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1: 1 at VfB Stuttgart: 1. FC Union gambled away the victory in the last second – sport

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1. FC Union should have been warned. About ten months ago, the Berliners led at VfB Stuttgart 2-0 into the final phase. They apparently had everything under control – and conceded two more goals. On this Sunday it was only 1-0 shortly before the end, but it felt like Union controlled the event even more securely than last season. The VfB had not managed a really dangerous shot on goal in the already completed 92 minutes and after a stupid yellow-red card the Stuttgart even played outnumbered. Still, they got one point. The 18-year-old Joker Wahid Faghir scored to 1: 1 (0: 1) and equalized the Berlin opening goal by Taiwo Awoniyi from the first half.

“That feels bitter, like a defeat,” said Union defender Timo Baumgartl, who was unlucky against his youth club that he deflected Faghir’s shot untenable. The central defender was satisfied with the performance, but not with the final phase. “We defend that badly. We had the game under control for 90 minutes, so it was unnecessary. Stuttgart doesn’t even know how they got to a point here. ”

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With the fourth league win in a row, Union would not only have set a club record, but would have climbed to fourth place in the table for the first time in the third Bundesliga year. So the Berliners stay in fifth place, but are still excellent with 16 points after nine games.

Urs Fischer decided on three changes after the 1: 3 in the Europa Conference League at Feyenoord Rotterdam on Thursday. Niko Gießelmann, Genki Haraguchi and Sheraldo Becker played for Tymoteusz Puchacz, Kevin Möhwald and Max Kruse.

Both teams started cautiously and waited for the opponent to make mistakes, only to switch quickly. Stuttgart had more possession, but found no gaps against Union’s compact defense. The Berliners did not radiate goal danger either. That changed after a quarter of an hour via Becker. The Dutchman, who had already publicly expressed his displeasure with the joker role of the past few weeks, kept switching sides and was on the road a lot. With his sharp cross from the left, Christopher Trimmel missed the far post by a few centimeters for a targeted conclusion.

Runs at Union. The Berliners cheer Taiwo Awoniyi 1-0.Photo: imago images / Sportfoto Rudel

Stuttgart replied immediately and quite well. Defender Konstantinos Mavropanos played a strong long pass to Wataru Endo. The Japanese took the ball skillfully with his chest, but the following side puller in distress missed the goal.

Otherwise, it was hardly as spectacular as in this event. It was fitting that the Berlin opening goal resulted from a counterattack. The former Stuttgart Rani Khedira captured the ball in midfield with a first-class tackle, Becker set the pace and had an eye for Awoniyi, who rushed from the back area and hit the right corner from the edge of the penalty area.

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With a deflected long-range shot from Endo and after a corner, the Stuttgart gave offensive signs of life, but it was not really necessary what the weakened Swabians showed. It stayed that way even after the break. Although coach Pellegrino Matarazzo changed cheerfully, Union was compact.

However, the Berliners missed early enough to decide the game against the staggering opponent. “It wasn’t good with the ball, we just played for a long time,” said defender Robin Knoche. When Stuttgart’s Atakan Karazor placed himself at the top of the list of the most unnecessary relocations in Bundesliga history with two yellow cards within 33 seconds, it looked very much like the next Berlin victory. But then came stoppage time. (Tsp)

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