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Highlights

90'
+ 6

First win for Leipzig

As cliched as it sounds, that really was a game of two halves. Stuttgart were very impressive in the first 45 minutes and deservedly went ahead through Guirassy. However, the hosts staged an astonishing second-half fightback, which was instigated by Henrichs capitalising on a defensive mix-up, and they never looked back. A blistering, unforgiving display after the break hands Leipzig their first Bundesliga win of 2023/24.
Full-time
90'
+ 4

Fingertip save!

Jamie Leweling, who's only been on the pitch a matter of seconds, curls a brilliant low shot from the edge of the area. It looks like it's going to creep into the far corner but Blaswich reacts brilliantly to tip wide for a corner.
90'
+ 3

Sesko thwarted

The forward has a chance to get his first Bundesliga goal after fine work from Forsberg, but Nübel produces a great save to deny him.
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.
Wooyeong Jeong
Wooyeong Jeong34.36km/h
2.
Mohamed Simakan
Mohamed Simakan34.11km/h
84'

Stuttgart almost in

The visitors get forward at pace on a rare counter-attack. Jeong charges forward in a central position and tries to slip in Führich, but it's cut out by a defender.
82'

Punching above their weight

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xGoals
5
2.34
0.78
5
Goals
80'

Substitution

80'

More firepower

Having already scored five goals in this half, Rose freshens up his side with the formidable trio of Werner, Forsberg and Sesko. Ouch.
77'

Simons' first Bundesliga goal!

The wind is billowing in those Leipzig sails right now. Openda sends Simons clean through on goal and after his initial shot is well saved by Nübel, the rebound falls back at the feet of the attacker and he drills a low shot into the net.
76'

Xavi Simons

GOAL!

5:1
Xavi Simons
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.
9 %
74'

It's four!

Kampl shoots from the left-hand corner of the Stuttgart penalty area. His curler takes a wicked deflection off Haraguchi before flying into the net, leaving Nübel wrong-footed.
74'

Kevin Kampl

GOAL!

4:1
Kevin Kampl
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.
4 %
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Five in three

Olmo (2nd r.) now has five goals in three competitive outings this season, including his hat-trick against Bayern in the Supercup. His two Bundesliga goals mean he has already equalled his tally for the entire 2022/23 campaign.
69'

Openda worried

There was another VAR check for offside and Openda looked concerned after his earlier effort was chalked off, but this one is given.
67'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
SituationGoal
ReviewOffside?
DecisionGoal
67'

What a turnaround!

It's all going right for Leipzig right now. Raum with a peach of a cross from the left and he picks out Openda at the back post. The summer signing makes no mistake from close range.
66'

Loïs Openda

GOAL!

3:1
Loïs Openda
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.
55 %
65'

Leipzig's to lose

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Leipzig's to lose
After their odds of winning dropped considerably following Stuttgart's opener, Leipzig now appear on course for all three points.
35'
33.1 %
Now
86.4 %
64'

This one counts!

Leipzig do have the lead now! Simons feeds the ball into Olmo's feet on the edge of the Stuttgart box. He's got his back to goal and Anton behind him, but he just rolls his marker and smashes a left-footed effort into the bottom corner.
63'

Dani Olmo

GOAL!

2:1
Dani Olmo
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.
15 %
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Milesotne goal

Henrichs' equaliser was the 2,800th goal Stuttgart have conceded in the Bundesliga. The defender's last goal was on Matchday 20 last season.
58'

Leipzig should be ahead...

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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).
... and they almost were. Plenty more to come in this one though.
xGoals
1
1.4
0.67
1
Goals
54'

Goal disallowed

Poulsen gets into space down the right and crosses into the middle. Nübel fumbles his attempt to catch it and the ball falls kindly to Openda, who smashes into the empty net from close range. After a VAR review, however, it's disallowed for offside in the build-up.
53'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
SituationGoal
ReviewOffside?
DecisionNo goal
52'

Leipzig level!

Henrichs presses high up the pitch as Stuttgart try to play out from the back. Zagadou passes the ball back to Nübel but his attempted clearance is charged down by Henrichs and bounces into the net!
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.
9 %
49'

No penalty

The referee goes to his pitch-side monitor to conduct a VAR review after Orban went down under pressure from Anton with his header just now that Nübel saves. No penalty is given though.
47'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
SituationNo penalty
ReviewFoul?
DecisionNo penalty
47'

Nübel to the rescue!

