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Pablo Pintos challenges Christian Gentner unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Lopez Rafa concedes a free kick for a foul on Pavel Pogrebniak. Free kick crossed by Mauro German Camoranesi.
Unfair challenge on Arthur Boka by del Moral Manu results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Sven Ulreich.
Pavel Pogrebniak takes a shot. Save made by Oscar Ustari.
Mamadou Bah takes a shot from 20 yards. Save by Oscar Ustari.
The offside flag is raised against Pavel Pogrebniak. Indirect free kick taken by Daniel Cata Diaz.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jaime Gavilan from the left by-line, Mauro German Camoranesi makes a clearance.
Pablo Pintos concedes a free kick for a foul on Jeronimo Baretto Cacau. Jeronimo Baretto Cacau takes the free kick.
Arthur Boka crosses the ball, Effort on goal by Pavel Pogrebniak from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Shot by Arthur Boka from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
Shot from long distance by Patrick Funk misses to the right of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by del Moral Manu on Christian Gentner. Direct free kick taken by Zdravko Kuzmanovic.
Mamadou Bah on for Khalid Boulahrouz.
Perez Adrian Colunga joins the action as a substitute, replacing Juan Albin.
Ciprian Marica goes off and Pavel Pogrebniak comes on.
Christian Trasch leaves the field to be replaced by Patrick Funk.
Zdravko Kuzmanovic takes a shot. Save by Oscar Ustari.
Corner taken left-footed by Pablo Pintos to the near post, Georg Niedermaier manages to make a clearance.
Nicolas Fedor Miku concedes a free kick for a foul on Georg Niedermaier. Free kick taken by Georg Niedermaier.
Jeronimo Baretto Cacau takes a shot. Oscar Ustari makes a save.
Corner taken right-footed by Mauro German Camoranesi from the right by-line, Juan Albin manages to make a clearance.
Christian Gentner sends in a cross, Jeronimo Baretto Cacau takes a shot. Save made by Oscar Ustari.
Headed effort from deep inside the area by Ciprian Marica misses to the left of the goal.
Jaime Gavilan on for Javier Arizmendi.
Mata Victor Sanchez goes off and Javi Casquero comes on.
Mauro German Camoranesi takes a outswinging corner.
Zdravko Kuzmanovic takes a shot. Save made by Oscar Ustari.
Jeronimo Baretto Cacau is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Oscar Ustari takes the direct free kick.
Mauro German Camoranesi produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Christian Gentner is caught offside. Juan Albin takes the free kick.
Zdravko Kuzmanovic takes a shot. Save by Oscar Ustari. Corner taken right-footed by Mauro German Camoranesi, clearance made by Nicolas Fedor Miku.
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.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Fernandez Borja on Arthur Boka. Direct free kick taken by Christian Trasch.
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.
Mauro German Camoranesi challenges Fernandez Borja unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ivan Marcano restarts play with the free kick.
Christian Gentner has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Shot from just outside the box by Christian Gentner misses to the right of the goal.
Foul by del Moral Manu on Stefano Celozzi, free kick awarded. Stefano Celozzi takes the free kick.
Arthur Boka takes a shot. Save by Oscar Ustari.
Mauro German Camoranesi takes a shot. Save by Oscar Ustari.
Corner taken by Mauro German Camoranesi from the right by-line, Daniel Cata Diaz manages to make a clearance.
Juan Albin challenges Georg Niedermaier unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sven Ulreich restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Ivan Marcano on Ciprian Marica, free kick awarded. Stefano Celozzi restarts play with the free kick.
Christian Gentner takes a long range shot harmlessly clearing the crossbar.
A cross is delivered by Mauro German Camoranesi, clearance made by Daniel Cata Diaz.
The ref blows to signal half-time.
The second half kicks off.
The game kicks-off.
The referee blows for the end of the match.
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.
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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