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OB no match for Labbadia's Stuttgart

Published: Thursday 16 December 2010, 22.50CET
VfB Stuttgart 5-1 Odense BK
Bruno Labbadia made a fine start at the Stuttgart helm as two goals from Timo Gebhart helped the German side round off Group H in style.
OB no match for Labbadia's Stuttgart
Stuttgart rejoice after Timo Gebhart scores their first goal against OB ©Getty Images

Match statistics

StuttgartOB

Goals scored5
 
1
Attempts on target6
 
3
Attempts off target9
 
7
Corners5
 
2
Offsides3
 
3
Fouls committed19
 
21
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 16 December 2010, 22.50CET

OB no match for Labbadia's Stuttgart

VfB Stuttgart 5-1 Odense BK
Bruno Labbadia made a fine start at the Stuttgart helm as two goals from Timo Gebhart helped the German side round off Group H in style.

Bruno Labbadia enjoyed a comfortable VfB Stuttgart coaching debut as his side overcame Odense BK to cap a fine UEFA Europa League group stage campaign – a welcome relief from their domestic relegation worries.

Timo Gebhart got the ball rolling with the first of his two goals on 20 minutes and by the time Peter Utaka mustered a response midway through the second half the hosts had struck three more. Ciprian Marica restored the four-goal cushion in added time for a victory that took Stuttgart to 15 points from six Group H games; three more than they have secured in 16 Bundesliga fixtures.

The first goal of the Labbadia era came when Gebhart seized on a second chance after his goal-bound header was chested back to his feet by OB defender Anders Møller Christensen. Chris Sørensen whacked one against the outside of the Stuttgart post soon after, but Marica should have made it 2-0 before the break, blazing over from close range.

That miss was forgotten three minutes into the second half, though, as 19-year-old UEFA club competition debutant Daniel Høegh stabbed Gebhart's cross into his own net. From then on it looked easy for Stuttgart. Pavel Pogrebnyak landed a shot on the roof of the OB net and Marica missed his cue again moments later, failing to take full advantage after being left with only Emil Ousager to beat.

Substitute Christian Gentner duly made it 3-0, seizing on the loose ball after Thomas Helveg got in the way of Arthur Boka's shot, and further proof that OB's luck was out came when Pogrebnyak's shot was blocked by Møller Christensen only for backspin to take the ball over the line anyway.

Utaka clipped in a neat consolation, but Marica's fortune finally turned at the death as he used his strength to hold off Sørensen before firing in.

Last updated: 18/12/10 0.12CET

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Lineups

stuttgart

Stuttgart

ob

OB

1
UlreichSven Ulreich (GK)
16
OusagerEmil Ousager (GK)
2
P. DegenPhilipp Degen
2
RuudEspen Ruud
3
MolinaroCristian Molinaro
4
AndreasenHans Henrik Andreasen
6
NiedermeierGeorg Niedermeier (C)
5
Møller ChristensenAnders Møller Christensen
Goal70
8
KuzmanovićZdravko Kuzmanović
Yellow Card87
6
HelvegThomas Helveg
9
MaricaCiprian Marica
Goal90+3
7
UtakaPeter Utaka
Goal72
Substitution88
13
GebhartTimo Gebhart
Goal20
Yellow Card31
Substitution59
13
ToftHenrik Toft
Substitution76
15
BokaArthur Boka
15
SørensenChris Sørensen (C)
29
PogrebnyakPavel Pogrebnyak
Substitution71
18
TraoréKalilou Traoré
Substitution79
34
BahMamadou Bah
Substitution59
19
Djemba-DjembaEric Djemba-Djemba
38
BičakčićErmin Bičakčić
26
HøeghDaniel Høegh
Goal48

Substitutes

23
ZieglerMarc Ziegler (GK)
50
SteroboTom Sterobo (GK)
18
CacauCacau
Substitution71
10
JohanssonAndreas Johansson
Substitution76
19
CamoranesiMauro Camoranesi
Substitution59
20
JohansenTimmi Johansen
20
GentnerChristian Gentner
Substitution59
Goal65
22
Demba-NyrénNjogu Demba-Nyrén
21
BoulahrouzKhalid Boulahrouz
25
O.FeldballeOliver Feldballe
Substitution79
25
ÉlsonÉlson
33
FalkRasmus Falk
Substitution88
35
TräschChristian Träsch
35
LarsenOliver Larsen

Coach

Bruno Labbadia (GER) Henrik Clausen (DEN)

Referee

Terje Hauge (NOR)

Assistant referees

Steinar Holvik (NOR), Frank Andås (NOR)

Fourth official

Tommy Skjerven (NOR)

Additional assistant referees

Brage Sandmoen (NOR), Dag Vidar Hafsås (NOR)

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