Highlights

FINAL
Mercedes-Benz Arena
C. Dingert
Mercedes-Benz Arena
0:23

WATCH: KALAJDZIC: "I'M REALLY PROUD"

Full-time
90'
+ 1

ADDED TIME!

We're now into four minutes of time added on at the end of this one.
90'
+ 1

BIG CHANCE!

Skov's shot from 20 yards is parried in front of goal by Kobel and Kramaric is on the rebound. He fires a shot back at goal, but it's a fantastic block from Anton in front of his goalkeeper.
88'

DOUBLE CHANGE

Two late substitutions for Stuttgart as Stenzel and Massimo come on to sure things up for the final minutes.
88'

Substitution

sub
Pascal Stenzel
Pascal Stenzel
sub
Gonzalo Castro
Gonzalo Castro
88'

Substitution

sub
Roberto Massimo
Roberto Massimo
sub
Silas Katompa Mvumpa
Silas Katompa Mvumpa
84'

BIG CHANCE FOR ENDO!

It's almost a third goal from nothing for Stuttgart as Endo meets a cross into the Hoffenheim area from Silas in front of goal, but Baumann denies him with a big save.
82'

DOUBLE CHANGE

It's last-chance saloon for Hoffenheim who bring on Georginio and Adamyan for the final minutes.
82'

Substitution

sub
Georginio Rutter
Georginio Rutter
sub
Diadie Samassékou
Diadie Samassékou
82'

Substitution

sub
Sargis Adamyan
Sargis Adamyan
sub
Ihlas Bebou
Ihlas Bebou
81'

KALAJDZIC DOING IT ALL

Not only a goal, but the most duels won of any player on the pitch so far.
Duels won
19
14
Saša KalajdžićIhlas Bebou
80'

INTO THE FINAL 10...

Stuttgart are two goals ahead almost undeservedly so, but Hoffenheim's wasteful efforts in front of goal are seeing them receive some karma for the missed chances. Late drama?
75'

DABBUR GOES CLOSE

Another chance on the break for Hoffenheim as Kramaric races away down the left. He cuts the ball into the middle for Dabbur, who then rolls it onto his left to shoot at goal but can only find the side-netting.

SLIDING IN THE SEVENTH

A moment of history for Kalajdzic, who is now the first Stuttgart player to score in seven straight Bundesliga games since Fredi Bobic in 1995/96.
70'

KRAMARIC FIRES WIDE

Another chances comes and goes for Hoffenheim after Dabbur found Kramaric in space 20 yards from goal. He has options around him, but shoots for goal himself only to drag his effort wide across goal. Hoffenheim snatching at chances.
69'

ONE OF THOSE GAMES

Stuttgart have defended well and are two goals up despite Hoffenheim having many more chances so far. It's one of those games where the ball won't go in at one end, while it's been clinically placed in the back of the net at the other.
64'

SEVEN IN A ROW FOR SASA!

Kalajdzic is loving life in the Bundesliga and Stuttgart are two up here. Silas is played in behind the Hoffenheim defence after a lovely outside-of-the-boot pass from Castro. It's a three-on-one, and Silas cuts back for Kalajdzic to slot home his 13th goal of the campaign. That's now seven straight games with a goal for the big man.
64'

Saša Kalajdžic

GOAL!

2:0
Saša Kalajdžic
Goal probability
Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
32 %
61'

COULIBALY ON

The French wide man is on for Förster here bringing fresh legs to the Stuttgart attack.
61'

Substitution

sub
Tanguy Coulibaly
Tanguy Coulibaly
sub
Philipp Förster
Philipp Förster
59'

FIRST CHANGE

It's been a difficult day at the office for Sessegnon and he comes off for Skov with half an hour to play.
59'

Substitution

sub
Robert Skov
Robert Skov
sub
Ryan Sessegnon
Ryan Sessegnon
58'

GRILLITSCH BOOKED

A second yellow for Hoffenheim as Grillitsch brings down Ahamada.
58'

Yellow card

yellowCard
Florian Grillitsch
Florian Grillitsch
57'

DOING THEIR BEST...

