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WATCH: FORSBERG: “I’M HAPPY WITH THE TEAM’S PERFORMANCE”

Full-time
90'
+ 1

ADDED TIME

We're into two minutes of time added on here in Leipzig.
88'

LATE CHANGE

Churlinov replaces Coulibaly for the final minutes with the Frenchman limping on his right foot.
88'

Substitution

sub
Darko Churlinov
Darko Churlinov
sub
Tanguy Coulibaly
Tanguy Coulibaly
87'

ALMOST FOR HAIDARA!

A lapse in concentration in the Stuttgart defence allows Sörloth to snatch the ball away and he lays Haidara in on goal, but his attempted lob over Kobel goes straight into the 'keeper's hands.
85'

STILL PUSHING ON

Leipzig aren't just coasting towards victory here, they're pushing on for more in the final 5 minutes or so. Nagelsmann and his side know the title race could come down to goal-difference in the end.
82'

HAIDARA DOMINANT

It's been a great battle to watch between Haidara and Endo in midfield, and the Leipzig man - with a goal to his name - has come out on top.
Duels won
16
15
Amadou HaidaraWataru Endo
80'

LEIPZIG IN CONTROL

Stuttgart have shown flashes of countering capabilities in this second half, but Leipzig have snuffed them all out and stayed on top throughout. The away side are without a single shot on goal today so far.
76'

NEXT CHANGE

Kluivert is on for Olmo here while Henrichs has been shown a quick yellow card for a foul on Kempf.
76'

Substitution

sub
Justin Kluivert
Justin Kluivert
sub
Dani Olmo
Dani Olmo
76'

Yellow card

yellowCard
Benjamin Henrichs
Benjamin Henrichs
74'

DOUBLE CHANGE

Karazor is on for Castro while there's a first-team debut for 17-year-old Dutchman Sankoh, who replaces Kalajdzic up front.
74'

Substitution

sub
Mohamed Sankoh
Mohamed Sankoh
sub
Saša Kalajdžic
Saša Kalajdžic
74'

Substitution

sub
Atakan Karazor
Atakan Karazor
sub
Gonzalo Castro
Gonzalo Castro
73'

NEXT CHANGE

Henrichs comes on for Adams for the final 20 minutes or so.
73'

Substitution

sub
Benjamin Henrichs
Benjamin Henrichs
sub
Tyler Adams
Tyler Adams

LEIPZIG MOOD

Nagelsmann's side will keep the title race alive for at least one more Bundesliga Matchday, with Bayern's lead at the top set to be reduced to seven points with three games to play.
67'

NO MISTAKES FROM FORSBERG

The substitute steps up and slots home the penalty just a minute or two after coming on. He sends Kobel the wrong way, firing home to the right to double Leipzig's lead.
67'

Emil Forsberg

GOAL!

2:0
Emil Forsberg
Goal probabilityi
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.
77 %
MATCH FACTS powered by AWS
66'

LEIPZIG PENALTY!

Forsberg is brought down on the run by Mavropanos and Leipzig have a spot-kick.
65'

DOUBLE CHANGE

Mukiele is on for Klostermann in the Leipzig defence while Forsberg replaces Nkunku in midfield.
65'

Substitution

sub
Emil Forsberg
Emil Forsberg
sub
Christopher Nkunku
Christopher Nkunku
65'

Substitution

sub
Nordi Mukiele
Nordi Mukiele
sub
Lukas Klostermann
Lukas Klostermann
63'

KOBEL DENIES A DOUBLE CHANCE!

Incredible stuff from both sides here and somehow it's still just 1-0. Sörloth heads the ball down for Angelino to smash at goal on the half-volley but Kobel is across to deny him with an incredible save, but Olmo is onto the rebound and must score. But Kobel is up again and makes a simply world-class save to keep the second chance out.
58'

LEIPZIG DOMINANCE

The hosts picking up where they left off at the start of this second half.
Goal attempts
9off target
6on target
0off target
0on target
57'

SÖRLOTH NEXT!

Leipzig break through again with Haidara sliding Sörloth into the area down the left but he takes his time to get his shot away and in the end, Kobel's save sends the ball back onto Sörloth, and the ball runs out of play.

THE PERFECT START!

Haidara asks "did you see that?"
53'

HUGE CHANCE FOR HAIDARA!

