Ibisevic puts stuttgart on course for the europe league

Ibisevic puts stuttgart on course for the europe league

On the return of dynamo captain kevin kuranyi to his home country, ibisevic gave the bundesliga team a good starting position for the playoff playoff game. Vfb, however, gave a largely dispassionate performance against defensively strong guests from russia.

"We knew it was going to be a tough game. It was important that we were patient," said ibisevic. "We must not feel too safe," he cautioned, however, with an eye on the jerk game.

In front of 20,400 spectators at the mercedes-benz arena, ibisevic (72. The goal was saved in the 25th minute after dynamo keeper anton schunin had let a long-distance shot by tim hoogland from 25 yards out bounce off the post. In the first minute of stoppage time, the 28-year-old struck again after preparatory work by ibrahima traore.

Vfb coach bruno labbadia made two changes to the starting eleven compared to the 5-0 DFB cup win over SV falkensee-finkenkrug: maza replaced georg niedermeier in central defense, and shinji okazaki was preferred to traore on the left wing. Moscow’s new coach dan petrescu trusted former bundesliga players kuranyi as captain, zvjezdan misimovic and gordon schildenfeld from the outset.

"We clearly want to advance this round," labbadia had demanded before the duel. The swabians, however, had a hard time. After the capital false start in the russian championship with zero points and only one goal in five games, dynamo concentrated on its coverage, stood deep and loved stuttgart come.

Kuranyi wanted to celebrate a successful return to his old place of action. The former national soccer player, who scored 40 goals in 99 bundesliga games for the swabians between 2001 and 2005, had reserved around 80 tickets for family and friends. From the vfb side, the spectators initially saw a lot of lack of concentration and weak play. Lone entertainer kuranyi, on the other hand, earned whistles after a foul on stuttgart captain serdar tasci.

Not until the 27th minute. In the second minute, martin harnik created some danger after a cross from the industrious arthur boka – dynamo keeper schunin had to follow up on his header. Petrescu reacted before half-time to his team’s nimble performance: igor semschow (38) came on for the pale former wolfsburg player misimovic.).

More tempo in the vfb game demanded the suspended midfielder zdravko kuzmanovic at halftime on TV station kabel 1. "We want to win, we must win," said the professional of the schwaben. Labbadia reacted to the dispassionate and boring performance of his players: he brought on traore for okazaki (61), who was at least trying.) and tunay torun for the relieving harnik (62.).

The mabnahme paid off just a few minutes later, when torjager ibisevic was on hand after a hammer from hoogland and in the 90.+1 again – traore had crossed.