John Brooks scored a rare goal for Wolfsburg, but it would not be enough as they shared the spoils with Pellegrino Matarazzo’s Stuttgart.

Stuttgart 1-1 Wolfsburg

Chris Fuhrich’s leveler late in the second half canceled out John Brooks’ goal as Stuttgart and Wolfsburg shared the points at the Mercedes Benz Arena.

Brooks went the distance for the Wolves, completing 88 percent of his passes and winning two duels along with his goal.

The visitors opened the scoring after 13 minutes of play when Brooks rose up to head in a Maximilian Arnold corner kick. Not singl Stuttgart play picked up the center-back as he ran towards the six-yard box to nod the ball past goalkeeper Florian Muller.

The first goal only inspired Wolfsburg to push for more, but they had difficulty getting anything on target. The hosts finally started to get into the game midway through the first half and had a few decent chances.

The second half would see both sides continue to push for more goals, but nothing coming to fruition.

Then in the 89th minute Stuttgart got the goal they were looking for when Fuhrich’s volleyed shot from Enzo Millot’s cross hit the back of the net.

The draw drops Wolfsburg to 13th place in the standings with 38 points while Matarazzo’s Stuttgart cling on to the promotion/relegation playoff spot with 29 points, just two ahead of Arminia Bielefeld.

Notes

In other Bundesliga action, Timothy Chandler started for Eintracht Frankfurt as they were blanked by Bayer Leverkusen ina 2-0 defeat.

Timothy Tillman played 90 minutes while Julian Green came on to play 18 minutes as relegation-bound Greuther Furth played out a 1-1 draw with Union Berlin.

Joe Scally came on to play in stoppage time while Tyler Adams was rested for this game as 10-man Borussia Monchengladbach came away with a 3-1 win over RB Leipzig.

George Bello came on to play the final 18 minutes for Arminia Bielefeld as they shared the points with Hertha Berlin following a 1-1 draw.

Justin Che had a spot on the bench to watch Hoffenheim’s 4-3 loss to Freiburg.

Ricardo Pepi didn’t come off the bench as Augsburg was thrashed by FC Cologne in a 4-1 loss.

In the 2. Bundesliga, Ryan Malone went the distance for Hansa Rostock as their game with Paderborn finished 0-0.

Nicolas Carrera watched on from the bench as Holstein Kiel came from behind to seal a thrilling 3-2 win over promotion-chasing Werder Bremen.

Down in the 3. Liga, Mael Corboz scored a goal for Verl in their 3-0 win over Wehen Wiesbaden.

Both Lennard Maloney and Terrence Boyd started for their respective teams as Borussia Dortmund II came away with a 3-1 win over Kaiserslautern.

Justin Butler came on to play four minutes for Waldhof Mannheim in their 3-1 win over Duisburg.

Jalen Hawkins played eight minutes for Saarbrucken in their 2-1 loss to Viktoria Berlin.

By Kenya Brown

Born in America, but raised in Europe and Asia, Kenya has loved soccer ever since his parents put a ball at his feet. While covering some of the top U.S. players around Europe, he loves putting the spotlight on players who are based in leagues off the beaten path. He also interviews coaches and other people in the game to gain more insight.

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