Stuttgart Coach Pellegrino Matarazzo said he was unable to explain his side's impressive away form after yesterday's 4-1 win at Augsburg made them the Bundesliga's joint-strongest team on the road. Alongside Bayer Leverkusen, who have also won five times and lost once away this season, Matarazzo's men have a better record than Bayern Munich, who remain top despite losing 3-2 at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Friday.
Perhaps his finest performance of the season came in Sunday's 4-1 win over Augsburg, in which Gonzalez fired in a goal and laid on an assist while playing as a central striker, and The Athletic's David Ornstein notes that a handful of Europe's top sides are keen on the Argentine. At the front of the queue are Spurs and Juventus, both of whom have held talks over a possible move for Gonzalez, although negotiations are still at a very early stage and it is not yet clear whether either side will ac...
Stuttgart goalkeeper Gregor Kobel pulled off the penalty save of the season - and followed it up with a brilliantly stoic celebration as if it was an everyday occurrence. RB Leipzig forward Emil Forsberg drilled his spot-kick with formidable power down the middle and such was the speed, it first appeared Kobel had pushed it onto the bar with his hands. But slow-motion replays showed he'd actually kicked the ball onto the woodwork with a his right boot as he dived away from the shot.
|Champions League (League Winners): FC Bayern München|
|Champions League (League Position): RB Leipzig, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, 1. FC Union Berlin|
|Europa Cup (League Position): Borussia Dortmund|
|Relegation (Playoff Relegation): 1. FC Köln|
|Relegation (League Position): FC Schalke 04, 1. FSV Mainz 05|