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IT'S FIVE FOR STUTTGART!
Gonzalez makes it five in added time! A counter with one pass sending Gonzalez away from the Dortmund defence and he slots home past Bürki.
GOAL!1 : 5
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Nicolás González 35.22km/h
Silas Wamangituka 33.62km/h
Manuel Akanji 33.44km/h
GOAL RULED OUT!
Reyna's second goal is ruled out for offside after Moukoko was ruled offside in the build-up.
Decision No goal
WHAT IT MEANS
A quick look at the table will remind you that this sort of performance from Stuttgart should come as no surprise. They now sit just two points behind Dortmund in the table.
SANCHO SO CLOSE!
Just not Dortmund's day as Reus finds Sancho on the edge of the Stuttgart box in space. He fires low at goal, but Kobel's reflexes are on point to make a good save.
ON THE COUNTER!
Stuttgart looking to pounce on the counter-attack now here with Gonzalez racing away through the middle. He has options to his right and left, but goes for goal himself. His low drive drags wide.
STUTTGART DESERVING OF THIS RESULT, SO FAR...
7 off target
2 on target
7 off target
9 on target
INTO THE FINAL 15...
Dortmund are all over Stuttgart here but have been unable to force Kobel into action. They must find the net in the next few minutes if they have any chance of sparking what would be a remarkable second half comeback.
BVB LOOKING FOR GOALS
The home side are on top here but can't get themselves a clean shot at goal. The ball drops to Akanji but the defence is quickly there in their own box, while Reyna and Sancho are heavily involved on either flank.
THIS STUTTGART TEAM ARE THE REAL DEAL!
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The luxury of having a 4-1 lead is you can rest your big stars. Silas and Coulibably come off with Massimo and Gonzalez coming on.
It's not been Bellingham's day for Dortmund, and he comes off for Schulz.
IT'S FOUR FOR STUTTGART!
What a stunning individual goal from a team producing a remarkable overall performance. Silas intercepts Bellingham's pass and sends Coulibaly away. He is one-on-one with Hummels and earns space to curl the ball past him, Bürki and into the far corner. Stuttgart clinical in this second half!
GOAL!1 : 4
Klimowicz is played clean through on goal and smashes a shot at goal, but it clips the post and bounces wide across goal. Stuttgart so close to adding a fourth here as this game is opening up!
IT'S THREE FOR STUTTGART!
A maiden Bundesliga goal for Philipp Förster and Stuttgart have a two-goal lead. It's a superb goal as Stuttgart play through midfield and Sosa's direct pass is met with a fantastic first touch by Förster through the Dortmund defence before he slots home past Bürki.
GOAL!1 : 3
Brazilian youngster Reinier is on here for Can before the hour mark with Dortmund changing their system, moving to a four-man defence.
THE PRESSING WON'T STOP
The away side still working hard to force Dortmund into making mistakes at the back. Every pass from the home side is met with a player chasing to meet the man receiving the ball.
SILAS SCORES AGAIN!
Stuttgart are back in front and Wamangituka has two braces in his last two games! A mistake at the back as Bellingham's pass is miss-controlled by Guerreiro and Stuttgart pounce. Mangala runs into the box before cutting back to Silas, who smashes home from close range.
GOAL!1 : 2
He's shown a yellow card for his foul on Witsel.
The American produces a lovely backheel pass to send Witsel down the left wing but doesn't admire his work. Instead, he races forward to get on the end of Witsel's return pass and finds Morey whose shot is blocked behind.
Dortmund immediately on the front-foot in this second half with Sancho involved. The Englishman is still looking for his first goal of the Bundesliga season.
No changes at the break but the ball is rolling again here in Dortmund.
A TOUCH OF CLASS
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Just one minute of stoppage time at the end of this first half.
ANOTHER HUGE CHANCE!
Silas weaves his way into the Dortmund box, moving right and left teasing the defence. He eventually shoots eight yards out but his effort is blocked by Akanji in front of his own goal. Chances continue to go begging for Stuttgart.
