Full time! Frankfurt 1-2 Stuttgart
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Jeong is on for the lively Millot, with a few more of the five added minutes left on the clock.
A whisker away!
Nkgankam slides in at the back post, but is a touch too late to the party as the cross whistles behind for a goal-kick.
Guirassy gets to the by-line and crosses for Silas, whose goal-bound strike is blocked in front of goal by a Frankfurt player. Really good spell for the visitors, this...
Millot splits the Frankfurt defence with a gorgeous clipped pass into the channel for Guirassy. He only has Trapp to beat, but his dinked finish is the wrong side of the far post.
New ideas in the Frankfurt attack as Paxten Aaronson and Jessic Ngankam repace Buta and Marmoush. Hoeneß goes for the pace of Silas, with double goalscorer Undav hooked. VfB will surely get chances to counter as Eintracht step up their search for a leveller...
Götze hangs up a cross for Marmoush. He tries to cushion a header down for Dina Ebimbe, but a white shirt gets in the way. Mittelstädt then blocks another attempt, this time from Dina Ebimbe.
Putting in the miles
Fastest runner (km/h)
Omar Marmoush Hiroki Ito
All systems Götze
The 2014 World Cup winner, who was a doubt due to illness, is on for the final 20 minutes. Knauff makes way.
Stuttgart only half clear their lines after good work from Nkounkou on the left-hand side. Taking aim from 18 yards, Larsson strikes the loose ball narrowly past the upright, with Nübel at full stretch.
Encouragement for Eintracht
Chaïbi's in behind the Stuttgart defence, but can't land his shot on target. Much better from the hosts, though. They've struggling to get going since the restart.
Vagnoman's on for his second appearance of the season following a metatarsal injury. The 15-goal Guirassy also enters the fray. Leweling and Führich head off.
Frankfurt's best outlet heads off with a knock. Nkounkou is his replacement at left-back.
Leweling's on the prowl again. His cross finds the feet of Führich, who fails to make the desired connection with an attempt that's neither a shot nor a cross in the end.
Leweling goes to ground under Max's challenge in the Frankfurt penalty area, but the referee is unmoved.
Under way again!
No changes for Frankfurt or Stuttgart, but match referee Brych can't continue after that earlier injury. Fourth official Patrick Schwengers is his replacement for the second half.
Half-time! Frankfurt 1-2 Stuttgart
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Stuttgart retake the lead on the stroke of half-time. Mittelstädt's cross is a peach for Undav to head in his second of the game. There's a quick VAR check, but the Stuttgart striker was clearly onside.
Four additional minutes in Frankfurt...
Frankfurt have been the better side since falling behind to that early Undav goal. They're controlling the pace of the game, and deserve to be level.
Brych is back on - he's going to try and run this off. The 48-year-old is refereeing his record-equalling 344th Bundesliga match today.
Dr. Felix Brych needs treatment for what looks like an ankle problem. He's being treated by the Frankfurt physios. And in case you are wondering, he has a law doctorate rather than a medical degree.
UnExpected goals for both sides
Stuttgart are punished trying to play out from the back by a freak goal. Nübel's pass is picked off and the ball played out to Max, whose probing cross finds the roof of the net via the head of the unwitting Anton.
Very little between the sides midway through the first half, that all-important Undav goal aside.
Tale of the tape
Deniz the menace
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Feast or famine
Stuttgart are the only team in this season's Bundesliga yet to draw a game. This would be a ninth win; they've lost their other three. Frankfurt, on the other hand, have been involved in a league-leading six stalemates.
Dina Ebimbe slides in to connect with a left-wing cross into the box, but Nübel makes himself big to block.
They were slight favourites at the start, but Bundesliga Match Facts favours the visitors even more after that early goal.
Stuttgart lead inside three minutes in Frankfurt! The home side don't deal with Millot, who is allowed to slide a ball in from the left to Karazor. He touches it into the box for Undav to sneak a finish past the advancing Trapp.
Captains Anton and Trapp exchange pleasantries with match official Dr. Felix Brych and his team. Kick-off is moments away...
Marmoush, Marmoush - Marmoush is on fire
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Éric Junior Dina Ebimbe replaces Hrvoje Smolčić in the only change to the Frankfurt side that started the 2-2 draw with Bremen prior to the international break. Stuttgart are unchanged from their win over Dortmund, meanwhile, with Deniz Undav leading the line and Serhou Guirassy among the substitutes once more.
Frankfurt starting line-up
Trapp (c) - Buta, Tuta, Pacho - Dina Ebimbe, Larsson, Skhiri, Max - Chaïbi, Knauff - Marmoush
Grahl, Smolčić, Hasebe, Nkounkou, Jakić, Chandler, Götze, Aaronson, Ngankam
Stuttgart starting line-up
Nübel - Anton (c), Zagadou, Ito, Mittelstädt - Karazor, Stiller - Leweling, Millot, Führich - Undav
Bredlow, Vagnoman, Guirassy, Jeong, Silas, Stenzel, Haraguchi, Stergiou, Rouault
Toppmöller's view on Frankfurt
Hoeneß's view on Frankfurt
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Stuttgart have already won more times after 11 matches in 2023/24 than they did during the entire previous campaign, when they needed a play-off against Hamburg to secure their top-flight status. Their eight victories from 11 games has also equalled the club-record start made by Felix Magath's class of 2003/04.
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