There's not much else Hoffenheim can do than create more and more chances here, with an equaliser likely to come if they can keep breaching the Stuttgart defence.
Goal attempts
1off target
1on target
5off target
4on target
55'

WHAT A HIT FROM GRILLITSCH!

The midfielder picks up the ball all of 35 yards from goal and simply smashes a shot towards the Stuttgart goal. It's heading straight for the top corner, but Kobel responds with a save of equal quality to Grillitsch's strike.
55'

STUTTGART PROBING

The home side are getting forward in numbers but can't get their final pass on point to set up a chance in front of goal. At the same time, Hoffenheim are looking to get things going on the counter-attack. But that's easier said than done, too.
50'

SILAS ON THE RUN AGAIN

Wamangituka is so direct with his running, taking on opponents with no fear whatsoever. He's had Sessegnon and Richards on the back foot all game.
48'

EARLY CHANGE

He picked up a knock earlier and now Baumgartner has to come off with a thigh injury, and Dabbur is on in his place.
48'

Substitution

sub
Munas Dabbur
Munas Dabbur
sub
Christoph Baumgartner
Christoph Baumgartner
46'

BACK UNDERWAY!

No changes at the break for either side as the second half gets underway in Stuttgart.
Kick-off!
Half-time
45'
+ 1

ADDED TIME

We'll have two minutes of time added on at the end of the first half.
44'

FORCED CHANGE

With Mangala coming off, here comes Ahamada for his second Bundesliga appearance. The 18-year-old is on loan from Juventus.
43'

Substitution

sub
Naouirou Ahamada
Naouirou Ahamada
sub
Orel Mangala
Orel Mangala
42'

NEXT BIG CHANCE!

A cross from the right simply isn't dealt with by the Stuttgart defence as it bounces past two or three defenders before Sessegnon can get a shot at goal ahead of Silas at the back post. He's only a few yards out, but the ball glides over the top of the crossbar.
41'

MANGALA COMING OFF

The Stuttgart midfielder is going to have to come off here with what looks to be a muscular injury to his right thigh.
40'

HUGE CHANCE FOR KRAMARIC!

A huge chance to level the scores for Kramaric as Kaderabek swings in a cross from the right. It meets Kramaric in space in the middle and his header is powerful and on target, but Kobel reacts fantastically with a left-handed save.
38'

HOFFENHEIM CREATING MORE

The away side will feel unlucky to be behind as we approach the half-time break.
Goal attempts
1off target
1on target
2off target
2on target
38'

KADERABEK HEADER!

The full-back rises highest in the middle to meet Rudy's corner and it's a free header in front of goal for him. But his effort goes straight into the grateful hands of Kobel.
34'

END-TO-END STUFF!

This is a fun game to watch with Silas causing real problems for the Hoffenheim defence down the right. Two or three times now he's beaten Sessegnon and Richards to get in on goal, while Kramaric is beginning to come into the game more and more at the other end.
31'

FIRST SHOT ON TARGET

Hoffenheim break through midfield and Kramaric cuts past Mangala to curl a shot at goal. Kobel has read the Croatian's plans and is across to make a simple save.
30'

CANCELLING EACH OTHER OUT

Both defences are winning the day so far, bar that one mistake in front of his own goal from Adams which has Stuttgart ahead. Hoffenheim have yet to test Kobel in the goal at the other end, while Baumann has also had to make only one save.
30'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
1.
Silas Wamangituka
Silas Wamangituka33.54km/h
2.
Ihlas Bebou
Ihlas Bebou33.49km/h
3.
Kouassi Ryan Sessegnon
Kouassi Ryan Sessegnon31.08km/h

THE VITAL TOUCH

Adams' own-goal is what has Stuttgart ahead so far in what has been a tight game in the opening 25 minutes.
21'

RICHARDS DOWN

The USMNT defender has tweaked his left ankle here and is taking treatment. It looks like he'll be fine to continue.
21'

CASTRO FROM RANGE!

