MX23RW : Wednesday, January 23 20:51:06
Nov 28, 2014 at 7.30pm UK at ​Mage-Solar-Stadion
Freiburg
1-4
Stuttgart
Darida (42')
Mitrovic (70')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Harnik (31', 76'), Gruezo (52'), Werner (68')

Result: Stuttgart thrash 10-man Freiburg

Stuttgart end a run of three league losses in a row with a 4-1 win over 10-man Freiburg in Germany's Bundesliga.

Stuttgart have ended a run of three straight league defeats by thrashing 10-man Freiburg 4-1 in the Bundesliga this evening.

After a quiet opening 20 minutes, it was the home side that had the first real chance of the night when Sebastian Freis attempted to fire in a rebound after Sven Ulreich had punched a Marc Torrejon effort clear.

Freiburg continued to look the stronger side as Oliver Sorg charged into the box, but the Stuttgart defenders made sure that his effort did not reach their keeper.

The visitors went on the counter-attack, forcing a corner which allowed them to open the scoring as Moritz Leitner curled the ball in for Martin Harnik to head in.

Stuttgart's lead did not last long though, as Freiburg hit back just before the break when Vladimir Darida unleashed a powerful strike from 30 yards out.

The visitors edged back ahead shortly after the restart as Carlos Gruezo carved out some space on the edge of the box before picking up the top corner.

Ulreich had to remain alert down the other end to stop the hosts equalising again, but the keeper tipped Admir Mehmedi's effort over.

Stuttgart opened up a two-goal cushion for the first time with just over 20 minutes to play as young striker Timo Werner met a Leitner cross, allowing him to head in from the edge of the box.

Things got worse for Freiburg a few minutes later when Stefan Mitrovic was shown a straight red card for a wild challenge on Harnik on the edge of the box.

It did not take Stuttgart long to capitalise against the 10 men of Freiburg, with Gotoku Sakai setting Harnik up with a through-ball, giving the forward an easy finish from close range.

Adam Hlousek came close to making it five in the final moments of the match, but the keeper managed to pull off a fingertip save to keep his shot out.

The win moves Stuttgart out of the bottom two, while Freiburg, who had been unbeaten in three, stay 14th.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Borussia DortmundDortmund18143145182745
2Bayern Munich18123339192039
3Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach18113437181936
4RB Leipzig1894531181331
5Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt1893637241330
6Wolfsburg188462824428
7Hertha Berlin187652928127
8Hoffenheim186753326725
9Werder Bremen187472929025
10Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen187382630-424
11Mainz 05186662024-424
12Schalke 04Schalke186392225-321
13Freiburg185672228-621
14Fortuna DusseldorfDusseldorf186392134-1321
15Augsburg183692631-515
16Stuttgart1842121438-2414
17Hannover1825111736-1911
18Nuremberg1825111541-2611

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