Highlights

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WATCH: MATARAZZO: "FLORIAN MÜLLER KEPT US IN THE GAME"

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WATCH: GULACSI: "WE DIDN'T TAKE OUR CHANCES"

Full-time
90'
+ 4

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Clinton Mola
Clinton Mola
90'
+ 1

Added time

There's SIX minutes more to be played at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.
90'
+ 1

Substitution

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Atakan Karazor
Atakan Karazor
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Naouirou Ahamada
Naouirou Ahamada
90'

Substitution

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Juan Jose Perea
Juan Jose Perea
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Silas Katompa Mvumpa
Silas Katompa Mvumpa
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.
Lukas Klostermann
Lukas Klostermann 33.87km/h
2.
Josha Vagnoman
Josha Vagnoman 33.77km/h
3.
Christopher Nkunku
Christopher Nkunku 33.74km/h
88'

Inches away!

Lovely floated cross in from the right looking for Sorloth, but the big Norwegian can't quite rise to it running in.
86'

Yellow card

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Alexander Sørloth
Alexander Sørloth
85'

Substitution

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Joško Gvardiol
Joško Gvardiol
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Marcel Halstenberg
Marcel Halstenberg
85'

Substitution

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Emil Forsberg
Emil Forsberg
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Dani Olmo
Dani Olmo
85'

Substitution

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Alexander Sørloth
Alexander Sørloth
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André Silva
André Silva
83'

Would a Leipzig winner be justified?

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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).
xGoals
1
1.05
1.87
1
Goals
83'

Stieler the medic

Endo is down with cramp so referee Stieler comes to his rescue to aid with a couple of stretches.
81'

Dangerous Dani

Olmo has had six shots on goal and six passes to a shot. Both are the most of any player in this game.
Shots
2
6
Chris Führich Dani Olmo
81'

Substitution

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Mohamed Simakan
Mohamed Simakan
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Hugo Novoa
Hugo Novoa
79'

A busy flank

The two wing-backs over on the far side have been pushing each other hard today.
Distance run (km)
9.9
9.6
Josha Vagnoman David Raum
77'

Substitution

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Enzo Millot
Enzo Millot
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Chris Führich
Chris Führich
76'

Substitution

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Clinton Mola
Clinton Mola
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Tiago Tomás
Tiago Tomás
75'

And another

Olmo from range this time. Too hot to handle for Müller, who bats it away.
74'

Leipzig turning it up

Stuttgart's only shot of this half came through Vagnoman on 49 minutes. Leipzig are now up to seven and increasing the pressure.
72'

Super Müller!

The scourge of Leipzig does it again. Free header at the far post from Orban but Müller somehow manages to scramble across and keep it out. The ball is then cleared off the line in a panic.
71'

Silva denied

The striker looks to finish himself on this occasion as he's slipped through. Again Müller is in the way.
69'

Drinks

Midway through the half and there's a one-minute stop for some fluids in the Stuttgart heat.
68'

Nkunku again

Twenty yards out this time and given time to turn onto his right foot, but it's straight into the arms of Müller. Raum was screaming for the ball in space to the left.
67'

No shortage of attempts today

Goal attempts
7 off target
2 on target
7 off target
5 on target
66'

Nkunku!

Out of nowhere, Leipzig turn it on again. Olmo pings one into the feet of Silva, he lays off to Nkunku coming through the middle but his shot is too close to Müller, who bravely makes himself big to repel the effort.
64'

Substitution

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Darko Churlinov
Darko Churlinov
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Saša Kalajdžić
Saša Kalajdžić
64'

Yellow card

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Silas Katompa Mvumpa
Silas Katompa Mvumpa
62'

Chance for Novoa

The youngster drifts into space in the right of the area and is slipped in, but Ito throws himself in the way of a goal-bound effort.
60'

Stuttgart drive

Führich shifts up a gear and bursts up the inside right, tries to pick out Tomas darting into the box more centrally, but he's just beaten to it by Klostermann.
59'

Substitution

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Dominik Szoboszlai
Dominik Szoboszlai
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Kevin Kampl
Kevin Kampl
55'

Still to get going

David Raum delivered the most crosses from open play in the Bundesliga last season (188 - eight led to a goal) but he hasn't done one today.
53'

Stuttgart close to a second

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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).
xGoals
1
0.99
0.73
1
Goals
50'

Vagnoman in...

The new signing is picked out with a brilliant long diagonal but the ball bounces just too high for him as he wants to shoot and it balloons over.
46'

Back under way in Stuttgart

No changes for either side at the break.
Kick-off!
45'
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Half-time!

Leipzig were well on top and in charge for the first half hour, but Stuttgart suddenly came out of their shell and have bossed the final third of the half and can say they deserve to be level thanks to a lovely Ahamada finish. But can they keep up that level after the restart in this heat?
Goal attempts
6 off target
2 on target
6 off target
3 on target
Half-time
45'
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Mavropanos!

Second marauding run in a few minutes by the Greek defender. This time he lets fly from 20 yards and is left with his head in his hands as the ball rattles back off the post.
45'
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Added time

Three additional minutes. Stuttgart won't want the half to end now they've found their flow.
42'

Führich off target

Determined run up the left by Silas, who cuts back in and tees up Führich 20 yards out. Always rising over the bar.
41'

Kala over

There's only one target as Stuttgart win a corner. Kalajdzic gets there with his head but can only flick it wide of the far post.
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A real rarity

It's just the second goal Stuttgart have scored against Leipzig in nine Bundesliga meetings. And it's the first of Ahamada's senior career.
35'

Olmo over

Leipzig look to respond but Olmo blazes over from 20 yards.
32'

Stuttgart level!

