Wolfsburg 3-2 Stuttgart: The Wolves win a five-goal thriller against The Reds

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Stuttgart fell to an away defeat at the hands of Wolfsburg at the Volkswagen Arena on Saturday. Both Wolfsburg and Stuttgart arrived at the match with previous defeats in the league. Wolfsburg were hoping to get something from this game after losing 2-0 to Union Berlin in their last match whilst Stuttgart had lost their previous match against Eintracht Frankfurt. Wolfsburg and Stuttgart currently occupy 13th and 16th spots in the league, with 8 points and 5 points respectively after 8 matches.

The Reds dominated the first half, when Sehrou Guirassy gave them the lead on the 22 minute mark. However, the good fortune didn’t last for long. An equalizer from Omar Marmoush in the 23rd minute brought The Wolves level. Wolfsburg looked to have the match under control when they scored again and increased their lead, thanks to a goal from Maximilian Arnold in the 38th minute to establish a 2-1. However, their lead was short-lived, as Konstantinos Mavropanos equalised for Stuttgart just before half-time and the first half ended 2-2.

Wolfsburg continued to pile on the pressure in the second period and were rewarded, when Yannick Gerhardt gave them the lead just before the final whistle so at full time it was 3-2 to Wolfsburg.

Substitutions for Wolfsburg included Kevin Paredes, Sebastiaan Bornauw, Felix Nmecha and Bartol Franjic for Jakub Kaminski, Maxence Lacroix, Patrick Wimmer and Omar Marmoush, respectively. Stuttgart brought on Enzo Millot, Dan-Axel Zagadou, Luca Pfeiffer, Tiago Tomas and Lilian Egloff, to replace Wataru Endo, Pascal Stenzel, Sehrou Guirassy, Chris Fuhrich and Naouirou Ahamada.

There were bookings for Patrick Wimmer, Ridle Baku and Maximilian Arnold from Wolfsburg. For Stuttgart, Sehrou Guirassy, Waldemar Anton, Hiroki Ito, Atakan Karazor and Enzo Millot saw yellow.

Wolfsburg will next travel to Augsburg, while Stuttgart will face Union Berlin at home.

Technical card:
Wolfsburg:Koen Casteels, Ridle Baku, Micky Van de Ven, Maxence Lacroix (Sebastiaan Bornauw, min.85), Paulo Otavio, Mattias Svanberg, Patrick Wimmer (Felix Nmecha, min.85), Maximilian Arnold, Yannick Gerhardt, Jakub Kaminski (Kevin Paredes, min.76) and Omar Marmoush (Bartol Franjic, min.90)
Stuttgart:Florian Muller, Hiroki Ito, Waldemar Anton, Konstantinos Mavropanos, Pascal Stenzel (Dan-Axel Zagadou, min.77), Wataru Endo (Enzo Millot, min.68), Atakan Karazor, Naouirou Ahamada (Lilian Egloff, min.87), Chris Fuhrich (Tiago Tomas, min.77), Silas Wamangituka and Sehrou Guirassy (Luca Pfeiffer, min.77)
Stadium:the Volkswagen Arena
Goals:Sehrou Guirassy (0-1, min. 22), Omar Marmoush (1-1, min. 23), Maximilian Arnold (2-1, min. 38), Konstantinos Mavropanos (2-2, min. 45) and Yannick Gerhardt (3-2, min. 90)