Stuttgart 4-1 Bochum: Bad day for visitors at the Mercedes Benz Arena

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Stuttgart banked all three points against the Bochum in a 4-1 victory on Saturday, at the Mercedes Benz Arena. Stuttgart were looking to get back to winning ways after losing 1-0 to Union Berlin in their previous fixture. Bochum had been hopeful of extending their winning run, after a 3-0 victory against Eintracht Frankfurt. Stuttgart are currently 14th with 8 points from 10 matches, while Bochum sit in 18th, with 4 points from 10.

The Reds started the first half well, with an early penalty goal from Silas Wamangituka in the 3rd minute. Stuttgart looked to have the match under control when they scored again to grab the advantage, thanks to a goal from Naouirou Ahamada after 22 minutes to establish a 2-0. However, Bochum then grabbed a goal from Simon Zoller, 29 minutes in, ending the first half 2-1.

Stuttgart continued to pile on the pressure in the second period and were rewarded, when Silas Wamangituka found the net once more, 64 minutes in. They then scored again, pulling level thanks to a goal from Wataru Endo in the 71st minute to give a final score of 4-1.

Substitutions for Stuttgart included Chris Fuhrich, Juan Jose Perea, Hiroki Ito, Nikolas Nartey and Pascal Stenzel for Naouirou Ahamada, Tiago Tomas, Konstantinos Mavropanos, Enzo Millot and Luca Pfeiffer, respectively. Bochum brought on Christopher Antwi-Adjej, Silvere Ganvoula, Patrick Osterhage, Jordi Osei-Tutu and Vasilis Lampropoulos for Simon Zoller, Anthony Losilla, Gerrit Holtmann, Philipp Hofmann and Philipp Forster.

The referee booked Philipp Forster, Cristian Gamboa and Kevin Stoger for Bochum.

Stuttgart will next play Borussia Dortmund away, with Bochum facing Union Berlin at home.

Technical card:
Stuttgart:Florian Muller, Konstantinos Mavropanos (Hiroki Ito, min.75), Dan-Axel Zagadou, Waldemar Anton, Silas Wamangituka, Wataru Endo, Enzo Millot (Nikolas Nartey, min.76), Naouirou Ahamada (Chris Fuhrich, min.52), Borna Sosa, Luca Pfeiffer (Pascal Stenzel, min.84) and Tiago Tomas (Juan Jose Perea, min.75)
Bochum:Manuel Riemann, Cristian Gamboa, Ivan Ordets, Erhan Masovic, Danilo Soares, Kevin Stoger, Anthony Losilla (Silvere Ganvoula, min.70), Philipp Forster (Vasilis Lampropoulos, min.90), Simon Zoller (Christopher Antwi-Adjej, min.46), Philipp Hofmann (Jordi Osei-Tutu, min.90) and Gerrit Holtmann (Patrick Osterhage, min.78)
Stadium:the Mercedes Benz Arena
Goals:Silas Wamangituka (1-0, min. 3), Naouirou Ahamada (2-0, min. 22), Simon Zoller (2-1, min. 29), Silas Wamangituka (3-1, min. 64) and Wataru Endo (4-1, min. 71)