BERLIN. Hertha BSC overcomes VfB Stuttgart with a 2-0 win with a goal from D. Selke (4′) and a goal from I. Belfodil (90′). VfB Stuttgart lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (58%).
The match was played at the Olympiastadion Berlin stadium in Berlin on Sunday and it started at 5:30 pm local time. The referee was Felix Brych who was helped by Mark Borsch and Stefan Lupp. The 4th official was Alexander Sather. The weather was rainy. The temperature was cold around 14.5 degrees Celsius or 58.12 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 64%.
VfB Stuttgart was in firm control of the ball 58% while Hertha BSC was struggling with a 42% ball possession.
VfB Stuttgart was more aggressive with 53 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 5 were on target. Nevertheless, Hertha BSC was capable to find the solution to win this match.
Hertha BSC shot 6 times, 2 on target, 4 off target. On the opposite side, VfB Stuttgart shot 13 times, 5 on target, 8 off target.
Hertha BSC received 1 yellow card (V. Darida). On the opposite side, VfB Stuttgart received 1 yellow card (W. Endo).
After playing this match, Hertha BSC will have 29 points to stay in the 15th place. On the other side, VfB Stuttgart will stay with 28 points to stay in the 16th place.
VfB Stuttgart will host VfL Wolfsburg on the 30th of April with a 15-10 head to head record in favor of VfL Wolfsburg (4 draws).
Hertha BSC: Formation and Lineups
Hertha BSC started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Felix Magath chose to play with the following team: Marcel Lotka , Peter Pekarík , Dedryck Boyata , Marc-Oliver Kempf , Marvin Plattenhardt , Lucas Tousart , Santiago Ascacibar , Vladimír Darida , Kevin-Prince Boateng , Suat Serdar and Davie Selke .
Hertha BSC made 5 changes: M. Plattenhardt for F. Bjorkan (46′), S. Serdar for M. Mittelstadt (63′), K. Boateng for I. Belfodil (63′), V. Darida for N. Stark (74′) and D. Selke for J. Ekkelenkamp (79′).
Top player: Marvin Plattenhardt
The player who no doubt impressed Hertha BSC the most was Marvin Plattenhardt even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 16 passes (50% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 3. He performed 5 crosses.
VfB Stuttgart: Formation and Lineups
VfB Stuttgart started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
On the opposite side, Pellegrino Matarazzo played with: Florian Müller , Pascal Stenzel , Konstantinos Mavropanos , Hiroki Ito , Borna Sosa , Wataru Endo , Waldemar Anton , Orel Mangala , Tiago Tomás , Saša Kalajdžić and Chris Führich .
VfB Stuttgart made 4 changes: P. Stenzel for E. Thommy (24′), O. Mangala for A. Tibidi (71′), T. Tomas for T. Coulibaly (87′) and C. Fuhrich for E. Millot (87′).
Top player: Konstantinos Mavropanos
Probably the most impressive player in VfB Stuttgart was Konstantinos Mavropanos.
His rating iswith 78 passes (91% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 13 duels out of 17. He hit the woodwork once times.
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