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Effort on goal by Oliver Feldballe from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
Martin Harnik fouled by Oliver Feldballe, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Arthur Boka.
Oliver Feldballe joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kalilou Traore.
Njugo Demba-Nyren takes a shot. Serdar Tasci gets a block in. Corner taken by Espen Ruud, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sven Ulreich by Atle Roar Haland. Sven Ulreich takes the direct free kick.
Martin Harnik scores a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Odense BK 1-2 VfB Stuttgart.
Andreas Johansson goes off and Njugo Demba-Nyren comes on.
Andreas Johansson finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Odense BK 1-1 VfB Stuttgart.Assist by Chris Sorensen.
Martin Harnik takes a shot. Roy Carroll makes a save.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Roy Carroll.
Shot from deep inside the area by Christian Gentner clears the crossbar.
Effort from inside the penalty area by Martin Harnik strikes the post.
The referee books Christian Gentner for unsporting behaviour.
Jeronimo Baretto Cacau goes off and Martin Harnik comes on.
Zdravko Kuzmanovic grabs a headed goal from inside the area. Odense BK 0-1 VfB Stuttgart.Assist on the goal came from Christian Gentner.
Bashkim Kadrii is brought on as a substitute for Rurik Gislason.
Arthur Boka challenges Rurik Gislason unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee cautions Arthur Boka for unsporting behaviour. Chris Sorensen shoots direct from the free kick.
Jeronimo Baretto Cacau takes a shot. Save made by Roy Carroll. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Stefano Celozzi, clearance by Andreas Johansson.
Chris Sorensen challenges Jeronimo Baretto Cacau unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sven Ulreich restarts play with the free kick.
(VfB Stuttgart) makes a substitution, with Arthur Boka coming on for Cristian Molinaro.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ciprian Marica by Kalilou Traore. Centre by Stefano Celozzi, Jeronimo Baretto Cacau takes a shot. Roy Carroll makes a save. The referee blows for offside. Roy Carroll restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from deep inside the area by Jeronimo Baretto Cacau clears the crossbar.
Cristian Molinaro fouled by Peter Utaka, the ref awards a free kick. Sven Ulreich restarts play with the free kick.
Kalilou Traore concedes a free kick for a foul on Serdar Tasci. Free kick taken by Serdar Tasci.
Jeronimo Baretto Cacau challenges Chris Sorensen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Sorensen restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Cristian Molinaro on Andreas Johansson. Direct free kick taken by Espen Ruud.
Jeronimo Baretto Cacau challenges Hans Henrik Andreasen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Hans Henrik Andreasen takes the direct free kick. Jeronimo Baretto Cacau receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Foul by Mathieu Delpierre on Rurik Gislason, free kick awarded. Espen Ruud takes the direct free kick.
Mathieu Delpierre concedes a free kick for a foul on Rurik Gislason. Direct free kick taken by Espen Ruud. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Roy Carroll by Jeronimo Baretto Cacau. Roy Carroll takes the free kick.
Zdravko Kuzmanovic takes a shot. Save by Roy Carroll. Cristian Molinaro takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Atle Roar Haland.
Chris Sorensen takes a shot. Save by Sven Ulreich.
Ciprian Marica challenges Hans Henrik Andreasen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Espen Ruud restarts play with the free kick.
Hans Henrik Andreasen produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Shot by Zdravko Kuzmanovic from outside the box goes over the net.
Shot by Zdravko Kuzmanovic. Save by Roy Carroll.
Kalilou Traore gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mauro German Camoranesi. Booking for Kalilou Traore for unsporting behaviour. Centre by Zdravko Kuzmanovic, Stefano Celozzi produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
Jeronimo Baretto Cacau challenges Atle Roar Haland unfairly and gives away a free kick. Centre by Espen Ruud, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Hans Henrik Andreasen misses to the left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cristian Molinaro by Espen Ruud. Free kick crossed right-footed by Zdravko Kuzmanovic, clearance by Espen Ruud. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mamadou Bah, Serdar Tasci takes a shot. Save made by Roy Carroll.
Mamadou Bah fouled by Kalilou Traore, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mamadou Bah.
Christian Gentner has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.
