Borussia Dortmund 1-5 VfB Stuttgart: Lucien Favre’s men are thumped in embarrassing home defeat as the German outfit lose valuable ground in the Bundesliga title race
- Borussia Dortmund were thrashed at home by Stuttgart in a shock home defeat
- Silas Wamangituka scored brace for Stuttgart, who netted four second half goals
- Dortmund had been unbeaten in their last 11 home games against Stuttgart
- Lucien Favre’s side have now lost their last three home games in succession
- They are now five points off leaders RB Leipzig and four off Bayern Munich
Borussia Dortmund embarrassingly lost 5-1 to an excellent VfB Stuttgart in their Bundesliga match at the Signal Iduna Park on Saturday afternoon.
The visitors’ strong start earned them a 26th-minute penalty when Emre Can felled Mateo Klimowicz and Silas Wamangituka sent keeper Roman Burki the wrong way with his spot kick.
With Stuttgart pushing for a second goal, the hosts – without top striker Erling Haaland through injury – struck against the run of play.
Stuttgart forward Silas Wamangituka opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the first half
Borussia Dortmund’s 18-year-old midfielder Gio Reyna equalised six minutes before half time
But Congolese Wamagituka fired home from close range to give the visitors the lead again
Borussia Dortmund: Burki; Can (Reinier Jesus 59), Hummels, Akanji (Zagadou 86); Morey, Bellingham (Schulz 64), Witsel, Guerreiro (Moukoko 86); Sancho, Reyna; Reus.
Goals: Reyna 39.
VfB Stuttgart: Kobel; Mavropanos (Stenzel 90), Anton, Kempf; Endo; Wamangituka (Massimo 67), Sosa, Mangala, Forster (Egloff 77); Klimowicz (Churlinov 88), Coulibaly (Gonzalez 67).
Goals: Wamangituka 26 (P), 52, Forster 60, Coulibaly 63, Gonzalez 90+1.
Giovanni Reyna – son of former Manchester City midfielder Claudio – latched on to a pinpoint Raphael Guerreiro cross to chip the ball over the Stuttgart goalkeeper.
But a mistake by Guerreiro on the edge of the box in the 52nd minute sent forward Wamangituka, booked after walking the ball into the net against Werder Bremen last Sunday, through for his seventh goal of the campaign.
Philipp Forster, in his second start for Stuttgart, made it 3-1 on the hour before teenager Tanguy Coulibaly added another goal three minutes later with Dortmund’s defence in complete disarray.
Nicolas Gonzalez’ stoppage-time goal put the gloss on the victory for Pellegrino Matarazzo’s side.
Dortmund, who had been unbeaten in their last 11 home games against Stuttgart (W6, D5), have now lost three home matches in a row for the first time since 2013-14, under now-Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s tenure.
The result leaves Die Borussen in fifth, five points off leaders RB Leipzig and four off fierce title rivals Bayern Munich.
Stuttgart, meanwhile, whose head of sport is former Aston Villa and Germany midfielder Thomas…
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