Highlights

90'
+ 5

DORTMUND VICTORIOUS!

Dortmund return to winning ways, thanks to Brandt's brace. They close the gap to six points, ahead of Bayern's meeting with Augsburg. Stuttgart stay a point above the bottom three, having played a game more than the teams below them.
90'
+ 5

DISALLOWED HAALAND GOAL

Haaland scores after a bit of a scramble, but Bellingham was offside in the build-up.
Full-time
90'
+ 2
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation No goal
Review Offside?
Decision No goal
90'

TIME ADDED ON

Four to go for Stuttgart to make things interesting. They've certainly come close already!
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.
Erling Haaland
Erling Haaland 35.11km/h
2.
Omar Marmoush
Omar Marmoush 34.92km/h
3.
Borna Sosa
Borna Sosa 34.11km/h
89'

OFF THE BAR!

Almost a wondergoal from Sosa, who controls with his head and volleys against the crossbar from just inside the BVB area. He was on the run, too. Incredible effort!
89'

Substitution

sub
Enzo Millot
Enzo Millot
sub
Tiago Tomás
Tiago Tomás
87'

CAUTION

Karazor goes up to control a ball, but catches Brandt with his studs on the way down. Not sure he even knew the Dortmund man was there.
86'

Yellow card

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Atakan Karazor
Atakan Karazor
85'

A WHISKER AWAY!

Another HUGE chance goes begging as Massimo fails to connect with Thommy's come-and-get-me cross from the right. Dortmund's defenders have gone AWOL in recent minutes.
82'

Yellow card

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Jude Bellingham
Jude Bellingham
80'

SUPER K!

Former Stuttgart goalkeeper Kobel flies to his left to claw away Sosa's Beckham-esque curler on his weaker right foot. Mavropanos then sends a free header wide from the ensuing corner. It should be 2-1!
79'

Substitution

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Roberto Massimo
Roberto Massimo
sub
Chris Führich
Chris Führich
79'

FRESH LEGS

... and pacy ones at that.
79'

Substitution

sub
Erik Thommy
Erik Thommy
sub
Omar Marmoush
Omar Marmoush
77'

WOLF ON

Wolf, who's been enjoying a good run in the side, replaces Guerreiro on the left-hand flank. He's a right-sided player by trade - is that an area VfB can exploit?
75'

Substitution

sub
Marius Wolf
Marius Wolf
sub
Raphaël Guerreiro
Raphaël Guerreiro
71'

BRANDT ON FIRE!

Dortmund double their lead after a sustained period of pressure. Brandt carries the ball into Stuttgart territory, exchanging passes with Reus before sending a low swerving shot beyond the reach of Müller from 18 yards. Five percent xG rating on that strike - lovely hit!
71'

Julian Brandt

GOAL!

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Julian Brandt
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.
5 %
70'

DORTMUND NOSES IN FRONT

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xGoals
The xGoals value of a club is calculated from the sum of all goal probabilities (goals and shots on goal) of that team. During a match, it’s easy to see whether the club is performing better than expected (goals > xGoals) - or maybe even higher (xGoals > goals).
Dortmund haven't created too much by way of clear-cut scoring chances, but they are pushing hard for that second goal.
xGoals
0
0.81
1.61
1
Goals
70'

Goal attempts
7 off target
1 on target
6 off target
3 on target
65'

GUERREIR-OVER!

Stuttgart block off the angle to deny Haaland a shot at goal, forcing him to play the ball back to Bellingham. It's helped on via Reus to Guerreiro, who shanks over from the corner of the six-yard area. That was a chance!
62'

ATTACKING CHANGE

Positive change from Matarazzo to introduce Coulibaly. He did the damage for Stuttgart in Dortmund last season in a 5-1 win that cost Lucien Favre his job.
62'

Substitution

sub
Tanguy Coulibaly
Tanguy Coulibaly
sub
Orel Mangala
Orel Mangala
61'

CLOSE!

Sosa busts a gut to get to the byline and pull back a cross. Mavropanos takes on the shot from the edge of the area, the Arsenal loanee whipping a fierce effort just over.
59'

REUS!

Reus doesn't appear to catch his shot well from 18 yards, but it has Müller worried as it whistles just wide of his left-hand post. Dortmund moving the wall with pace and beginning to take charge...
57'

DISTANCE RUNNERS

Brandt's put in a real shift since coming on. Ex-Dortmund reserve player Karazor is not far behind.
Distance run (km)
7.5
7.6
Atakan Karazor Julian Brandt
49'

OFFSIDE

A statement of intent from Stuttgart as Endo powers through the midfield before slipping a ball through to Marmoush. He rounds Kobel, but the angle is against him and Can recovers to block the shot, before the flag goes up for offside. BVB are wobbling.
47'

CHANCE!

