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Mercedes-Benz Arena (ATT 60,000) 27th January 2013 - Kick off 16:30 Ref: F Meyer

Stuttgart Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich Bay Munich

Stuttgart 0

M Harnik (S/O 80)


Bay Munich 2

M Mandzukic (50)
T Muller (72)

Bayern increase Bundesliga lead

Last Updated: 27/01/13 7:50pm

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Mario Mandzukic nets for the leaders

Mario Mandzukic nets for the leaders

Mario Mandzukic scored one and set up another as runaway leaders Bayern Munich increased their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to 11 points with victory at Stuttgart.

Mandzukic gave Bayern the lead in the 50th minute before Thomas Muller made it two inside the final 20 minutes.

Stuttgart played the final 10 minutes a man light after Martin Harnik was shown a second yellow card.

Bayern now have 48 points to lead comfortably from second-placed Bayer Leverkusen, who could only draw against Freiburg on Saturday. Stuttgart stay on 25 points - four behind sixth-placed Schalke.

Bayern were close to taking the lead in the 12th minute but Dante sent his header just over the bar.

Stuttgart had a good chance in the 27th minute but Shinji Okazaki shot wide of the far post following a counter-attack, while the hosts were left to curse their luck in the 35th minute as Harnik struck the frame of the goal from a tight angle.

Bayern went ahead five minutes after the re-start as Mandzukic intercepted a backpass from Cristian Molinaro, rounded goalkeeper Sven Ulreich and coolly slotted the ball home.

Munich appeared to have doubled the advantage in the 54th minute but Muller's effort was disallowed after he strayed offside.

The game was decided in the 72nd minute as Mandzukic crossed from the right for Muller who stuck out a boot to directed the ball past Ulreich.

Stuttgart's miserable day was complete when Harnik was sent off in the 80th minute after picking up his second caution following a foul on Franck Ribery.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 31 76
2 Wolfsburg 31 62
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 31 60
4 Bayer Leverkusen 31 58
5 Schalke 31 45
6 FC Augsburg 31 43
7 Werder Bremen 31 42
8 Hoffenheim 31 41
9 Borussia Dortmund 31 40
10 Mainz 31 37
11 Cologne 31 36
12 Eintracht Frankfurt 31 36
13 Hertha Berlin 31 34
14 Hamburg 31 31
15 SC Paderborn 07 31 31
16 SC Freiburg 31 30
17 Hannover 96 31 30
18 Stuttgart 31 27