Orban gets on the end of Raum's cross from the left but Nübel produces an astonishing point-blank save to keep it out!
46'

Underway once more

The second half is up an drunning in Leipzig.
Kick-off!
45'
+ 7

Advantage Stuttgart

It's been an impressive first half from Stuttgart, and it's hard to say they don't deserve it. VfB have been solid at the back and look extremely well organised all over the pitch. They were ruthless in capitalising on the mistake from Raum and are on course for a second straight league win.
Half-time
45'
+ 5

Henrichs has a pop

Leipzig win a free-kick a good 30 yards from goal. Henrichs tries a knuckleball effort but it strikes the wall and is cleared.
45'
+ 4
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
SituationNo penalty
ReviewPrevious foul?
DecisionNo penalty
45'
+ 3

Big save from Nübel

Openeda, who's been kept quite for most of the game so far, suddenly finds himself bearing down on goal with only Nübel to beat. The VfB stopper makes himself big though, and makes the save.
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GuirassIIIUUU

All 11 of Guirassy's Bundesliga goals last season were vital, in that they either gave his side the lead (seven times) or equalised (four times). He has scored the opening goal for VfB twice already this term, having done so against Bochum last week.
42'

Olmo chance

The Spaniard gets possession inside the box and swiftly tries to turn and shoot. He's stopped in his tracks by a thundering tackle from Karazor, who provided the assist for Guirassy moments ago.
39'

Big goal

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Big goal
The visitors weren't statistically fancied to win this game at kick-off, but that goal has swung things in their favour!
1'
14.6 %
Now
40.5 %
36'

Stuttgart lead!

Guirassy puts the visitors in front with his third Bundesliga goal of the season! Leipzig try to play their way out from the back but Raum's pass inside is sloppy and Stuttgart intercept. It's played forward to Guirassy, who skips past Simakan and buries it into the bottom corner past Blaswich!
35'
Serhou Guirassy
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.
43 %
34'

Simons has a go

The attacker tries his luck from range with a swerving effort, but Nübel watches it all the way and makes the save.
33'

Over from Schlager

Raum's cross from the left i sjust too high for Poulsen in the middle, but it runs through to Olmo at the back post. He cuts the ball back to Schalger, arriving in a central position, but the Austrian doesn't make a clean connection with his weaker right foot and blazes well over.
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.
29'

Wide from Openda!

This is a good chance for Leipzig as Openda receives possession just outside the box. He slinks past Zagadou and gets a shot away but it whizzes narrowly past the base of the post.
27'

Simakan down

The Leipzig defender receives treatment after a clash with Jeong. He looks like he'll be able to continue though.
25'

Too intricate

The hosts get forward well and play some quick, one-touch passing around the edge of a packed Stuttgart box. Eventually Olmo finds some space, but Führich quickly darts out to nick the ball off his toe and clear the danger.
22'

No way through

After the early flurry of shots, we haven't had a goal attempt in the last 15 minutes as the teams cancel each other out and try to assert themselves on the game.
18'

Confident visitors

Last week's big win looks to have done wonders for VfB's confidence - their passing has been crisp so far.
Passes
85
91
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Nothing in it

Stuttgart have won 18 of the on-field challenges so far, Leipzig 17. Full-blooded tackles have been flying in all over the pitch.
10'

Raum probing

The Germaby left-back tries to create something on the left, twisting and turning before digging out a cross. It's deflected out for a corner though, and again the delivery is lacking.
6'

Double chance!

Führich drives forward down the left, cuts inside and unleashes a powerful shot from the edge of the box. Blaswich gets down well to his right to parry but the ball falls at the feet of Guirassy, who snatches at the rebound somewhat and puts it over the bar.
5'

Promising position

Leipzig win a free-kick about 10 yards outside the box, pretty centrally. Olmo's effort strikes the wall though and eventually the visitors clear.
3'

On the front foot

The hosts are pushing forward early on and pinning Stuttgart back in their own half. They win an early corner but Simons' delivery is poor and cleared at the near post.
1'

Here we go!

Leipzig get the ball rolling on Matchday 2!
Kick-off!

