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Serhou Guirassy initiated Stuttgart's victory


Thomas Kienzle / AFP

VfB Stuttgart mastered their task in the round of 2 of the DFB Cup and won 0-0 (0-<>) against Borussia Dortmund.

On Sunday, December 10, at around 19:15 p.m., the draw for the quarter-final pairings will take place. 1. FC Saarbrücken, Fortuna Düsseldorf, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Bayer Leverkusen, 1. FC Kaiserslautern and FC St. Pauli will also be there, as well as the winner of the match between Hertha BSC and Hamburger SV.

The first half offered a tepid game with few explosive goal scenes. Dortmund's best chance fell to Marcel Sabitzer who hit the crossbar in the 20th minute, while Deniz Undav headed in for Stuttgart, but it didn't challenge Gregor Kobel. BVB made an unplanned change in the 24th minute, with Youssoufa Moukoko, who was surprisingly called into the starting eleven, injured. He was replaced by Niclas Füllkrug.

It wasn't until the 54th minute that momentum developed. Enzo Millot was challenged by three Dortmund players on the left corner of the penalty area, but was able to pass through to Serhou Guirassy, who took advantage of the pass with a left-footed shot into the far corner (54'). Shortly afterwards, the striker set up Millot, who was denied by Kobel from close range (58').

Dortmund played with more urgency. After a mistake by Maximilian Mittelstädt, Füllkrug played the ball across and BVB celebrated - but Jamie Bynoe-Gittens had been offside on Füllkru's pass, which is why the goal did not count (60').

The visitors pushed for an equaliser, but substitute Silas Katompa Mvumpa ended Dortmund's comeback hopes when he was set up by Führich and poked the ball past Kobel (77').