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Mercedes-Benz Arena (ATT 54,840) 28th October 2012 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: P Gagelmann

Stuttgart Stuttgart vs Eintracht Frankfurt Frankfurt

Stuttgart 2

C Gentner (6)
V Ibisevic (84)

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Frankfurt 1

A Meier (67)

Home relief for Stuttgart

Last Updated: 28/10/12 9:07pm

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Vedad Ibisevic battles with Bamba Anderson

Vedad Ibisevic battles with Bamba Anderson

Vedad Ibisevic's late goal secured Stuttgart their first victory at home this season, beating high-flying Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1.

Christian Gentner's opener for the home side was cancelled out by Alexander Meier midway through the second half.

However, Ibisevic delivered what proved to be the winner six minutes from time as Stuttgart climbed into the top half of the table.

The hosts took just six minutes to grab the lead when Frankfurt defender Anderson failed to clear a cross from the right by Ibrahima Traore, allowing Gentner to poke home his first goal of the season from six yards out.

Frankfurt's first chance came after 25 minutes with Meier heading just over the crossbar, and the visitors were almost the beneficiaries of an own goal nine minutes later when Martin Harnik's headed clearance dropped just past the left post.

Harnik then came close for Stuttgart at the right end of the pitch this time, the Austrian smashing a shot against the left post within a minute of the restart.

Stuttgart goalkeeper Sven Ulreich was forced to make two good saves around the hour mark, first from Stefan Aigner and then Sebastian Jung as Frankfurt threatened once more.

Visiting goalkeeper Kevin Trapp was also called upon to show his skills a minute later, getting down low to turn away Serdar Tasci's low strike.

And Frankfurt were back on level terms after 67 minutes thanks to Meier, who placed a beautiful curling shot into the top right corner.

However, Stuttgart still had something in the tank and after Ibisevic saw a header ruled out for offside, the Bosnian striker nodded home a delivery into the box from Harnik.

Frankfurt's efforts to salvage a point were denied by Ulreich in stoppage-time when he pulled off a superb save to keep out Karim Matmour's shot.


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2 Wolfsburg 33 68
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 33 66
4 Bayer Leverkusen 33 61
5 Schalke 33 48
6 FC Augsburg 33 46
7 Borussia Dortmund 33 43
8 Werder Bremen 33 43
9 Hoffenheim 33 41
10 Mainz 33 40
11 Eintracht Frankfurt 33 40
12 Cologne 33 39
13 Hertha Berlin 33 35
14 SC Freiburg 33 34
15 Hannover 96 33 34
16 Stuttgart 33 33
17 Hamburg 33 32
18 SC Paderborn 07 33 31