• G. Castro 3’
  • P. Aubameyang 19’
  • G. Niedermeier (OG) 65’
  • P. Aubameyang 90’
  • 40’ D. Didavi
Attendance 81,359


    • KICK OFF
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      That's all from us here and it has been a great pleasure talking you through all of today's action from Signal Iduna Park. We hope you can join us again very soon. Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
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      However the visitors couldn't build on Didavi's strike after the break as Dortmund took control of the tie, restoring their two-goal advantage thanks to an own goal from Georg Niedermeier, before Aubameyang made certain of the win with another strike late on.
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      Gonzalo Castro had a say in Dortmund's first two goals by scoring one and setting up Aubameyang for his first, before Didavi found the net minutes before the interval to get Stuttgart back into the game.
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      Jurgen Kramny's interim reign in charge of Stuttgart starts with a defeat as his side were beaten 4-1 by Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores twice to continue his impressive goalscoring exploits this term.
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      Castro was fantastic in the opening period for Dortmund, scoring the first and setting up the second. The former Bayer Leverkusen midfielder was a constant live wire in Stuttgart's midfield, while Werner has backed up the hype surrounding his name with a solid performance so far.
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      Dortmund stormed into a two-nil lead thanks to goals from Castro and Aubameyang. However Stuttgart had chance after chance in the first half, largely through Werner, and eventually made the breakthrough via a close finish from Didavi.
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      Well, well, well. As both sets of players head off the pitch for the half-time interval, Dortmund lead Stuttgart by two goals to one in what was a fantastic opening period at Signal Iduna Park. The hosts had the lion's share of possession but Stuttgart always looked a threat on the counter attack.
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      Both sets of players are stripped and ready to go as they leave the tunnel and enter onto the field here at the Signal Iduna Park. We are just moments away from seeing the action start to unfold.
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      STUTTGART substitutes: Vlachodimos, Hlousek, Heise, Ferati, Kruse, Wanitzek, Tashchy.
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      STUTTGART (4-2-3-1): Tyton; Schwaab, Neidermeier, Baumgartl, Insua; Rupp, Gentner (c); Maxim, Didavi, Kostic; Werner.
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      DORTMUND substitutes: Weidenfeller, Hummels, Ginter, Januzaj, Weigl, Hofmann, Ramos.
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      DORTMUND (4-3-3): Burki; Piszczek, Sokratis, Bender, Schmelzer; Castro, Gundogan, Kagawa; Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang, Reus (c).
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      TEAM NEWS: Jurgen Kramny has made four alterations to the team which started Stuttgart's last Bundesliga fixture against Augsburg. Przemyslaw Tyton, Georg Niedermeier, Lukas Rupp and Alexandru Maxim all get the chance to impress from the get-go this afternoon.
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      TEAM NEWS: Tuchel has made five changes to the side which started Dortmund's last match against Krasnodar in midweek. Roman Burki, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Shinji Kagawa, Marco Reus and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang all come into the first eleven for today's encounter.
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      On the other hand, Stuttgart have lost three of their last five games in the Bundesliga, suffering back-to-back defeats in their most recent two, and need a positive result today to keep their heads above the relegation zones.
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      Dortmund suffered only their second league loss of the season last time out against Hamburg and followed that up with another defeat against Krasnodar in the Europa League on Thursday. Thomas Tuchel will be hoping for a big response from his side this afternoon against Stuttgart.
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      Good afternoon and welcome to our LIVE text commentary on today's Bundesliga clash between Borussia Dortmund and Stuttgart from the Signal Iduna Park. Kick off is at 2:30pm GMT.
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      Dortmund get us under way here at Signal Iduna Park. The man in charge of the cards for today's affair is Manuel Grafe.
    • 3'
      G G. Castro Assist G. Castro
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      GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!! It's 1-0 to Dortmund! It's the perfect start for the hosts as Tyton parries Mkhitaryan's shot from outside the box into the path of Castro, who heads home excellently for his first Bundesliga goal of the season.
    • 5'
      Kostic wins a corner for Stuttgart as he sees his cross towards the box deflected behind by Mkhitaryan. The resulting set play curls in towards Neidermeirer, who barges into the side of Burki and hands Dortmund a free-kick as a result.
