VfB Stuttgart needs after a tie in the play-offs fear for self-preservation

VfB Stuttgart have to seriously consider relegation to the second Bundesliga. The team played the thuisduel in the play-offs with a 2-2 flush against Union Berlin.

The champion of 2007 to Monday on foreign soil to win in order for next season to be active at the highest level. In the season 2016/2017 played ‘Die Schwaben” for the last time in the second Bundesliga.

Stuttgart took in the own Mercedes Benz Arena just before half-time the lead through Christian Gentner, but by a hit from Suleiman Abdullahi, were the guests rapidly at the same height.

By a goal from Mario Gómez was the home team just after rest at 2-1, but that lead did not last. Marvin Friedrich made halfway through the second half for 2-2. It had very little close to Berlin was still there with the victory gone away. Goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler from Stuttgart kept in stoppage time a header from the line.

Union Berlin came since the fall of the Wall never in the Bundesliga. The club played in the season 2001/2002 in the UEFA Cup, after a season before the cup final they lost to Schalke 04.

The return is for Monday at 20.30 in the program The winner of the play-off will play next season in the Bundesliga.

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