Leipzig in full flow here as Haidara dribbles his way into the area superbly before exchanging passes with Adams to go in one-on-one, but his shot from close range is saved by Kobel. He could've laid it across for a simple finish for Sörloth, but the chance goes begging.
50'

QUICK OUT THE BLOCKS

Leipzig have a skip in their step now at the start of this second half and they're making life very difficult for Stuttgart. High pressing to win the ball back and fluid movement in midfield to push forward.
48'

CAUGHT COLD

Being a man down and now a goal down, Stuttgart will have to come out of their defensive shape a bit more in this second half if they want to take something from this game.
46'

WHAT A START!

Less than 20 seconds into the second half and Leipzig are in front through Haidara, and it's a special goal. He scored a scorcher from range against Cologne and makes it two in two with a fantastic header this time. It's Olmo who curls a cross into the middle, and the midfielder rises high to head home past Kobel into the top corner.
46'

Amadou Haidara

GOAL!

1:0
Amadou Haidara
Goal probabilityi
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.
7 %
MATCH FACTS powered by AWS
46'

BACK UNDERWAY!

A half-time change for Leipzig as Upamecano replaces Konate in the defence.
Kick-off!
45'
+ 2

Substitution

sub
Dayot Upamecano
Dayot Upamecano
sub
Ibrahima Konaté
Ibrahima Konaté
Half-time
45'
+ 1

ADDED TIME

Just a single minute of time added on at the end of this first half.
45'
+ 1

SPANISH CONNECTION

Olmo does well to find space in the Stuttgart area wide to the left, and he then finds his compatriot Angelino with a lovely backheel, but the wing-back's shot is high over the crossbar from close range.
40'

ACTION AT ONE END

Leipzig are making the most of their one-man advantage, but haven't found an opening goal so far.
Goal attempts
5off target
3on target
0off target
0on target
40'

KONATE HEADS WIDE

Another chance for the centre-back who is on the end of Adams's cross into the middle, but sends his header well wide of goal.
38'

HUGE CHANCE FOR NKUNKU!

That's the closest we've come to a goal so far as a floated cross into the middle from Olmo is headed down into the middle by a Stuttgart defender. It falls to Nkunku who touches before firing a left-footed volley at goal, but Kobel matches his effort with an outstanding one-handed save to push the ball wide.
32'

BIG CHALLENGE FROM KEMPF

Sörloth is running into the Stuttgart area onto Olmo's pass, and he plays it inside to Adams. He looks certain to at least force Kobel into work from close range but Kempf is tracking back and makes a superb challenge to deny him that opportunity.
30'

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

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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.
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Tyler Adams
Tyler Adams33.65km/h
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Roberto Massimo
Roberto Massimo31.78km/h
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Waldemar Anton
Waldemar Anton31.66km/h
28'

KONATE ON TARGET

Angelino's early whipped cross floats into the Stuttgart area, but Konate's header is a tame one and simple for Kobel to grab. No clear-cut chances so far for the hosts.
26'

TAKING CONTROL

Leipzig won't find it easy to break through the Stuttgart defence, or keep them from wanting to get on the ball themselves. But so far, they're on top.
Possession (%)
6139
24'

KONATE CAUTIONED

A first Leipzig player to be booked here as Konate is shown a yellow card.
24'

Yellow card

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Ibrahima Konaté
Ibrahima Konaté
22'

ALL LEIPZIG NOW

As expected, the home side have really taken control of the ball now with a one-man advantage. Stuttgart are being penned in their own half as the hosts look to find holes in their defence.

AHAMADA'S RED MOMENT

Stuttgart are down to 10 men early in Leipzig with Naouirou Ahamada sent off.
17'

NKUNKU ON TARGET!

The Frenchman forces the first save for either keep as he's layed in on goal by Adams to shoot at the near post. It's a strong effort with his left, but Kobel gets a strong hand to it.
14'

Red card

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Naouirou Ahamada
Naouirou Ahamada
13'

AHAMADA SENT OFF!

The 19-year-old Frenchman has been sent off, that's his first senior dismissal and Stuttgart's job gets a lot harder here. A high foot over the ball on Haidara, and Deniz Aytekin gives him his marching orders after taking a lot on the sidelines.
13'
Video Assistant Referee
SituationNo red card
ReviewFoul?
DecisionRed card
10'

CONFIDENCE ON THE BALL

If only one thing is for certain in this game, it is that both sides are happy to have the ball across the pitch. Both Leipzig and Stuttgart play out from the back and have real confidence in keeping possession in tight areas. We're seeing that already.
7'

KAMPL CURLS WIDE

A first effort on goal at either end as Leipzig work the ball around the Stuttgart area with Adams flicking a pass to Kampl 25 yards from goal. He curls his shot wide across Kobel and the Stuttgart goal.
5'

EVEN START

Both sides have had good possession so far, with Kalajdzic close to getting on the end of a cross from Massimo down the right. Leipzig looking composed as ever in defence, and looking to take control of the ball in this game.
1'

HERE WE GO!

