Cologne (AP) - VfB Stuttgart can fall back on captain Gonzalo Castro in the Bundesliga game at 1. FC Cologne.

The 33-year-old ex-international had recently missed three competitive games due to a hamstring.

Defender Marc Oliver Kempf, who missed the 1-1 draw against Hertha BSC the previous week due to a cold, is also back in the Swabian team.

These are the only two changes made by coach Pellegrino Matarazzo, who extended his contract during the week until 2024.

Atakan Karazor and Erik Thommy sit on the bench.

Cologne coach Markus Gisdol also changes twice compared to the 2-0 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt.

Ismail Jakobs, who missed the Hessians due to an ankle injury, returns, along with right-back Kingsley Ehizibue.

This time Jannes Horn and Salih Özcan are replacements.

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