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Dreisamstadion (ATT 24,000) 25th November 2012 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: Tobias Welz

Freiburg SC Freiburg vs Stuttgart Stuttgart

Freiburg 3

J Rosenthal (22)
P Krmas (67)
M Kruse (73)

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Three and easy for Freiburg

Last Updated: 25/11/12 5:06pm

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Max Kruse celebrates for Freiburg

Max Kruse celebrates for Freiburg

Freiburg took the honours in the Baden-Wurttemberg derby against Stuttgart with a comfortable 3-0 win at the Dreisamstadion on Sunday afternoon.

Jan Rosenthal gave the hosts the lead in the first half before Pavel Krmas and Max Kruse added two more goals for Christian Streich's men, who moved up to sixth on the back of their fourth game in a row without defeat.

Stuttgart were brought crashing back down to earth after a 5-1 Europa League win over Steaua Bucharest in Romania on Thursday - a game which probably took too much energy out of them for such an intense derby encounter.

After a slow start to today's match, Freiburg got a grip with Cedrick Makiadi heading their first chance wide.

Julian Schmid was denied a chance by a bold last-ditch challenge from Cristian Molinaro before Julian Schuster tested Sven Ulreich.

A goal looked on the cards and it came from the boot of Rosenthal in the 22nd minute, his shot passing between the legs of William Kvist on its way in.

Stuttgart almost levelled immediately after half-time when Molinaro's cross flashed past both Shinji Okasaki and Christian Gentner, but that proved to be the last real chance for Bruno Labbadia's side.

Krmas was on hand to tuck the ball in to make it two in the

67th minute after Ulreich had pushed it out to him.

And Kruse made it three six minutes later, finishing off Caligiuri's assist to send Freiburg into the top six.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 23 58
2 Wolfsburg 23 50
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 23 40
4 Bayer Leverkusen 23 36
5 Schalke 23 35
6 FC Augsburg 23 35
7 Hoffenheim 23 33
8 Eintracht Frankfurt 23 31
9 Werder Bremen 23 30
10 Borussia Dortmund 23 28
11 Hannover 96 23 27
12 Mainz 23 25
13 Cologne 23 25
14 Hertha Berlin 23 24
15 Hamburg 23 24
16 SC Paderborn 07 23 23
17 SC Freiburg 23 22
18 Stuttgart 23 19