Highlights

0:23
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WATCH: WIRTZ: “I’M HAPPY TO HELP THE TEAM”

90'
+ 5

FULL-TIME! LEVERKUSEN 4-2 STUTTGART

Leverkusen score four or more goals for the third straight game, recording a fourth win in a row. They climb to within two points of second place. Stuttgart stay second bottom, four points from safety.
Full-time
90'
+ 4

Yellow card

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Konstantinos Mavropanos
Konstantinos Mavropanos
90'
+ 1

TIME ADDED ON

Four minutes left for Leverkusen to add to their lead. Fosu-Mensah and Alario are on for the hosts.
90'
+ 1

Substitution

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Tim Fosu-Mensah
Tim Fosu-Mensah
sub
Jeremie Frimpong
Jeremie Frimpong
90'
+ 1

Substitution

sub
Lucas Alario
Lucas Alario
sub
Moussa Diaby
Moussa Diaby
90'

SCHICK!

Stuttgart concede again soon after scoring themselves. Diaby and Paulinho are involved in the build-up, the latter threading a pass into the box for Wirtz. He simply shifts it across the six-yard box, where the unmarked Schick tucks away his 19th Bundesliga goal of the campaign.
90'

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

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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.
Jeremie Agyekum Frimpong
Jeremie Agyekum Frimpong 36.07km/h
2.
Mitchel Bakker
Mitchel Bakker 35.00km/h
3.
Moussa Diaby
Moussa Diaby 34.10km/h
89'

Patrik Schick

GOAL!

4 : 2
Patrik Schick
Goal probability
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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.
83 %
89'

TIAGO AT THE DOUBLE!

Stuttgart arwe not down yet! Diaby's pass is picked off in the Bayer half. VfB work it patiently, with Tibidi striking the inside of the post and Tiago turning in the rebound.
88'

Tiago Tomás

GOAL!

3 : 2
Tiago Tomás
Goal probability
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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.
45 %
86'

WIRTZ MAKES IT 3-1!

Game over for Stuttgart. Palacios helps Frimpong's low cross into the path of Wirtz, who strokes through the legs of a Stuttgart defender and into the bottom corner from the edge of the area. That's the 18-year-old's seventh Bundesliga goal of the campaign.
85'

Florian Wirtz

GOAL!

3 : 1
Florian Wirtz
Goal probability
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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.
8 %
84'

Substitution

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Mateo Klimowicz
Mateo Klimowicz
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Pascal Stenzel
Pascal Stenzel
83'

RASH CHALLENGE

Overzealous from Bakker after Leverkusen fail to deal with a Sosa free-kick. Führich sends in the next effort, but Schick is back defending. Ito then sends the loose ball into row M.
83'

Yellow card

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Mitchel Bakker
Mitchel Bakker
80'

BLAZED OVER

Diaby drives into the VfB box, cutting a ball back to the penalty spot. It's behind Schick, but Paulinho collects and feeds Palacios, who blazes over from 18 yards. Leverkusen looking the most likely to add to their lead in the closing stages.
75'

DELIGHTFUL STUFF

Almost a very special Leverkusen goal. Diaby lays the ball off to Wirtz on the edge of the area, and continues his run. The return pass is an audacious chipped effort, which Diaby volleys straight at Müller.
74'

PAULINHO ON

Adli's last involvement is to win a corner. Wirtz sends it in, but Müller makes the catch. Paulinho's on for Leverkusen.
74'

Substitution

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Paulinho
Paulinho
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Amine Adli
Amine Adli
72'

CHANGES

Fresh legs in the Leverkusen midfield as Palacios and Aranguiz enter the fray. Stuttgart general Endo - who's on a booking - makes way soon after, in favour of the more attack-minded Coulibaly.
71'

Substitution

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Tanguy Coulibaly
Tanguy Coulibaly
sub
Wataru Endo
Wataru Endo
70'

