Full-time: Heidenheim 2-0 Stuttgart

What a game - and what a win for Heidenheim! Kleindienst seals it by remarkably chipping Nübel from just inside his own half with the last kick of the game after an Anton error. The hosts deserve the three points for an immense effort, but Stuttgart will rue a missed Silas penalty and great Raimund chance from close-range when a single goal down in stoppage time.
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Tim Kleindienst


Tim Kleindienst
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93.57 km/h
47.58 m
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How did that not go in?

Remarkable stuff! Raimund smashes the underside of the crossbar from just in front of the target and Leweling heads at a defender with the goal gaping.

Heidenheim hit the bar again

Beste delivers a cross from the left that dips onto the top of the crossbar before running back into play. Four minutes of stoppage time are indicated, with time running out for Stuttgart to salvage something.

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes

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.
Chris Führich
Chris Führich34.45km/h
Waldemar Anton
Waldemar Anton33.23km/h

Zagadou effort blocked

A fierce drive from the defender in the box, but yet again a man in red throws himself at it to stop it.

Leweling cross turned behind

The substitute's ball to the near post is cut out before Undav can reach it. A couple of corners follow without any openings resulting.

Stuttgart pressing

The shape of the play is clear now, with Stuttgart pushing forward and Heidenheim doing everything to soak up the pressure. The ball is chipped into the box but Gimber heads it well clear. Dinkçi then hits a shot wide at the other end.

Mittelstädt shot deflected behind

Stuttgart are pressing for an equaliser but Heidenheim continue their stoic defending. It is played out to Mittelstädt on the left edge of the box and Traoré races to get a block to his shot and send it behind for a corner.

First Bundesliga goal for Schöppner

The midfielder has found the net for the first time in the top flight on his third appearance.

Dinkçi goes into the noteback

Dinkçi grapples with Leweling on the break and is booked.

Anton booked

The Stuttgart defender sees a yellow for bringing down Beste, who has been a real handful today.

Beste bundles wide

Heidenheim have a free-kick 25 metres out. It's an ambitious effort from Beste but with the wind swirling, it is worth a go. He tries to drive into the bottom left of the target but sends the free-kick bouncing wide.

Heidenheim take the lead!

They have threatened from corners all evening and Heidenheim get a vital opener that way! Beste pings another great delivery to the near post to present Schöppner with a simple header into the bottom corner.

Jan Schöppner


Jan Schöppner
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8.15 m

Karazor booked

The Stuttgart defender drags Dinkçi down on the break to see a yellow card. Silas had a shot blocked as the visitors pressured just before the break. It's still end-to-end stuff!

Stuttgart controlling possession again

Despite the penalty miss, it has been quite a pleasing second half for Sebastian Hoeneß. The visitors have been controlled in possession since the restart, have given Heidenheim fewer chances and will hope to make a breakthrough if the hosts tire.

Second penalty miss in two for Stuttgart

Undav missed from the spot in the 2-3 defeat at home to Hoffenheim last weekend, and Silas was unable to convert a penalty today.

Silas misses penalty

The Stuttgart attacker steps up and blazes over the crossbar. Another dramatic twist in this thrilling game.

Penalty to Stuttgart!

Anton goes down under a challenge from Maika from a corner and the visitors have a spot kick.

Hard-working Heidenheim

Heidenheim may lack star names, but their formula for pulling off a shock result or two in the Bundesliga has proven to be effective - and it is based largely on outworking and outrunning opponents.

Beste has a go

The hosts get the first shot of the second period. Traoré swings a cross in over the penalty area from the right and Beste smashes over the target.

The second half starts

Heidenheim get us underway in what should be an intriguing second 45.

Half-time: Heidenheim 0-0 Stuttgart

No goals as yet, but there have been loads of chances in an end-to-end first half. The newly promoted hosts have enjoyed the better of the play.

Führich goes close

Stuttgart have another free-kick 20 metres out. Führich gets a decent curl on the delivery but sends it just wide of the target. One minute of stoppage time is indicated.

Heidenheim hit the bar!

How is this game still goalless? Yet again Heidenheim are a handle from a Beste corner, with Gimber sending a powerful header from the edge of the box right into the crossbar.

Stuttgart seek the lead

Undav almost works the ball through to Jeong in the box. Having ridden out the Heidenheim storm, Stuttgart are eager to grab a goal before the break.

Undav fires off-target

A Stiller shot is blocked and Undav misfires a bouncing ball to send it well off target. We've certainly had our fair share of chances at either end in this half!

Stiller hits the bar!

Suddenly Stuttgart have a great chance for an opener. Silas is fouled 20 metres out and Stiller dips the resulting free-kick towards the top corner, only to rattle the crossbar.

Heidenheim should be in front

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).
The xGoals metric shows Stuttgart are fortunate to still be level at this stage.

More Heidenheim chances

A couple more threatening moments result from corners, with Kleindienst forcing Nübel into a diving save. The hosts are well on top now.

Anton again!

That was so close to an opener for the hosts. Dinkçi breaks free and the hosts suddenly have three attackers on goal with just one defender back, but Anton intercepts the ball across for Kleindienst, who surely would have scored from that position.