Out of very little, Stuttgart are suddenly on level terms. It's a lovely move as Ahamada exchanges a one-two with Kalajdzic and then picks out the bottom corner with a curling effort for the 20-year-old ex-Juventus midfielder's maiden Bundesliga goal.
31'

Naouirou Ahamada

GOAL!

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Naouirou Ahamada
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 %
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.
Silas Katompa Mvumpa
Silas Katompa Mvumpa 33.71km/h
2.
Konstantinos Mavropanos
Konstantinos Mavropanos 33.22km/h
3.
André Silva
André Silva 32.71km/h
28'

Quiet Raum

Leipzig have sent 54% of their attacks up the left flank so far today but David Raum has only had 14 touches and not been involved in an attempt on goal yet. The debutant is still settling in.
24'

Composed display...

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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.
...from Henrichs playing in central midfield today. Also from Josha Vagnoman on his league debut for Stuttgart.
Pass Efficiency
1.03
1.71
Josha Vagnoman
Benjamin Henrichs
0.78
0.62
Saša Kalajdžić
Hugo Novoa
0.66
0.55
Chris Führich
Dani Olmo
23'

Drinks break

It's hot in Stuttgart today so there will be a drinks break midway through each half.
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18'

Silas chance!

A long, perhaps hopeful, ball up from the back by Stuttgart. Silas puts Orban under pressure and comes away with the ball but puts his shot wide.
16'

One-way traffic so far

Goal attempts
0 off target
0 on target
4 off target
2 on target
13'

Klostermann close

The defender gets his head to a cross. It's heading into the bottom corner but Müller - who has still never kept a clean sheet at home for Stuttgart - gets down and claws it clear.
12'

Deja-vu

Stuttgart have fallen behind in eight of their nine Bundesliga meetings with Leipzig. They've never once been in front in this fixture.
8'

Nkunku!

The 2021/22 Player of the Season is on the board for 2022/23. Olmo with a touch into the Frenchman's path in the box and he places his shot across Müller from left of centre to get Leipzig away.
8'

Christopher Nkunku

GOAL!

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Christopher Nkunku
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.
38 %
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Silas goes down

Early attack for Stuttgart as Führich spreads the ball left for Silas running into the box. He gets there first and goes down, but signals himself to referee Stieler that there was no contact. Vincenzo Grifo won the Fair Play of the Season award for a similar act last year.
Kick-off!

Long walk

The teams gathered in the tunnel a few minutes ago but had to walk the long way around due to building works here. They've only now just lined up for the handshakes.

Almost ready

Over 50,000 people are making their voices heard inside the Mercedes-Benz Arena as Stuttgart prepare to get their campaign under way against Leipzig.
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Kalajdzic goes again

He missed the DFB Cup first round with an ankle issue but Kalajdzic is back in for Stuttgart. He was their top scorer last season despite missing Hinrunde after dislocating his shoulder against Leipzig on Matchday 2. He's got a goal in each of his last two league outings and will be key to VfB's chances again this year.
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Raum debut

David Raum makes his Leipzig debut just seven days after joining the club from Hoffenheim. However, he's the only player in the RB squad to have lost a Bundesliga game against Stuttgart. Leipzig as a team are unbeaten against VfB (W7, D1).

Rare start for Novoa

The 19-year-old has eight Bundesliga appearances to his name previously but this is the only Spaniard's second start in the German top flight. He lasted 55 minutes in a 2-0 win against Wolfsburg last season. How will he fare today?

Leipzig team news

Matarazzo said ahead of the game that his opposite number, Domenico Tedesco, always has a trick up his sleeve. Today that sees youngster Hugo Novoa given a start up front in one of four changes from the team that lost last week’s Supercup to Bayern. Dani Olmo, Andre Silva and new signing David Raum are the others to come in. Mohamed Simakan, Konrad Laimer, Emil Forsberg and Dominik Szoboszlai are the four to miss out.

Stuttgart team news

Pellegrino Matarazzo goes with the expected line-up as he makes two changes from the 1-0 win at Dresden in the DFB Cup first round. Florian Müller is restored in goal in place of Fabian Bredlow, while top scorer Sasa Kalajdzic starts after missing that game. Darko Churlinov drops to the bench.

Leipzig subs

Blaswich, Simakan, Haidara, Forsberg, Szoboszlai, Schlager, Ba, Gvardiol, Sorloth

Leipzig XI

Gulacsi (c) - Klostermann, Orban, Halstenberg - Henrichs, Olmo, Kampl, Raum – Nkunku - Novoa, Silva

Stuttgart subs

Bredlow, Mola, Millot, Perea, Stenzel, Karazor, Churlinov, Pfeiffer, Egloff

Stuttgart XI

Müller - Mavropanos, Anton, Ito - Vagnoman, Endo (c), Ahamada, Silas – Führich - Kalajdzic, Tomas
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WATCH: LEIPZIG SEEKING SEVENTH HEAVEN

Going into their seventh top-flight campaign, can DFB Cup holders RB Leipzig build on their first-ever trophy and now go all the way to the Bundesliga title with the likes of Dani Olmo and Christopher Nkunku to the fore?

WATCH: FAVOURED OPPONENT

Leipzig have a habit of beating Stuttgart. They did so twice last season, and are unbeaten in all eight of the teams' Bundesliga meetings, winning seven.
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WELCOME!

VfB Stuttgart return to the scene of their great escape on Matchday 1. RB Leipzig are the visitors - a team many expect to push Bayern Munich all the way in the new season's title race. Hold on tight!