Tomas sneaks in at the back post, stealing in ahead of Witsel, but it's a difficult chance to take and he sends Führich's free-kick wide.
46'

THIRD DORTMUND CHANGE

BVB have lost a third player to injury. Mats Hummels was clutching a thigh before the break. Dan-Axel Zagadou is on.
Kick-off!
45'
+ 4

Substitution

sub
Dan-Axel Zagadou
Dan-Axel Zagadou
sub
Mats Hummels
Mats Hummels
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HALFWAY THERE

So far, so good for Dortmund. They haven't lost back-to-back Bundesliga games this season, and are yet to go three without a win under Rose.
45'
+ 4

ADVANTAGE DORTMUND

Dortmund lead through Julian Brandt's early goal at the end of an entertaining first half. Stuttgart haven't been without their chances, but they've lacked the necessary composure in the final third.
Half-time
45'
+ 3

FIRST BOOKING

Mangala pulls down Brandt, but the referee plays the advantage. He then drags Reus to the deck, and can have no complaints with the booking.
45'
+ 3

Yellow card

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Orel Mangala
Orel Mangala
44'

CHANCE!

Brandt's ball into the Stuttgart area has just too much on it for Haaland. Hazard keeps the chance alive with an improvised return pass, but it's just over the head of Reus in the middle. Relief for Stuttgart!
42'

SO-SO

Sosa shows tremendous desire to keep an overhit pass in play and win a corner off Can. His ensuing delivery doesn't match his effort levels, though, with Reus under no pressure whatsoever as he clears at the near post.
40'

TOMAS CONCERN

Tomas is moving gingerly after a tangle with Hazard. The Sporting loanee will attempt to run it off. Stuttgart are enjoying a decent spell, and won't want any disruptions.
37'

WITSEL SAVES THE DAY!

Hummels and Can are rumbled trying to play out from the back. Führich scampers away and cuts a pass back into the danger zone, where Witsel slides in ahead of Tomas to toe the ball behind.
36'

Substitution

sub
Axel Witsel
Axel Witsel
sub
Mahmoud Dahoud
Mahmoud Dahoud
33'

DAHOUD DOWN

Dahoud's down for the second time in a few minutes. He's popped his right shoulder, and can't continue. Witsel is getting ready to come on...
31'

WILD!

Endo rides three Dortmund challenges in midfield, before releasing Führich. He squares to Marmoush, who has players to his left as he drives into the box before hoofing over. Selfish from the Egypt international. Tiago is fuming!
30'

PASS MASTERS

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Pass Efficiency
Pass Efficiency compares the number of successful passes with the number of passes expected to find another teammate. For this, every pass receives an AI-calculated probability to be a successful one. If a player has a positive Pass Efficiency value, he has brought more passes to his teammates than predicted.
Can's responded well to a difficult showing in defeat to Leipzig. Brandt's also been a real livewire since coming on.
Pass Efficiency
1.37
1.91
Wataru Endo
Emre Can
0.8
1.2
Orel Mangala
Julian Brandt
0.78
1
Chris Führich
Manuel Akanji
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.
Erling Haaland
Erling Haaland 35.11km/h
2.
Omar Marmoush
Omar Marmoush 33.14km/h
3.
Julian Brandt
Julian Brandt 31.84km/h
26'

BREAKAWAY CHANCE

Stuttgart concede possession on the edge of the Dortmund area. BVB break at speed, but Brandt loses his footing in the box, just when Haaland had made his run between the centre-backs.
22'

MARMOUSH!

What a chance! Mangala pings a peach of a pass over to Marmoush in the Dortmund area. The March Rookie of the Month controls brilliantly, before dinking a chipped effort over the advancing Kobel and onto the roof of the net. Tough one to pull off - the angle didn't help.
18'

DORTMUND DELIVERING

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xGoals
The xGoals value of a club is calculated from the sum of all goal probabilities (goals and shots on goal) of that team. During a match, it’s easy to see whether the club is performing better than expected (goals > xGoals) - or maybe even higher (xGoals > goals).
Dortmund deserve to be ahead, based on their xG rating. You have to say, they've made a very assured start.
xGoals
0
0.03
1.34
1
Goals
17'

TAME FROM TOMAS

Stuttgart go straight up the other end, but Tomas doesn't trouble former VfB goalkeeper Gregor Kobel.
16'

MÜLLER SAVES!

Florian Müller comes up with a big save at his near-post to keep out Reus's flick. It was far too easy for Hazard to find space and pick his cross. Stuttgart need to get tighter to the BVB shirts.
14'

DORTMUND LEAD!

Confusion in Stuttgart. Mavropanos collides with a teammate on halfway as Bellingham sends Haaland in behind. He could go it alone, but squares for Brandt to slot home from inside the area. The flag goes up for offside, but the replay shows Haaland had timed his run to perfection. The goal stands following a VAR review.
12'

Julian Brandt

GOAL!

0 : 1
Julian Brandt
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.
96 %
11'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation No goal
Review Offside?
Decision Goal
10'

HALF CHANCE

Strong start from BVB as Reus wins another corner. Guerreiro sends it over, and Hummels heads off target.
9'

GUERREI-NO!

