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The substitute almost gets in on the act as he works a shot on his right foot inside the box. Gikiewicz gets a touch to it along the way to push it wide of his goal.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
DIDAVI MAKES IT FOUR!
The icing on the cake for Stuttgart as Didavi slides home a fourth. Endo finds Anton in space on the right of Augsburg's box after a corner. His curled cross to the back post is a teasing one, and Didavi is alone at the back post to slide home and seal the deal.
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HUGE CHANCE FOR FOUR
Silas is played in behind, clean through on goal, and he slides the ball across for Förster who is alongside him. But Gumny has raced back and makes a fantastic challenge to keep the score from increasing.
RICHTER SENT OFF!
Two yellow cards in three minutes and Richter has been shown a red card. He trips Anton as he runs forward and he knows it as soon as he makes the challenge.
Second yellow card
Augsburg's score is shown a yellow for protesting a refereeing decision with time ticking on an Augsburg comeback.
RICHTER HAS A GO
Augsburg break forward down the left with Pedersen finding Richter, who cuts inside past a defender before shooting at goal. It's straight at Kobel, though, and might not have been the best option there.
Only Union, Dortmund, Leverkusen and Bayern have scored more goals this season so far than Stuttgart. There could be more to come today, too, with Augsburg really struggling to combat their attack in this second half.
Herrlich making wholesale changes here with Hahn, Gumny and Pedersen all on for Gruezo, Vargas and Iago.
STUTTGART PILING ON THE PRESSURE
Stuttgart are flying here as Sosa goes on a fantastic run in the area down the left, reaching the byline and running all the way to the near post before cutting the ball across goal. Iago clears it off the line with no Stuttgart teammate on hand to poke home.
CASTRO RESTORES THE LEAD!
Superb from Stuttgart again to restore the two-goal lead. Gonzalez has all the time in the world to float a cross to the back post where Castro has made a perfectly-timed run, which is initially called offside but Video-Assist corrects the decision, and he slots his volley underneath Gikiewicz with class.
WHAT AN EFFORT FROM GONZALEZ!
Klimowicz dribbles into the box and slides a shot in, which bounces up for Gonzalez. He flicks the ball to himself before firing an overhead-kick at goal which Gikiewicz is forced to beat away.
Lovely interplay down the right sends Gregoritsch to the byline and he lobs the ball up into the middle for Niederlechner, but he can't leap high enough to reach the cross and Kobel snatches that one away from him.
THIS HAS BEEN A CRACKER!
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GONZALEZ HAS A GO
A stray pass from Richter is intercepted and gets played to Gonzalez on the edge of the box. He curls a shot intended for the far top corner but this one just drifts wide of the mark beyond Gikieiwicz and the goal.
CHANGE OF FORTUNES?
Augsburg are never come from 0-2 down in the Bundesliga to win. Is today the day?
A yellow for the Stuttgart midfielder after he brings down Richter.
Klimowicz dribbles his way into the Augsburg box, beating one and two defenders before the loose ball drops to Gonzalez and he dinks the ball towards the back post. Gikiewicz is able to watch as he drifts wide of goal.
WHAT A START!
Incredible from Richter! Just 30 seconds into the second half and Augsburg are back in it with a lovely goal. It's Richter and Vargas who break away, and Vargas is found in space to cut back across goal for Richter to slot home with a deft touch. Game on!
A change at the break for Augsburg with Gregoritsch on for Khedira, with Augsburg switching to a back four in defence.
Just the two minutes of added time at the end of this first half.
RICHTER GOES ALONE
The Augsburg winger has time and space in front of him as he races forward from the right. In the end, Richter fires a shot towards goal but this one bounces across and wide.
STUTTGART CREATING PLENTY
SUPERB FROM KLIMOWICZ!
The Argentine picks up possession midway into the Augsburg half and breaks forward. He has options around him but space opens up for himself, with a step-over and push to the left sending him into the area. He shoots back across goal but Oxford makes a block to deflect it behind. Stuttgart flying here going forward.
This game is free-flowing and end-to-end still, despite Stuttgart being two goals to the good. The away side not looking likely to calm themselves despite their two-goal advantage.
A first yellow for Stuttgart with Anton bringing down Uduokhai as he was up the pitch and racing into the Stuttgart area from the left flank.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
SILAS MAKES IT TWO!
