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September 14, 2013 12:00 AM IST
Olympiastadion Berlin — Berlin
Referee:‬ D. Aytekin‎
Attendance:‬ 46624‎
 
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Hertha Berlin 0-1 Stuttgart: Gentner header sees Schneider's revival continue

Bruno Labbadia's replacement has now secured back-to-back victories, ending the hosts' 19-game unbeaten home streak in Friday's Bundesliga encounter

By Matthew Scott

API

Stuttgart's Bundesliga revival under Thomas Schneider continued on Friday as they overcame Hertha Berlin 1-0 in the Olympiastadion.

The result, sealed by Christian Gentner's 49th-minute header, was newly-promoted Hertha's first loss at home in 19 games - a run stretching back to May 2012 - and their second successive league defeat.

For Stuttgart, the win was their second in as many games - a sharp contrast to their first seven matches of the season, which saw just one win, elimination from the Europa League at the play-off stage and the sacking of Bruno Labbadia.

After going down to Wolfsburg in their last outing, Hertha made four changes to their side, but did not seem disjointed as they enjoyed the best of the opening exchanges.

Despite dominating possession, however, Hertha could not threaten Sven Ulreich's goal sufficiently.

And they were almost undone late in the half as Vedad Ibisevic was denied by Thomas Kraft before the Bosnian just failed to make a telling contact with the resulting corner.

However, Kraft was helpless just four minutes into the second half as another corner was nodded home by Gentner at the near post to silence the home crowd.

Hertha responded strongly - Adrian Ramos gave Per Ciljan Skjelbred a simple finish from six yards, but he could only fire straight at Ulreich before the Stuttgart keeper was again called into action to deny Colombia international Ramos.

The hosts were dominant in the search for an equaliser but ended up frustrated as Tolga Cigerci fired a rasping effort wide and the unbeatable Ulreich denied John Anthony Brooks' bullet header.



Hertha BSC

1
Thomas Kraft
Goalkeeper
2.50
2
Peter Pekarik
Defender
2.50
23
2.50
25
John Brooks
Defender
3.00
7
Hajime Hosogai
Midfielder
2.00
10
Änis Ben-Hatira
Midfielder
84′
3.00
13
3.00
17
Tolga Cigerci
Midfielder
76′
2.50
28
2.00
20
Adrian Ramos
Striker
3.00

VfB Stuttgart

4.00
1
Sven Ulreich
Goalkeeper
2.50
2
3.00
3
3.00
15
Arthur Boka
Defender
3.50
24
3.00
6
2.50
8
Moritz Leitner
Midfielder
89′
3.50
20
2.50
44
2.00
9
2.50
19

Substitutes

21
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3
 - 
6
 - 
18
Peter Niemeyer
Midfielder
 - 
26
Nico Schulz
Midfielder
76′
2.50
11
2.50
33
2.00

Substitutes

 - 
22
 - 
5
 - 
34
3.00
16
 - 
28
Rani Khedira
Midfielder
2.50
7
2.50
18
Cacau
Striker
89′

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski
Striker
Borussia Dortmund
18 4
Mario Mandzukic Mario Mandzukic
Striker
FC Bayern München
18 0
Adrian Ramos Adrian Ramos
Striker
Hertha BSC
16 3
Josip Drmic Josip Drmic
Striker
FC Nürnberg
16 2
Marco Reus Marco Reus
Midfielder
Borussia Dortmund
15 5