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FULL-TIME: STUTTGART 2-1 MAINZ
Stuttgart climb out of the bottom three, thanks to only their third win of the season. And you have to say, they deserve it!
Boetius pushes Karazor following a disagreement between Mavropanos and Szalai. That'll suit Stuttgart..
Sosa's booked for gamesmanship. He was taking far too long to take a throw-in.
Into the first of four added minutes as Lee whips a cross just out of Ingvartsen's reach in the six-yard box. This ain't over yet!
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Silas shows great control as he takes the ball in his stride and into the Mainz box. He goes to ground as he goes to shoot, but the referee waves play on. Mainz break, with Szalai flicking a left-wing cross just wide of the far post.
SILAS IS BACK!
Silas makes his long-awaited return, after eight months out with a serious knee injury. Superb reception from the Stuttgart fans - he's well liked in these parts, that's for sure!
Silas Katompa Mvumpa
Pascal Stenzel, a defender, replaces forward Omar Marmoush. Roberto Massimo, who started as the lone striker against Dortmund, shifts into attack.
HACK FROM RANGE
Alxander Hack fancies his brace as he fires in a dipping effort from range. Müller sees it late, but is able to fend the ball clear. Awkward one, that!
Svensson shifts to a four-man defence with that quadruple substitution. Expect to see plenty of balls into the box for Ingvartsen and Szalai...
Ito carries the ball into the Mainz half, before feeding the run of Sosa to his left. It's a devilish cross - low in towards the six-yard box - but Hack sticks out a boot to toe it clear.
STUTTGART GOOD VALUE FOR THEIR LEAD
Matarazzo moves to nip fatigue in the bud by introducing Messrs Klimowicz and Nartey. Förster and Mangala, the latter having assisted both Stuttgart goals, make way.
Lee takes the bull by the horns and finds Onisiwo. The Austrian turns towards goal, but Ito intervenes. Müller gathers, though for a moment it looked like the deflection was going to beat him.
Stuttgart come again with Sosa, but his cross is deflected into the arms of Zentner. The home fans are getting right behind their team now. Mainz need to get a foothold in the game, and fast!
STUTTGART RETAKE THE LEAD!
Moments after Förster tickles the side netting, Stuttgart regain their advantage. Mainz concede possession from a throw-in on halfway. Mangala takes possession and drives forward, before shifting the ball to his left. There only looks to be a cross on for Sosa as he collects in the box, but the Croatian surprises eveyone by sweeping high into the top corner. No chance for Zentner - what a way to score your first Bundesliga goal!
JONISIWO ON THE PROWL
Mainz on the attack with Burkardt and Onisiwo early in the second half. They exchange passes on the edge of the box, with Onisiwo weighing up a shot before opting to cross. His attempt to find a teammate is blocked, though.
HALF-TIME: STUTTGART 1-1 MAINZ
Stuttgart took a deserved lead through Ito, but Mainz made their most of a sustained spell of pressure to level. This one's there for the taking!
Marmoush dummies a free-kick, before darting into the box. Sosa finds him with a smartly disguised pass, but the angle's tight and the Egypt international fires into the side netting.
TIME ADDED ON
Into the first of three additional minutes at the end of a very entertaining first half...
The pendulum appears to have swung the way of Mainz as Barreiro and Onisiwo send a couple of distance drives over. Stuttgart could sure use the half-time whistle...
Endo makes a strong challenge at the feet of Martin, conceding a corner. Boetius whips it into the six-yard box, where Hack rises highest to glance a header past Müller. Stuttgart switched off, and will be kicking themselves.
'Jonisiwo' combine for the first time. Burkardt feeds his strike partner in the box, but in steams Mavropanos with a superb sliding challenge to block the shot.
POWER OF THE PUNCH
Martin hangs up an inviting cross from the left, which takes a wicked deflection. Müller's under pressure, and does very well to punch clear.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Silvan Dominic Widmer32.76km/h
Relief for Mainz, and the right decision. Zentner won the ball before the man.
Zentner clatters into Mavropanos as he goes to punch clear a free-kick from deep. The referee blows for a penalty, but this will go to the VAR. There's also a hint of offside against the VfB defender...
Stuttgart forge ahead in front of their own fans. Hirkoi Ito is unmarked as he receives a pass into his feet in the Mainz area, and steers a beauty of a finish beyond Zentner's despairing dive. Lewandowski would have been proud of that!
ONISIWO ON THE TURN
Onisiwo receives the ball on the right-hand side of the Stuttgart box. He takes out two defenders with a smart turn, before driving low and hard across the face of goal. Mainz finding their rhythm...
A ball into the box catches out Mainz. Marmoush makes his move, but can't reach it. If only big Sasa Kalajdzic was on the pitch...
Onisiwo gets in behind the Stuttgart defence. He has Lee for company, but goes it alone and fires straight at former Mainz goalkeeper Florian Müller.
Marmoush is full of running for Stuttgart. He chases down a deflected cross, and whips a teasing ball in, but no one's in the middle and Mainz clear.
The first booking of the evening goes the way of Mainz left-wing-back Martin. He doesn't complain - he caught Karazor rather late on the shin.
This is what Stuttgart have been missing as Marmoush gets away from Hack on the left-hand side. He drives into the box and turns away from Nemeth, before firing goalwards on his left foot. It's fierce and rising, and draws a superb save from Robin Zentner.
THE TEAMS ARE OUT
Hard rock greets the two clubs at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. Stuttgart are in their usual white and red colours; Mainz are in a change jersey of black and gold, with red shorts.
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Wolfsburg loanee Omar Marmoush returns from injury to lead the line for Stuttgart. Roberto Massimo drops back into the midfield as a result, with Tanguy Coulibaly suspended. As for Mainz, David Nemeth replaces suspended defender Stefan Bell, while Leandro Barreiro comes in for injured midfielder Dominik Kohr.
STUTTGART STARTING LINE-UP
Müller - Mavropanos, Anton, Ito - Karazor - Massimo, Endo (c), Mangala, Sosa - Förster - Marmoush
Bredlow, Mola, Mvumpa, Stenzel, Al Ghaddioui, Faghir, Nartey, Klimowicz, Tibidi
MAINZ STARTING LINE-UP
Zentner - Nemeth, Hack, Niakhate (c) - Widmer, Lee, Barreiro, Boetius, Martin - Onisiwo, Burkardt
Dahmen, Brosinski, Stach, Stöger, Papela, Tauer, Nebel, Ingvartsen, Szalai
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