VfB Stuttgart vs. VfL Wolfsburg in the live ticker: VfB is worried about Borna Sosa
Created: 09/29/2022, 11:12 am
By: Niklas Noack
VfB star Borna Sosa is out in the game against VfL Wolfsburg.
© Press photo Rudel/Robin Rudel/IMAGO
VfB Stuttgart is visiting VfL Wolfsburg on the 8th Bundesliga matchday.
Everything about it in the ticker.
Line-ups: VfL Wolfsburg - VfB Stuttgart
Vagnoman absent: worries at right-back position
With the national team: seven VfB players on the road
Under pressure: VfB waiting for their first Bundesliga win
The ticker is continuously updated.
VfB coach Pellegrino Matarazzo will have to do without Borna Sosa for the game against VfL Wolfsburg.
The left-back came back from the international break with a high temperature and symptoms of a cold and has not been able to train, as Matarazzo announced at the press conference on Thursday.
A corona test at Sosa was negative.
Josha Vagnoman (bone edema) is also missing from the team.
VfB Stuttgart vs. VfL Wolfsburg: Lineups
Expected line-up VfL Wolfsburg
Casteels - Otavio, van de Ven, Lacroix, Baku - Franjic, Arnold, Brekalo, Svanberg - Waldschmidt, Nmecha
Expected line-up VfB Stuttgart
Müller - Führich, Mavropanos, Anton, Ito, Sosa - Karazor, Endo, Ahamada - Silas, Guirassy
Josha Vagnoman is probably missing from VfB Stuttgart
The injury worries at VfB Stuttgart are currently limited.
The recently injured Tanguy Coulibaly and Nikolas Nartey should be fully operational again.
However, Josha Vagnoman could be missing, as reported by
The right-back is suffering from bone edema and is out for the time being.
Seven VfB players were with the national team
VfB Stuttgart released seven players for international matches.
Hiroki Ito and Wataru Endo played for Japan, Dinos Mavropanos for Greece.
Serhou Guirassy was on duty for Guinea and Borna Sosa wore the Croatia shirt.
In the 2-1 win against Denmark, Sosa even scored and boosted his confidence.
Thomas Kastanaras was meanwhile with Germany's U20 and Tiago Tomas with the Portuguese U20.
VfB Stuttgart against VfL Wolfsburg under pressure
Wolfsburg/Stuttgart – VfB Stuttgart is under pressure before the match at VfL Wolfsburg.
After seven Bundesliga games, the Swabians are still waiting for their first win of the season and are therefore under pressure.
A mental strain that VfB coach Pellegrino Matarazzo is aware of.
That's why he wants to focus on the defensive against the wolves, because that doesn't require self-confidence.
When working against the ball, you don't need "a broad chest to defend passionately, just a work mentality," says the coach.
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Last Thursday (September 22nd) Stuttgart passed a successful test.
VfB won 2-1 against Grashopper Zürich after goals from Naouirou Ahamada and Juan José Perea.
Like VfB, VfL Wolfsburg has five meager points after seven games and is in 17th place.
So there is a real basement duel against the table sixteenth from Stuttgart.