Furth slips to the bottom of the table

Furth slips to the bottom of the table

After the 0:1 (0:1) against vfb stuttgart on saturday, the french bundesliga-newcomers in the german fubball-oberhaus are still without a home win and remain the worry child par excellence. The swabians, on the other hand, improved thanks to a fortunate success towards the european cup places.

In unpleasant cold and high humidity an average performance was enough for the vfb. Shinji okazaki (45. The visitors were beaten to three points in front of 17,443 freezing spectators by a committed furth team that once again failed to capitalize on its many scoring opportunities and slipped back to the bottom of the table. For coach bruno labbadia’s eleven, it was a welcome sense of achievement just before the european league match against molde FK – on thursday, the team will compete on a continental level for a place in the knockout phase.O.-round. In the league, serdar tasci will join vfb after his red card (53.) missing for the time being.

Vedad ibisevic was the main focus of the first half: the vfb striker fell twice in the 16-yard area and claimed a penalty kick. In the first scene, the bosnian deftly spun around defender thomas kleine, sank to the ground – but referee thorsten kinhofer loved to play on. It went better for ibisevic just before the break, when he fell after a duel with mergim mavraj – and the referee agreed with him this time. The 28-year-old striker took the kick himself, but failed to beat wolfgang hesl in the further goal, who was on duty for the first time, but the onrushing okazaki headed home the rebound.

In stuttgart’s sixth compulsory match in furth, it was the first vfb keeper’s goal since 1960, when the teams were still meeting in the oberliga sud. In all the 52 years that followed, the further had never been defeated by the swabians at home – until now. However, as so often this season, the number one candidate for relegation in the bundesliga had only itself to blame for the fact that it came to this: the exploitation of opportunities was simply weak.

The first good scene was missed by the original furth player edgar prib (6).), the midfielder’s second try was the latest in a series of clean finishes by christopher nothe (34).) must transform. Shortly after the break, the franconians wasted three great chances in the space of three seconds. Zoltan stieber and twice nothe failed to put the ball in the goal from the shortest distance one after the other.
Vfb did little more than was absolutely necessary – and that didn’t change when tasci saw red after a ruden foul on milorad pekovic and had to leave the field early in the second half. The hosts, on the other hand, remained unlucky: prib hit the crossbar with a free kick, and kleine missed the chance to equalize with a shot on target (79).).