January 27, 2013
Mandzukic stars in Bayern win
#INSERT type:video END# Mario Mandzukic scored one and set up another as runaway leaders Bayern Munich increased their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to 11 points with victory at Stuttgart.
Stuttgart played the final 10 minutes a man light after Martin Harnik was shown a second yellow card.
Bayern now have 48 points to lead comfortably from second-placed Bayer Leverkusen, who could only draw against Freiburg yesterday. Stuttgart stay on 25 points - four behind sixth-placed Schalke.
Bayern were close to taking the lead in the 12th minute but Dante sent his header just over the bar.
Stuttgart had a good chance in the 27th minute but Shinji Okazaki shot wide of the far post following a counter-attack, while the hosts were left to curse their luck in the 35th minute as Harnik struck the frame of the goal from a tight angle.
Bayern went ahead five minutes after the re-start as Mandzukic intercepted a backpass from Cristian Molinaro, rounded goalkeeper Sven Ulreich and coolly slotted the ball home.
Munich appeared to have doubled the advantage in the 54th minute but Muller's effort was disallowed after he strayed offside.
The game was decided in the 72nd minute as Mandzukic crossed from the right for Muller who stuck out a boot to directed the ball past Ulreich.
Stuttgart's miserable day was complete when Harnik was sent off in the 80th minute after picking up his second caution following a foul on Franck Ribery.
|VfB Stuttgart||Bayern Munich|
|1 Sven Ulreich||1 Manuel Neuer|
|20 Christian Gentner||31 Bastian Schweinsteiger|
|21 Christian Molinaro||27 David Alaba|
|5 Serdar Tasci||5 Daniel van Buyten|
|24 Antonio Rüdiger||21 Philipp Lahm|
|7 Martin Harnik||25 Thomas Müller|
|6 Georg Niedermeier||4 Dante|
|16 Ibrahima Traore||7 Franck Ribéry|
|9 Vedad Ibisevic||9 Mario Mandzukic|
|31 Shinji Okazaki||39 Toni Kroos|
|4 William Kvist||8 Javi Martínez|
|22 Marc Ziegler||Tom Starke 22|
|23 Tim Hoogland||Arjen Robben 10|
|8 Zdravko Kuzmanovic||Mario Gomez 33|
|30 Tamas Hajnal||Rafinha 13|
|3 Felipe Lopes Aliste||Anatoliy Tymoschuk 44|
|17 Tunay Torun||Jerome Boateng 17|
|26 Raphael Holzhauser||Xherdan Shaqiri 11|
|Tunay Torun for Ibrahima Traore (64)||Xherdan Shaqiri for Franck Ribéry (88)|
|Raphael Holzhauser for Shinji Okazaki (64)||Mario Gomez for Mario Mandzukic (89)|
|Martin Harnik (32)||Toni Kroos (59)|
|Antonio Rüdiger (61)|
|William Kvist (84)|
|Martin Harnik (80)|
|· Squads: VfB Stuttgart | Bayern Munich|