Stuttgart - VfB Stuttgart remain without a point to their name in the 2015/16 campaign after being reduced to ten men on a frustrating afternoon, which ended in a 4-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt.
The hosts got off to the worst possible start when Adam Hlousek inadvertently diverted Bastian Oczipka’s cross into his own net. Falling behind sparked Stuttgart into life and, after Daniel Didavi’s tap-in restored parity, they should have taken the lead when Martin Harnik fired over from two yards out. Instead it was Frankfurt who went in a goal to the good at the break courtesy of Luc Castaignos putting the finishing touches on Haris Seferovic’s low drive.
Stuttgart boss Alexander Zorniger brought on Timo Werner at half-time, but while his charges continued to be the more ambitious side, carving out clear-cut chances proved equally as problematic after the break. Instead, a bad day at the office was compounded by Przemyslaw Tyton being sent off for felling Castaignos inside the area, allowing Seferovic to add a third from the spot before Castaignos bagged his brace late on to put the icing on the cake.