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Harnik strikes late to fuel Stuttgart

Published: Thursday 30 September 2010, 20.45CET
Odense BK 1-2 VfB Stuttgart
Martin Harnik struck four minutes from time as the German side made it two wins from two to head the Group H standings.
Harnik strikes late to fuel Stuttgart
Martin Harnik celebrates after his late winner for Stuttgart ©Getty Images

Match statistics

OBStuttgart

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target2
 
10
Attempts off target4
 
7
Corners1
 
3
Offsides0
4
Fouls committed14
 
17
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 30 September 2010, 20.45CET

Harnik strikes late to fuel Stuttgart

Odense BK 1-2 VfB Stuttgart
Martin Harnik struck four minutes from time as the German side made it two wins from two to head the Group H standings.

VfB Stuttgart retained their position at the Group H summit by claiming a second straight victory thanks to Martin Harnik's late winner at Odense BK.

The Danish outfit appeared set for their first point of the phase when Andreas Johansson cancelled out Zdravko Kuzmanović's 72nd-minute opener. It was Harnik, though, who settled matters with a pinpoint chip with four minutes remaining to give Christian Gross's men a three-point advantage in the section.

Stuttgart, bottom of the Bundesliga after five defeats from six matches, started in the ascendancy with Serdar Tasci – a goalscorer in the 3-0 success against BSC Young Boys on Matchday 1 – twice close to an early breakthrough. The defender forced Roy Carroll to palm away his header from a Christian Gentner corner on 12 minutes then nodded over from close range after Mauro Camoranesi's free-kick had been flicked towards the far post.

Johansson prompted the Odense response, dispossessing Mamadou Bah and riding three challenges before stinging the palms of Sven Ulreich after 28 minutes, but the threat from the visitors remained as Camoranesi's drive from 25 metres was shovelled behind by Carroll.

The Stripes' custodian was a prominent figure after the break too, deflecting over Cacau's effort after the German international seized on Ciprian Marica's touch. Stuttgart's increasing influence eventually paid dividends when Camoranesi lofted a pass to Gentner, whose cross from the byline was firmly headed in by Kuzmanović.

The visitors were visibly boosted with substitute Harnik's snap-shot brilliantly flicked onto the bar by Carroll and there seemed only one outcome until Chris Sørensen fired in a low cross and Johansson darted in ahead of Arthur Boka to poke in the equaliser after 78 minutes. Harnik would have the final word, though, audaciously chipping Carroll from distance after Boka had robbed Eric Djemba-Djemba midway inside the hosts' half.

Last updated: 02/10/10 2.15CET

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Lineups

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Stuttgart

1
CarrollRoy Carroll (GK)
1
UlreichSven Ulreich (GK)
2
RuudEspen Ruud
3
MolinaroCristian Molinaro
Substitution60
3
HålandAtle Roar Håland
5
TasciSerdar Tasci
4
AndreasenHans Henrik Andreasen
8
KuzmanovićZdravko Kuzmanović
Goal72
7
UtakaPeter Utaka
9
MaricaCiprian Marica
10
JohanssonAndreas Johansson
Goal78
Substitution80
17
DelpierreMatthieu Delpierre (C)
14
TroestJonas Troest
18
CacauCacau
Yellow Card35
Substitution73
15
SørensenChris Sørensen (C)
19
CamoranesiMauro Camoranesi
18
TraoréKalilou Traoré
Yellow Card15
Substitution90
20
GentnerChristian Gentner
Yellow Card74
19
Djemba-DjembaEric Djemba-Djemba
27
CelozziStefano Celozzi
21
GíslasonRúrik Gíslason
Substitution70
34
BahMamadou Bah

Substitutes

30
HansenAlexander Hansen (GK)
23
ZieglerMarc Ziegler (GK)
5
Møller ChristensenAnders Møller Christensen
6
NiedermeierGeorg Niedermeier
13
ToftHenrik Toft
7
HarnikMartin Harnik
Substitution73
Goal86
20
JohansenTimmi Johansen
15
BokaArthur Boka
Substitution60
Yellow Card68
22
Demba-NyrénNjogu Demba-Nyrén
Substitution80
21
BoulahrouzKhalid Boulahrouz
24
KadriiBashkim Kadrii
Substitution70
29
PogrebnyakPavel Pogrebnyak
25
O.FeldballeOliver Feldballe
Substitution90
35
TräschChristian Träsch

Coach

Uffe Pedersen (DEN) Christian Gross (SUI)

Referee

Alexandru Deaconu (ROU)

Assistant referees

George Adrian Vidan (ROU), Sebastian Gheorghe (ROU)

Fourth official

Mugurel Draganescu (ROU)

Additional assistant referees

Augustus Constantin (ROU), István Kovács (ROU)

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