VfB Stuttgart boomed on the jump to a direct promotion spot at the end of the first half of the season in the 2nd Bundesliga. The Swabians had to settle for a 1: 1 (1-1) on game day 17 at Darmstadt 98.
Behind the last debilitating Hamburger SV, the Stuttgart team (both 30 points) will start from relegation zone three in the second half of the season, autumn champions Arminia Bielefeld are four points ahead of the chasing duo.
Tobias Kempe (20th) had put Darmstadt in the lead, which takes a four-point cushion on relegation rank 16 into the second half of the season beginning on Friday.
Borna Sosa (45th) made sure the Bundesliga relegation teams scored again in a foreign spot after three away victories in a row.
VfB coach Walter starts with Wamangituka for Didavi
Stuttgart coach Tim Walter had Silas Wamangituka for Daniel Didavi in his starting lineup. French Sports Day had last week L & # 39; Equipe reports that Wamangituka is playing under false identity. Walter firmly rejected this.
VfB got off to a strong start but was too innocent offensively, but Kempe took advantage of the game's first dangerous opportunity after a quick counter-attack. As a result, the lilies were the more dangerous team, the equalization of Sosa just before the break came surprisingly.
Incredible! Gomez with the fifth offside goal of the last four games
Mario Gomez (55th) missed the huge opportunity to lead Stuttgart in the more intense second round, a little later the ex-international was denied a goal due to a near offside position (66th). It was Gomez's fifth offside goal in the last four games.
Philipp Förster (78th) only hit the post in the final offensive in Stuttgart.