A VfB Stuttgart in good spirits also provided great entertainment in the state duel with SC Freiburg. Führich and Guirassy score twice – and end the negative series against Baden.
Thanks to a furious initial phase, VfB Stuttgart won the Baden-Württemberg duel with SC Freiburg and impressively ended their negative series against Breisgau.
The Swabians surprisingly defeated the Europa League participants 5-0 (3-0) on Saturday. They had previously lost to Freiburg six times in a row in the Bundesliga.
Chris Führich (8th/62nd minute) and top striker Serhou Guirassy (17th/19th) each scored twice in front of 54,300 spectators for VfB, who after the 5-0 win against Bochum at the start and the 1-5 in Leipzig before a Week delivered the next spectacle. Substitute Enzo Millot (75th) made the final score. Both teams are now on six points in the table. The SC missed a start record. The Freiburgers have never managed three wins in the first three Bundesliga matchdays.
VfB starts with luck
VfB were very lucky at first, but then played a very strong first half. After Freiburg’s Matthias Ginter hit the crossbar with a header and Stuttgart’s goalkeeper Alexander Nübel then scraped the ball off the line (4′), Führich gave the hosts the lead. The offensive man moved undisturbed from the left into the penalty area and sank the ball in the bottom right corner. The goal was initiated by Stuttgart’s new signing Angelo Stiller, who is to replace Wataru Endo, who has switched to Liverpool FC, in midfield and made a convincing debut in the starting XI.
Goalscorer Guirassy was also in great form again – and made an early decision with a double strike. The VfB striker only scored with a low shot that Freiburg’s new number one Noah Atubolu didn’t look good with. Then the 27-year-old skilfully pushed a cross from Hiroki Ito over the line from close range. It was already the fourth and fifth goals of the season for Guirassy, about whom there had also been many rumors of a change recently. Only Karl Allgöwer in the 1984/85 season had managed such a haul on the first three Bundesliga matchdays at VfB.
The three goals within just over ten minutes gave the Swabians a sense of security. As a result, they played smart – not too passive, but not too risky either. The SC didn’t have a significant chance before the break.
Streich changes three times
For the second half, Freiburg’s coach Christian Streich brought in three fresh players – including returnee Maximilian Philipp and the nimble Ritsu Doan for the offensive. But it didn’t get better from the guests’ point of view, it got worse.
Ex-Freiburger Woo-yeong Jeong served Führich with a nice through ball. The 25-year-old stayed cool and deliberately pushed in to make it 4-0. Joker Millot even went one better and scored against SC defender Philipp Lienhart after a cheeky leg shot. It was the Swabians’ highest victory in a competitive match against their competitor from Baden.
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