Definitely the Bayern alirón will have to wait at least two more weeks. After losing to Mainz (2-1) on Saturday, the Bavarian giant needed second-placed Leipzig to also lose to Stuttgart today, but Julian Nagelsmann’s team won 2-0 and cut their deficit to 7 points. the leader with 9 still to play.
Coimo next weekend the semifinals of the DFB Pokal will be played, Bayern will have their second ‘match ball’ on May 8 at the Allianz Arena against Borussia M’gladbach to win, if they win, the ninth Consecutive Bundesliga. That same day Leipzig will visit Borussia Dortmund.
Runner-up almost assured
The energy team not only had the possibility of delaying a new Bayern alirón. The victory virtually ensures him a place in the Champions League since he takes a 9-point advantage precisely to his next rival, Dortmund, fifth in the table.
For their part, Leipzig is also almost guaranteed the runner-up as they have 7 points more than Wolfsburg, defeated on Saturday by Dortmund (0-2) with a double from Erling Haaland.
Those of Nagelsmann, who had just added one of the last 6 points in dispute, were slow to take the measure of Stuttgart at the Red Buill Arena even after they were left behind in the 14th minute due to the expulsion of Naouriou Ahamada for a tough tackle to Amadou Haidara. The referee used the VAR to change the yellow card that he initially showed for the direct red.
Assist – Dani Olmo
Stuttgart, with a disciplined defense well planted on the pitch, held out until the start of the second half when Haidara himself headed powerfully into the net by a cross from former Blue Dani Olmo (46 ‘).
Swiss goalkeeper Gregor Kobel then lavished several miraculous interventions to keep Stuttgartt in the game, especially in an extraordinary double stop in the 63rd minute to first repel Galician Angeliño’s shot and Dani Olmo’s second shot.
Forsberg penalty sentence
The sentence came shortly after, at 67 ‘, when Emil Forsberg converted a penalty that Konstantinos Mavropanos committed on the Swedish striker himself. Despite conceding the fourth loss in a row, Stuttgart remain in a comfortable tenth place.