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VfB Stuttgart 0-2 Bayern Munich

David Alaba scores a free-kick for Bayern Munich's second goal against Stuttgart
David Alaba's spectacular free-kick ensured a first win in three games for Bayern Munich

Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich eased past Stuttgart to grab their first win of the year thanks to goals from Arjen Robben and David Alaba.

Robben's 12th league goal of the season came from a left-foot shot inside the area to give the visitors the lead just before half-time.

Alaba then curled a spectacular 35-yard free-kick into the top right corner for Bayern's second on 51 minutes.

It means 2007 champions Stuttgart drop two places to the bottom of the table.

"We are not perfect. We can still improve," Bayern coach Pep Guardiola said.

"We should run less and move more with the ball in our possession."

Wolfsburg
Former Chelsea winger Andre Schurrle set up two goals on his Wolfsburg debut

Bayern hold an eight-point lead over Wolfsburg after their first win in three matches.

"That goal just before the break was crucial," Robben said.

"Stuttgart defended in numbers and it was good that one went in. It was about time we got three points from a game."

Germany winger Andre Schurrle enjoyed a memorable debut as he inspired Wolfsburg to a 3-0 win against Hoffenheim.

Schurrle, who arrived from Chelsea on deadline day, set up Bas Dost and Kevin De Bruyne as the Wolves led 2-0 at the break.

Belgium attacker De Bruyne - another former Chelsea player - added a third as the home side made it seven points from their first three games of 2015.

Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund's first win since 5 December, 3-0 against Freiburg, moves them two places up the table, with Stuttgart replacing them at the bottom.

Line-ups

Stuttgart

  • 1Ulreich
  • 3SchwaabSubstituted forHarnikat 45'minutes
  • 32Baumgartl
  • 6Niedermeier
  • 2Sakai
  • 16Klein
  • 13RomeuBooked at 48minsSubstituted forMaximat 58'minutes
  • 20Gentner
  • 21HlousekSubstituted forKosticat 72'minutes
  • 8Leitner
  • 9Ibisevic

Substitutes

  • 5Haggui
  • 7Harnik
  • 18Kostic
  • 19Werner
  • 22Kirschbaum
  • 23Sararer
  • 44Maxim

Bayern Munich

  • 1Neuer
  • 5BenatiaBooked at 86mins
  • 4Dante
  • 27Alaba
  • 3Alonso
  • 30WeiserSubstituted forMüllerat 45'minutes
  • 18Bernat
  • 31Schweinsteiger
  • 10RobbenSubstituted forRodeat 88'minutes
  • 9Lewandowski
  • 19Götze

Substitutes

  • 14Pizarro
  • 16Gaudino
  • 20Rode
  • 23Reina
  • 24Kurt
  • 25Müller
  • 28Badstuber
Referee:
Florian Meyer
Attendance:
60,000

Match Stats

Home TeamStuttgartAway TeamBayern Munich
Possession
Home27%
Away73%
Shots
Home4
Away8
Shots on Target
Home0
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home27
Away22

Live Text

Match ends, VfB Stuttgart 0, FC Bayern München 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, VfB Stuttgart 0, FC Bayern München 2.

Attempt missed. Vedad Ibisevic (VfB Stuttgart) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Alexandru Maxim with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Mario Götze (FC Bayern München).

Florian Klein (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, VfB Stuttgart. Conceded by David Alaba.

Dangerous play by Bastian Schweinsteiger (FC Bayern München).

Vedad Ibisevic (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Sebastian Rode replaces Arjen Robben.

Booking

Medhi Benatia (FC Bayern München) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Medhi Benatia (FC Bayern München).

Alexandru Maxim (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mario Götze.

Foul by Xabi Alonso (FC Bayern München).

Christian Gentner (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Xabi Alonso (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Moritz Leitner (VfB Stuttgart).

Offside, VfB Stuttgart. Alexandru Maxim tries a through ball, but Vedad Ibisevic is caught offside.

Dante (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Vedad Ibisevic (VfB Stuttgart).

Attempt saved. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Medhi Benatia (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Filip Kostic (VfB Stuttgart).

Medhi Benatia (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Vedad Ibisevic (VfB Stuttgart).

Xabi Alonso (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christian Gentner (VfB Stuttgart).

Foul by Bastian Schweinsteiger (FC Bayern München).

Christian Gentner (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, VfB Stuttgart. Florian Klein tries a through ball, but Christian Gentner is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Xabi Alonso with a cross following a corner.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Florian Klein.

Juan Bernat (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alexandru Maxim (VfB Stuttgart).

Substitution

Substitution, VfB Stuttgart. Filip Kostic replaces Adam Hlousek.

Attempt missed. Xabi Alonso (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Thomas Müller.

David Alaba (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christian Gentner (VfB Stuttgart).

Corner, VfB Stuttgart. Conceded by David Alaba.

Corner, VfB Stuttgart. Conceded by Medhi Benatia.

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