END PRODUCT

Leverkusen have created chances, just not enough of the clear-cut variety.
Goal attempts
12 off target
3 on target
2 off target
3 on target
70'

Substitution

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Exequiel Palacios
Exequiel Palacios
sub
Robert Andrich
Robert Andrich
70'

Substitution

sub
Charles Aránguiz
Charles Aránguiz
sub
Kerem Demirbay
Kerem Demirbay
63'

BOOKING

After catching Mangala on the follow-through, Andrich is booked for a foul on Karazor. No malice in either challenge.
63'

Yellow card

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Robert Andrich
Robert Andrich
59'

Substitution

sub
Alexis Tibidi
Alexis Tibidi
sub
Silas Katompa Mvumpa
Silas Katompa Mvumpa
58'

A WHISKER AWAY

Leverkusen play keep-ball on the edge of the Stuttgart area. Bakker helps it into the path of Demirbay, who lifts a delicate effort narrowly wide of the far post. Müller looked beaten.
55'

CRUCIAL INTERVENTION

Wirtz and Frimpong combine in the Stuttgart box. The cross from the byline is directed towards the unmarked Schick, but Mavropanos gets a block in. So close to a third Bayer goal.
52'

ADLI HITS BACK!

Endo concedes a foul to the left of the Stuttgart area. Demirbay whips it in towards the penalty spot, where Adli runs across and glances a header past Müller. The perfect response from Leverkusen - they're ahead once more!
52'

Amine Adli

GOAL!

2 : 1
Amine Adli
Goal probability
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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.
8 %
51'

Yellow card

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Wataru Endo
Wataru Endo
50'

STUTTGART ARE LEVEL!

Dream start to the second half for Stuttgart. Wirtz's pass is picked off in the Stuttgart half as Karazor releases Führich. Mangala takes the ball in his stride, rolling Hincapie and playing in Tiago Tomas for an emphatic finish from inside the area, beyond Hradecky.
49'

Tiago Tomás

GOAL!

1 : 1
Tiago Tomás
Goal probability
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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.
26 %
Kick-off!
45'
+ 3

HALF-TIME! LEVERKUSEN 1-0 STUTTGART

Diaby's goal is the difference at the break, with Leverkusen deservedly ahead.
Half-time
45'

CAUTIONED

Demirbay catches the heels of Mangala on halfway, stopping a promising breakaway chance. The Bayer midfielder can have no complaints with the decision.
45'

Yellow card

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Kerem Demirbay
Kerem Demirbay
44'

CHANCE!

Demirbay swings over a corner from the left. Tapsoba connects, forcing Sosa into evasive action at the far post. Not sure it was going in - safety first.
41'

DIABY!

Leverkusen get the breakthrough. Stuttgart think they've done enough to crowd out Diaby on the edge of the box, but as three go to ground to block his first effort the space opens up for him to sink the rebound. A fine finish under pressure from a man very much in form. That's his 10th Bundesliga goal of the season, and fifth in three games.
41'

Moussa Diaby

GOAL!

1 : 0
Moussa Diaby
Goal probability
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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.
40 %
38'

HALF CHANCE!

Mangala pops up again on the right-hand side of the Leverkusen defence. Führich is unmarked as he takes possession 14 yards out, but fires straight at Hradecky.
36'

DEFLECTED

Superb from Andrich again to spot Adli's run in behind the Stuttgart defence. The Frenchman cuts it back for Wirtz, whose first-time hit is deflected wide. That was going in.
34'

DISALLOWED GOAL

Leverkusen have the ball in the Stuttgart net, but it won't count. Wirtz was offside when he controlled Andrich's chipped pass into the area, before poking past Müller. Shame because that first touch was out of this world.
33'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation No goal
Review Offside?
Decision No goal
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.
1.
Jeremie Agyekum Frimpong
Jeremie Agyekum Frimpong 36.07km/h
2.
Mitchel Bakker
Mitchel Bakker 35.00km/h
3.
Moussa Diaby
Moussa Diaby 33.46km/h
29'

CROSSBAR!

