STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Union Berlin twice came from behind to draw 2-2 at Stuttgart and take a big step toward Bundesliga promotion in the first leg of their playoff on Thursday.
Lewandowski scores as Bayern keeps pace with Dortmund
MUNICH (AP) — Robert Lewandowski made up for missing a penalty by scoring in a 4-1 win for Bayern Munich over Stuttgart on Sunday, ensuring his side kept pace with his former team Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.
Lewandowski rounded Ron-Robert Zieler to score his 12th goal of the season in the 84th minute, keeping second-placed Bayern six points behind Dortmund after the 19th round. Dortmund routed Hannover 5-1 on Saturday.
Stuttgart captain’s father dies in stadium after game
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Stuttgart captain Christian Gentner's father died suddenly after the side's 2-1 Bundesliga win at home over Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
The club says it is mourning Herbert Gentner and its thoughts are "fully with the Gentner family in these difficult hours."
Christian Gentner initially gave interviews on the pitch after the game. He then rushed from the changing room to where a doctor attempted to save his father.
Promoted sides Hannover, Stuttgart draw 1-1 in Bundesliga
HANNOVER, Germany (AP) — Hannover substitute Niclas Fuellkrug converted a penalty to earn his side a 1-1 draw against promoted rival Stuttgart in the Bundesliga on Friday.
Takuma Asano's first-half strike looked to be enough for Stuttgart to claim its first away win of the season, but Fuellkrug equalized from the spot with a quarter-hour remaining after Benjamin Pavard was adjudged to have brought down Matthias Ostrzolek.
Stuttgart captain expected to recover from head injuries
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Stuttgart captain Christian Gentner is expected to make a full recovery after breaking his lower and lateral eye-socket, nose and upper-jaw in the side's Bundesliga win over Wolfsburg on Saturday.
Stuttgart says the 32-year-old Gentner will undergo surgery in the coming days.