For the start of the 5th day of the Bundesliga, Stuttgart (5th, 7 points) hosted FC Cologne (16th, 1 unit) at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. Unbeaten for three matches, the locals wanted to continue their streak as the visitors searched for their first league success of the season.
Finally, the two teams did not manage to decide (1-1). From the 1st minute, Orel Mangala nevertheless gave the advantage to the locals but a few minutes later, the Swede Sebastian Andersson equalized from the penalty spot (23rd). With this draw, Stuttgart temporarily climbs to 4th place in the standings, while FC Cologne remains 16th.