The veteran midfielder has a pop at goal from 20 yards out and it's dipping as it reaches Baumann, who punches it away.
20'

SPEED DEMONS INVOLVED EARLY

Silas and Bebou are two of the fastest players in the Bundesliga and are showing it already here.
Fastest runner (km/h)
33.54
33.49
Silas WamangitukaIhlas Bebou
17'

BAUMGARTNER DOWN

The Hoffenheim midfielder looks to have tweaked a muscle in his right thigh and is down taking treatment. He'll be looking to continue for now.
15'

STUTTGART TAKE THE LEAD!

The hosts are in front and it's an own-goal which puts them ahead. Silas plays a tidy one-two with Castro to then get set away in behind Sessegnon towards the Hoffenheim area. He looks for Kalajdzic in the middle with his pass but Adams slides in ahead of him, only to inadvertently put the ball into his own net.
15'

Kasim Adams

OWN GOAL!

1:0
Kasim  Adams
12'

STUTTGART FINDING THEIR WAY

The home side were left watching Hoffenheim on the ball in the first few minutes, but have responded well since then. Mangal and Endo are beginning to win the midfield battle.
11'

EARLY BOOKING

Sessegnon chases Silas down on the wing back towards his own goal and sees yellow for his challenge.
11'

Yellow card

yellowCard
Ryan Sessegnon
Ryan Sessegnon
8'

KALAJDZIC FIRES WIDE

The Austrian picks up possession 30 yards from goal and decides for a long-range strike on goal. He's full of confidence as expected, but this effort drags harmlessly wide past the Hoffenheim goal.
4'

BRIGHT START

The away side have enjoyed most of the ball in the opening exchanges and it's Rudy who has the first shot on goal, firing wide past the near post this time. Stuttgart looking to respond quickly.
1'

HERE WE GO!

The final game of an action-packed Bundesliga weekend is underway in Stuttgart.
Kick-off!

TALE OF THE TAPE

Hoffenheim are on a four-game unbeaten run (two wins, two draws) for the first time ever under Hoeneß. But promoted Stuttgart have been one of the most entertaining teams to watch this season, and are three points ahead of Hoffenheim as things stand.

WILL KRAMARIC MAKE HIS MARK?

Kramaric is currently fifth in the Bundesliga scoring chart with 14 goals. He ended a three-game drought with a strike in the 2-1 victory over Wolfsburg last week.

SASA THE MAN IN FORM

Kalajdzic has scored in each of his last six Bundesliga outings, registering seven goals in that period. He is the club's leading scorer with 12 this season.
2:03

WATCH: SIX-GOAL THRILLER IN THE REVERSE FIXTURE

Andrej Kramaric was on target when the Baden-Derby rivals met earlier this season in a thriller.

TEAM NEWS

Just one change for both sides as Gonzalo Castro comes in for Tanguy Coulibaly to start for Stuttgart, while Ryan Sessegnon replaces Marco John for the visitors.
0:11

WATCH: WELCOME TO STUTTGART!

STUTTGART STARTING XI!

Kobel - Mavropanos, Anton, Kempf - Silas, Endo, Mangala, Sosa - Castro (c), Förster - Kalajdzic

STUTTGART SUBS

Bredlow, Coulibaly, Didavi, Stenzel, Karazor, Cisse, Massimo, Klimowicz, Ahamada

HOFFENHEIM STARTING XI!

Baumann (c) - Adams, Grillitsch, Richards - Kaderabek, Rudy, Samassekou, Sessegnon - Baumgartner - Bebou, Kramaric

HOFFENHEIM SUBS

Pentke, Dabbur, Belfodil, Vogt, Adamyan, Skov, John, Bogarde, Rutter

Welcome!

Here you will find the most important information on the game between VfB Stuttgart and TSG Hoffenheim on Matchday 25 of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.