Here comes the ball – and the moment of decision: Wataru Endo just before his header to score the 2-1 winner for VfB Stuttgart.  Photo: Baumann/Volker Müller

Here comes the ball – and the moment of decision: Wataru Endo just before his header to score the 2-1 winner for VfB Stuttgart. Photo: Baumann/Volker Müller

VfB Stuttgart managed to save themselves in 15th place on the last day of the game. That’s a reason to be happy, comments our author Dirk Preiß, who also demands: The club must learn the right lessons from this messed-up season.

They wanted a cauldron – and they got it. Almost 60,000 spectators turned the Mercedes-Benz Arena into a seething pot on Saturday afternoon, offering emotions, passion and devotion. And were allowed to fall into ecstasy at the end. Because the VfB Stuttgart team played their part in the party. Finally, one would like to say. Or: just in time.

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