Stuttgart eased past Hoffenheim in a 3-1 victory on Saturday at the Mercedes Benz Arena. Stuttgart arrived with the intention of increasing their league score following a disappointing 0-0 draw with Bochum in their previous game. Hoffenheim were looking to extend their winning run after a 3-1 victory against Wolfsburg. As it stands, both teams are on 8 points and sit in 11th and 10th places respectively after 7 matches.
Stuttgart started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, with a goal from Marc Kempf at the 18 minute mark to take them into the break 1-0 up.
Stuttgart continued to pile on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, thanks to Konstantinos Mavropanos finding the net in the 60th minute. The momentum was now with The Reds, who then scored again through a goal from Roberto Massimo, at 81 minutes to establish a 3-0. In the end though, From Kraichgau region pull-back at the 84 minute mark, with a goal from Jacob Bruun Larsen. The game ended with a 3-1 win for Stuttgart.
For Stuttgart, Roberto Massimo, Mateo Klimowicz, Nikolas Nartey, Clinton Mola and Daniel Didavi, came on for Chris Fuhrich, Omar Marmoush, Orel Mangala, Borna Sosa and Tanguy Coulibaly. Hoffenheim brought on Kevin Akpoguma, Georginio Rutter, Jacob Bruun Larsen, Munas Dabbur and Sebastian Rudy, to replace Pavel Kaderabek, Diadie Samassekou, Dennis Geiger, Ihlas Bebou and Sargis Adamyan.
The referee booked Diadie Samassekou for Hoffenheim.
|Stuttgart:||Florian Muller, Waldemar Anton, Konstantinos Mavropanos, Marc Kempf, Tanguy Coulibaly (Daniel Didavi, min.90), Orel Mangala (Nikolas Nartey, min.76), Atakan Karazor, Wataru Endo, Borna Sosa (Clinton Mola, min.90), Chris Fuhrich (Roberto Massimo, min.65) and Omar Marmoush (Mateo Klimowicz, min.76)|
|Hoffenheim:||Oliver Baumann, Pavel Kaderabek (Kevin Akpoguma, min.57), Kevin Vogt, Chris Richards, David Raum, Diadie Samassekou (Georginio Rutter, min.57), Florian Grillitsch, Dennis Geiger (Jacob Bruun Larsen, min.69), Ihlas Bebou (Munas Dabbur, min.69), Andrej Kramaric and Sargis Adamyan (Sebastian Rudy, min.83)|
|Stadium:||the Mercedes Benz Arena|
|Goals:||Marc Kempf (1-0, min. 18), Konstantinos Mavropanos (2-0, min. 60), Roberto Massimo (3-0, min. 81) and Jacob Bruun Larsen (3-1, min. 84)|