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Mercedes-Benz Arena (ATT 47,100) 10th March 2013 - Kick off 16:30 Ref: Christian Dingert

Stuttgart Stuttgart vs Hamburg Hamburg

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Rudnevs wins it for Hamburg

Last Updated: 10/03/13 9:02pm

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Dennis Aogo gets stuck in

Dennis Aogo gets stuck in

Artjoms Rudnevs' second-half goal gave European hopefuls Hamburg a 1-0 victory at Stuttgart on Sunday.

Hamburg ended a two-game winless streak to climb into sixth place as Rudnevs scored the only goal of the match in the 50th minute.

Stuttgart, meanwhile, came into the game on the back of a 2-0 Europa League defeat to Lazio and a third straight loss in all competitions sees the Reds struggling down in 14th place.

Hamburg were the first side to threaten as Rudnevs headed wide from close range following good work from Rafael van der Vaart.

Stuttgart's best chance of the first half came in the 16th minute as Raphael Holzhauser's free-kick was deflected wildly towards Hamburg keeper Rene Adler, who smothered at his near post.

Serdar Tasci's header was smothered by Adler as play resumed but Stuttgart were no closer to finding the back of the net.

Hamburg then grabbed the lead in the 50th minute as Dennis Diekmeier crossed from the right to find Rudnevs, who blasted a volley home from the middle of the box.

The hosts nearly equalised in the 69th minute, though, with Shinji Okazaki's cross finding Vedad Ibisevic, but Adler was there to deal with his header.

Hamburg pushed for a second decisive goal in the 79th minute but Tomas Rincon's shot from distance sailed wide of the mark.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 34 90
2 Borussia Dortmund 34 71
3 Schalke 34 64
4 Bayer Leverkusen 34 61
5 Wolfsburg 34 60
6 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 55
7 Mainz 34 53
8 FC Augsburg 34 52
9 Hoffenheim 34 44
10 Hannover 96 34 42
11 Hertha Berlin 34 41
12 Werder Bremen 34 39
13 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 36
14 SC Freiburg 34 36
15 Stuttgart 34 32
16 Hamburg 34 27
17 FC Nurnberg 34 26
18 Eintracht Braunschweig 34 25