Highlights

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WATCH: JAECKEL: "FUN TO BE THE MATCHWINNER"

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WATCH: TOMAS: "WE COULD'VE WON THE GAME"

90'
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UNION WIN AGAIN

It's all over! Union Berlin notch up their sixth win of the season - more than any other team in the Bundesliga - to move two points clear at the top of the table. Paul Jaeckel's second-half header will lead to a long night of partying in Köpenick tonight!
Full-time
90'
+ 3

MÜLLER TIME

Pantovic batters a shot at goal from the right and Müller is there again with the save.
90'
+ 3

Yellow card

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Paul Seguin
Paul Seguin
90'
+ 1

ADDED TIME

We'll have four minutes of time added on.
90'

PANTOVIC DENIED

Pantovic could have wrapped things up for Union there but the Union sub's shot from close range was saved, one handed, by Müller.
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.
Tiago Barreiros de Melo Tomas
Tiago Barreiros de Melo Tomas 34.99km/h
2.
Silas Katompa Mvumpa
Silas Katompa Mvumpa 34.54km/h
3.
Sheraldo Becker
Sheraldo Becker 33.72km/h
88'

UNION ALMOST THERE

As things stand, Union are going two points clear at the top of the Bundesliga standings.
85'

VfB'S UNWANTED RECORD

Stuttgart conceding in a 26th consecutive home game in the Bundesliga means they have equalled RW Essen's record set between 1970 and 1974.
84'

Substitution

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Miloš Pantović
Miloš Pantović
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Genki Haraguchi
Genki Haraguchi
83'

GUIRASSY ORDERED OFF

More bad news for Stuttgart. Guirassy stamps down on Thorsby's foot and that's an ugly one. The referee flashes a second yellow card at the VfB No. 9, who goes off without any complaints.
83'

Substitution

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Paul Seguin
Paul Seguin
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Rani Khedira
Rani Khedira
82'

Second yellow card

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Serhou Guirassy
Serhou Guirassy
81'

Substitution

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Luca Pfeiffer
Luca Pfeiffer
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Atakan Karazor
Atakan Karazor
81'

TOMAS OFF TARGET

Tiago Tomas thumps an effort into the side-netting from the right. If VfB are going down in this game, they're going down fighting.
79'

STUTTGART HIT A POST

The mother of goalmouth scrambles and it seems as though Stuttgart must score. They're lining up to score. Mavropanos has a swipe and the ball rolls against the post.
78'

Yellow card

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Serhou Guirassy
Serhou Guirassy
78'

Yellow card

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Rani Khedira
Rani Khedira
77'

UNION LEAD

Union have done it ! A corner from the right is whipped right into the mixer and Paul Jaeckel is there, bending slightly before angling a header into the corner of the net !
76'

Paul Jaeckel

GOAL!

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Paul Jaeckel
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.
11 %
75'

Distance run (km)
89
92.9
73'

LEWELING COMES ON

Meanwhile the visitors give Jamie Leweling a third game in the top flight. The 21-year-old replaces Sheraldo Becker who, along with strike partner Jordan, has had a very quiet night.
73'

Substitution

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Jamie Leweling
Jamie Leweling
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Sheraldo Becker
Sheraldo Becker
72'

ITO AND OUT

Hiroki Ito has put in a shift here and is rewarded with a rest. Pascal Stenzel comes on to make his sixth Bundesliga appearance of the campaign.
71'

Substitution

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Pascal Stenzel
Pascal Stenzel
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Hiroki Ito
Hiroki Ito
68'

STUTTGART SWITCH IT UP

Pellegrino Matarazzo brings cross specialist Borna Sosa into the action to replace new man Zagadou. Chris Führich has also been thrown into the Stuttgart mix.
67'

Substitution

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Chris Führich
Chris Führich
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Silas Katompa Mvumpa
Silas Katompa Mvumpa
67'

Substitution

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Borna Sosa
Borna Sosa
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Dan-Axel Zagadou
Dan-Axel Zagadou
66'

BERLIN BOOKING

Gießelmann goes in hard on Endo and sees a yellow card as punishment.
66'

UNION CHANGES

Urs Fischer makes a double change with Jordan and Schäfer making way for Thorsby and Behrens. USMNT forward Jordan will be disappointed not to have at least had a crack at goal in this game.
66'

Yellow card

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Niko Gießelmann
Niko Gießelmann
65'

Substitution

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Morten Thorsby
Morten Thorsby
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András Schäfer
András Schäfer
65'

Substitution

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Kevin Behrens
Kevin Behrens
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Jordan
Jordan
61'

Goal attempts
3 off target
3 on target
3 off target
1 on target
60'

MAVROPANOS OFF TARGET

Tiago Tomas's corner is hooked over the bar by Konstantinos Mavropanos.
58'

KARAZOR SEES YELLOW

Karazor is booked for bringing down Haraguchi. The Stuttgart man will miss his team's next game against Bochum having accumulated five yellows.
58'

Yellow card

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Atakan Karazor
Atakan Karazor
56'

xGoals

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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
0
0.32
0.29
0
Goals
54'

RÖNNOW DENIES VFB

What a chance Wataru Endo ! The Stuttgart captain heads straight into the arms of Frederik Rönnow when connecting with a cross from the left. Rönnow is in action again shortly afterwards to get to the ball before the onrushing Silas.
52'

RYERSON HAS A GO

Ryerson has a dig at goal but his shot sails over the top.
48'