The Stuttgart midfielder brings down Akanji on the run.
WORLD-CLASS FROM REYNA!
A moment of individual brilliance from Reyna. Guerreiro's long ball is brought down by the 18-year-old American on the run in behind the Stuttgart box with one touch, and his second with the outside of his right foot just pushes the ball in past Kobel across goal. An incredible finish!
GOAL!1 : 1
Stuttgart break up a Dortmund counter and one pass sends Klimowicz in on goal down the right. He shoots low with a powerful hit, but Bürki saves.
STUTTGART EARNING THEIR LEAD
Distance run (km)
FORCING DORTMUND LONG
Stuttgart have been well on top in this first half and a lot of it has been down to their pressing gameplan. The away side have almost been camped high in the Dortmund half, forcing the BVB defence to play the ball long. With no Haaland up top, it's been easy pickings for the Stuttgart defence when that does happen.
HUGE CHANCE FOR THE SECOND!
Coulibaly produces dribbles his way through Akanji before shooting straight at Bürki from inside the box. The rebounds drops to Klimowicz in front of goal but he can't keep his effort on target. A big chance goes begging for Stuttgart, will they live to regret that one?
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Silas Wamangituka 33.62km/h
Emre Can 32.52km/h
Tanguy Coulibaly 31.86km/h
The away side are ahead but are far from satisfied. Some silky football is keeping them in Dortmund's half and in possession, with the home side's press not enough to force them into surrendering possession.
The defender takes a yellow card after a late challenge on Reus.
SILAS FROM THE SPOT!
Stuttgart's man in form has Stuttgart ahead in the first half. He sends Bürki the wrong way from the spot for his sixth goal of the season already, extending his lead as VfB's top scorer.
GOAL!0 : 1
Klimowicz is brought down by Can and the away side have a penalty after a superb counter.
BACK ON NOW
The Arsenal loanee is going to look to carry on here despite his injury.
The Stuttgart defender has taken a knock in the Dortmund penalty and is clutching his left leg. He's taking treatment after it appeared he twisted his ankle while clearing the ball.
KOBEL DENIES CAN
Can intercepts a pass forward and immediately runs forward. He finds Sancho, who waits before playing the ball into Can's path into the Stuttgart box. He beats the defender to it, but Kobel is out quickly to make a crucial block.
BELLINGHAM GOAL RULED OUT!
The Englishman has the ball in the Stuttgart net, but offside is given. Sancho's pass into the penalty area for Reus was a great one, but the BVB captain was offside when the ball was played before cutting back for Bellingham in front of goal.
GREAT BATTLE SO FAR
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Coulibaly almost opens the scoring. A tidy ball in behind the Dortmund defence to Silas is immediately cut across goal from one forward to another, and Coulibaly meets it ahead of Hummels at the near post but misses the target from close range.
SANCHO GETTING INVOLVED
Dortmund pushing the ball forward for the first time really here. Sancho and Guerreiro have combined twice down the left wing, but the Englishman has twice seen openings snuffed out by the Stuttgart defence. He and Reyna constantly switching positions.
ONE-WAY TRAFFIC EARLY ON
0 off target
0 on target
2 off target
2 on target
WHAT A HIT FROM SOSA!
A superb free-kick is curled towards the top corner by Sosa from 25 yards. It's heading for goal, but Bürki is across well to make a vital save. A bright early start here from the visitors!
Stuttgart pressing high in the Dortmund half in an attempt to cut-out the home side's play out from the back. Dortmund doing the same at the other end, too. Both sets of players having to adjust to the intense conditions early on.
A first save of the game now for either goalkeeper as Bürki is down well to push away Endo's strike which bounced just in front of the Dortmund No.1.
FIRST GO AT GOAL
Some early pressure in midfield from Stuttgart sees them win the ball from Bellingham. Coulibaly then finds Mangala in space 25 yards from goal, but he drags his shot wide of the mark.
AWAY WE GO!
The home side get the ball rolling in Dortmund...
KICK-OFF COMING UP!
