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Played
November 23, 2013 1:00 AM IST
Mercedes-Benz-Arena — Stuttgart
Referee:‬ T. Kinhöfer‎
Attendance:‬ 49560‎
 
 
Raffael 37′
 
Oscar Wendt 73′
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Raffael
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Mönchengladbach
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Stuttgart 0-2 Borussia Monchengladbach: Wendt strike clinches points

Gladbach continued their fine run of form courtesy of the Swedish full-back's sweetly struck effort and Brazilian Raffael's opener

Oscar Wendt VfB Stuttgart Borussia Mönchengladbach Bundesliga 11222013
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Borussia Monchengladbach tightened their grip on fourth place in the Bundesliga with a confident 2-0 win at Stuttgart on Friday.

Raffael gave Gladbach a deserved half-time lead after latching on to a neat pass from Patrick Herrmann, with Sweden international Oscar Wendt settling the result with a sweetly struck volley.

Lucien Favre made no changes to his Gladbach side that had beaten Nurnberg before the international break, while Antonio Rudiger replaced Karim Haggui in the hosts' defence.

Granit Xhaka was enterprising early on for the visitors but failed to test Sven Ulreich with two early long-range strikes.

Ulreich kept Raffael out as he advanced on goal in the 17th minute with Max Kruse wasting the rebound by hitting his shot into the side-netting.

But Raffael was not to be denied eight minutes before half-time, picking up Herrmann's reverse pass and holding off Rudiger's challenge before rounding Ulreich and slotting into the net.

Juan Arango and Kruse brought fine stops out of Ulreich after the break, but he had no answer in the 73rd minute as Wendt was afforded space on the edge of the area to power a bouncing ball home.

Victory for Gladbach was their second on the road this season and fourth in a row, leaving them four points clear of fifth-placed Wolfsburg ahead of the weekend, while Stuttgart could drop from eighth to 12th if results go against them.


VfB Stuttgart

1
Sven Ulreich
Goalkeeper
4.00
3
Daniel Schwaab
Defender
2.00
6
2.00
24
2.50
34
Konstantin Rausch
Midfielder
2.00
6
3.00
8
Moritz Leitner
Midfielder
46′
2.00
20
Christian Gentner
Midfielder
3.00
44
3.00
9
1.50
19
Timo Werner
Striker
3.00

Mönchengladbach

3.50
1
3.50
17
Oscar Wendt
Defender
73′
3.00
24
3.50
39
4.50
7
4.50
11
Raffael
Striker
37′ 90′
4.00
23
2.50
27
Julian Korb
Midfielder
83′
3.50
34
Granit Xhaka
Midfielder
75′
3.00
18
3.50
10
Max Kruse
Midfielder

Substitutes

22
 - 
2
 - 
5
 - 
16
1.50
23
Sercan Sararer
Midfielder
 - 
7
 - 
25
2.00

Substitutes

 - 
33
 - 
3
Filip Daems
Defender
 - 
4
 - 
8
Lukas Rupp
Midfielder
85′
 - 
16
 - 
18
 - 
31

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Results
 
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Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski
Striker
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18 4
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Striker
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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