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SELKE GETS ONE BACK!
A late goal for Bremen. Too little too late? The substitute scores his first goal since the opening day as he heads home from right in front of Kobel.
SEALING THE DEAL!
A gift for Silas who makes it 2-0 in added time. He races forward to nab the ball from Toprak, who had chested the ball back for Pavlenka. The Stuttgart striker is booked for some unsporting behaviour as he stopped the ball in front of goal before smashing it home and he's brought off in the final minutes.
We'll have three minutes of time added on at the end of this one.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
The summer arrival from Nuremberg is on for the final minutes to replace Groß.
STUTTGART DOING WELL
The away side are pushing forward whenever they can and pressing Bremen hard in possession to give the home side a tough job in their search for an equaliser. Frustrating their hosts no end.
NO WAY THROUGH FOR BREMEN
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Romano Schmid comes on for his Bundesliga debut, a 20-year-old Austria U21 international into the attack in place of Osako.
SO LITTLE BETWEEN THEM
FÖRSTER NOT FAR AWAY
A lovely run across the Bremen box from right to left by the substitute, skipping past a couple of challenges along the way. He then shoots low looking for the bottom corner back across goal, and he forces Pavlenka into a good save.
Stuttgart look comfortable, but the scoreline remains just the one-goal difference.
SILAS NOT FAR AWAY
The Stuttgart scorer is in a foot race with Toprak to get onto a long ball forward and beats him to the ball and into the Bremen box. He shoots at the near post but can't get his effort on target with Pavlenka well positioned.
BREMEN STRUGGLING TO GET CLEAR CHANCES
WOLTEMADE ON THE RUN!
A tidy pass from Osako sends Woltemade away and he shows a great turn of pace to get past the Stuttgart defence. He shoots at goal from just inside the box on the right, but his effort is straight at Kobel and he saves well.
The home side are dominating the ball now and looking to build pressure in the Stuttgart half. With the scoreline at just 1-0, they will fancy their chances of getting back into this one.
PAVLENKA OKAY TO CONTINUE
For now the Bremen No.1 is staying on the pitch after that heavy challenge with Castro.
SHAKING THINGS UP
Two new faces in attack with Woltemade and Selke on for Sargent and Bittencourt for Bremen.
TWO MORE CHANGES
Klement and Förster are on replacing Kalajdzic and Castro.
Castro and Pavlenka come together in the Bremen box wit the Stuttgart captain looking to get onto a cross into the middle. He's booked for getting to it late, and Pavlenka is down after he collided with Castro's knee heavily.
The midfielder brings down Sargent on the break and receives a yellow card.
Plenty of unforced errors in possession from Bremen so far. Stuttgart unable to make the most of them so far, though.
Bremen are getting opportunities on the ball here early in the second half but can't seem to string passes together going forward to open up the Stuttgart defence. Sargent has yet to have a touch since the restart.
WHAT A HIT FROM SOSA!
Oh what a goal that would have been. The left-back collects possession just inside the Bremen half and goes for goal with a thunderbolt from around 35 yards out. Pavlenka can only stand and watch but to his delight, it ripples the side-netting on its way narrowly wide.
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY!
We're back for the second half and Stuttgart have made a change. Mavropanos is off having already had a yellow card and committed further fouls - he's replaced by Stenzel.
TALE OF TWO SIDES
CHONG IN THE BOOK
Challenges flying in here as Chong is cautioned for a tackle from behind on Castro.
BITTENCOURT NOT FAR OFF
He goes for goal with a free-kick all of 30 yards from goal but just doesn't get enough dip on the ball with his effort.
He brings down Sargent after some tidy dribbling from the American.
SPRING IN THEIR STEP
Stuttgart are thriving now after that opener. Castro's shot deflects behind for a corner with as many as four players in the Bremen box as the away side push forward for more.
STUTTGART IN FRONT!
No problems for Silas from the spot as he smashes the penalty to the left of Pavlenka, sending the Bremen goalkeeper the wrong way to score his 4th goal of the season.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
The away side awarded a spot-kick with Endo brought down in the box by Chong.
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The first yellow card of the game goes to the Bremen forward for a foul on Mavropanos.
