German Bundesliga
Stuttgart2B Dortmund1

VfB Stuttgart 2-1 Borussia Dortmund

Chadrac Akolo
Chadrac Akolo was able to tap the opening goal into an empty net after a mix-up

Borussia Dortmund's problems continued as they lost to mid-table Stuttgart in the Bundesliga.

Peter Bosz's side, who have won only one of their past eight games, were without star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, dropped for disciplinary reasons - reportedly being late for the team bus to Stuttgart.

They trailed in comical circumstances early on, as keeper Roman Burki miscontrolled Marc Bartra's backpass into the path of Chadrac Akolo, who was able to tap the ball into an empty net.

Dortmund levelled just before the break after Andre Schurrle's penalty was saved by Ron-Robert Zieler, with Maximilian Philipp slamming the rebound into the roof of the net.

Stuttgart teenager Josip Brekalo replaced the injured Akolo at the break, and scored his first Bundesliga goal minutes later when he ran from his own half before drilling the ball through Burki's legs.

Both sides had chances to score again, most notably when Andriy Yarmolenko's excellent chip over Zieler was disallowed, because he had handled the ball - albeit seemingly accidentally - in the build-up.

Dortmund - who won six of their opening seven Bundesliga games - have not won in the five since then and are six points behind leaders Bayern Munich. Their only success since September in any competition was against third-tier Magdeburg in the German Cup.

Line-ups

Stuttgart

  • 16Zieler
  • 21Pavard
  • 28Badstuber
  • 5BaumgartlBooked at 53mins
  • 32Beck
  • 6Ascacibar
  • 20Gentner
  • 2Insúa
  • 19AkoloSubstituted forBrekaloat 45'minutes
  • 31ÖzcanSubstituted forAogoat 85'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 33GinczekSubstituted forAsanoat 45+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Aogo
  • 7Brekalo
  • 9Terodde
  • 11Asano
  • 13Grahl
  • 23Mangala
  • 29Ferreira Silva

B Dortmund

  • 38Bürki
  • 15Toljan
  • 25PapastathopoulosSubstituted forZagadouat 45'minutes
  • 5Bartra
  • 29Schmelzer
  • 10Götze
  • 33Weigl
  • 23KagawaSubstituted forDahoudat 63'minutes
  • 9Yarmolenko
  • 21SchürrleSubstituted forGuerreiroat 83'minutes
  • 20Philipp

Substitutes

  • 1Weidenfeller
  • 2Zagadou
  • 8Sahin
  • 13Guerreiro
  • 19Dahoud
  • 27Castro
Referee:
Frank Willenborg
Attendance:
58,932

Match Stats

Home TeamStuttgartAway TeamB Dortmund
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home17
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, VfB Stuttgart 2, Borussia Dortmund 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, VfB Stuttgart 2, Borussia Dortmund 1.

Hand ball by Mario Götze (Borussia Dortmund).

Foul by Julian Weigl (Borussia Dortmund).

Santiago Ascacibar (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, VfB Stuttgart. Conceded by Marcel Schmelzer.

Foul by Mahmoud Dahoud (Borussia Dortmund).

Josip Brekalo (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Dennis Aogo (VfB Stuttgart) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jeremy Toljan (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dennis Aogo (VfB Stuttgart).

Attempt saved. Josip Brekalo (VfB Stuttgart) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Emiliano Insúa.

Substitution

Substitution, VfB Stuttgart. Dennis Aogo replaces Berkay Özcan.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Raphael Guerreiro replaces André Schürrle.

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Emiliano Insúa.

Attempt missed. Takuma Asano (VfB Stuttgart) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Christian Gentner.

Attempt blocked. Christian Gentner (VfB Stuttgart) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Mahmoud Dahoud (Borussia Dortmund).

Santiago Ascacibar (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund).

Josip Brekalo (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Mario Götze (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Christian Gentner (VfB Stuttgart).

Offside, VfB Stuttgart. Andreas Beck tries a through ball, but Takuma Asano is caught offside.

Foul by Mahmoud Dahoud (Borussia Dortmund).

Josip Brekalo (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. André Schürrle (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. André Schürrle (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mahmoud Dahoud.

Attempt saved. Benjamin Pavard (VfB Stuttgart) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josip Brekalo with a cross.

Corner, VfB Stuttgart. Conceded by Dan-Axel Zagadou.

Hand ball by Andriy Yarmolenko (Borussia Dortmund).

Attempt missed. Berkay Özcan (VfB Stuttgart) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Takuma Asano with a cross.

Foul by Marc Bartra (Borussia Dortmund).

Ron-Robert Zieler (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Holger Badstuber.

Attempt blocked. Dan-Axel Zagadou (Borussia Dortmund) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mario Götze with a cross.

Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Andreas Beck (VfB Stuttgart).

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Timo Baumgartl.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Mahmoud Dahoud replaces Shinji Kagawa.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich118212781926
2RB Leipzig117131813522
3B Dortmund1262429161320
4Schalke116231410420
5Hoffenheim115422014619
6Hannover115331511418
7Frankfurt115331311218
8B Mgladbach115331719-218
9B Leverkusen114432316716
10Augsburg114431611516
11Stuttgart125161215-316
12Hertha Berlin113531415-114
13Mainz113351217-512
14Wolfsburg111821316-311
15Hamburg113171018-810
16Freiburg11155621-158
17Werder Bremen11056414-105
18Köln11029422-182
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