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Mercedes-Benz Arena (ATT 55,039) 15th September 2012 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: Robert Hartmann

Stuttgart Stuttgart vs Fortuna Dusseldorf F Dusseldorf


F Dusseldorf 0

Stuttgart off the mark

Last Updated: 15/09/12 6:09pm

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Robert Almer: Made several key saves

Robert Almer: Made several key saves

Stuttgart picked up their first point of the season in a lacklustre goalless draw against promoted Fortuna Dusseldorf, who are the only team in the Bundesliga not to have conceded a goal yet.

Stuttgart, looking to make amends for their embarrassing 6-1 defeat against Bayern Munich last time out, started well and tested Fabian Giefer after just six minutes, the Dusseldorf keeper making a fine save to tip over a long-range shot from Tamas Hajnal.

The visitors then went close themselves in the 22nd minute but Robbie Kruse's effort went just wide.

Stuttgart were struggling to find a way through Dusseldorf's well-drilled defence, although Hajnal had another chance after 31 minutes but his shot went just wide.

Dusseldorf also ventured forward but Dani Schahin was denied by Stuttgart keeper Sven Ulreich and then Oliver Fink shot wide.

The hosts had a golden chance around the hour mark but Andrey Voronin sent his shot over the bar from four yards out.

At the other end, Christian Gentner headed just inches wide after a corner kick in the 62nd minute.

Stuttgart were unlucky not to take the lead in the 66th minute as Cacau's shot was saved superbly by Giefer.

Dusseldorf had to replace their keeper with 10 minutes remaining as Robert Almer took over from Giefer, who had a bloody lip.

However, Stuttgart could not really test the substitute keeper and had to settle for just a point.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 30 78
2 Borussia Dortmund 30 61
3 Schalke 30 58
4 Bayer Leverkusen 30 51
5 Wolfsburg 30 50
6 Borussia Monchengladbach 30 49
7 Mainz 30 47
8 FC Augsburg 30 42
9 Hoffenheim 30 40
10 Hertha Berlin 30 37
11 Eintracht Frankfurt 31 35
12 Hannover 96 31 35
13 Werder Bremen 30 33
14 SC Freiburg 30 32
15 Stuttgart 30 28
16 Hamburg 30 27
17 FC Nurnberg 30 26
18 Eintracht Braunschweig 30 25