Stuttgart slump continues in 3rd loss from 3 under new coach

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Stuttgart’s hopes of a revival under new coach Markus Weinzierl took another blow in a 3-0 loss at home to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga on Friday.

Sebastien Haller and Ante Rebic scored in the first half – both set up by 18-year-old striker Luka Jovic – before Nicolai Mueller completed the scoring late for the visitors.

It ensured Weinzierl’s third defeat in three games since taking over from the sacked Tayfun Korkut. His side has conceded 11 and scored none in this time.

Weinzierl, who previously coached Schalke, started his tenure of the Gelsenkirchen-based club with five straight defeats in 2016.

The 43-year-old Weinzierl was appointed by Stuttgart following the 3-1 defeat to previously bottom Hannover, which left the side bottom after seven games.

The side is still bottom on goal difference from promoted Fortuna Duesseldorf ahead of the rest of the 10th round. Duesseldorf has lost its last five games in the league but faces Borussia Moenchengladbach on Sunday.