|Bayer Leverkusen:||Lukas Hradecky, Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Aleksandar Dragovic, min.63), Edmond Tapsoba, Jonathan Tah, Daley Sinkgraven, Charles Aranguiz (Sven Bender, min.87), Florian Wirtz, Kerem Demirbay, Patrik Schick, Moussa Diaby (Demarai Gray, min.74) and Leon Bailey (Jeremie Frimpong, min.74)|
|Stuttgart:||Gregor Kobel, Marc Kempf (Naouirou Ahamada, min.46), Konstantinos Mavropanos, Waldemar Anton, Silas Wamangituka, Orel Mangala, Wataru Endo, Philipp Forster (Tanguy Coulibaly, min.80), Mateo Klimowicz (Philipp Klement, min.62), Roberto Massimo (Erik Thommy, min.46) and Nicolas Gonzalez (Sasa Kalajdzic, min.23)|
|Stadium:||The Bay Arena|
|Goals:||Kerem Demirbay (1-0, min. 18), Kerem Demirbay (2-0, min. 31), Sasa Kalajdzic (2-1, min. 50), Leon Bailey (3-1, min. 56), Florian Wirtz (4-1, min. 68), Sasa Kalajdzic (4-2, min. 77) and Demarai Gray (5-2, min. 84)|
Leverkusen snatched all three points from Stuttgart in a 5-2 victory on Saturday, at The Bay Arena. Bayer Leverkusen were hoping to get something from this game, following a previous defeat to RB Leipzig. Stuttgart, on the other hand, were able to continue their winning streak after a 2-0 win against Mainz in their last match. As it stands, Bayer Leverkusen are in 4th place on the table and has 35 points while Stuttgart sit in 10th with 25 points after 20 matches.
It was an impressive opening from Bayer Leverkusen, with Kerem Demirbay opening the rout in the 18th minute. Later, Bayer Leverkusen took the lead with a goal form another goal from Kerem Demirbay, scoring his second goal after 31 minutes, finalising the first half with a 2-0.
The second half started all good for Stuttgart, with early goal from Sasa Kalajdzic in the 50th minute. However, Bayer Leverkusen increased their lead 3-1 following a Leon Bailey goal, 56 minutes in. Later, Bayer Leverkusen scored again and increased their advantage thanks to a goal from Florian Wirtz to make it 4-1. However, Stuttgart pull-back, 77 minutes in, with a new goal from Sasa Kalajdzic, scoring his second goal. However, Bayer Leverkusen, 84 minutes in increased their advantage thanks to a goal from Demarai Gray, sealing a resounding 5-2 victory for the home side.
For Leverkusen, Aleksandar Dragovic, Demarai Gray, Jeremie Frimpong and Sven Bender came on for Nicolas Gonzalez, Roberto Massimo, Marc Kempf, Mateo Klimowicz and Philipp Forster, while Stuttgart brought on Sasa Kalajdzic, Erik Thommy, Naouirou Ahamada, Philipp Klement and Tanguy Coulibaly to replace Nicolas Gonzalez, Roberto Massimo, Marc Kempf, Mateo Klimowicz and Philipp Forster.
No cards were presented on the game sheet.
Bayer Leverkusen next face Mainz and Stuttgart are at home to Hertha Berlin.