Dinkçi foiled by Anton

Dinkçi almost races clear on a quick break until Anton gets across to put in a brilliant challenge. The Stuttgart captain then gets in a great block to stop a Schöppner shot from the edge of the box.

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes

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.
Waldemar Anton
Waldemar Anton33.23km/h
Wooyeong Jeong
Wooyeong Jeong33.14km/h

Stuttgart seeking inspiration

The visitors have tried to play their way through the packed Heidenheim ranks with quick passing football, but have been unable to fashion too many chances yet.

A surprise on the cards?

Heidenheim have shown plenty of intent and have been more than a match for Stuttgart's greater quality on the ball so far.

Gimber heads over

Another good corner from Beste is met by the defender, who heads just over. If that had gone on target, that could so easily have gone in.

Heidenheim hunt the lead

Beck tries to thread the ball through the defence moments before having a shot blocked. Traoré then has an effort deflected into the hands of Nübel. Heidenheim are looking like plucky underdogs thus far!

Ito drive

Stuttgart's Japanese defender takes aim from around 20 metres out and sends a low drive on target that Müller reaches down to save.

So close from Silas

The Stuttgart winger weaves past Müller in the Heidenheim goal but Gimber is back and clears it away in front of the goal line on his Bundesliga debut.

Heidenheim corner

Much was made of Heidenheim's defensive vulnerability from corners before the match, but they show they can threaten that way too as Beste whips in a brilliant corner that Beck just fails to meet at the far post.

Confident start from Stuttgart

You can see that spirits are high for the visitors right now as they keep the ball well and probe Heidenheim in their half.

Off we go

The Württemberg derby starts with Stuttgart getting us underway under the lights.

Fans in full voice

They may have the smallest stadium in the Bundesliga, but the home fans are making quite the racket as they prepare to see their side battle with in-form regional rivals Stuttgart. Here come the players...

Chilly day in Heidenheim

The wooly hats have been pulled out of drawers all over the Heidenheim and Stuttgart areas for this encounter, with single-digit temperatures and a brisk wind today. Nothing like a fascinating battle on the pitch as an early winter warmer, however!

More on Stuttgart's team

Jeong Woo-yeong returns to the Stuttgart starting XI after his Asian Games heroics with South Korea, with Enzo Millot making way. Pascal Stenzel has travelled with the squad but a thigh injury means he will only watch on from the sidelines.

More on Heidenheim's team

Jonas Föhrenbach drops to the bench with Jan Schöppner keeping recent USMNT cap Lennard Maloney company in midfield, with Norman Theuerkauf moving to left-back.

Stuttgart subs

Bredlow, Mittelstädt, Stergiou, Haraguchi, Egloff, Massimo, Raimund, Leweling, Kastaranas

Stuttgart starting line-up

Nübel - Rouault, Anton (c), Zagadou, Ito - Karazor, Stiller - Silas, Jeong, Führich - Undav

Heidenheim subs

Eicher, Busch, Siersleben, Föhrenbach, Sessa, Pick, Dovedan, Schimmer, Thomalla

Heidenheim starting line-up

Müller - Traoré, Mainka (c), Gimber, Theuerkauf - Maloney, Schöppner - Dinkçi, Beck, Beste - Kleindienst

Some housekeeping

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Lay of the land

Going into Matchday 10's final game Heidenheim sit just one point above the drop zone and are looking for a victory that would pull them four clear of the bottom-three. As for VfB, third is still theirs regardless of the result but a win would move them to within two points of Bayern Munich and four of table-topping Bayer Leverkusen.

Schmidt's view on Stuttgart

"Anyone who watched the relegation play-off against Hamburg won't be all that surprised by how well Stuttgart are playing. Perhaps it is a surprise that they're doing so well, after losing a number of key players in the summer. Right now, they're one of the best teams in the league. The statistics show that they're better than us in all areas except two: wing play and ground covered. We have to play to those strengths, and play with a different attitude than in recent games. If we don't, it will be difficult."

Hoeneß's view on Heidenheim

"We've set ourselves up for an unpleasant encounter. Heidenheim have won two home games, are doing well for a promoted team. They'll be raring to go and make life hard for us. We want the points and will try to start a run again in the Bundesliga. We're backing ourselves despite the difficulty of the task. We need a good game plan and have to be fully alert."

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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Heidenheim's new kryptonite?

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Past meetings

Heidenheim and Stuttgart are meeting for the first time in the Bundesliga. They faced off in Bundesliga 2 in 2019/20, with Stuttgart winning 3-0 at home and drawing 2-2 on the road. In 2016/17, Heidenheim won away and lost in front of their own fans.

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Heidenheim fell to their third successive defeat - and sixth since their historic promotion to the Bundesliga - last time out. As a result, the gap between them and the relegation zone was cut to two points.

Watch: Stuttgart 2-3 Hoffenheim - highlights

Deniz Undav missed a penalty as Stuttgart - without the injured Serhou Guirassy - lost for only the second time this season on Matchday 9. Sebastian Hoeneß's team have won their other seven Bundesliga fixtures.

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