Jung Woo-young starts for Stuttgart as they lose 0-2 to promoted Heidenheim.
Stuttgart lost 0-2 away to Heidenheim in the 10th round of the 2023/24 German Bundesliga at the Heidenheimer Förth Arena in Heidenheim, Germany, on Saturday.
The hosts came out with a 4-2-3-1 formation. Tim Kleindindst started up front, with Janniklas Veste-Adrian Beck-Ehren Dinch in the second line. Jan Söfner-Lennart Maloney in the middle. The back four was Norman Töyerkauf-Benedikt Gimber-Patrik Mainka-Omar Traore. Kevin Muller was in goal.
The away side Stuttgart also opted for a 4-2-3-1 formation. Denis Undaub started up top, supported by Chris Fürich, Woo-Young Jung, and Katompa Mbampa. Angelo Stiller-Atakan Karachor started in defensive midfield. The defense was Hiroki Ito-Danaxel Zagadou-Waldemar Anton-Antony Luo. Alexander Nubel wore the goalkeeping gloves.레모나토토 주소
Heydemar, who were promoted to the Bundesliga this season, came out aggressive in the early stages of the match. They threatened Stuttgart with a sharp corner in the sixth minute when Mbampa beat the keeper and found an empty net, but Kimber won the scramble and made the save.
Both teams hit the post once more. In the 16th minute, Heidenheim’s Söfner had a header off a corner kick that hit the crossbar. In the 37th minute, Stuttgart Stiller’s free kick in front of the penalty box also hit the post.
Stuttgart went on the offensive, but their efforts were blocked. In the 38th minute, Undab fired a volley from a pass from Jung Woo-young, but it went over the bar. In the 41st minute, Jung Woo-young had a chance in front of goal, but he was offside. The first half ended goalless.
Heidenheim, who had been creating meaningful chances from corner kicks throughout the match, finally broke through. They took the lead in the 24th minute of the second half when Söfner headed in a corner kick from Veste.
Stuttgart fought back, but they were far from the goal. In the second minute of second-half stoppage time, Jamie Rebelling headed a ball off the post, but it was blocked by the Heidenheim defense.
Just before the end of the match, Heidenheim scored a wedge goal. In the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time, Kleindist saw goalkeeper Nubel out of position and sent a kick from the halfway line that rattled the Stuttgart net. The match ended with a win for Heidenheim.
Jung Woo-young, who started the game, was subbed off after 71 minutes. According to soccer statistics site Footmob, he completed 83% of his passes (25/30), made one pass in the attacking third, and touched the ball 39 times. His rating was 6.2.
Meanwhile, Stuttgart will miss their star striker Giracci. He is one of the most in-form strikers in Europe. He has 14 goals in eight Bundesliga games this season.
In the last match against Union Berlin in the eighth round, Girasci scored in the first 16 minutes. However, he was substituted in the 30th minute due to injury. “He has a muscle problem,” Stuttgart coach Sebastian Hornes said after the game. An examination revealed an injury to his thigh muscle. He will be out of action for a while to recover.
Stuttgart has since lost two consecutive league games. The loss of their leading scorer is a big blow. With Girasci, Stuttgart was scoring over three goals per game, but since his injury, they’ve only scored two goals in two games.
For the team, there are concerns even if Girasci returns. He is scheduled to play for Guinea at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations next January. If Guinea makes it to the final, he’ll miss at least five Bundesliga games. The same problem of lack of goalscorers will likely arise then as it does now. A solution must be found before then.