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Mercedes-Benz Arena (ATT 42,450) 1st September 2013 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: D Drees

Stuttgart Stuttgart vs Hoffenheim Hoffenheim

Stuttgart 6

A Rudiger (12)
V Ibisevic (19, 47, 63)
A Maxim (28, 55)


Hoffenheim 2

K Volland (26)
R Firmino (87)

Stuttgart off and running

Last Updated: 01/09/13 4:43pm

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Antonio Ruediger celebrates.

Antonio Ruediger celebrates.

Stuttgart picked up their first win of the season in style with Vedad Ibisevic scoring a hat-trick in a convincing 6-2 victory over Hoffenheim.

The Bosnian punished his former club three times with livewire Alexandru Maxim and Antonio Rudiger also on target in Thomas Schneider's first game in charge of the Swabians in the Bundesliga after replacing Bruno Labbadia during the week.

Kevin Volland and Roberto Firmino scored consolations for Hoffenheim, but Markus Gisdol's side had no chance in a local derby.

Rudiger's first professional strike got the goalscoring under way in the 12th minute as he tucked Maxim's cross in from close range.

Maxim was the provider again for Ibisevic's first goal minutes later, the Bosnian rising high to head in from six yards out.

Volland reduced the arrears with a shot which took a wicked deflection off Rudiger to leave Sven Ulreich no chance.

There was no chance of Hoffenheim getting back into the game, though, as Maxim made it 3-1 before half an hour had even been played, accepting a gift after Koen Casteels misjudged a long ball forwards and left his goal gaping.

Ibisevic put the result beyond doubt early in the second half when he rounded Casteels to net his second of the game and Maxim also completed his brace with a neat curling effort into the far corner from just inside the penalty area to the left.

Stuttgart showed no mercy on their local rivals and Ibisevic made it six, completing his hat-trick with a close-range header from Timo Werner's cross in the 63rd minute.

There was still time for Firmino to bundle the ball in for a second consolation for the guests.

Rani Khedira, the brother of Real Madrid and Germany's Sami, came on for his Bundesliga debut, participating in the celebrations at the Mercedes-Benz Arena as Stuttgart finally picked up their first win of the season.

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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