Jan 25, 2014 at 2.30pm UK
Stuttgart
1-2
Mainz 05
Abdellaoue (12')
Leitner (88')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Okazaki (39'), Saller (87')
Noveski (45'), Pospech (71')

Team News: Two up front for Stuttgart

Mohammed Abdellaoue starts for Stuttgart alongside Vedad Ibisevic against Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga.

Stuttgart head coach Thomas Schneider has opted for two strikers for his side's return to Bundesliga action at home to Mainz 05.

Mohammed Abdellaoue is handed a rare start alongside usual forward Vedad Ibisievic, with Christian Gentner and Moritz Leitner forming a central midfield partnership.

For the away side Mainz, Shinji Okazaki continues up front as the lone striker, with Nicolai Muller handed the roaming role in behind him.

Stuttgart: Ulreich; Sakai, Schwaab, Rudiger, Rausch; Harnik, Leitner, Gentner, Maxim; Ibisevic, Abdellaoue

Mainz: Karius; Pospech, Bell, Noveski, Park; Geis, Soto; Muller, Moritz, Malli; Okazaki

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