one-sided first half, Guirassy (11th minute), who became VfB's top scorer of the Bundesliga season, as well as Deniz Undav (17th) and Jamie Leweling (37th), took advantage of three chances to score. score three goals. The Frankfurt team, ranked sixth, had to stay ahead of the competition in the fight for qualification to the Europa League FC Augsburg be reduced to three points.

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In the Stuttgart Arena, now completely rebuilt, the 60,000 spectators experienced a memorable scene from the beginning. After a good pass from Angelo Stiller, who returned to the center of the field, forward Guirassy stayed in front of the Frankfurt goalkeeper. Kevin Trapp He cheated and set a Bundesliga season record for VfB.

With his 25th goal, the attacker surpassed the former national forward Mario Gomez, whose previous record (24) dated from the 2008/2009 season. At first the advantage was not recognized due to an alleged offside position, but only after a video review did referee Deniz Aytekin give it 1-0.

The locals continued to take advantage of their opportunities, took advantage of the visitors' mistakes and a few minutes later they celebrated again. This time the starting point was a Frankfurt throw-in. Eintracht defense Robin Cook He was unable to retain the ball from the lurking Undav, and Guirassy's offensive partner did not waste the opportunity.

The Hessians, for whom midfielder Mario Götze was unavailable due to conjunctivitis, could not stop the VfB attack decisively enough and even fell behind before the break. Koch intervened again. His attempted header to clear the ball landed on Undav. Winger Leweling converted his assist.

Thus the Swabians were able to face the loss of their usual goalkeeper Alejandro Nubel front facing. One day after the transfer of the sick FC Bayern goalkeeper to VfB was announced, Nübel was replaced by Fabian Bredlow. The substitute also received the ball on the head during his save against former VfB professional Omar Marmoush and had to be treated, but was able to continue playing.

In the second half, Eintracht coach Dino Toppmöller sent striker Hugo Ekitiké onto the field in place of Ansgar Knauff. And the guests, who were now more aggressive, entered the game much better. The Swabians took it easy and the Frankfurt team had more chances. Ekitiké missed a cross (72') and with a free kick just on the edge of the area, Marmoush forced VfB goalkeeper Bredlow to stop (76').


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