Stuttgart threatened after 0:0 against copenhagen aus

Stuttgart threatened after 0:0 against Copenhagen Aus

After the uninspired performance against Denmark’s extremely defensive record champion, VfB remains last in Group E with only two points from three games. The leaders are Steaua Bucharest with seven points, Copenhagen follows with four points, the Norwegians from Molde have three points thanks to their victory over VfB.

"We said we needed three victories. We still have three games. Now we have to win all three," VfB sporting director Fredi Bobic said of the starting position. Bobic was particularly upset by a scene from the 48th minute. That was in the 52nd minute, when visiting goalkeeper Johan Wiland let a shot by Vedad Ibisevic bounce away. Substitute Tunay Torun was brought down as he followed up against Wiland, but was not given a penalty but a yellow card for an alleged swallow (48.).

"Why should I throw myself down there as a player? He can shoot the ball into the goal," said Bobic and scolded the goalkeeper, who could best observe the action from a short distance: "He stands next to it and looks stupid."UEFA could save the money for six referees by now.

Although VfB showed more commitment after the break, the crowd of only 15,300 spectators saw a match with only a few highlights. The hosts could not build on their good performance from the 1-0 win in the Bundesliga in Hamburg. "We never managed the clean finish we wanted," said Bobic.

The leader of the Danish league defended very skillfully and hardly left a gap in the defense. The Swabians were far too static and only became dangerous when they played directly or tried to switch quickly after winning the ball. However, the passes to Ibisevic lacked accuracy.

Stuttgart’s only chance of the first half came from the eager but ineffective Ibrahima Traore, who failed to hit the ball properly from 18 yards (15.). The Danes were just as harmless: the ex-club of Stuttgart midfielder William Kvist only caught the eye when Cesar Santin missed the ball in front of goal (41.). After the break, Kvist saved from the free-standing, but too hesitant, Thomas Kristensen (53.).

After 20 minutes of the second half, the Bundesliga’s twelfth-placed team lapsed back into the rut of the first half. Ibisevic also failed to make an impact, although his teammates tried harder to use the Bosnian. However, the crosses of the colleagues still did not reach him.

Goalkeeper Wiland was only tested again by a shot from Cristian Molinaro (70).). Even the attempt of the active Torun, who tried to be more lively, was parried by the keeper (78).). That was all the hosts could manage as they ran in vain.

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