Test of patience passed! Die Roten Bullen overcame a stubborn Stuttgart side 1-0 on Saturday at the Red Bull Arena to move up to second in the Bundesliga table.
Stuttgart looked to settle down and sit back as expected, allowing Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side to take control of the game. It took something special to break the deadlock, as Sabitzer curled a left-foot shot into the top corner midway through the first half.
Two fantastic wins and a hard-earned victory cap off a perfect three-game week for the Bulls, and Ralph Hasenhüttl’s men can now look forward to a double-header at home in the cup and away in the league to FC Bayern.
- Ralph Hasenhüttl made five changes to his formation from Tuesday’s Champions League win over Porto: Ibrahima Konaté and Bernado returned to the back four, with Diego Demme slotting into midfield. Yussuf Poulsen and Timo Werner formed the new forward line.
- Marcel Sabitzer’s goal was his second of the season.