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Stuttgart's harsh lesson for Young Boys

Published: Thursday 16 September 2010, 22.50CET
VfB Stuttgart 3-0 BSC Young Boys
Christian Gross's charges held all the aces in attack and prevailed with strikes from Cacau, Christian Gentner and Serdar Tasci.
Stuttgart's harsh lesson for Young Boys
Cacau masterminded Stuttgart's winning start to the UEFA Europa League group stage ©Getty Images

Match statistics

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Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target10
 
2
Attempts off target10
 
8
Corners7
 
7
Offsides4
 
5
Fouls committed14
 
15
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 16 September 2010, 22.50CET

Stuttgart's harsh lesson for Young Boys

VfB Stuttgart 3-0 BSC Young Boys
Christian Gross's charges held all the aces in attack and prevailed with strikes from Cacau, Christian Gentner and Serdar Tasci.

VfB Stuttgart got the better of BSC Young Boys on Matchday 1 as their superior fire power dispatched last season's Swiss Super League runners-up.

Stuttgart coach Christian Gross often had the beating of Young Boys when in charge of domestic rivals FC Basel 1893, and his winning touch did not desert him in UEFA Europa League Group H. His team scored first through Cacau's penalty midway through the opening period before doubling their advantage close to the hour when Christian Gentner struck in style. Serdar Tasci capped the night's work by poking home a stoppage-time corner.

Cacau, the German club's captain and creator-in-chief, took on the mantle of goalscorer to convert a 23rd-minute spot kick awarded after Alain Nef fouled Pavel Pogrebnyak. If the penalty went too close to goalkeeper Marco Wölfli for comfort, Cacau deserved his luck: his clever play had sent Pogrebnyak through in the first place.

Xavier Hochstrasser's long-range attempt and Moreno Costanzo's free-kick that narrowly eluded team-mate Ammar Jemal at the back post were reminders of the threat posed by Vladimir Petković's visitors, refugees from the UEFA Champions League play-offs.

However, Pogrebnyak should have made it two after racing on to Cacau's flick, and Stuttgart's triumph was sealed on 59 minutes. After YB forward Henri Bienvenu was denied a strike on goal by limpet-like defending from Stuttgart's Arthur Boka, the Bundesliga side broke immediately. Cacau angled a pass towards the left of the penalty area which invited Gentner to take a touch and smash into the roof of the net.

Mauro Camoranesi brushed a post, Daniel Didavi rifled a shot across the face of Wölfli's goal and Martin Harnik's attempt whistled wide. For Young Boys, Nef's speculative strike elicited a flying stop from Sven Ulreich. But Stuttgart remained the more incisive outfit and, for all Wölfli's best efforts, Tasci applied the coup de grace.

Last updated: 28/05/11 0.14CET

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Lineups

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Stuttgart

young boys

Young Boys

1
UlreichSven Ulreich (GK)
1
WölfliMarco Wölfli (GK) (C)
5
TasciSerdar Tasci
Goal90+1
4
NefAlain Nef
Yellow Card23
6
NiedermeierGeorg Niedermeier
7
SutterScott Sutter
Substitution62
8
KuzmanovićZdravko Kuzmanović
9
M. SchneuwlyMarco Schneuwly
Yellow Card39
Substitution74
15
BokaArthur Boka
10
CostanzoMoreno Costanzo
18
CacauCacau (C)
Goal23
Substitution68
11
DoubaïThierry Doubaï
19
CamoranesiMauro Camoranesi
Substitution80
15
BienvenuHenri Bienvenu
20
GentnerChristian Gentner
Goal59
17
SpycherChristoph Spycher
Yellow Card40
26
DidaviDaniel Didavi
Substitution84
20
AffolterFrançois Affolter
29
PogrebnyakPavel Pogrebnyak
Yellow Card55
22
HochstrasserXavier Hochstrasser
Substitution62
35
TräschChristian Träsch
25
JemalAmmar Jemal
Yellow Card87

Substitutes

23
ZieglerMarc Ziegler (GK)
35
BürkiRoman Bürki (GK)
3
MolinaroCristian Molinaro
Substitution84
13
De PierroAdriano De Pierro
7
HarnikMartin Harnik
Substitution68
14
C. SchneuwlyChristian Schneuwly
Substitution74
9
MaricaCiprian Marica
Substitution80
Yellow Card87
16
RaimondiMario Raimondi
17
DelpierreMatthieu Delpierre
23
RegazzoniAlberto Regazzoni
Substitution62
21
BoulahrouzKhalid Boulahrouz
24
MayukaEmmanuel Mayuka
Substitution62
34
BahMamadou Bah
33
ZimmermannSven Zimmermann

Coach

Christian Gross (SUI) Vladimir Petković (SUI)

Referee

Luca Banti (ITA)

Assistant referees

Stefano Ayroldi (ITA), Massimiliano Grilli (ITA)

Fourth official

Sebastiano Peruzzo (ITA)

Additional assistant referees

Christian Brighi (ITA), Gabriele Gava (ITA)

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