    • 7'
      Maxim curls in a free-kick from the left-hand side towards the back post but Burki collects with ease. The Dortmund goalkeeper sets up a counter attack for his side by distributing the ball early, but Neidermeier tackles Mkhitaryan on the breakaway. Throw-in to the hosts.
    • 9'
      Kostic picks up the ball down the left-hand side and tries to feed in Gentner with a clever back heel past Piszczek, but Castro gets there first with good anticipation and gets Dortmund on the front foot again.
    • 11'
      Werner does really well as he surges forward on the breakaway for Stuttgart and as he holds the ball up with Sokratis behind him, he tries to play in Kostic through the middle but his pass contains too much weight.
    • 13'
      Didavi steals the ball in the middle of the park and plays a through pass to set Werner off and running. The Stuttgart striker gets into the box but Bender keeps with him, before Piszczek gets back and clears away the danger for Dortmund.
    • 15'
      Maxim uses his quick feet to engineer half a yard for himself down the right flank before he falls to the floor under pressure from Dortmund man Kagawa. The referee awards the visitors a free-kick.
    • 17'
      CLOSE! Didavi plays a free-kick quickly towards Werner who latches onto the ball unmarked inside the box, but he guides his shot wide of the target first time. The official on the far side of the pitch raises his flag for offside anyway but Dortmund fell asleep there.
    • 19'
      G P. Aubameyang Assist G. Castro
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      It's brilliant awareness from Castro for Dortmund's second this afternoon as he spots the run of Aubameyang behind him, and plays him in first time past Insua with a lovely scooped pass. He's on fire today.
    • 19'
      GOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAALLLLLL!! It's 2-0 to Dortmund! Aubameyang continues his rich vein of goalscoring form in the current campaign as he latches onto a pass from Castro and loops the ball over Tyton excellently.
    • 21'
      Maxim surges forward down the right on the counter attack for Stuttgart but he overcooks his touch as Bender comes across and snuffs out the danger for Dortmund. The makeshift centre-back tries to clear the ball forward but gets fouled by Rupp.
    • 23'
      CHANCE! Schmelzer plays a lovely one-two with Mkhitaryan down the left-hand side but as the left-back looks to feed in his team mate yet again, his pass sideways goes too close to Schwaab who hacks the ball clear for the visitors.
    • 25'
      SO CLOSE! Castro plays a lovely threaded through ball past Insua towards an onrushing Piszczek but as the Dortmund right-back blasts a low cross towards Aubameyang, Neidermeier sticks out a leg and makes a great clearance at the near post.
    • 27'
      SAVE! Werner chests a ball down towards Didavi deep inside Dortmund's half and the Stuttgart midfielder forces a great save from Burki with a low shot towards goal. Maxim curls in the resulting corner towards Baumgartl but the centre-back fails to make contact with the cross.
    • 29'
      Castro picks up the ball down the right and ghosts past Stuttgart's midfield too easily as he slips in Mkhitaryan out wide, but the Armenian sees his curling shot saved by Tyton between the sticks. Great goalkeeping.
    • 31'
      Maxim skips past Bender down the left and clips a cross towards Gentner, but the Stuttgart skipper fails to pick out who he wants with a knockdown and that allows Dortmund to set off on the counter attack from the loose ball.
    • 33'
      Dortmund's two-nil lead is allowing them to keep possession patiently right now and not rush their play. Stuttgart are looking a threat every time they get the ball into Werner, though, and are just biding their time for the right opportunity to feed in the striker.
    • 35'
      Didavi picks up the ball on the half turn for Stuttgart in midfield and looks to find Werner with a lobbed pass into his path, but Bender gets tight to the striker and denies him space to get a shot away at Burki.
    • 37'
      Piszczek tries to clear the ball away from a chasing Maxim towards a Dortmund team mate but it flies into the feet of Didavi instead. The attacking midfielder feeds in Gentner inside the penalty area but the Stuttgart skipper fails to control it and sees possession run out for a goal-kick to the hos
    • 39'
      OFF THE LINE! Werner uses good strength up against Bender inside the penalty area and as he gets half a yard on the Dortmund centre-back, he drives a low shot under Burki but Piszczek clears the ball off the line. So unlucky for Stuttgart.