A good few minutes of possession for Stuttgart here, but neither side is having joy in the final third so far. The away side looking mostly down the left with their attacking play and getting Kalajdzic involved.
LITTLE TO SEPARATE THEM
PRESSING THE NAME OF THE GAME
Both sides have exchanged periods of pressing in these opening 17 minutes so far. It was Bremen doing the best work in the opening 10 minutes and now Stuttgart doing the same. Neither having an easy time of it in keeping possession.
Silas does well to push inside the field from the right flank and shoots low with his left foot. It's a simple one for Pavlenka, but it's a good sign for Stuttgart having handled the early pressure of Bremen. Both sides pressing high and hard thus far.
ALL BREMEN HERE
A lively opening from the home side who have kept Stuttgart penned in their own half for the last five minutes or so. Osako shot wide and Chong has seen a shot blocked bravely by Anton.
MOVEMENT IN ATTACK
Sargent is leading the line for Bremen today but there's a lot of movement going forward for the hosts. Osako has dropped deep to get on the ball, while Sargent himself has moved wide already. Plenty of fluidity for Kohfeldt's side.
FIRST BIG CHANCE!
Sargent does superbly to hold off Anton and turn to send the ball forward behind the Stuttgart defence. Osako latches onto the loose ball and curls a shot goalward from the edge of the penalty area, but he sends this one off target. A golden chance for the Japanese international.
The home side appear to be playing with a four-man backline today. Augustinsson and Gebre Selassie at full-back, with Friedl and Toprak in the middle.
COULIBALY IN ATTACK
It's the Frenchman - who bagged his first Bundesliga goal against Bayern last weekend - who joins Castro in being the closest support to striker Kalajdzic.
AWAY WE GO!
The ball is rolling in Bremen with the away side getting us underway.
We'll be live in Bremen in less than 10 minutes before the second of our two games today later on from Gelsenkirchen as Schalke play host to Bayer Leverkusen.
NO GONZALEZ, BUT IN SASA STUTTGART TRUST
Sasa Kalajdzic is Stuttgart’s joint-top scorer on three goals, spread equally over Matchdays 1-3. He also has three assists to his name. The Austrian international starts today in the absence of Nico Gonzalez.
NO VFB LUCK IN BREMEN... YET?
Stuttgart are unbeaten away from home this season (W2, D2), but are winless in their last 11 in Bremen, dating back to September 2006 (D5, L6).
A MEETING OF GROUNDHOGS?
Bremen and Stuttgart were unbeaten in seven league matches before both tasting defeat on Matchday 9. The two clubs also have the same tally after nine games: W2, D5, L2. They’ve shipped 15 goals apiece, but Stuttgart have scored more - 17 to Werder’s 13.
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STUTTGART TEAM NEWS
Gonzalez does not return to the matchday squad despite a quicker-than-expected recovery from a knee ligament injury that ruled him out of the Bayern game. Kalajdzic deputises for him, with Silas and Castro closest in support.
BREMEN TEAM NEWS
While Sargent is back, Bremen boss Florian Kohfeldt is without Rashica after the Bosnia-Herzegovina international suffered a thigh injury in training that will keep him on the sidelines until the end of January. Osako replaces him in the final third, while Chong also in on the right flank. Mbom - following an accumulation of five yellow cards - and Möhwald, sent off against Wolfsburg, are both suspended leaving Kohfeldt short of options in central midfield as he tries to orchestrate a first win since Matchday 3.
BREMEN STARTING XI!
Pavlenka - Gebre Selassie (c), Toprak, Friedl - Chong, Eggestein, Groß, Augustinsson - Sargent, Bittencourt - Osako
Kapino, Agu, Moisander, Rieckmann, Schmid, Gruev, Erras, Selke, Woltemade
STUTTGART STARTING XI!
Kobel - Mavropanos, Anton, Kempf - Coulibaly, Mangala, Endo, Sosa - Silas, Castro (c) - Kalajdzic
Bredlow, Stenzel, Churlinov, Förster, Klement, Egloff, Massimo, Klimowicz, Kaminski
Here you will find the most important information on the game between SV Werder Bremen and VfB Stuttgart on Matchday 10 of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.