The ball is rolling in Leipzig with the sun shining on the hosts and Stuttgart for what should be a fun encounter.
Kick-off!

OLD FRIENDS MEET AGAIN

Comparisons are hard to ignore between these two coaching friends, considering Matarazzo’s spell at Hoffenheim while Nagelsmann was such an important figure, but they do hold weight. Matarazzo moved to Hoffenheim as head coach of the U17s before Nagelsmann promoted the American to his assistant in January 2018. With Matarazzo on board for the final five months of the season, Hoffenheim secured third place in the Bundesliga with the best league finish in the club's history.

THE KEY MEN FOR VfB

Nine of Kalajdzic’s 14 league goals have come in his last 12 outings and he has been on the scoresheet in three of his previous five away matches. While no player in the league has won more challenges this season than Wataru Endo (428), who has 29 more successful challenges than his nearest rival.

STUTTGART STRUGGLES

Stuttgart have managed just one win from their last five on their travels (W1, D1, L3) and lost the last two away from home.

LEIPZIG TEAM NEWS

With a DFB Cup semi-final on the horizon, Nagelsmann opts to rest a few regulars, or at least not take any risks on the convalescent Poulsen, who has been carrying a thigh strain, and Sabitzer, who missed the Cologne game due to a calf complaint. Sörloth leads the attack with Kampl in midfield ahead of Sabitzer on the bench. Meanwhile, Angelino is back in the starting XI after being given his rest in midweek as he continues his return from injury. Konate starts ahead of Upamecano in the back three.

STUTTGART TEAM NEWS

Kalajdzic's goals have been one of the reasons why Matarazzo's men are looking comfortable at the end of this season and the tallest player in the squad will be the target for their attacks again today, although he will once again have to do without the creativity of winger Silas, who is still ruled out with a knee injury, as is the enterprising full-back Sosa. With Mavropanos back from suspension, the back three is back to full strength, meanwhile.
0:09

WATCH: WELCOME TO LEIPZIG!

LEIPZIG STARTING XI!

Gulacsi (c) - Orban, Konate, Klostermann - Adams, Kampl, Haidara, Angelino - Olmo, Nkunku - Sörloth

LEIPZIG SUBS

Martinez, Upamecano, Sabitzer, Forsberg, Kluivert, Mukiele, Halstenberg, Laimer, Henrichs

STUTTGART STARTING XI!

Kobel - Mavropanos, Anton, Kempf - Coulibaly, Endo, Ahamada, Massimo - Förster, Castro (c) - Kalajdzic

STUTTGART SUBS

Bredlow, Thommy, Stenzel, Karazor, Churlinov, Klement, Cisse, Klimowicz, Sankoh
2:03

WATCH: STTUTGART 0-1 LEIPZIG - REVERSE FIXTURE

Dani Olmo scored the only goal when these sides last met.

STUTTGART FORM

Die Schwaben look set to finish comfortably in mid-table in their first season back in the Bundesliga. Matarazzo's side have, however, hit a rough spot with three straight defeats to Dortmund, Union and Wolfsburg. Stuttgart will be hoping to end the campaign on a more positive note while - with a now 11-point margin to Leverkusen in sixth - a late push for Europe is off the cards.

LEIPZIG FORM

Since defeat to Bayern on Matchday 27, Leipzig have won only one of their last three in the Bundesliga as they have stalled in their push for a first ever Bundesliga title. A 4-1 defeat of Werder Bremen has been followed by 0-0 draw with Hoffenheim and a 2-1 loss to Cologne. Nagelsmann's side have not gone three games without victory all season.

LEIPZIG'S HOME RUT

Leipzig are currently three games without a victory on home soil (D2, L1), which is their longest dry spell at the Red Bull Arena all season.

LEIPZIG'S TITLE TASK

With the gap still at 10 points, Leipzig need at least a draw at home to Stuttgart to take the race further following Bayern's shock defeat to Mainz yesterday. Win and the difference is seven points with three games remaining. Draw and it's nine points. In both scenarios, Leipzig are reliant on Bayern not winning again if they are to win the first trophy in their history (they are also in the DFB Cup semi-finals this season).

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Here you will find the most important information on the game between RB Leipzig and VfB Stuttgart on Matchday 31 of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.