MX23RW : Saturday, January 19 00:47:17
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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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Borussia DortmundDortmund17133144182642
2Bayern Munich18123339192039
3Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach17103436181833
4RB Leipzig1794431171431
5Wolfsburg178452722528
6Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt1783634231127
7Hoffenheim186753326725
8Hertha Berlin176652627-124
9Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen177372629-324
10Werder Bremen176472829-122
11Freiburg175662125-421
12Mainz 05175661722-521
13Schalke 04Schalke175392024-418
14Fortuna DusseldorfDusseldorf175391933-1418
15Augsburg173682529-415
16Stuttgart1742111235-2314
17Hannover1725101735-1811
18Nuremberg1725101438-2411

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