Stuttgart finally earn their star

May 20, 2007
By Uli Hesse-Lichtenberger
There were more tears at Schalke on Saturday. Yes, the fans and the players had resigned themselves to the fact their chances were slim - but fate does tend to be cruel and gave them a glimmer of hope.

With Schalke leading Bielefeld 2-0, Stuttgart suddenly fell behind against Cottbus.

The Royal Blues were on top - for eight minutes, until Thomas Hitzlsperger showed why he was called 'The Hammer' in England, scoring with an unlikely and stunning volley from 20 or so yards ...

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