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90' + 2'

GONZALEZ SENT OFF

The young striker is sent off with a second yellow card for an off-ball incident.
90' + 2'

GONZALEZ SENT OFF

The young striker is sent off with a second yellow card for an off-ball incident.
90' + 3'
substitutesNicolás González
90' + 3'
substitutesKaan Ayhan
90'

AKOLO FIRES JUST WIDE

He beats one defender with a tidy dribble in the box before shooting at goal on his left, but he drags his shot wide as Stuttgart often have tonight. 
88'
substitutesKevin Stöger
86'

SOLO STUNNER FROM RAMAN!

He races onto a through ball from Stöger deep into the Stuttgart half, takes a touch and chips the ball over the on-rushing Zieler to seal what will surely now be a superb win for Fortuna!
85'

Benito Raman

GOAL!

3 : 0
Benito Raman
82'
<- Rouwen Hennings
-> Kenan Karaman
82'
<- Chadrac Akolo
-> Alexander Esswein
77'

DIDAVI THE MAN FOR STUTTGART?

The midfielder has set-up six of Stuttgart's nine shots so far today. Can he be the man to spark a comeback, or will Fortuna hold on for a valuable win...?
76'
<- Benito Raman
-> Jean Zimmer
73'

LATEST

The away side are on top right now and a goal could change everything here. Gonzalez and Donis have had half chances, so a moment of magic is still needed. Esswein has also had a shot fly over the crossbar, but Rensing is still yet to have to make a serious save in this game.
67'
substitutesOzan Kabak
65'
<- Alfredo Morales
-> Oliver Fink
64'
<- Erik Thommy
-> Christian Gentner
61'

GONZALEZ HEADS WIDE

He and Donis share frustrations as the Argentine rises highest from a free-kick to head towards goal, ahead of his Greek team-mate, but his glancing effort drifts wide of goal. It's been one of those days for Stuttgart so far, with time running out...
56'

LUKEBAKIO FLUFFS HIS LINES AGAIN

A lovely one-two sets Lukebakio on his way, with only Zieler in front of him as he enters the Stuttgart box from the right corner. He shoots low across goal, avoiding the Stuttgart goalkeeper, but he drags his effort wide of the target all together.
49'

FABULOUS FROM FINK!

What a stunning strike from Fortuna captain Oliver Fink. The ball is won back in the home side's half and Zimmer brings it away down the right. He takes his time before finding Fink on the edge of the box. The midfielder cuts past Ascacibar and curls a perfect. looping strike into the far top corner of Zieler's net!
49'

Oliver Fink

GOAL!

2 : 0
Oliver Fink
46'

BACK UNDERWAY

A change at the break for the away side with Donis replacing Zuber for some more attacking impitous for Markus Weinzierl's side.
Kick-off!
45'
<- Anastasios Donis
-> Steven Zuber
Half-time
45'
substitutesSantiago Ascacíbar
45'
substitutesAlexander Esswein
42'

LUKEBAKIO HITS THE SIDE-NETTING!

Played in on goal and into the Stuttgart box, the loanee - from English Premier League side Watford - shoots powerfully at the near post of Zieler's goal. But a touch from the goalkeeper takes the ball behind, and the visitors are able to clear.
38'

DFB CUP DRAW

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34'

KARAMAN OPENS THE SCORING!

The home side had been knocking at the door and now it opens. A cross from Lukebakio on the left is perfectly placed for Karaman to attack in the middle of the box, and he heads home his 1st goal of the season against his boyhood club.
34'

Kenan Karaman

GOAL!

1 : 0
Kenan Karaman
26'

SUPERB DEFENDING FROM KABAK!

Lukebakio is racing away one-on-one with Zieler with the goal coming closer and closer, but Stuttgart defender Kabak is charging back to catch him. And catch him he does, with a superb tackle just as the Fortuna striker was about to pull the trigger on his shot. 
24'

LUKEBAKIO HALTED!

Fink races down the right wing and hits a low cross into the box. The ball flicks off Karaman at the near post and bounces towards Lukebakio at the back post, but Zieler is out quickly to block his effort and force a goal kick.
20'

Z-TO-Z AS ZIELER SAVES

Zimmermann takes the first shot on target of the game from inside the Stuttgart box, but from a tight angle towards the near post, Zieler is able to deal with the threat with ease.
15'
substitutesMarcin Kaminski
10'

FUNKEL'S BIG DAY

Today sees Fortuna Düsseldorf involved in his 800th Bundesliga game as either a player or coach. An incredible record for anyone to achieve, and he becomes only the fourth man to reach the illustrious mark. He is only one game shy of Felix Magath, who is third in the list, and will overtake him on Matchday 23 at home to Nuremberg.
5'
substitutesBenjamin Pavard
5'

FORTUNA FIRING EARLY

The post is struck early by the home side after a lovely pass through from Zimmer into the box. Karaman was well offside, but he hit the outside of Zieler's right post with his effort on goal. With the fans behind them, the home side have started well.

UNDERWAY IN DÜSSELDORF

The raining is failing in Düsseldorf as it did to start the game in Dortmund yesterday. Perhaps that also means we'll get as much drama as we did from the Signal Iduna Park...
Kick-off!

TALE OF THE TAPE

If Fortuna win they will pull ten points clear of Stuttgart in the final relegation spot. But if Stuttgart win, they will drag Fortuna right back into the relegation scrap. It's all to play for in what is another vital game at the bottom of the Bundesliga table.

STUTTGART

Zieler - Pavard, Kabak, Kempf, Insua - Ascacibar, Gentner (c) - Esswein, Zuber - Didavi - Gonzalez

FORTUNA

Rensing - Zimmermann, Ayhan, Kaminski, Gießelmann - Bodzek - Zimmer, Fink (c), Stöger, Karaman - Lukebakio

TEAM NEWS!

With less than half an hour until the final game of Matchday 21, here are the all-important line-ups in Düsseldorf.
Welcome along to the match centre for the game Düsseldorf vs. Stuttgart from matchday 21 of the 2018/19 Bundesliga season at the Merkur Spielarena. Check back here for full information on the match.