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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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1 Bayern Munich 16 42
2 Wolfsburg 16 31
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 16 27
4 Bayer Leverkusen 16 27
5 Schalke 16 26
6 FC Augsburg 16 24
7 Hoffenheim 16 23
8 Hannover 96 16 23
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 16 22
10 Cologne 16 19
11 Mainz 16 18
12 SC Paderborn 07 16 18
13 Hertha Berlin 16 18
14 Hamburg 16 16
15 Stuttgart 16 16
16 Borussia Dortmund 16 15
17 SC Freiburg 16 14
18 Werder Bremen 16 14