Fabulous technique from Raphael Guerreiro as he hits a gorgeous half volley off the outside of the post from the edge of the area. That all came about after Stuttgart only half cleared a corner.
7'

BELLINGHAM HEARTBEAT

Jude Bellingham is seeing a lot of the ball in the early stages. Such a mature player.
Duels won
3
4
Borna Sosa Jude Bellingham
6'

BRANDT'S ON

Numerical parity is restored as Brandt completes his warm-up, and enters the fray. Our thoughts are with Reyna.
6'

Substitution

sub
Julian Brandt
Julian Brandt
sub
Giovanni Reyna
Giovanni Reyna
2'

REYNA INJURED

The American, who has been so unlucky with injuries this season, pulls up injured after contesting a ball with Sosa. It was his right ankle - he's visibly upset, angry almost, as he makes way. It was only his sixth start of the Bundesliga campaign.
1'

UNDER WAY!

The ball's rolling at a very wet Mercedes-Benz Arena.
Kick-off!

TEAMS OUT

It's great to see the fans back as the players take to the field. Some atmosphere in Stuttgart!

TABLE TALK

Dortmund can still catch leaders Bayern, but they have just six matches left to overturn the nine-point gap. Although unbeaten in four, Stuttgart are only a point clear of the relegation zone and could drop back into the bottom three if results go against them this weekend.
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THE HAALAND QUESTION

Will Haaland be celebrating again in Stuttgart? He hasn't scored since Matchday 20, though he did miss four subsequent league matches through injury. The 21-year-old has scored 16 times in 18 Bundesliga appearances in 2021/22, and produced an assist in his only outing against Stuttgart to date - last season's 3-2 win at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.
2:03
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WATCH: DORTMUND 2-1 STUTTGART

Marco Reus struck a late winner for Dortmund in the reverse fixture.

STAND WITH UKRAINE

'Stop War' is emblazoned across the Stuttgart players' training shirts, while Dortmund have just announced they will play host to a benefit match against Dynamo Kyiv on 26 April. "The benefit match will take place three days after our away match in Munich, but even if it had taken place three days before that match, we would definitely have still played this match," said Rose. "Nothing is more important at the moment than standing up together for peace and helping the Ukrainians in times of this humanitarian catastrophe. We are happy about every single football fan, no matter what colours they wear, and about every single person who buys a ticket to help the Ukrainians who have been hit so hard by the war."

ROSE WANTS REACTION

"There was a lot of disappointment in the stadium and among ourselves after the Leipzig game," admits BVB boss Marco Rose. "Now we have the chance to set the record straight. Stuttgart have settled and are a really good attacking side. We need to disrupt their flow - that's our task."

PELLE'S VIEW

"Dortmund are a side with great attacking quality, but we want to put up a good fight," said Stuttgart head coach Pellegrino Matarazzo at his pre-match press conference. "We’ve produced good to very good performances in recent weeks. That makes me optimistic that we can get the points we need in the remaining six matches to achieve our aim if survival."
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LOOK WHOSE SHIRT'S HANGING HERE

Jamie Bynoe-Gittens could make his Bundesliga debut tonight.

DORTMUND TEAM NEWS

Haaland has gone four matches without scoring for the first time in his Bundesliga career, but makes his fifth straight start for club and country following injury. Dortmund captain Marco Reus was also back in action against Leipzig after a mini lay-off, and is joined in attack by Gio Reyna. Marius Wolf, who scored in the 1-1 draw in Cologne a fortnight ago, makes way as Die Schwarzgelben look to end a two-game winless run. Jude Bellingham is fit to start in midfield despite suffering with a dead leg this week, but Donyell Malen has not travelled.

STUTTGART TEAM NEWS

Sasa Kalajdzic scored his third goal in four games as Stuttgart took a point off relegation play-off incumbents Arminia Bielefeld last time out, but the towering Austrian striker is currently in isolation and will play no part against Dortmund. In his absence, Portuguese teenager Tiago Tomas slots into the centre, flanked by Rookie of the Month for March Omar Marmoush and Chris Führich. Left-back Borna Sosa is back after missing the Bielefeld draw with a knock. Hirkoki Ito, who deputised for Sosa, moves inside to compensate for the suspended Waldemar Anton.

DORTMUND SUBS:

Hitz, Zagadou, Moukoko, Brandt, Reinier, Witsel, Pongracic, Wolf, Bynoe-Gittens

DORTMUND STARTING XI:

Kobel - Can, Akanji, Hummels - Hazard, Dahoud, Bellingham, Guerreiro - Reyna, Haaland, Reus (c)

STUTTGART SUBS:

Bredlow, Mola, Coulibaly, Millot, Thommy, Massimo, Beyaz, Bazzoli, Tibidi

STUTTGART STARTING XI:

Müller - Stenzel, Mavropanos, Ito, Sosa - Endo (c), Karazor, Mangala - Marmoush, Tomas, Führich

WHO STARTS?

Sosa back? Rookie of the Month set to start? The official line-ups are on their way...
0:15
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EARLY GLIMPSE INSIDE

Here's how a rain-drenched Mercedes-Benz Arena is looking with just over an hour to kick-off.
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Welcome along!

Here you can find all the information about Stuttgart against Dortmund on Matchday 29.