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Congolese Wamangituka scores twice as Stuttgart hammer Dortmund 5-1

Reuters , Saturday 12 Dec 2020
Silla Wamangituka
Stuttgart's Congolese forward Silla Wamangituka (L) celebrates scoring the 1-2 goal with Stuttgart's Belgian midfielder Orel Mangala during the German first division Bundesliga football match BVB Borussia Dortmund v VfB Stuttgart (AFP)
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Promoted VfB Stuttgart scored three times in 10 minutes to crush hosts Borussia Dortmund 5-1 in the Bundesliga on Saturday and maintain their unbeaten run on the road this season.

Stuttgart’s strong start earned them a 26th-minute penalty when Emre Can felled Mateo Klimowicz and Congolese Silas Wamangituka sent keeper Roman Buerki the wrong way with his spot kick.

With the visitors pushing for a second goal, the hosts, without injured top striker Erling Haaland, struck against the run of play when Giovanni Reyna latched on to a pinpoint Raphael Guerreiro cross to chip the ball over the Stuttgart keeper.

But a mistake by Guerreiro on the edge of the box in the 53rd sent Wamangituka through for his seventh goal of the campaign.

Philipp Foerster, in his second start for Stuttgart, made it 3-1 on the hour before teenager Tanguy Coulibaly added another goal three minutes later with Dortmund’s defence in complete disarray. Nicolas Gonzalez added the fifth in stoppage time.

Dortmund, who have now gone three league games without a win, slip to fifth place on 19 points, while Stuttgart move up to sixth on 17.

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