In the tunnel

The players are lined up and ready to go. We're moments away now.
0:34
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Watch: Stuttgart warming up

Newcomer on the bench

Leonidas Stergiou, who arrived at Stuttgart a few days ago following his transfer on loan from St. Gallen, begins on the bench here and could make his Bundesliga debut later today.

Team news - Leipzig

Leipzig boss Marco Rose has made two changes in the wake of the Matchday 1 defeat against Leverkusen. Kevin Kampl adds his experience to central midfield in place of summer signing Nicolas Seiwald, while Yussuf Poulsen is preferred up top to Timo Werner.
0:31
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Watch: Leipzig check out the pitch conditions

Team news - Stuttgart

Following last week's 5-0 win over Bochum, head coach Sebastian Hoeneß has opted for just one change to his team. Enzo Millot drops to the bench, with Lilian Egloff coming into midfield in his place for his first start since 8 November 2022.
0:08
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Watch: All set at the Red Bull Arena

Leipzig starting XI

Blaswich - Henrichs, Simakan, Orban (c), Raum - Simons, Kampl, Schlager, Olmo - Openda, Poulsen

Leipzig subs

Zingerle, Klostermann, Lukeba, Forsberg, Seiwald, Baumgartner, Carvalho, Werner, Sesko

Stuttgart starting XI

Nübel - Stenzel, Anton (c), Zagadou, Ito - Egloff, Karazor - Silas, Jeong, Führich - Guirassy

Stuttgart subs

Bredlow, Mittelstädt, Stergiou, Sosa, Millot, Haraguchi, Massimo, Leweling, Milosevic

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Leipzig team news

Rose has named the same starting XI in both the Supercup win against Bayern and in the Matchday 1 loss in Leverkusen. He opted to keep Nicholas Seiwald in the side after he stepped in for Kevin Kampl shortly before kick-off in Munich, but the latter may come back into the team in what could be the only change. It means Xavi Simons, Olmo, Timo Werner and Lois Openda continue up top. Fellow attacker Benjamin Sesko is struggling with a foot issue.
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Stuttgart team news

Despite that opening 5-0 win, it’s not been an easy week for Stuttgart fans watching the transfer market, as Kostantinos Mavropanos followed captain Wataru Endo out the door to England. Nevertheless, coach Sebastian Hoeneß will feel he can trust the same team that started last weekend. However, he may want a bit more cover against Leipzig, perhaps switching to a back three. That would open the door to Borna Sosa coming into the team.
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Probable line-ups

Who’s set to play this weekend? Who’s going to miss out? Keep up to date with all the latest team news right here!
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Dani Boy!

Now Leipzig’s main man after the summer departures of Christopher Nkunku and Dominik Szoboszlai, Dani Olmo has certainly stepped up. He’s scored four goals – from only four shots! – in the first two matches of this season after netting only five in the whole of 2022/23.
2:03
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Remember 2021/22

Stuttgart top the Bundesliga standings for the first time since the opening round of the 2021/22 season, when they beat Greuther Fürth 5-1. Their second fixture that season? Yes, a trip to Leipzig, where they lost 4-0. VfB have in fact lost all five of their visits to the Red Bull Arena by an aggregate score of 11-1.
2:03
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Watch: Leverkusen 2-3 Leipzig

Leipzig’s loss in Leverkusen last weekend ended a run of eight straight victories in all competitions for Marco Rose’s side. Never in their Bundesliga history have Leipzig lost their opening two league fixtures, and also never their first home match of the campaign.

Favourite opponents

Leipzig have beaten VfB eight times and drawn twice in their 10 Bundesliga meetings to date, giving them a better record against Friday's visitors than they have against any other top-flight side.
2:03
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Watch: Stuttgart 5-0 Bochum

Serhou Guirassy and Silas both scored twice as Sebastian Hoeneß' men began the 2023/24 Bundesliga season in style last weekend.

Table toppers

The visitors, who only escaped relegation last season via the play-offs, go into this game in the unfamiliar position of first place. That is thanks to their thumping 5-0 success at home to Bochum last Saturday.
0:30
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Welcome!

After defeat to Bayer Leverkusen on Bundesliga Matchday 1, can RB Leipzig get back on the winning horse against VfB Stuttgart on Friday? Stay tuned to find out...