Vedad Ibišević scored Sunday's only goal in the Bundesliga as VfB Stuttgart ended Hamburger SV's four-game unbeaten run with a 1-0 away win.
With only one league triumph under their belts before today, Stuttgart began as underdogs against a resurgent HSV side boasting ten points from the last available 12 – including a 3-2 victory against champions Borussia Dortmund. However, Ibišević turned in Martin Harnik's cross from close range in the 30th minute and the hosts were unable to conjure a riposte, with Milan Badelj's effort against the crossbar the closest they came.
In the day's other match, 1. FC Nürnberg and FC Augsburg played out a goalless draw in their Bavarian derby. The result ended Nürnberg's run of four straight losses, but they could have been celebrating a first home win of the season had Hanno Balitsch not been twice denied by Mohammed Amsif. Sebastian Polter also missed with a late headed chance for 15th-placed Nürnberg, who lie one spot above their opponents.
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|Last updated: 17/02/2013 18:47 CET|
|Venue: Frankfurt am Main|
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|1||FC Bayern München||8||24|
|3||FC Schalke 04||8||17|
|5||Bayer 04 Leverkusen||8||12|
|8||1. FSV Mainz 05||8||11|
|9||SV Werder Bremen||8||10|
|13||VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach||8||9|
|14||TSG 1899 Hoffenheim||8||8|
|15||1. FC Nürnberg||8||8|
|17||SpVgg Greuther Fürth||8||5|