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  • Date:21 Oct 2010
  • Kick-off:18:00
  • Venue:Mercedes-Benz Arena
  • Marica (27)
Goal!

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93mins

Pablo Pintos challenges Christian Gentner unfairly and gives away a free kick.

92mins

Lopez Rafa concedes a free kick for a foul on Pavel Pogrebniak. Free kick crossed by Mauro German Camoranesi.

90mins

Unfair challenge on Arthur Boka by del Moral Manu results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Sven Ulreich.

89mins

Pavel Pogrebniak takes a shot. Save made by Oscar Ustari.

87mins

Mamadou Bah takes a shot from 20 yards. Save by Oscar Ustari.

85mins

The offside flag is raised against Pavel Pogrebniak. Indirect free kick taken by Daniel Cata Diaz.

84mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jaime Gavilan from the left by-line, Mauro German Camoranesi makes a clearance.

83mins

Pablo Pintos concedes a free kick for a foul on Jeronimo Baretto Cacau. Jeronimo Baretto Cacau takes the free kick.

83mins

Arthur Boka crosses the ball, Effort on goal by Pavel Pogrebniak from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

81mins

Shot by Arthur Boka from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

78mins

Shot from long distance by Patrick Funk misses to the right of the target.

77mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by del Moral Manu on Christian Gentner. Direct free kick taken by Zdravko Kuzmanovic.

75mins

Mamadou Bah on for Khalid Boulahrouz.

72mins

Perez Adrian Colunga joins the action as a substitute, replacing Juan Albin.

66mins

Ciprian Marica goes off and Pavel Pogrebniak comes on.

64mins

Christian Trasch leaves the field to be replaced by Patrick Funk.

62mins

Zdravko Kuzmanovic takes a shot. Save by Oscar Ustari.

60mins

Corner taken left-footed by Pablo Pintos to the near post, Georg Niedermaier manages to make a clearance.

58mins

Nicolas Fedor Miku concedes a free kick for a foul on Georg Niedermaier. Free kick taken by Georg Niedermaier.

54mins

Jeronimo Baretto Cacau takes a shot. Oscar Ustari makes a save.

54mins

Corner taken right-footed by Mauro German Camoranesi from the right by-line, Juan Albin manages to make a clearance.

51mins

Christian Gentner sends in a cross, Jeronimo Baretto Cacau takes a shot. Save made by Oscar Ustari.

49mins

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Ciprian Marica misses to the left of the goal.

46mins

Jaime Gavilan on for Javier Arizmendi.

46mins

Mata Victor Sanchez goes off and Javi Casquero comes on.

42mins

Mauro German Camoranesi takes a outswinging corner.

42mins

Zdravko Kuzmanovic takes a shot. Save made by Oscar Ustari.

41mins

Jeronimo Baretto Cacau is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Oscar Ustari takes the direct free kick.

36mins

Mauro German Camoranesi produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

32mins

Christian Gentner is caught offside. Juan Albin takes the free kick.

31mins

Zdravko Kuzmanovic takes a shot. Save by Oscar Ustari. Corner taken right-footed by Mauro German Camoranesi, clearance made by Nicolas Fedor Miku.

28mins

Ciprian Marica finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. VfB Stuttgart 1-0 Getafe.Assist by Christian Trasch.

28mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Fernandez Borja on Arthur Boka. Direct free kick taken by Christian Trasch.

27mins

Foul by Ivan Marcano on Khalid Boulahrouz, free kick awarded. Ivan Marcano is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Stefano Celozzi.

25mins

Mauro German Camoranesi challenges Fernandez Borja unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ivan Marcano restarts play with the free kick.

23mins

Christian Gentner has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

23mins

Shot from just outside the box by Christian Gentner misses to the right of the goal.

21mins

Foul by del Moral Manu on Stefano Celozzi, free kick awarded. Stefano Celozzi takes the free kick.

19mins

Arthur Boka takes a shot. Save by Oscar Ustari.

16mins

Mauro German Camoranesi takes a shot. Save by Oscar Ustari.

15mins

Corner taken by Mauro German Camoranesi from the right by-line, Daniel Cata Diaz manages to make a clearance.

13mins

Juan Albin challenges Georg Niedermaier unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sven Ulreich restarts play with the free kick.

11mins

Foul by Ivan Marcano on Ciprian Marica, free kick awarded. Stefano Celozzi restarts play with the free kick.

6mins

Christian Gentner takes a long range shot harmlessly clearing the crossbar.

3mins

A cross is delivered by Mauro German Camoranesi, clearance made by Daniel Cata Diaz.

The game kicks-off.

The ref blows to signal half-time.

The second half kicks off.

The referee blows for the end of the match.

