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Nov 8, 2014 at 5.30pm UK at Weserstadion
Werder Bremen
2-0
Stuttgart
Prodl (30'), Bartels (57')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Result: Werder Bremen off bottom of Bundesliga with Stuttgart win

Werder Bremen climb off the foot of the table and send Borussia Dortmund bottom of the Bundesliga with a crucial 2-0 victory over Stuttgart at Weserstadion.

Werder Bremen have climbed off the foot of the Bundesliga table with a 2-0 win over fellow strugglers Stuttgart.

Goals from Sebastian Prodl and Fin Bartels either side of half time earned Bremen their second successive win and sent German giants Borussia Dortmund bottom.

Zlatko Junuzovic had two early efforts for the hosts at Weserstadion, firstly shooting wide from 25 yards. His next effort was on target, but Stuttgart keeper Thorsten Kirschbaum made a comfortable save.

It was Armin Veh's side who came closest to opening the scoring before the half-hour mark as Martin Harnik was released into the box by Sercan Sararer, only to stumble on the ball and be crowded out by Bremen defenders.

Bremen were ahead nine minutes later as Prodl's header from a corner was deflected past Kirschbaum.

Stuttgart replied strongly and could have equalised prior to the interval, as Christian Genter headed wide from close range, Alexandru Maxim shot high from the edge of the box and Raphael Wolf saved from Harnik.

They knocked on the door again three minutes after the restart as Antonio Rudiger poked just wide following Genter's knockdown, but Bremen soon doubled their advantage against the run of play.

Again it was a corner which was the source as Bartels met Junuzovic's delivery at the near post to guide home.

The second goal was a killer blow to Stuttgart and Werder looked the most likely to add to the scores before the final whistle as Franco Di Santo squandered several chances to add his name to the scoresheet.

Two was enough for Bremen to continue their 100% record under new manager Viktor Skrypnyk and climb to 15th, while Stuttgart are only propped up by Dortmund following a sixth defeat of the season.

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Wednesday's key events


SKATEBOARDING
· Team GB starlet Sky Brown - aged just 13 - takes part in the women's park event and has a realistic chance of picking up a medal too. Bombette Martin is Britain's other representative, while hosts Japan are among the favourites for gold (1am)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain's women have more history in their sights heading into their semi-final against Netherlands - the team they beat in the 2016 gold medal match (2.30am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's 400m hurdles final on Tuesday will go down as one of the greatest Olympic races of all time, and the women will attempt to emulate that, with new world record holder Sydney McLaughlin of USA and Netherlands' Femke Bol the favourites for gold (3.30am)
· Nick Miller is Britain's representative in the men's hammer throw final (12.15pm)
· The men's 800m final could be a wide-open affair (1.05pm)
· A thrilling men's 200m final is in store as the likes of Andre de Grasse, Noah Lyles and 17-year-old sensation Erriyon Knighton bid to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion (1.55pm)

SAILING
· After a medal-laden day on the water on Tuesday, Great Britain will be looking for more success, starting with Luke Patience and Chris Grube in the men's 470-class medal race (6.33am)
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· Ben Whittaker is also guaranteed a medal, but will look to ensure that is either gold or silver as he takes on Cuba's Arlen Lopez in the light heavyweight final (7.35am)

CYCLING
· World records have been tumbling in the velodrome, and another could go in the men's team pursuit final as Italy - new world record holders themselves - face Denmark (10.06am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Three Brits have made into into the final of the men's jumping individual final, including fastest qualifier Ben Maher, who will bid to inherit compatriot Nick Skelton's Olympic crown (11am)

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