Stuttgart’s Struggle to Stay Relevant in the Limelight

Stuttgart avoided relegation to the ranks of German second division football clubs by beating hosts Hamburger SV 3-1 in a relegation play-off match between them.

French midfielder Enzo Milo scored two consecutive minutes for the Stuttgart team (58, 64), while his colleague Congolese striker Silas Wamangituka managed to score the third goal when the meeting was on its last legs.

While the German striker Sonny Keitel scored the home team’s only goal early in the sixth minute of the first half.

The Stuttgart team retained their place in the Bosliga for the following season, confirming their superiority over Hamburg by beating them in the first leg, also with a difference of three unanswered goals.

So far, the Hamburg club has remained in the second division, which was joined by the teams Schalke 04 and Hertha Berlin.

Hamburg spent their last season in the top division in 2017–2018 when they finished in penultimate place, relegated to the second division for the first time in 55 years.

And Hamburg was third in the second division at the end of the season (2021-2022), but also fell in the playoffs with Hertha Berlin, despite winning in the capital (2-1) before losing at home (0-2). ) and missing the opportunity to return to the top division for the season (2022-2023).

While Heidenheim’s side rose to the ranks of Bundesliga clubs after becoming second division champions, topping the standings with 67 points, on par with Darmstadt who accompanied it to the top flight.

Source: RT

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