ANTON WARNING

Anton pulls back Haraguchi, who was in full flight. The referee issues a stern warning to the Stuttgart man, who'll need to be careful from here.
46'

AWAY WE GO AGAIN

Stuttgart kick off the second half. The home fans are in full voice once again as their side go in search of a first win of the season. Union, meanwhile, have a place at the top of the table in mind.
Kick-off!
45'
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HALF TIME

No goals but plenty of entertainment in this game. Impossible to predict which team, if any, will emerge from the Mercedes-Benz Arena with the three points at the end of this game. Stay with us for second-half updates.
Half-time
45'
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SPECTACULAR STRIKE

The busy Gießelmann has a look at a looping ball arriving at speed and winds up for an overhead kick, which he connects with, but which flies wide of the upright.
45'

MÜLLER FOCUS

Niko Gießelmann fires in a free kick and Paul Jaeckel connects with a bullet of a header which Müller saves two-handed down to his right.
42'

GUIRASSY ON THE MOVE

Guirassy bundles into the area and gets past two defenders before somehow escaping the attentions of a third. The Stuttgart No.9 ends up running our of pitch and Union have a goal kick.
41'

UNION INURY

Union's Niko Gießelmann is now off receiving treatment to a troublesome knock to his right knee.
40'

Goal attempts
1 off target
2 on target
1 off target
0 on target
37'

ANTON IN PAIN

A hold up in play while Waldemar Anton - who took a nasty knock to the head - gets bandaged up.
34'

ALMOST GIURASSY

Now THAT was another big chance for the hosts. Tiago Tomas's tasty cross from the right is met by Serhou Guirassy's flicked header. The ball leaves Rönnow rooted as it flies towards the far post .... and inches wide.
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 33.99km/h
2.
Sheraldo Becker
Sheraldo Becker 33.72km/h
3.
Hiroki Ito
Hiroki Ito 33.52km/h
27'

STUTTGART SEARCHING

Oooh there's another chance for the hosts. Tiago Tomas angles in towards goal and hits an outside of the boot pass that just evades Silas.
26'

RÖNNOW SAVE

Ito's free kick from distance fizzes all the way through on goal. Rönnow gets down to make an important stop for the visitors.
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STUTTGART DOMINATING

The hosts have had 58 per cent possession in the game thus far. No goals to show for that dominance as yet, however.
22'

ATTACKING DEFENDERS

The only two shots on goal in this game so far have come from defenders: Dan-Axel Zagadou and Robin Knoche.
19'

PERFECT TACKLE

Silas thunders down the flank and this looks very threatening for the home side, until Jaeckel slides across and makes the most perfectly-timed of sliding tackles to deny the VfB attacker.
19'

xGoals

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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
0
0.09
0.23
0
Goals
13'

AMAZING STOP !

Tiago Tomas goes down spinning after being caught by Jaeckel and Stuttgart have a free kick out wide. The ball is whipped across to the far post where Zagadou connects with some part of his back/shoulder. This looks in until Rönnow dives across and claws the ball out. Superb save.
10'

ITO WAYWARD

Free kick in an interesting position for Stuttgart after Mavropanos is upended. Ito's set-piece is lost in a huddle of players and Union clear.
10'

Possession (%)
6337
8'

VfB HAVE A GO

Stuttgart put something together now. Silas crosses low into the mixer and Jaeckel hacks clear with several white shirts awaiting.
5'

EARLY UNION STRENGTH

Confident start by the visitors. Ryerson's cross is fisted out by Müller. Knoche eyes the loose ball and tries an acrobatic finish which flies over.
3'

BECKER TROUBLE

Becker is already making a menace of himself inside the Stuttgart area. The hosts will have their hands full with the visiting striker this evening.
1'

GAME ON !

Union kick off and Matchday 9's final game is underway! Let's hope for one more belter on this Super Sunday.
Kick-off!

TEAMS OUT !

Handshakes all around and we're all set for the big kick off in Stuttgart!

HOMECOMING

Rani Khedira will lead Union out for the fourth games this campaign. All of those have actually been away from home, but this is hardly foreign territory for the Stuttgart native.
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UNION TEAM NEWS

Urs Fischer opts for three changes after his side won 1-0 with 10 men at Malmo in Europa League on Thursday. Genki Haraguchi, Niko Gießelmann and Paul Jaeckel replace Christopher Trimmel, Diogo Leite and the absent Janik Haberer.

STUTTGART TEAM NEWS

VfB boss Pellegrino Matarazzo makes two changes from the 3-2 loss at Wolfsburg as Tiago Tomas and Dan-Axel Zagadou come in for Chris Führich and Pascal Stenzel. We're still saying this is a back three, with Hiroki Ito shifting to wing-back as he's done before, but it could also easily be a back four of Mavropanos, Anton, Zagadou and Ito. We'll have to see what the American coach has planned...

UNION SUBS

Grill, Thorsby, Leite, Michel, Seguin, Behrens, Trimmel, Pantovic, Leweling

UNION XI

Ronnow - Jaeckel, Knoche, Doekhi - Ryerson, Schäfer, Khedira (c), Haraguchi, Gießelmann - Becker, Jordan

STUTTGART SUBS

Bredlow, Millot, Perea, Stenzel, Pfeiffer, Führich, Sosa, Egloff, Nartey

STUTTGART XI

Müller - Mavropanos, Anton, Zagadou - Silas, Endo (c), Karazor, Ahamada, Ito - Guirassy, Tomas
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