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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

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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

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