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WATCH: THIAW: "A DREAM COME TRUE"
A free-kick into the Stuttgart box causes panic. The ball drops and Endo kicks it back at his own goal, and Kobel can only pass it forward and Thiaw heads back at goal. But Karazor is in the right place to clear it away.
We're into three minutes of stoppage time here.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
CASTRO HAS A GO!
Stuttgart on the counter again with Castro leading it. He reaches the edge of the Schalke box and has space to shoot, forcing a superb save from Rönnow low to his right. That one was dipping into the bottom corner.
ANOTHER ON TARGET
Gonzalez heads at goal from Klement's corner, but it's a simple save for Rönnow. Clear-cut chances are few and far between.
A double move from Baum with Raman and Schöpf on for the final minutes. Uth and Bozdogan have both worked hard, and Schalke want three points just like Stuttgart here.
He brings down Harit on the break and is cautioned.
COULIBALY OFF WITH A LIMP
He's worked hard tonight, and the Frenchman is replaced by Churlinov for the final 10 minutes.
He's not 100% fit coming into tonight, but here comes Silas, as well as Klement. Fresh legs in attack for Stuttgart.
Matarazzo will want to make sure his side don't become to wasteful here with time ticking on, as Sosa lashes a volley well wide of goal. They are in control of this game here but will be kicking themselves if they don't make the most of it before 90 minutes are up.
CHANGE OF TACK
Baum brings on Bentaleb for Nastasic, and Schalke are turning to a four-man defence here. Raman is also being readied on the sideline.
Sosa is doing well down the left. This time, he speeds ahead of Mascarell and whips in a cross which Gonzalez reaches, but the half-time substitute can only glance his header wide.
STUTTGART ON TOP
Six shots to one in favour of the away side in this second half, including that equaliser. Can Schalke handle the heat?
Coulibaly does well to spot Sosa in space on the left. He enters the Schalke box before step-overring his way inside past Ludewig and curling a shot at goal. Rönnow is able to parry that one away.
Schalke's goalkeeper is down here and it's not looking good. A shoulder injury which he looks unhappy about, but he's going to try and continue.
Stuttgart have had 13 shots on goal already, with five coming from Klimowicz. He has one goal already this season - coming against Mainz - and he's gunning for a second.
KLIMOWICZ A THREAT
Can BozdoganMateo Klimowicz
A free-kick into the box is hooked back across goal by Sosa at the back post. It bumbles around after Coulibaly's flick down, and Uth tries to control but almost puts the ball into his own net. He clears his own touch away from in front of goal.
LATE FROM THE CAPTAIN
It's the first Schalke yellow for Mascarell after a challenge on Gonzalez.
With the scores now level, this game is wide open once again. Schalke's pressing is working wonders for them in winning the ball back in good positions. However, both sides are pushing forward so much that the counter-attack is an option at both ends. You can't take your eyes off this one.
GONZALEZ OFF THE MARK!
Last season's top scorer for Stuttgart is off the mark in 2020/21. His header deflected off Sane's hand, and he steps up to smash the ball past Rönnow - sending him the wrong way.
The away side have a spot-kick after a handball against Sane after a free-kick was sent into the Schalke penalty area.
The boys in blue are running their socks off tonight.
WORKING HARD FOR THE LEAD
Distance run (km)
THAT MOMENT FOR THIAW
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Castro leads a counter again, finding Gonzalez outside the Schalke box. He works space to find Klimowicz on the right who winds up a shot, but Nastasic is across to make a crucial block.
Stuttgart enjoying most of the early possession here but Schalke look lively on the counter-attack. Ludewig and Harit lead them up the field this time to win a corner.
A change at the break for Stuttgart with Gonzalez on for Kalajdzic at the break.
A SPEEDY FIRST HALF!
This half has been so entertaining that the first half has just flown by here. Minutes away from the break with Schalke ahead, but Stuttgart producing chances themselves.
SCHALKE ON THE BALL
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Castro breaks through midfield and finds Sosa in space on the left. He sends a first-time cross into the box and Rönnow meets it, but can only punch the ball out in front of his goal. Luckily, Klimowicz and Endo aren't perfectly placed to put the ball home.
A CHANGED SCHALKE
It's fair to say that the Royal Blues have quickly improved under head coach Manuel Baum. Now with a lead to defend, Schalke are looking to collect points for the second time this season, and possibly a first win in 22 games.
WHAT A MOMENT FOR THIAW!
In just his second Bundesliga game, Malick Thiaw has his first goal. It's Harit who curls in a superb free-kick to the back post of the Stuttgart box and Mangala loses Thiaw on the run. The 19-year-old academy product composes himself to send a diving header past Kobel.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
CLOSER AND CLOSER!