Stuttgart with a welcome reprieve as Mangala feeds Tomas in the box. The Sporting loanee takes aim, with his curling strike deflecting off Tapsoba and onto the crossbar.
28'

DEFENDING IN NUMBERS

Diaby tries to wriggle through again, but Stuttgart have eight men behind the ball as he lays the ball off to Andrich, whose shot is blocked. There's a pattern developing...
23'

DANGER!

The ball breaks away from Diaby on the edge of the Stuttgart area. Frimpong collects and pings over a cross that Mavropanos does well to head behind.
22'

ALL LEVERKUSEN

How long before we get a first Leverkusen goal? They've been utterly dominant.
Goal attempts
5 off target
0 on target
0 off target
0 on target
22'

Possession (%)
6634
19'

CHANCE!

Führich is in for Stuttgart, but Frimpong gets a touch as he tries to go round Hradecky. VfB almost ahead out of nothing.
15'

POST!

Diaby shows his individual class with a jinking run and pass through to Schick. The Bayer top scorer connects first time in the box, bending an effort against the outside of the upright.
13'

BLOCKED

Andrich and Bakker combine in and around the Stuttgart area. Schick rolls his marker, but his shot from a central position is blocked, and Sosa can head clear.
10'

DEFLECTED!

Andrich takes out the Stuttgart defence with a back-heel for Frimpong. He drives into the box and shoots over with the aid of a deflection. Hincapie can't direct his attempt from the ensuing corner on target. Bayer very much on top.
7'

OVER FROM SCHICK

Wirtz twists and turns on the edge of the Stuttgart area. His cross for Diaby is only half cleared. Wirtz collects again and squares for Schick, who fires well over from 18 yards.
3'

IN BEHIND

Führich leads the charge after Leverkusen lose out in midfield. He sends over a cross, but it's too close to Hradecky.
1'

UNDER WAY!

Stuttgart get the ball rolling, in desperate need of a positive result.
Kick-off!

THE STAKES

Leipzig's win yesterday means the gap to fourth place is just four points currently, so Leverkusen will be eager to continue their fine form with another victory that would move them to within two points of Dortmund in second. Survival is at stake for Stuttgart, who remain four points behind 16th-placed Augsburg.
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WATCH: TIAGO TOMAS PITCH INSPECTION

TEAM NEWS - LEVERKUSEN

Edmond Tapsoba retunrs to the Leverkusen team after taking part at the Africa Cup of Nations. He comes in for Jonathan Tah, who is absent through illness. Amine Adli also comes in for Karim Bellarabi in attacking midfield.

TEAM NEWS - STUTTGART

With Sasa Kalajdzic and Omar Marmoush both absent, winter signing Tiago Tomas makes his starting debut for Stuttgart here. He's joined in the side by Atakan Karazor, who makes his first appearance in 2022. The presence of the latter, along with Endo and Mangala, suggests the visitors are going to begin somewhat defensively in a bid to stifle their hosts.
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WATCH: STAGE SET AT THE BAYARENA

LEVERKUSEN STARTING XI

Hradecky (c) - Frimpong, Tapsoba, Hincapie, Bakker - Andrich, Demirbay - Diaby, Wirtz, Adli - Schick

LEVERKUSEN SUBS

Grill, Lomb, Paulinho, Alario, Aranguiz, Sinkgraven, Fosu-Mensah, Palacios, Bellarabi

STUTTGART STARTING LINE-UP

Müller – Stenzel, Mavropanos, Ito – Karazor – Silas, Endo (c), Mangala, Sosa – Führich, Tiago

STUTTGART SUBS

Bredlow, Coulibaly, Didavi, Thommy, Förster, Klimowicz, Ahamada, Beyaz, Tibidi

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