Foul by Stefano Celozzi on Andreas Johansson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jonas Troest.
The game gets underway.
The referee blows for half time.
The game restarts for the second half.
The final whistle is blown by the referee.
Gross: League doesn't matter now
Stuttgart boss Christian Gross has urged his side to forget about their Bundesliga woes when they take on Odense BK in the Europa League.
The Germans slipped to the foot of their domestic table on the back of a 4-1 thrashing at home to Bayer Leverkusen at the weekend, their fifth defeat in their opening six league games.
But they have started their European campaign in more impressive fashion and go into the game top of Group H thanks to their opening 3-0 win over Young Boys.
"We need to look ahead now and, on Thursday, free our thoughts from the Bundesliga in order to be in the correct mental state for the Europa League," Gross said on Stuttgart's official website.
"Odense is a challenge that we must rise to.
"We have to get back on track as quickly as possible. That is done only step by step, through small successes.
"We will achieve them only through targeted, hard work. We find ourselves in an uncomfortable situation, which we have only ourselves to thank for, but we can't still be devastated now."
Gross has announced his intention to make changes for the game in Denmark, revealing Cristian Molinaro and Stefano Celozzi were likely to start at full-back and midfielder Mamadou Bah, a summer signing from Strasbourg, could make his debut.
Despite his side's poor form, the former Tottenham boss expects three points.
"That is a very important game. We made a good start in the Europa League with the 3-0 win in Bern and we want to maintain our position in the table at all costs. We will need to be compact, determined and avoid conceding any goals. I'm expecting a positive result from my team," said Gross.
Odense were beaten 2-1 at Spanish side Getafe in their group opener.
They go into the match having beaten Lyngby 3-1 on Monday to lie fourth in the Danish SAS-Liga after 10 games, already 12 points behind leaders FC Copenhagen.
"Of course they will try to win their home game," added Gross.
"I expect a well-organised team, who will be aggressive. Up front they have quick strikers, who are also good technically.
"At the back they a very solid and have plenty of experience."
Stuttgart win again
Stuttgart's strong start to the Europa League group stage continued with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Danish outfit Odense BK.
Stuttgart boss Christian Gross has presided over a miserable start to the new German Bundesliga season but his players are firing on all cylinders in Europe and made it two wins out of two in Group H thanks to goals from Zdravko Kuzmanovic and Martin Harnik.
The hosts briefly drew level through Andreas Johansson but overall were outclassed by Stuttgart on their way to a second successive defeat that leaves them bottom of the group.
Christian Gentner fizzed an early shot wide for the visitors, who were desperate for a lift after slipping to the foot of their domestic table on the back of a 4-1 thrashing at home to Bayer Leverkusen at the weekend.
The hosts soon settled to their task, however, and after 29 minutes Chris Sorensen unleashed their first effort on the Stuttgart goal, which was well dealt with by Sven Ulreich.
Two minutes later former Manchester United goalkeeper Roy Carroll came to the rescue for Odense, producing a fine save from Kuzmanovic's firmly-stuck 20-yard effort.
The Northern Irishman was back in the thick of the action again nine minutes into the second period, this time parrying away Cacau's header from Stefano Celozzi's free-kick.
Carroll's exploits were proving the difference between the two sides and he again kept the scoreline blank on 65 minutes when he reacted smartly to tip Cacau's goalbound effort around the post.
But the home goal was finally breached on 72 minutes as Stuttgart's pressure told.
Gentner was the architect, his cross finding the head of Kuzmanovic who steered the ball into the bottom-right corner.
Harnik replaced Cacau on 73 minutes and almost made an immediate impact, the substitute firing a shot against the post two minutes after his introduction.
Harnik was also denied by the impressive Carroll on 77 minutes, just moments before the hosts pulled level.
Sorensen created the opening with good work on the left, his cross finding Johansson who had an easy task to prod home from close range.
But Stuttgart were not to be denied and with four minutes remaining the lively Harnik got the goal his eye-catching cameo deserved as he fired a powerful shot into the top-right corner of Carroll's goal from the edge of the area.
Odense failed to up the ante in the remaining minutes - Oliver Feldballe's optimistic long-range effort their only chance of note - as Stuttgart held on for a deserved victory.
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