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There's SIX minutes more to be played at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.
Lovely floated cross in from the right looking for Sorloth, but the big Norwegian can't quite rise to it running in.
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Stieler the medic
Endo is down with cramp so referee Stieler comes to his rescue to aid with a couple of stretches.
Chris Führich Dani Olmo
A busy flank
Distance run (km)
Josha Vagnoman David Raum
Olmo from range this time. Too hot to handle for Müller, who bats it away.
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.
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.
The striker looks to finish himself on this occasion as he's slipped through. Again Müller is in the way.
Midway through the half and there's a one-minute stop for some fluids in the Stuttgart heat.
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.
No shortage of attempts today
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stuttgart close to a second
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.
Back under way in Stuttgart
No changes for either side at the break.
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.
Three additional minutes. Stuttgart won't want the half to end now they've found their flow.
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.
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.
A real rarity
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Leipzig look to respond but Olmo blazes over from 20 yards.
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.
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.
...from Henrichs playing in central midfield today. Also from Josha Vagnoman on his league debut for Stuttgart.
It's hot in Stuttgart today so there will be a drinks break midway through each half.
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.
One-way traffic so far
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.
Stuttgart have fallen behind in eight of their nine Bundesliga meetings with Leipzig. They've never once been in front in this fixture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Blaswich, Simakan, Haidara, Forsberg, Szoboszlai, Schlager, Ba, Gvardiol, Sorloth
Gulacsi (c) - Klostermann, Orban, Halstenberg - Henrichs, Olmo, Kampl, Raum – Nkunku - Novoa, Silva
Bredlow, Mola, Millot, Perea, Stenzel, Karazor, Churlinov, Pfeiffer, Egloff
Müller - Mavropanos, Anton, Ito - Vagnoman, Endo (c), Ahamada, Silas – Führich - Kalajdzic, Tomas
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