Highlights

FINAL
Mercedes-Benz Arena
D. Jöllenbeck
Mercedes-Benz Arena
0:19

WATCH: BORNA SOSA ON 'BEAUTIFUL' FIRST BUNDESLIGA GOAL

90'
+ 5

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!
Full-time
90'
+ 5

TEMPERS FLARE

Boetius pushes Karazor following a disagreement between Mavropanos and Szalai. That'll suit Stuttgart..
90'
+ 5

Yellow card

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Jean-Paul Boëtius
Jean-Paul Boëtius
90'
+ 2

NAUGHTY, NAUGHTY

Sosa's booked for gamesmanship. He was taking far too long to take a throw-in.
90'
+ 2

Yellow card

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Borna Sosa
Borna Sosa
90'
+ 1

INJURY TIME

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!
90'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 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.
Omar Marmoush
Omar Marmoush34.13km/h
2.
Hiroki Ito
Hiroki Ito34.11km/h
3.
Roberto Massimo
Roberto Massimo34.01km/h
89'

CHANCES!

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.
85'

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!
85'

Substitution

sub
Silas Katompa Mvumpa
Silas Katompa Mvumpa
sub
Roberto Massimo
Roberto Massimo
82'

DEFENSIVE REINFORCEMENT

Pascal Stenzel, a defender, replaces forward Omar Marmoush. Roberto Massimo, who started as the lone striker against Dortmund, shifts into attack.
82'

Substitution

sub
Pascal Stenzel
Pascal Stenzel
sub
Omar Marmoush
Omar Marmoush
80'

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!
77'

RESHUFFLE

Svensson shifts to a four-man defence with that quadruple substitution. Expect to see plenty of balls into the box for Ingvartsen and Szalai...
75'

Substitution

sub
Anton Stach
Anton Stach
sub
David Nemeth
David Nemeth
75'

Substitution

sub
Marcus Ingvartsen
Marcus Ingvartsen
sub
Karim Onisiwo
Karim Onisiwo
75'

Substitution

sub
Kevin Stöger
Kevin Stöger
sub
Leandro Barreiro
Leandro Barreiro
75'

Substitution

sub
Ádám Szalai
Ádám Szalai
sub
Jonathan Burkardt
Jonathan Burkardt
71'

HACK-ED AWAY

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.
67'

STUTTGART GOOD VALUE FOR THEIR LEAD

Goal attempts
5off target
3on target
10off target
2on target
67'

Possession (%)
5446
67'

Passes
352
338
64'

FRESH LEGS

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.
63'

Substitution

sub
Nikolas Nartey
Nikolas Nartey
sub
Philipp Förster
Philipp Förster
63'

Substitution

sub
Mateo Klimowicz
Mateo Klimowicz
sub
Orel Mangala
Orel Mangala
58'

HALF CHANCE

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.
52'

SOSA SEARCHER

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!
51'

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!
51'

Borna Sosa

GOAL!

2:1
Borna Sosa
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.
9 %
49'

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.
Kick-off!
45'
+ 4

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!
Half-time
45'
+ 3

SIDE NETTING

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.
45'
+ 1

TIME ADDED ON

Into the first of three additional minutes at the end of a very entertaining first half...
43'

WARNING SHOTS

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...
40'

MAINZ EQUALISER!

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.
39'

Alexander Hack

GOAL!

1:1
Alexander Hack
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.
31 %
37'

SUPER MAV!

'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.
36'

Yellow card

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Orel Mangala
Orel Mangala
32'

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.
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.
Hiroki Ito
Hiroki Ito34.11km/h
2.
Konstantinos Mavropanos
Konstantinos Mavropanos32.90km/h
3.
Silvan Dominic Widmer
Silvan Dominic Widmer32.76km/h
27'

NOT GIVEN!

Relief for Mainz, and the right decision. Zentner won the ball before the man.
25'

PENALTY?!

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...
24'
Video Assistant Referee
SituationPenalty
ReviewFoul?
DecisionNo penalty
22'

ITO!!!!!!

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!
21'

Hiroki Ito

GOAL!

1:0
Hiroki Ito
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.
6 %
18'

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...
15'

STUTTGART THREAT

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...
13'

ONISI-NO!

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.
12'

LIVEWIRE

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.
9'

CAUTION

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.
9'

Yellow card

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Aarón Martín
Aarón Martín
3'

MARMOUSH!

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.
Kick-off!

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.
3:02

WATCH: JONNY BE GOODE

Only Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski has a better record than Burkardt across the last five rounds of fixtures. The Germany U21 has scored five in that time, and six this season.

SVENSSON WARY OF STUTTGART REVIVAL

Four matches is the longest unbeaten run of any Bundesliga team right now, but Mainz have drawn their last two. Head coach Bo Svensson revealed he "didn't like the body language" against Cologne, before talking up a Stuttgart team better than their current standing in the relegation zone. "Looking at their last game against Dortmund, you can see what kind of quality they will come at us with tomorrow," he warned. "Stuttgart are a special team – there is no other team in the Bundesliga who plays quite like them, and that will make the task more difficult for us tomorrow."

MATARAZZO CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC

Stuttgart have won only one of their last 11 Bundesliga matches, but head coach Pellegrino Matarazzo saw the green shoots of recovery in last weekend's narrow loss to Dortmund. "They showed the right reaction against Dortmund last time out after disappointing games against Augsburg and Bielefeld. That was a positive sign," the American said at his pre-match press conference. "The players have shown that they believe in themselves and are adopting a solution-oriented approach. We’re looking ahead with positivity. I’m confident we can show similar energy and performance levels against Mainz compared to last time. If we manage to do that, we’ll achieve our objectives."
2:03

WATCH: DORTMUND 2-1 STUTTGART

Stuttgart went down in Dortmund on Matchday 12, their third straight loss, coupled with results elsewhere, taking them into the relegation play-off spot.
2:03

WATCH: MAINZ 1-1 COLOGNE

Jonny Burkardt's fifth goal in as many games helped Mainz extend their unbeaten run to four matches last time out.

MORE ON THOSE TEAMS

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

STUTTGART SUBS

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

MAINZ SUBS

Dahmen, Brosinski, Stach, Stöger, Papela, Tauer, Nebel, Ingvartsen, Szalai

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