Manchester City fans began to worry about their side on Saturday as their final pre-season friendly produced a shocking first half.
Stuttgart took a 15th minute lead through Filip Kostic and then took control of the game with three goals in six first-half minutes.
Daniel Didavi (31), Daniel Ginczek (36 and 37) secured a morale boosting win for Stuttgart.
Manchester City’s goals came late on, in the 84th and 89th minutes from Kelechi Iheanacho and Edin Dzeko.
The Bosnia-Herzegovina striker may well have played his final game for City, with a move to Roma now heavily rumoured, especially from reliable sources in Italy.