Some more lovely football from the away side as Coulibaly finds Castro in the Schalke box. He skips past a challenge to the right and cuts the ball back across goal, but there's no man in the perfect place to put the ball home with Rönnow stranded.
STENZEL HAS A POP!
The defender is high up the pitch with his side controlling possession, and he has space to shoot from distance. It beats the attempted block of Oczipka and swerves at goal, forcing a solid save from Rönnow over his own crossbar.
Both sides have shown attacking promise, but both are lacking that finishing touch in these early stages.
WHO CAN STRIKE FIRST?
UTH HAS A GO!
Kobel rises to punch a long ball into his penalty area clear and it only goes as far as Uth who is 25 yards from goal. With bodies in close proximity, he goes for goal first time, but slices his volley just wide of the mark.
LOOKING FOR GOAL
Tidy midfield interplay as Sane's pass forward from defence is touched inside by Uth to Bozdogan, who takes it in his stride and shoots from distance. It fires wide but Baum won't mind that as his side are looking to play football here.
YOUNG GUNS IN FULL FLOW
It's great to see a promoted team with so much potential, and Stuttgart are that. The likes of Coulibaly, Mangala and Sosa all impressing here early on in what is the Bundesliga's youngest starting line-up of the season.
Both sides are pressing in defence, wanting to win the ball back as quickly as possible. Making for a frantic opening.
Stuttgart are presing high and hard while Schalke are looking to play the ball forward through midfield with confidence. A great early battle so far, with the visitors going closest to scoring.
Almost the opener coming from the Argentine into the side this evening. He's on the end of Castro's pass forward from midfield and smashes the ball at goal from the edge of the Schalke box on the bounce. Rönnow is across goal but the ball glides just wide of the mark.
NO EARLY GO
Last week it took just 24 seconds - the fastest goal of the season so far - for Stuttgart to take the lead against Cologne through Orel Mangala. Not the same today for the away side.
AWAY WE GO!
The away side get the ball rolling here in their white and red away strip.
The players are out on the Veltins-Arena pitch, and we're now just moments from the start of Matchday 6.
STUTTGART'S LUCKY CHARM?
Stuttgart haven’t managed to beat the Royal Blues in any of their last eight encounters, taking just two of a possible 24 points from those games. However, VfB captain Gonzalo Castro has only lost two of 11 away matches in Stuttgart during his Bundesliga career (three wins, six draws).
THE HOPE FOR SCHALKE
Schalke may be 21 league games without a win, but they have more victories against Stuttgart (38) than they do against any other Bundesliga club.
SCHALKE TEAM NEWS
Manuel Baum has also made some adjustments from his side's Revierderby defeat side. Mark Uth returns to fitness and starts ahead of Rabbi Matondo in attack, alongside Goncalo Paciencia. Local lad Can Bozdogan has earned a start after his solid performance from the bench at Dortmund last weekend, with Amine Harit alongside him in attacking midfield. Malick Thiaw keeps his place in a three-man defence - which will become a five-man defence when the Royal Blues are defending.
STUTTGART TEAM NEWS
On that selection from Stuttgart coach Pellegrino Matarazzo - which is the youngest of the season by any team - there are a couple of changes from his side which drew this time last week with Cologne. Mateo Klimowicz comes in for Daniel Didavi in attacking midfield, while Borna Sosa starts ahead of Silas on the left wing, moving Tanguy Coulibaly over to the right. Marc-Oliver Kempf has also fought off a head injury to continue in defence.
The Bundesliga is back for more action and do we have a show for you tonight. It's struggling Schalke - looking to win their first Bundesliga match in 21 attempts - against promoted Stuttgart - who can go fourth overnight with a win which would take them to 11 points from six games played.
SCHALKE STARTING XI!
Rönnow - Thiaw, Sane, Nastastic - Ludewig, Mascarell (c), Bozdogan, Oczipka - Harit - Paciencia, Uth
Langer, Mendyl, Stambouli, Bentaleb, Schöpf, Raman, Ibisevic, Matondo, Skrzybski
STUTTGART STARTING XI!
Kobel - Stenzel, Karazor, Kempf - Coulibaly, Mangala, Endo, Sosa - Klimowicz, Castro (c) - Kalajdzic
Bredlow, Anton, Kaminski, Didavi, Churlinov, Förster, Klement, Silas, Gonzalez
Here you will find the most important information on the game between FC Schalke 04 and VfB Stuttgart on Matchday 6 of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.