Visitors fail to take points as Stuttgart beat Mainz 05 2-0

Technical card:
Stuttgart: Waldemar Anton, Orel Mangala, Gonzalo Castro (Philipp Forster, min.26), Borna Sosa (Roberto Massimo, min.58), Konstantinos Mavropanos (Atakan Karazor, min.84), Silas Wamangituka (Tanguy Coulibaly, min.84), Gregor Kobel, Marc Kempf, Sasa Kalajdzic, Nicolas Gonzalez and Wataru Endo
Mainz 05: Robin Zentner, Moussa Niakhate, Juste, Stefan Bell (Adam Szalai, min.74), Danny Da Costa, Philipp Mwene, Dominik Kohr, Edimilson Fernandes (Levin Oztunali, min.62), Danny Latza (Kevin Stoger, min.61), Karim Onisiwo (Jean-Paul Boetius, min.75) and Robin Quaison (Jonathan Michael Burkardt, min.27)
Stadium: the Mercedes Benz Arena
Goals: Sasa Kalajdzic (1-0, min. 55) and Silas Wamangituka (2-0, min. 72)

Mainz 05 fell to an away defeat at the hands of Stuttgart at the Mercedes Benz Arena on Friday. Stuttgart were looking to get back winning ways after losing 2-1 to SC Freiburg in their previous fixture. Mainz 05 were able to continue their winning streak after a 3-2 win against RB Leipzig in their last match. As the table looks today, Stuttgart are in 10th place, with 25 points from 19 matches, while Mainz 05 sit in 17th, with 10 points from 19.

After a goalless first half, Stuttgart staged a comeback in the second half, following a goal from Sasa Kalajdzic in the 55th minute. Later, Stuttgart scored again and increased their lead thanks to a goal from Silas Wamangituka, 72 minutes in. They managed to see the game out with a clean sheet and a final score of 2-0.

For Stuttgart, Philipp Forster, Roberto Massimo, Atakan Karazor and Tanguy Coulibaly came on for Robin Quaison, Danny Latza, Edimilson Fernandes, Stefan Bell and Karim Onisiwo, while Mainz replaced Jonathan Michael Burkardt, Kevin Stoger, Levin Oztunali, Adam Szalai and Jean-Paul Boetius with Robin Quaison, Danny Latza, Edimilson Fernandes, Stefan Bell and Karim Onisiwo.

There were bookings for Philipp Forster from Stuttgart and Moussa Niakhate, Stefan Bell, Karim Onisiwo and Dominik Kohr for Mainz.

Stuttgart will next play Bayer Leverkusen away, with Mainz 05 facing Union Berlin at home.

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