STUTTGART. VfL Wolfsburg conquers VfB Stuttgart 1-0 after O. Marmoush scored just 1 goal (56′). VfB Stuttgart lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (57%).
The match was played at the Mercedes-Benz-Arena stadium in Stuttgart on Saturday and it started at 3:30 pm local time. The referee was Felix Brych with the support of Mark Borsch and Stefan Lupp. The 4th official was Benjamin Cortus. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant at 18.3 degrees Celsius or 64.87 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 40%.
- 57 Ball Possession 43
- 12 Total 9
- 2 On Target 3
- 5 Off Target 5
- 5 Shots blocked 1
- 116 Attack 91
- 53 Dangerous attack 59
- 95 Ball safe 90
- 0 Penalties 0
- 3 Corners 8
- 4 Off Sides 2
- 11 Total 10
- 1 Yellow Cards 0
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 5 Substitutions 5
VfB Stuttgart was in firm control of the ball 57% while VfL Wolfsburg was struggling with a 43% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
VfL Wolfsburg was more aggressive with 59 dangerous attacks and 9 shots of which 3 were on target. This is one of the reasons why VfL Wolfsburg won the contest.
VfB Stuttgart shot 12 times, 2 on target, 4 off target. Talking about the opposition, VfL Wolfsburg shot 9 times, 3 on target, 5 off target.
VfB Stuttgart received 1 yellow card (Atakan Karazor). Talking about the opposition, VfL Wolfsburg didn’t receive any yellow card.
After this match, VfB Stuttgart will stay with 20 points to sit in the 18th place. On the other side, VfL Wolfsburg will have 38 points to hold in the 7th place.
In the next match in the Bundesliga, VfB Stuttgart will host Borussia Dortmund on the 15th of April with a 19-5 head to head statistic in favor of Borussia Dortmund (8 draws).
VfL Wolfsburg will play away agasint Borussia Mönchengladbach on the 9th of April with a 15-8 head to head statistic in favor of VfL Wolfsburg (10 draws).
VfB Stuttgart – Formation
VfB Stuttgart started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Bruno Labbadia decided to play with the following team: Fabian Bredlow, Waldemar Anton , Konstantinos Mavropanos , Hiroki Ito , Borna Sosa , Wataru Endo , Atakan Karazor , Genki Haraguchi , Gil Dias , Silas Katompa Mvumpa and Chris Führich .
The home team had on the bench: Dan-Axel Zagadou, Luca Pfeiffer, Juan José Perea, Tiago Tomás, Lilian Egloff, Florian Müller, Tanguy Coulibaly, Josha Vagnoman and Enzo Millot.
VfB Stuttgart made 5 changes: Gil Dias for Tanguy Coulibaly (61′), Atakan Karazor for Enzo Millot (62′), Waldemar Anton for Josha Vagnoman (62′), Chris Führich for Tiago Tomás (62′) and Genki Haraguchi for Luca Pfeiffer (89′).
Best player: Konstantinos Mavropanos
The most impressive player for VfB Stuttgart was Konstantinos Mavropanos.
His rating iswith 28 passes (96% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 9.
VfL Wolfsburg – Formation
VfL Wolfsburg started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Niko Kovač played with: Koen Casteels, Kilian Fischer , Maxence Lacroix , Micky van de Ven , Paulo Otávio , Lukas Nmecha, Felix Nmecha , Maximilian Arnold , Patrick Wimmer , Yannick Gerhardt and Jakub Kamiński , Omar Marmoush .
These were the players on the bench: Pavao Pervan, Ridle Baku, Jonas Wind, Nicolas Cozza, Josuha Guilavogui, Sebastiaan Bornauw, Lukas Ambros, Kevin Paredes and Mattias Svanberg.
VfL Wolfsburg could not rely on the presence of Sebastiaan Bornauw (injured).
VfL Wolfsburg made 5 changes: P. Wimmer for Ridle Baku (58′), Jakub Kaminski for Kevin Paredes (58′), F. Nmecha for Josuha Guilavogui (76′), Omar Marmoush for Jonas Older Wind (82′) and Paulo Otávio for Sebastiaan Bornauw (81′).
Best player: Paulo Otávio
The player that probably impressed the most for VfL Wolfsburg was Paulo Otávio even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.
His rating iswith 24 passes (70% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 5 duels out of 8. He performed 2 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Bundesliga.
- VfB Stuttgart – VfL Wolfsburg – 0-1
- FC Augsburg – Schalke 04 – 1-1
- VfL Bochum 1848 – RB Leipzig – 1-0
- TSG Hoffenheim – Hertha BSC – 3-1
- Borussia Dortmund – FC Köln – 6-1