    • 40'
      G D. Didavi Assist G. Castro
    • 40'
      Kostic brilliantly keeps his head for Stuttgart as he gets his head up for the visitors and finds Didavi at the back post. Werner gambles to try and get on the ball initially, but gets clattered inside the area by Sokratis.
    • 40'
      GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAALLLL!! It's 2-1 and Stuttgart have a lifeline! Kostic picks up the ball from Rupp down the left-hand side and picks out Didavi at the back stick, who calmly rolls the ball into an empty net for the visitors.
    • 42'
      Stuttgart have looked a threat every time they have counter attacked Dortmund this afternoon and it is no surprise to see them grab a goal back. Interim boss Kramny probably won't want the first half to end now for the visitors.
    • 44'
      Maxim cuts infield past Sokratis inside the penalty area and tries to pick out Werner with a cross. But as the Stuttgart forward leaps to try and connect with the ball, the official on the far side of the pitch denies him in his tracks with the offside flag.
    • 45'
      The fourth official on the touchline indicates that a minimum of one minute is being added onto the first half here at Signal Iduna Park. Dortmund are in control of possession at the moment but the momentum is with Stuttgart.
    • 46'
      Welcome back! Stuttgart get us under way again here at Signal Iduna Park as neither side makes a personnel change during the half-time break.
    • 48'
      Maxim wins a fortunate free-kick for the visitors as he slips under pressure from Gundogan, but the Dortmund midfielder gets penalised. The Stuttgart man curls in the set play towards Baumgartl but Bender heads away the danger with Burki in no mans land.
    • 50'
      CHANCE! Reus surges into the box from the right flank and drives a ball across the face of goal past Neidermeier, but Aubameyang hits the side netting as he tries to convert at the back post unmarked. Great move from Dortmund.
    • 52'
      Sokratis becomes the first man to get his name taken by the referee this afternoon as he dives in on Insua. The Dortmund defender gets the ball but it was the ferocity in his tackle which sees him go into the book.
    • 52'
      Insua wins Stuttgart a free-kick as Sokratis brings him down robustly. Maxim steps up and curls in a decent set play towards the middle of the box, but Bender rises highest again and heads away the danger.
    • 54'
      NO PENALTY! The Signal Iduna Park erupts in boos as the referee waves away Dortmund's appeals for a spot-kick. Mkhitaryan mis-controls the ball inside the penalty area and gets blocked from reaching it by Neidermeier's arm.
    • 56'
      UNLUCKY! Kagawa drives a delightful through ball towards Mkhitaryan who appears to be in the clear for Dortmund, before the official on the far side of the pitch raises his flag for offside. The replay shows that it was the wrong decision to do so.
    • 58'
      OFFSIDE AGAIN! Gundogan marauds forward through midfield for Dortmund and slips in Reus with a good through pass, but as the winger sticks the ball past Tyton, the referee pulls play back correctly for offside.
    • 60'
      SI J. Weigl SO G. Castro
    • 60'
      Tuchel makes his first change of the game for Dortmund this afternoon as he takes off Kagawa, who was quiet for the hosts today, and replaces him with holding midfielder Weigl. Gundogan moves further forward now.
    • 61'
      HUGE SAVE! Castro picks up the ball outside the box, flicks it up cleverly and slips in Aubameyang down the right, but the Dortmund forward sees his shot well saved by the feet of Tyton. Excellent team play from the hosts again.
    • 63'
      Dortmund are keeping hold of possession neatly at the moment, patiently waiting for their opportunity to break through Stuttgart's sturdy structure. The next goal in this game is huge either way.
    • 65'
      GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAALLLLL!! It's 3-1 to Dortmund! It's a huge slice of luck for the hosts as Reus drives a low cross towards goal which Neidermeier guides beyond Tyton with an outstretched right leg at the near post.
    • 67'
      Insua tries to play a one-two with Kostic down the left-hand side but the ball trickles out for a throw-in. That allows Dortmund to counter attack through Aubameyang who cuts across Baumgartl, but sees his effort denied by Tyton.
