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Harnik earns the points for Stuttgart

Published: Sunday 17 February 2013, 19.55CET
VfB Stuttgart defeated TSG 1899 Hoffenheim thanks to Martin Harnik's early goal, after Sebastian Polter had earned 1. FC Nürnberg a last-gasp 2-2 draw against Hannover 96.

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Published: Sunday 17 February 2013, 19.55CET

Harnik earns the points for Stuttgart

VfB Stuttgart defeated TSG 1899 Hoffenheim thanks to Martin Harnik's early goal, after Sebastian Polter had earned 1. FC Nürnberg a last-gasp 2-2 draw against Hannover 96.

VfB Stuttgart were the only winners in the Bundesliga on Sunday as an early Martin Harnik header earned them a 1-0 success against relegation-threatened TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

The Austrian forward powered Ibrahima Traoré's cross in off the crossbar just three minutes into the encounter to help move the Roten up to 12th place. They still needed goalkeeper Sven Ulreich to deny Eren Derdiyok late on, however, while Tobias Weis and Takashi Usami both shot off-target for Hoffenheim, who remain 16th, ten points from safety.

In Sunday's other game, Sebastian Polter's added-time equaliser rescued a 2-2 draw for 1. FC Nürnberg against Hannover 96. The 21-year-old fired in from close range in the 92nd minute to make it three games unbeaten for the hosts, who sit in 14th. Earlier, Szabolcs Huszti had put Hannover ahead, before Timm Klose headed Nürnberg's first equaliser. Didier Ya Konan then restored the lead for the visitors on 68 minutes, but they could not hold on to join seventh-placed 1. FSV Mainz 05 on 32 points.

Last updated: 04/12/13 6.48CET

Results

German Bundesliga 2012/13

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Last updated: 20/02/2013 12:46 CET

17/02/2013

HoffenheimHoffenheim0-1StuttgartStuttgart

Harnik 3

Venue: Sinsheim

17/02/2013

NürnbergNürnberg2-2HannoverHannover

T. Klose 53, Polter 90+2

Huszti 41, Ya Konan 68

Venue: Nürnberg

16/02/2013

DortmundDortmund3-0Eintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt

Reus 8, 9, 65

Venue: Dortmund

16/02/2013

LeverkusenLeverkusen2-1AugsburgAugsburg

Kiessling 26, Bender 75

Mölders 89

Venue: Leverkusen

16/02/2013

BremenBremen2-3FreiburgFreiburg

Petersen 39, 64

Kruse 36, Caligiuri 54 (P), Ginter 71

Venue: Bremen

16/02/2013

MainzMainz2-2SchalkeSchalke

Ivanschitz 27, Pospěch 63

Bastos 41, 82

Venue: Mainz

16/02/2013

DüsseldorfDüsseldorf1-0FürthFürth

Bellinghausen 18

Venue: Dusseldorf

16/02/2013

HamburgHamburg1-0MönchengladbachMönchengladbach

Van der Vaart 24

Venue: Hamburg

15/02/2013

WolfsburgWolfsburg0-2BayernBayern

Mandžukić 36, Robben 90+2

Venue: Wolfsburg

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