German Bundesliga
StuttgartVfB Stuttgart0Bayern MunichBayern Munich2

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

Formation 4-4-1-1

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

Substitutes

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

Bayern Munich

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Neuer
  • 5BenatiaBooked at 86mins
  • 4Costa Santos
  • 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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    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.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Mario Götze (FC Bayern München).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, VfB Stuttgart. Conceded by David Alaba.

  7. Post update

    Dangerous play by Bastian Schweinsteiger (FC Bayern München).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Substitution

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

  10. Booking

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Medhi Benatia (FC Bayern München).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    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.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Xabi Alonso (FC Bayern München).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Moritz Leitner (VfB Stuttgart).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Vedad Ibisevic (VfB Stuttgart).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 7th February 2015

  • Köln1. FC Köln0PaderbornSC Paderborn 070
  • MainzMainz 050Hertha BerlinHertha Berlin2
  • FreiburgSC Freiburg0B DortmundBorussia Dortmund3
  • StuttgartVfB Stuttgart0Bayern MunichBayern Munich2
  • WolfsburgVfL Wolfsburg3Hoffenheim1899 Hoffenheim0
  • HamburgHamburg SV2HannoverHannover 961

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