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Four minutes of it in Stuttgart.
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Alexander Sörloth almost finishes it with a towering header, but again Kobel pulls out a brilliant reaction save down to his right.
What a chance for the home side! Centre-back Waldemar Anton somehow popped up as a centre-forward and onto the end of Endo's pass, but Gulacsi somehow denies him from close range!
FINAL THROW OF THE DICE
Stuttgart make one last attempt to turn it around with forward Mateo Klimowicz on for defender Marc-Oliver Kempf. Matarazzo has used all three of his substitution windows.
Tyler Adams was down just a few minutes earlier stretching his leg. He's now replaced by Lukas Klostermann making his return from a knee operation.
A couple of changes now by Stuttgart as they look to get back into this with a quarter of an hour remaining.
BIG MEN UP FRONT
After starting without a recognised striker, Leipzig now have two up top with Poulsen and Sörloth joining the action.
GOOD READING FOR RB
As it stands, Leipzig will be going top overnight. Bayern host Mainz tomorrow.
OLMO WITH THE BREAKTHROUGH!
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He's been popping up in a lot more advanced positions today and Amadou Haidara again has a chance, this time with his head, but he can't direct it on target.
...but still no breakthrough.
BUSY FRONT MEN...
Nicolás GonzálezEmil Forsberg
It's Matarazzo who acts first by replacing the league's tallest player with some pace out wide. Coulibaly has already scored against Bayern and Dortmund this season...
ANGELINO TO ORBAN
An outside-of-the-boot cross by Angelino finds the head of the arriving Willi Orban, but he can't beat Kobel.
The Stuttgart man pulls Olmo back and is booked.
And now it's the turn of Leipzig's nominal striker to run onto a defence-splitting pass, but he puts his shot straight at Kobel.
A great through ball finds Amadou Haidara in behind, but the midfielder makes a bit of a mess of his shot and drags it well wide.
No changes for either team as we resume for the second half. Julian Nagelsmann is normally not afraid to shuffle his pack at the break, so he must be pleased with what he's seen so far.
NOTHING IN IT
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Stenzel misjudges a high ball but Angelino makes no mistake behind him. The Spaniard then squares a cross to Sabitzer arriving from deep, but he fires over.
Mangala's cross from the right is deflected but still towards Kalajdzic, but he fails to make proper contact and only turns the ball wide.
The Leipzig skipper trips up his counterpart on the run and has his name taken.
The ball sits up nicely for Dani Olmo to the right of goal and he hasn't hasten to hit it. But it's over the bar.
This was the sixth time Gregor Kobel has faced a penalty in the Bundesliga and the second he's saved (previously for Augsburg against Gladbach in January 2019).
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
A DIFFICULT 12 YARDS
No team has missed as many penalties in the Bundesliga this season as Leipzig (2). But they've also been awarded the most spot-kicks in the league (7).
Orel Mangala drives forward and decides to hit it himself from 20 yards, but the shot's always rising.
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PENALTY TO LEIPZIG!
Stenzel trips Forsberg as he runs into the box and the referee points to the spot. The VfB defender also picks up a yellow for it.
But only Leipzig have tested the opposition goalkeeper so far.
PLENTY OF ATTACKING INTENT
The Leipzig captain has a go from 20 yards now as well. Again Kobel makes the save.
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VfB captain Gonzalo Castro swings in a free-kick from wide on the right. Nicolas Gonzalez gets his head to it in the box but Peter Gulacsi watches it loop over his crossbar.
Leipzig's wing-back - and top scorer - almost adds to his four goals this campaign in the opening few minutes as he latches onto a volley on the edge of the box. Kobel does well to react down to his right and save.
We get going as the mercury dips to a chilly 4 degrees Celsius in southwest Germany.
Here come the teams in Stuttgart for the final fixture of a busy first Bundesliga Saturday of 2021.
Stuttgart and Leipzig have met four times before in competitive action across the 2017/18 and 2018/19 Bundesliga season. Those games produced a 0-0 draw and three RBL wins (1-0, 2-0 and 3-1). Die Roten Bullen have also never lost a Bundesliga games to a promoted side, winning 14 and drawing three. To make matters worse for VfB, only one member of their squad has ever scored against Leipzig in the Bundesliga. That is Daniel Didavi (for Wolfsburg in May 2018), and he misses out today with a knock.
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TIME TO BREAK THE HOME DUCK
Promoted Stuttgart can be pleased with their season so far, with only three defeats in their opening 13 fixtures their best return since they actually won the title in 2006/07, while their 26 goals scored is also their best in 14 years. However, Matarazzo's side are yet to win at the Mercedes-Benz Arena since their top-flight return, failing to win their first six home games of a Bundesliga season for the first time ever (D4, L2).
This is also the 150th match of Leipzig's Bundesliga history. Their record of 80 wins (D40, L29) before this landmark fixture is already a league record, surpassing the previous best of 79 wins set by Bayern.
CHANCE TO APPLY PRESSURE
Leverkusen's defeat to Frankfurt earlier today means RB Leipzig can move top with a win tonight and apply some pressure on Bayern before they host Mainz tomorrow. Julian Nagelsmann's side are only two points off the champions at the summit and on a run of seven without defeat in the Bundesliga.
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ADAMS IN, KLOSTERMANN RETURNS
As for Leipzig, they make only one change from their 3-0 cup win against Augsburg as Tyler Adams replaces Nordi Mukiele, who misses out with a knock. There is good news, though, with Lukas Klostermann back in the squad for the first time since Matchday 4 after a knee operation.
THREE VFB CHANGES
Pellegrino Matarazzo brings in three new faces from their 1-0 win over Freiburg in the DFB Cup. Gregor Kobel returns in goal in place of Fabian Bredlow, while wide men Borna Sosa and Silla Wamangituka replace Tanguy Coulibaly and Mateo Klimowicz, who also drop to the bench.
Kobel - Stenzel, Anton, Kempf - Silas, Endo, Mangala, Castro (c), Sosa – Gonzalez, Kalajdzic
Bredlow, Mavropanos, Coulibaly, Karazor, Churlinov, Förster, Klement, Massimo, Klimowicz
Gulacsi - Orban, Upamecano, Halstenberg - Adams, Haidara, Kampl, Angelino - Sabitzer (c), Forsberg, Olmo
Martinez, Poulsen, Hwang, Klostermann, Sörloth, Samardzic, Borkowski, Martel, Wosz
Here you will find the most important information on the game between VfB Stuttgart and RB Leipzig on Matchday 14 of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.