    • 69'
      Mkhitaryan gets on the end of a through pass from Weigl down the right-hand side and as he drives in a low cross at the byline, Neidermeier positions himself well to hack the ball clear for Stuttgart.
    • 70'
      SI R. Kruse SO G. Castro
    • 70'
      Kramny makes his first change of the game for Stuttgart as he takes off Maxim, who was bright with his delivery into the box this afternoon, and replaces him with Kruse. The visitors now have two up front.
    • 71'
      Dortmund win a free-kick in a good position down the left-hand side as Schmelzer gets fouled by Schwaab. Reus powers in a cracking ball but not one of his team mates gets their head to the ball. Goal-kick to Stuttgart.
    • 73'
      Gundogan steams forward through the centre of the pitch and tries to play in Aubameyang with a decent pass, but Neidermeier reads the Dortmund midfielder's intentions well and makes a good block.
    • 75'
      CHANCE! Mkhitaryan curls in a good ball towards Aubameyang who peels away unattended at the back stick, but he sees his attempt towards goal tipped over the crossbar brilliantly by Tyton.
    • 77'
      It appears that Hummels looks set to come on in the next few minutes for Dortmund as he receives instructions from Tuchel on the touchline. The hosts are keeping the ball well at the moment, denying Stuttgart a chance to grab an equaliser.
    • 79'
      NO PENALTY! Reus cleverly skips infield from the left past Rupp and falls down under the presence of the Stuttgart midfielder, but the referee waves away Dortmund's protests for a late spot-kick.
    • 80'
      SI M. Hummels SO G. Castro
    • 80'
      Tuchel makes his second change of the game for Dortmund this afternoon as he brings on Hummels and replaces him with Reus, who caused Stuttgart plenty of problems with his crossing today.
    • 81'
      Dortmund are still in control of this game as we approach the final stages of normal time, but Stuttgart are having their best spell of possession for a long time at the moment, winning a throw-in after some good pressure from Rupp.
    • 82'
      SI B. Tashchi SO G. Castro
    • 82'
      Kramny makes his second change of the game for Stuttgart this afternoon as he takes off Werner, who was terrific in the first half today, and replaces him with Traschi, who makes his senior debut for the club.
    • 83'
      ALMOST A FOURTH! Mkhitaryan comes close to making 4-1 for Dortmund as he ghosts in between Stuttgart's two centre-backs, but fails to direct Aubameyang's cross on target from close range.
    • 85'
      Aubameyang latches onto the ball down the left-hand side and as he cuts infield towards the heart of Stuttgart's defence, he drives a shot just wide of the target from distance. Fantastic play from the Dortmund star man at the moment.
    • 86'
      SI M. Wanitzek SO G. Castro
    • 86'
      Kramny makes his third and final change of the game for Stuttgart as he takes off Rupp, who played a big part in his side's goal today with a good pass into Kostic, and replaces him with youngster Wanitzek.
    • 87'
      Insua picks up the ball down the left flank from a good pass into him by Gentner but as he angles a cross towards the debutant Traschi, who overcooks his attempt and Schmelzer lets it run through for a throw-in for Dortmund.
    • 89'
      SI A. Ramos SO G. Castro
    • 89'
      Tuchel makes his third and final change of the game for Dortmund this afternoon as he takes off Gundogan, who was neat and tidy with his passing today, and replaces him with Ramos in the dying minutes of normal time.
    • 89'
      Aubameyang keeps Weigl's wayward pass alive as he surges towards the byline down the right flank and clips a cross in towards Ramos, but Baumgartl heads away the danger at the near post. Good defending from him.
    • 90'
      G P. Aubameyang Assist G. Castro
    • 90'
      Ramos comes off the bench to good effect for Dortmund as he plays a lovely threaded through pass towards Aubameyang, who slots the ball beyond Tyton with aplomb. What a piece of play that was from the substitute.
    • 90'
      GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAALLLLLL!! It's 4-1 to Dortmund! Aubameyang well and truly settles the match for the hosts as he skips away from Baumgartl with a step over inside the box, before he guides a shot past Tyton into the far corner.

    Line Up




    Edin Terzic
    Pellegrino Matarazzo



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    Fouls Conceded 10 13
    Yellow Cards 1 0
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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