There's some rain falling at the Signal Iduna Park. It's a cold winter day in Dortmund, but we're in for a fiery encounter between two teams in the top-8. Get yourselves settled in for what should be a cracker this afternoon!
TALE OF THE TAPE
Dortmund have been bunked down to fifth overnight after Wolfsburg's Friday night win over Frankfurt. They remain just four points off the pace with three points this afternoon putting pressure back on Bayern - who are at Union this evening. Stuttgart, meanwhile, are the season's surprise package so far and sit eighth. Three points could even take them into the top six.
SLOW STARTING DORTMUND
BVB have not scored earlier than the 31st minute in league matches this season, while 19 of their 22 goals have fallen in the second half. Defender Mats Hummels is Dortmund's next-best scorer after Haaland in 2020/21, with three goals in 15 competitive appearances.
SILAS NAMED NOVEMBER ROOKIE OF THE MONTH!
BELLINGHAM: "GUERREIRO DIFFERENT CLASS"
The young Englishman reckons his compatriot - Sancho - isn't even the best player at Dortmund. "The one player not many people recognise or talk about too much is Raphael Guerreiro," he said. "Honestly, he only plays with his left foot but some of the things he can do – his passing, his dribbling – he makes look easy. He runs rings around everyone. To him, it's a laugh."
BELLINGHAM: "SANCHO SKILLS SCARY"
Jude Bellingham has said this week that Jadon Sancho's skills are "scary". "When Jadon is on it, it's frightening. Some of the stuff I’ve seen him do is scary, and I've only been here a few months," Bellingham told the January 2021 issue of Four Four Two. "When I first arrived in Dortmund, he was the one who really helped me out. He was like, 'Do you need this, do you understand what this is, do you know how to get this?' He didn't need to do that. He could have just gone about his own business and worried about himself, so for him to take the time to do that tells you a lot about what he's like as a character."
OH, STUTTGART DO LOVE PLAYING AWAY
Stuttgart are unbeaten away from home this season (W3, D2). Only Bayern (12 points) and Bayer Leverkusen (14 points) have fared better on the road. VfB have also scored at least once in every game in 2020/21, including seven following a mistake by an opposition team.
NO FANS, NO FUN FOR BVB
Dortmund have suffered five defeats in seven home Bundesliga matches played behind closed doors. They have only lost one of 32 league games at the Signal Iduna Park under Lucien Favre, with fans present.
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BVB TEAM NEWS
Already the Bundesliga's youngest-ever player, Youssoufa Moukoko took that title in the Champions League with his substitute appearance in Russia, although the 16-year-old is still waiting to be handed his first senior start just yet as Dortmund look to end a run of two league outings without victory, as well as back-to-back home defeats. Marwin Hitz started in goal during the week, but gives way again to first choice Roman Bürki, while right wing-back Thomas Meunier joins Haaland on the sidelines.
STUTTGART TEAM NEWS
Nicolas Gonzalez is back in the squad, but boss Pellegrino Matarazzo keeps him on the bench while he has had one enforced change to make with captain and former BVB midfielder Gonzalo Castro suspended for an accumulation of yellow cards. Mateo Klimowicz, son of former Dortmund striker Diego, and Philipp Förster both come in with Sasa Kalajdzic also dropping to the bench.
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BVB STARTING XI!
Bürki - Can, Hummels, Akanji - Morey, Bellingham, Witsel, Guerreiro - Sancho, Reus (c), Reyna
Hitz, Zagadou, Dahoud, Schulz, Moukoko, Brandt, Reinier, Piszczek, Passlack
STUTTGART STARTING XI!
Kobel - Mavropanos, Anton, Kempf (c) - Coulibaly, Mangala, Endo, Sosa - Klimowicz, Förster - Silas
Bredlow, Kalajdzic, Stenzel, Churlinov, Klement, Gonzalez, Egloff, Massimo, Kaminski
Here you will find the most important information on the game between Borussia Dortmund and VfB Stuttgart on Matchday 11 of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.