Stuttgart break at speed down the left with a long pass from Kempf to Sosa who races on. He keeps cool and cuts back to Silas in space, and he slots home beyond Gikiewicz with his left foot.
SILAS IN BEHIND
Stuttgart get forward themselves with Silas played in behind by Mangala. His shot is blocked behind by Oxford.
A challenge in midfield gets Gruezo the first yellow card of the game, his third of the season.
AUGSBURG STILL COMING
The home side staying on top here as Richter curls a shot high and wide after a short corner with Vargas. Both sides have now had six attempts on goal, with Stuttgart scoring their only one on target.
STUTTGART AHEAD, BUT AUGSBURG RESPONDING
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Pressure building as Niederlechner reaches a ball heading out of play on the byline and clips it back into the mixer. Vargas is waiting to meet it, but Stenzel does well to get in front of him and head the ball behind.
OFF THE BAR!
What a hit from Caligiuri, who fires a free-kick from 25 yards back across goal from the right-hand side, just outside the Stuttgart box. Kobel reaches out to get a finger-tip on it along the way and the ball bounces back out off the upright.
AUGSBURG UP FOR THE FIGHT
The home side are responding well to going behind with some pressure of their own at the other end. Free-kicks in dangerous areas building up.
GONZALEZ FROM THE SPOT!
It's an early lead for Stuttgart as Gonzalez fires home from the spot-kick in style. His fifth goal of the season, and first of 2021.
Klimowicz is brought down by Oxford in the box and Stuttgart have a penalty.
HIGH PRESSING FROM BOTH
It's been a very intense start here from both sides, with high pressing up the pitch from both sides seeing possession change between sides on several occasions quickly. Stuttgart having more of the early going, but Augsburg finding their way, too.
GONZALEZ HEADS OVER
Anton is out on the left wing and does well to work space for a cross into the penalty area. Gonzalez rises highest to meet it in the middle, but his header drifts over. A bright start from the visitors.
BIG EARLY CHANCE!
Stuttgart break immediately down the right with Gonzalez, who flicks a pass inside to Klimowicz who takes a touch before volleying at goal. His effort is well blocked in front of goal by Uduokhai.
HERE WE GO!
The ball is rolling in Augsburg on this chilly Sunday afternoon with the away side getting us underway.
EYES ON GONZALEZ
Gonzalez, who starts up front for Stuttgart today, has scored three of his four league goals so far this season away from home.
STUTTGART LOVE TO TRAVEL
Only Bayer Leverkusen (17) and Bayern Munich (16) have collected more points away from home this season than promoted Stuttgart (14), celebrating each of their four wins this campaign on the road.
FINALLY A PROMOTION PARTY?
Augsburg are winless in 12 Bundesliga matches against promoted sides (5W, 7D).
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AUGSBURG TEAM NEWS
Die Fuggerstädter have developed a stable line-up but are forced into one change with captain Gouweleeuw suspended. It sees Stuttgart native and VfB youth product Khedira cover in the back three. Ecuadorian Gruezo, who also made his Bundesliga bow with Stuttgart, continues alongside Strobl in central midfield.
STUTTGART TEAM NEWS
Gonzalez and fellow striker Kalajdzic started together up front for the first time in the Bundesliga last time out, but coach Pellegrino Matarazzo changes things up today with a four-man defence and just one striker - Gonzalez. The dangerous Coulibaly is waiting on the bench, as is Arsenal loanee Mavropanos with Stenzel keeping his place to start.
WATCH: BACK IN TIME - APRIL 2019
AUGSBURG STARTING XI!
Gikiewicz - Oxford, Khedira, Uduokhai - Caligiuri (c), Strobl, Gruezo, Iago - Richter, Vargas - Niederlechner
Koubek, Gumny, Pedersen, Suchy, Sarenren Bazee, Hahn, Civeja, Gregoritsch, Finnbogason
STUTTGART STARTING XI!
Kobel - Stenzel, Anton, Kempf, Sosa - Endo, Mangala, Castro (c) - Silas, Gonzalez, Klimowicz
Bredlow, Mavropanos, Karazor, Coulibaly, Didavi, Churlinov, Förster, Klement, Kalajdzic
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