Stuttgart spoil Heynckes’ party with drubbing

Stuttgart

Jupp Heynckes’ final Bundesliga match as FC Bayern München manager ended in defeat as his side went down 4-1 to VfB Stuttgart at the Allianz Arena on Saturday.

Bayern 1 Stuttgart 4
Ginczek (5′) breaks the deadlock
Tolisso (21′) equalises for Bayern
Donis (42′) restores Stuttgart’s lead
Akolo (52′) and Ginczek (55′) seal win

Match Summary

A brace from Daniel Ginczek helped the visitors claim a surprise win on the final day of the Bundesliga season. Anastasios Donis played a key role for them, proving tricky for Bayern to handle on the counter.

Stuttgart went into the break 2-1 up thanks to goals from Ginczek and Donis either side of a Corentin Tolisso strike. After the break, Chadrac Akolo doubled their lead before another Ginczek goal put the cherry on top.

Full Report

Heynckes was hoping for a smooth farewell in his last league game at the helm, but Stuttgart signalled their intentions to spoil the trophy celebrations early on. Donis surged past Rafinha and in behind the defence before cutting back for Ginczek to break the deadlock in the fifth minute.

Bayern responded in the 21st minute, with Robert Lewandowski heavily involved in the build-up. He made mincemeat of Holger Badstuber on the turn before being taken out by Ron-Robert Zieler. The ball went into the path of Tolisso, who equalised.

The champions went on the offensive, looking to take the lead, but they were once again caught out by Donis. This time, the winger went solo, before beating Sven Ulreich to put the visitors back in front.

Stuttgart picked up where they left off at half-time, hitting Bayern on the break down the left. Emiliano Insua picked out Akolo with a cross and the striker buried his header in the 52nd minute.

Their fourth goal came on the rebound. After Ulreich saved Erik Thommy header’s from a Donis cross, Ginczek was there to slot home his second goal of the game.

Zieler played a crucial role in preserving Stuttgart’s lead, making a number of crucial saves to deny Heynckes the send-off he would’ve wanted.

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