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easyCredit Stadion (ATT 43,018) 29th September 2012 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: F Meyer

Nurnberg FC Nurnberg vs Stuttgart Stuttgart

Nurnberg 0

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Stuttgart 2

V Ibisevic (1)
M Harnik (75)

Happier away days for Stuttgart

Last Updated: 29/09/12 6:00pm

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Martin Harnik (l) celebrates his side's seond goal

Martin Harnik (l) celebrates his side's seond goal

Stuttgart picked up a much-wanted 2-0 away victory over Nurnberg to lift the pressure off their coach Bruno Labbadia.

Vedad Ibisevic gave the visitors the lead with the quickest goal in the Bundesliga this season inside the opening minute before Martin Harnik wrapped up the win in the 75th minute.

Stuttgart's players celebrated with their coach after claiming their first win of the season while consigning Nurnberg to a third successive defeat.

The pressure was mounting on Labbadia following the team's poor start to the campaign, but that was lifted a little in the very first minute when Ibisevic put the Swabians in front.

It was a gift for the Bosnian striker with Marcos Antonio playing a poor pass back to his goalkeeper and Ibisevic pounced to accept the gift as many of the fans inside the Frankenstadion were still taking their seats, placing his shot in from 10 yards with Raphael Schafer off his line after just 24 seconds.

Having settled down, the fans then saw Nurnberg seemingly draw level, only for the effort to be ruled out. Marcos Antonio headed the ball forward and Timm Klose turned it in from close range, but the linesman's flag cut short the celebrations.

Nurnberg, whose own coach Dieter Hecking will now have plenty of questions to answer, tried to respond, but struggled to create any serious moments of danger.

Stuttgart then cleverly struck on the break to make it 2-0 and wrap up victory.

Ibisevic was the provider for Harnik 15 minutes from time the Austria international threading his shot inside the near post, sparking celebrations on the touchline.

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German Bundesliga
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1 Bayern Munich 17 45
2 Wolfsburg 17 34
3 Bayer Leverkusen 17 28
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 17 27
5 Schalke 17 27
6 FC Augsburg 17 27
7 Hoffenheim 17 26
8 Hannover 96 17 24
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 17 23
10 SC Paderborn 07 17 19
11 Cologne 17 19
12 Mainz 17 18
13 Hertha Berlin 17 18
14 Hamburg 17 17
15 Stuttgart 17 17
16 Werder Bremen 17 17
17 Borussia Dortmund 17 15
18 SC Freiburg 17 15