1st minute: Werder make a spirited start. A long ball finds Borré, but it is poked away from him. VfB also manage to defend the following cross from Schmid.
6th minute: Mittelstädt plays it through to Silas in the penalty area, who goes to ground in a battle with Agu, and the ball trickles behind. It looks like much too little for a penalty, and referee Dankert agrees - a stroke of luck for Werder.
17th minute: Deniz Undav scores the opening goal for VfB Stuttgart. Zetterer initially makes a save following a one-on-one with Guirassy. He is also able to keep out the follow-up from Anton, but spills the powerful effort - Undav reacts quickest and bundles it home.
20th minute: Almost 2-0. Following a seemingly harmless cross, Friedl and Zetterer get into a mix-up over who should clear it. In the end, neither manages to do so and the ball comes through to Guirassy, who calmly slots it in. Only the assistant’s flag saves SVW from going further behind.
25th minute: Agu crosses in dangerously from the left. Anton’s attempted clearance lands at the feet of Weiser on the opposite flank, who also sends the ball in. Nübel is just about able to get to it ahead of Borré.
35th minute: At the end of a Werder attack, the ball comes to Rafael Borré who shapes to shoot. Stenzel jumps in at the last moment to prevent the chance for an equaliser from about eleven yards out.
44th minute: Stenzel hits one from long range towards the bottom left corner. Zetterer flies across goal and holds on tight to the powerful effort.
45+1st minute: Stuttgart shoot again from distance, this time through Undav. His effort is also heading for the left corner, but the well-placed shot is brilliantly tipped wide of the post by Zetterer.