Cologne 0-1 Stuttgart – Home defeat for Cologne, as Stuttgart secure the win (1-0)

Technical card:
Cologne: Gregor Kobel, Waldemar Anton, Marc Kempf, Konstantinos Mavropanos, Silas Wamangituka, Orel Mangala, Wataru Endo, Borna Sosa, Sasa Kalajdzic, Philipp Forster and Gonzalo Castro
Stuttgart: Timo Horn, Rafael Czichos, Jorge Mere, Sava-Arangel Cestic, Kingsley Ehizibue, Ellyes Skhiri, Elvis Rexhbecaj, Ismail Jakobs, Emmanuel Dennis, Marius Wolf and Ondrej Duda
Stadium: The Rhein Energie Stadion
Goals: Sasa Kalajdzic (0-1, min. 49)

Cologne on home loss to Stuttgart at The Rhein Energie Stadion on Saturday. Cologne were looking to get back winning ways, following a previous defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt. Stuttgart, on the other hand, secured a point against Hertha Berlin in their previous match. At the moment, Cologne are in 14th place on the table and has 21 points while Stuttgart sit in 10th with 29 points after 22 matches.

After an uneventful first half, The second half started all good for Stuttgart, beginning with early goal from Sasa Kalajdzic in the 49th minute, sealing a resounding 1-0 victory for the away side.

For Cologne Dominick Drexler, Salih Ozcan and Max Meyer came on for Sava-Arangel Cestic, Ondrej Duda and Kingsley Ehizibue, while Stuttgart brought on Erik Thommy, Mateo Klimowicz, Tanguy Coulibaly, Atakan Karazor and Pascal Stenzel to replace Gonzalo Castro, Sasa Kalajdzic, Philipp Forster, Konstantinos Mavropanos and Silas Wamangituka.

There were bookings for Sava-Arangel Cestic and Rafael Czichos from Cologne and Marc Kempf for Stuttgart.

Cologne will next travel to Bayern Munich, while Stuttgart will face Schalke at home.

*The credit for all of photos in this article belongs to AP*