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Bundesliga: exciting duel between Stuttgart and Hoffenheim ends in a draw

Status: 01/24/2023 10:35 p.m.

In the enthralling duel between VfB Stuttgart and TSG Hoffenheim until the end, there were four goals and a strange dismissal.

TSG Hoffenheim striker Andrej Kramaric spoiled the hoped-for release from VfB Stuttgart to TSG Hoffenheim with his double (11th / 90 + 4th). Serhou Guirassy (45+5.) and Wataru Endo (77.) scored 2-2 (1-1) for the Swabians.

Stuttgart’s Naouirou Ahamada celebrated the first goal with the fans in the front row and had to leave the pitch with a yellow card. His trainer protects him for this.

Hoffenheim scored the first goal on the first dangerous action: Angelino with a remarkable direct cross from the ankle, Kramaric finished elegantly with a volley from the outside of the right foot (11th). VfB Stuttgart tried again and again with interface passes to Guirassy. But Hoffenheim’s three-man chain (Pavel Kaderabek, Kevin Vogt and Stanley Nsoki) managed to disrupt the game again and again. Hoffenheim’s counterattacks, however, came to nothing.

VfB Stuttgart with flattering compensation

Stuttgart only became truly dangerous shortly before the break: Sila’s close-range shot could only be parried by TSG goalkeeper Oliver Baumann. But Naouirou Ahamada’s shot misses the goal and Guirassy fails to grab the ball with his tackle (45+1.). A few minutes later, the Frenchman became dangerous again on a pass from Ahamada and scored his sixth goal of the season to make it 1-1 at halftime. Flattering.

The second half resumed with dangerous action from Hoffenheim. But shots from Munas Dabbur and Ihlas Bebou were blocked and Kaderabek’s cross was about half a centimeter too high for Christoph Baumgartner (51′). On the Stuttgart side, Juan José Perea, who replaced Silas, caused a sensation in the Hoffenheim penalty area. But his crosses often did not find takers and the Colombian arrived a little too late to convert the sharp cross pass from Chris Führich (69th). Führich tried it himself two minutes later, but his shot was too central.

Hoffenheim rewarded themselves late with the equalizer against Stuttgart. TSG goalkeeper Oliver Baumann is overjoyed.

Stuttgart coach Bruno Labbadia must rebuild his young squad after Hoffenheim’s late equalizer. In his opinion “an unfortunate blow”.

Hoffenheim coach André Breitenreiter is happy with his side’s performance but stresses there is still room for improvement.

End pulls VfB Stuttgart into the lead

In the final phase, Stuttgart got stronger and rewarded themselves with the deserved lead. Once again, it was Perea who entered Hoffenheim’s penalty area with the ball. The ball came to Endo via Ahamada. The Japanese shot deliberately in the upper right corner of the goal (77th). Then it got strange: Because Ahamada, who had already been warned, was celebrating after the goal in the Stuttgart supporters’ corner, he saw referee Florian Badstübner’s yellow-red card.

Hoffenheim used the majority for furious attacks on the Stuttgart goal. But the four Stuttgart defenders withstood the pressure together with good-natured goalkeeper Florian Müller (made a spectacular save in the 83rd minute against the completely autonomous Dabbur) – until injury time. Then Kramaric deftly sent the ball from the edge of the penalty area into the Stuttgart goal for a happy equaliser.

Stuttgart plunges Hoffenheim into crisis

After the 2:2, VfB Stuttgart jumped out of relegation and are now in 14th place with 16 points, while TSG Hoffenheim are only one place better with 16 points. For the Kraichgauer it was already the seventh game in a row without a win.

VfB Stuttgart are due to play at RB Leipzig on Friday evening (27.01.2023, 8.30 p.m.). Hoffenheim are due to face Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday (January 28, 2023, 3:30 p.m.).

TSG Hoffenheim – VfB Stuttgart 2 : 2 (1 : 1)

Hoffenheim: Baumann – Kaderabek, Vogt (46th Dabbur), Nsoki – Skov (28th Akpoguma), Rudy (82nd Dolberg), Stiller (75th Damar), Angelino – Baumgartner, Kramaric – Bebou (82nd Bishop)
Coach: width jumper
Stuttgart: Florian Müller – Anton, Mavropanos, Ito, Nartey – Karazor – Ahamada, Endo – Katompa Mvumpa (58th Perea), Guirassy (85th Vagnoman), Tomas (34th Führich)
Coach: Labbady
Arbitrator: Florian Badstubner (Nuremberg)
Doors: 1-0 Kramaric (11′), 1-1 Guirassy (45’+5′), 1-2 Endo (77′), 2-2 Kramaric (90’+4′)
The viewers: 23,159

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