Match Preview

Stuttgart aiming for European relief Stuttgart will once again be looking to put their domestic woes behind them when they face Getafe in the Europa League. The Swabians have won only one of their first eight matches in the Bundesliga, but they have a perfect record in Europe after two group games to head Group H. That record was nevertheless not enough to keep Christian Gross in his job as coach and he was replaced by his assistant Jens Keller last week. His first game in charge was an impressive 2-2 draw with Schalke at the weekend and he expects his side to build upon that strong foundation at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. "If we play as compactly as we did against Schalke, then I am very confident," he said. "We have got to try and take the Spaniards' pleasure away from playing because we know they can play good football. "We have got to be aggressive to win the ball and then attack." Keller is not only playing for three points which would take Stuttgart a step closer to the knockout stages, but also for his own future in charge. He has been placed in temporary charge, although the position could be made permanent if he can convince the board of his ability. However, he knows that behind the scenes, the club is also looking at other options. "It is legitimate for a club to look around," he said. "I am only in my second or third year as coach and I am glad to have been given a chance, and I want to take it. "Obviously I know that the club will have a plan B and this doesn't bother me. We are playing on Sunday, then a Thursday, then Saturday again and then on Wednesday and there is no time to think of anything other than how we can win each game." Keller has ruled out a return for Matthieu Delpierre and Philipp Degen, who have both been unable to train with regularity recently. Getafe go into the match in third place in Group H after beating Odense 2-1 in their opening fixture before slumping to a 2-0 defeat at Young Boys in their second outing. Midfielder Dani Parejo is anticipating a testing trip to Germany for his side, saying: "I've not seen them this year, but last season they played in the Champions League and Barca had a very hard time there. "We're expecting a crazy game, as is usually the case at German grounds. They will be interested in an end-to-end match and we will have to try and play our game. "We need to pick up something to put us in a good position in the group. But in any case, we need to be realistic and simply to be playing in this competition is something great for a small team like Getafe. "The objective cannot be to reach the quarter-finals like two years ago, but to enjoy a practically new experience and just see how far we are capable of going." Getafe coach Michel, whose side slipped to ninth in the Primera Division standings after losing 2-0 to local rivals and Europa League holders Atletico Madrid at the weekend, has named a 20-man squad for the trip to Germany with Mane, Miguel Torres, Ibrahim Kas and Mario Alvarez out injured.

Formation:4411Manager:

VfB Stuttgart

Formation: 433Manager: Gonzalez Michel

Getafe

  • Sven Ulreich
  • Stefano Celozzi
  • Khalid Boulahrouz
  • Georg Niedermaier
  • Arthur Boka
  • Mauro German Camoranesi
  • Christian Trasch
  • Zdravko Kuzmanovic
  • Christian Gentner
  • Jeronimo Baretto Cacau
  • Ciprian Marica
  • SUBS
  • Marc Ziegler
  • Cristian Molinaro
  • Martin Harnik
  • Timo Gebhart
  • Patrick Funk
  • Mamadou Bah
  • Pavel Pogrebniak

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Match Report

Stuttgart mainain 100% record Ciprian Marica scored the only goal of the game as Stuttgart shrugged off their domestic worries and maintained their perfect start in Europa League Group H with a narrow 1-0 win over Getafe. Bottom of the Bundesliga and without a permanent coach having sacked Christian Gross last week, Stuttgart's continental form has bucked a trend with three successive victories seeing them top the group in style. Interim coach Jens Keller watched his side get over a difficult start in which former Chelsea defender Khalid Boulahrouz got in a timely interception in the box as the Spanish side started brightly. But as the first period wore on Stuttgart assumed control with Mauro Camoranesi forcing a fine save out of Oscar Ustari, then Marica forcing home the 29th-minute opener at the second attempt after Ustari's initial save. Stuttgart came close to building on their advantage almost immediately when Zdravko Kuzmanovic had a shot tipped round the post by Ustari, then Camoranesi headed just over the bar from close range. The busy Ustari finger-tipped away another Kuzmanovic effort on the stroke of half-time and Stuttgart continued to dominate after the break when Cacau should have done better than shoot straight at the keeper. Kuzmanovic shot just wide from long range, then planted another speculative effort in the arms of the keeper before the dangerous Marica was replaced by Russian Pavel Pogrebnyak. Pogrebnyak came close on a couple of occasions as Stuttgart continued to press, and Mamadou Bah also went close for the German side when he drilled a left-footed effort which Ustari again proved equal to. For all Stuttgart's possession they failed to find the second goal and they were almost made to pay late on when keeper Sven Ulreich - a virtual spectator for most of the game - pulled off an excellent save to deny Manu del Moral. Keller is now strongly fancied to land the Stuttgart job full-time following his Europa League success but he knows his next task will be to improve on a dismal Bundesliga start that has yielded just four points from eight games to date.

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