October 21, 2012
Hamburg SV 0-1 VfB Stuttgart
Vedad Ibisevic's first-half goal was enough as Stuttgart continued the strong run of late with a victory at Hamburg.
Ibisevic scored the only goal of the match in the 30th minute to lift his side, who have now collected seven points in their past three matches, up to 12th place.
Hamburg saw their four-match undefeated streak come to an end and have 10 points to leave them 10th.
Stuttgart had a chance after just two minutes as Ibisevic fed Martin Harnik, who could not beat Hamburg goalkeeper Rene Adler.
The visitors were close again at the quarter-hour mark as Ibisevic shot just right of goal from 12 yards out.
Stuttgart finally grabbed the lead after 30 minutes with Christian Gentner feeding Harnik down the right. The Austrian crossed into the middle where Ibisevic beat Michael Mancienne to the ball and fired home.
Hamburg appeared to have equalised in the 45th minute but Artjoms Rudnevs was ruled offside after Milan Badelj's 30-yard strike blasted off the crossbar.
The hosts had a double chance after 58 minutes with Adler stopping Maximilian Beister's attempt from 17 yards and then Marcell Jansen headed over the crossbar from 11 yards.
The visitors continued their push forward but Raphael Holzhauser's left-footed attempt went just inches wide of the far right post after 65 minutes.
Stuttgart goalkeeper Sven Ulreich needed a quick reaction to save Rafael van der Vaart's blast in the 73rd minute.
Stuttgart failed to convert two more chances in the 79th minute with Ibrahima Traore's shot stopped by a Hamburg defender and Adler blocking away Harnik's follow-up shot.
Ulreich matched Adler with two saves against Jansen and Son Heung-min in the 81st minute.
|Hamburg SV||VfB Stuttgart|
|Vedad Ibisevic (30')|
|Hamburg SV||VfB Stuttgart|
|15 René Adler||1 Sven Ulreich|
|4 Heiko Westermann||6 Georg Niedermeier|
|3 Michael Mancienne||5 Serdar Tasci|
|7 Marcell Jansen||15 Arthur Boka|
|2 Dennis Diekmeier||2 Gotoku Sakai|
|18 Tolgay-Ali Arslan||26 Raphael Holzhauser|
|14 Milan Badelj||20 Christian Gentner|
|10 Artjoms Rudnevs||4 William Kvist|
|23 Rafael Van der Vaart||16 Ibrahima Traore|
|19 Petr Jiracek||7 Martin Harnik|
|40 Heung-Min Son||9 Vedad Ibisevic|
|20 Paul Scharner||Francisco Rodríguez 14|
|6 Dennis Aogo||Christian Molinaro 21|
|16 Marcus Berg||Marc Ziegler 22|
|1 Jaroslav Drobny||Zdravko Kuzmanovic 8|
|21 Maximilian Beister||Tamas Hajnal 30|
|5 Jeffrey Bruma||Shinji Okazaki 31|
|22 Jacopo Sala||Tunay Torun 17|
|Maximilian Beister for Petr Jiracek (45)||Christian Molinaro for Arthur Boka (45)|
|Marcus Berg for Milan Badelj (74)||Tamas Hajnal for Raphael Holzhauser (80)|
|Paul Scharner for Heung-Min Son (86)||Francisco Rodríguez for Ibrahima Traore (87)|
|Raphael Holzhauser (58)|
|Vedad Ibisevic (84)|
|· Rosters: Hamburg SV | VfB Stuttgart|