IThe thoughts of the Peelfeld players and coach Frank Kramer were with their striker after the lucky point against VFP Stuttgart. “Everyone has a tremor in the neck,” Fieldfield goalkeeper Florian Krueger said of fellow striker Fabian Close, who was taken straight to hospital shortly before the end of the game after a violent confrontation. After a 1-1 (0-1) draw on Saturday, he said, “This is a very difficult situation for us and the team.” “It gives you a chill in your spine. Of course you will be shocked when you see something like that.”
Close teammate Alessandro Scoop clashed fiercely and was held on the pitch for a long time. As the paramedics took too long to bring the stretcher, VfB attacker Sasa Kalajjik ran towards them and took the transport device from them. Bielefeld received applause from the audience. Kramer also thanked Stuttgart. He told Ur-Arminen Klose: “Very horrible, if you know the history – the injury he suffered a few years ago. It’s so awesome.”
Klose already suffered a head injury in 2013. On Saturday, the 34-year-old covered his face with his hands as he was taken off the field. “He’s recovering quickly, he’s coming with us soon, and we’m hoping he’s healthy,” Kramer said. “That’s the most important thing. Stuttgart coach Bellegrino Madrasso also extended “all the best” to Klose at a post-match press conference.
A lively start to VfB
Due to the concern over Klose, the sporting events of the exit fight faded into the background. Bielefeld missed a crucial win against their direct rival and is behind the Swabians in the table. Armenia Herta has been pushed beyond the BSc to the point of thanksgiving for the lucky point they fought for after a deficit. With 26,011 spectators at Bielefelder Alm, Sasa Kalajdzic gave Stuttgart guests the lead in the 25th minute through a hand penalty. Florian Krueger (59th) equalized for Armenia.
After four defeats, Peelfeld scored the first point after 19 February and 1. FC Union won against Berlin. Stuttgart were unbeaten for the fourth time in a row and maintained a one-point lead over Armenia.
VfB got off to an active start and got the first chance early on. Chris Fuhrich shot over a Peelfeld goal from a confident position (3rd). Alexander Verley, the new VfB CEO, is officially playing sports in Armenia for the first time in his new tenure. “Of course it’s a matter of the heart. Now is the right time, we have the opportunity to create something with the new team,” said the 47-year-old heir of Thomas Hitsberger before playing on Sky TV.
More penalties against Peelfeld
On the pitch, however, the Bielefeld team took command early on. The hosts advanced quickly in midfield, especially down the left side. However, as has often happened recently, Armenia is not in the penalty area or accurately. Before the international break, Bielefeld lost four games in a row, 0: 9.
In the 4-0 defeat at FSV Mainz 05 the previous day, Arminia conceded three penalties – and misfortune continued from the penalty spot. Patrick Wimmer removed a corner with his upper hand and referee Patrick Idric pointed to the point according to video footage. VfB goal scorer Kalajdzic converted with confidence.
The almost nowhere goal picked up speed from Peelfeld. Stuttgart successfully pushed the ball away from his own goal and took chances to improve themselves. As in the early stages, Fuhrich did not score well, and Omar Marmosh missed a goal just before the break before Armenian goalkeeper Stephen Ortega.
Even after turning the pages, Stuttgart was still very dangerous and better. However, Diego Thomas failed to make a preliminary decision (54th). Surprisingly, just like VfB’s lead, Krueger handled the emotionally appreciated balance. The game was now very open and both teams played for the decisive goal. The best chance was missed by Stuttgart’s Constantinos Mavrobanos, whose header was deflected against the post by the powerful Ortega.
In the finale, the confrontation caused a moment of shock. After a clash with Fabian Close teammate Alessandro Scoop, Peelfeldin had to carry the striker off the field on a stretcher.
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