With the second success of the season, the FCAbis moved one point to VfBheran, but is still on relegation place 16. "We do not need to discuss it away, that it is now slowly enough," said VfB sports Director Sven Mislintat with a view to the injury misery. Midfielder Daniel Didavis did not see the numerous failures as the only explanation: "I will not accept that today. There was a lack of attitude,“ he said.
Stuttgart's Chris Führich had taken the deserved lead in the seventh minute in front of 17,500 spectators. Reece Oxford (30.) with his third header in the past four competitive games and captain Jeffrey Gouweleeuw (53.) also per head after a corner from Arne Maier gave the FCAdas first sense of achievement after four winless league games. Joker Florian Niederlechner (72.) and Alfred Finnbogason (81.) raised even more - each with his foot. It is Augsburg's highest win of the season.
The injury pitch remained true to the Stuttgart. They had to do without defender Konstantinos Mavropanos and were forced to make two substitutions of goalscorer Führich and Marc Oliver Kempf in the first half.
Führich with the VfB leadership
A personnel discussion about Weinzierl and ManagerStefan Reuterhad already excluded Augsburg's club boss Klaus Hofmann during the week. Reuter once again left no doubt about Weinzierl. "We are convinced of the quality of the squad and also very convinced of Markus Weinzierl, with whom we have experienced the most successful time of FCAugsburg over four years," said Reuter at DAZN. At the same time, he admitted his own mistakes. "If you have to change the coach every year, then not everything can have gone optimally," said the former international.
Nice words – but they did not prevent the Stuttgart leadership. Führich moved in from the right side, left Mads Pedersen and finished with a dry left shot from 17 meters. It was VfB's earliest goal in this Bundesliga season. However, Führich had to be replaced a quarter of an hour later with ankle problems against Tanguy Coulibaly.Updated Date: 01 November 2021, 00:00