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  • Date:16 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:20:05
  • Venue:Mercedes-Benz Arena
  • Gebhart (19) Daniel Hoegh - og (47)
    Gentner (64) Pogrebniak (70)
    Marica (90)
  • Utaka (72)
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94mins

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 5-1 Odense BK.Assist by Jeronimo Baretto Cacau.

91mins

Rasmus Falk Jensen fouled by Philipp Degen, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Sorensen.

90mins

Arthur Boka takes a shot. Comfortable save by Emil Ousager.

90mins

Arthur Boka takes a shot. Save made by Emil Ousager.

89mins

Peter Utaka goes off and Rasmus Falk Jensen comes on.

87mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Zdravko Kuzmanovic on Andreas Johansson. Zdravko Kuzmanovic goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Hoegh.

86mins

Corner taken by Zdravko Kuzmanovic from the left by-line, save by Emil Ousager.

80mins

Philipp Degen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Sorensen. Chris Sorensen takes the direct free kick.

80mins

Philipp Degen concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Sorensen. Free kick taken by Chris Sorensen.

79mins

Oliver Feldballe joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kalilou Traore.

78mins

Effort on goal by Kalilou Traore from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

77mins

Andreas Johansson on for Henrik Toft.

76mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Jeronimo Baretto Cacau goes wide of the left-hand post.

74mins

Arthur Boka fouled by Espen Ruud, the ref awards a free kick. Zdravko Kuzmanovic takes the free kick.

73mins

Peter Utaka scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. VfB Stuttgart 4-1 Odense BK.

71mins

Pavel Pogrebniak fires in a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. VfB Stuttgart 4-0 Odense BK.The assist for the goal came from Arthur Boka. Jeronimo Baretto Cacau is brought on as a substitute for Pavel Pogrebniak.

69mins

Christian Gentner is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Emil Ousager.

65mins

Christian Gentner fires in a goal from inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. VfB Stuttgart 3-0 Odense BK.

62mins

Zdravko Kuzmanovic takes the inswinging corner, Arthur Boka takes a shot. Peter Utaka gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Zdravko Kuzmanovic.

62mins

Ciprian Marica takes a shot. Blocked by Emil Ousager.

61mins

Pavel Pogrebniak produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

59mins

Christian Gentner joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mamadou Bah.

59mins

Timo Gebhart goes off and Mauro German Camoranesi comes on.

57mins

Foul by Cristian Molinaro on Peter Utaka, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Chris Sorensen.

55mins

Foul by Espen Ruud on Mamadou Bah, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ermin Bicakcic.

54mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kalilou Traore by Philipp Degen. Free kick taken by Kalilou Traore.

52mins

The offside flag is raised against Hans Henrik Andreasen. Direct free kick taken by Sven Ulreich.

48mins

An unfortunate own goal is conceded by Daniel Hoegh. VfB Stuttgart 2-0 Odense BK.

47mins

Daniel Hoegh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pavel Pogrebniak. Free kick taken by Zdravko Kuzmanovic.

44mins

Foul by Hans Henrik Andreasen on Mamadou Bah, free kick awarded. Sven Ulreich takes the direct free kick.

43mins

Timo Gebhart challenges Kalilou Traore unfairly and gives away a free kick. Emil Ousager takes the direct free kick.

42mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Espen Ruud.

40mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Timo Gebhart by Espen Ruud.

39mins

Georg Niedermaier gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Henrik Toft. Hans Henrik Andreasen shoots direct from the free kick.

36mins

Foul by Arthur Boka on Eric Djemba-Djemba, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Espen Ruud.

34mins

Peter Utaka challenges Philipp Degen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sven Ulreich.

32mins

Eric Djemba-Djemba fouled by Pavel Pogrebniak, the ref awards a free kick. Anders Moller Christensen takes the free kick.

31mins

Foul by Timo Gebhart on Espen Ruud, free kick awarded. Timo Gebhart receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Thomas Helveg takes the free kick.

29mins

Kalilou Traore challenges Philipp Degen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Arthur Boka.

27mins

The offside flag is raised against Peter Utaka. Sven Ulreich takes the direct free kick.

27mins

Peter Utaka is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Sven Ulreich.

25mins

Effort from the edge of the box by Chris Sorensen goes wide of the left-hand upright.

24mins

Shot from outside the box by Philipp Degen misses to the left of the goal.

23mins

The official flags Arthur Boka offside. Emil Ousager takes the free kick.

20mins

Goal scored by Timo Gebhart from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. VfB Stuttgart 1-0 Odense BK.Assist on the goal came from Cristian Molinaro.

18mins

Mamadou Bah concedes a free kick for a foul on Eric Djemba-Djemba. Chris Sorensen takes the free kick.

17mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Zdravko Kuzmanovic.

17mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kalilou Traore on Timo Gebhart. Free kick taken by Arthur Boka.

16mins

Unfair challenge on Ermin Bicakcic by Hans Henrik Andreasen results in a free kick. Philipp Degen restarts play with the free kick.

15mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Timo Gebhart. Direct free kick taken by Emil Ousager.

13mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Ciprian Marica misses to the left of the target.

13mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Henrik Toft. Free kick taken by Sven Ulreich.

10mins

Henrik Toft gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cristian Molinaro. Cristian Molinaro takes the direct free kick.

10mins

Cristian Molinaro fouled by Henrik Toft, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Cristian Molinaro.

9mins

Kalilou Traore concedes a free kick for a foul on Cristian Molinaro. Direct free kick taken by Georg Niedermaier.

7mins

Corner taken by Zdravko Kuzmanovic from the right by-line.

5mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Timo Gebhart on Henrik Toft. Free kick taken by Thomas Helveg.

4mins

Shot on goal by Timo Gebhart from just inside the area goes over the target.

2mins

Unfair challenge on Kalilou Traore by Timo Gebhart results in a free kick. Chris Sorensen takes the direct free kick.

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

The match has reached half-time.

The second half kicks off.

The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

Match Preview

No let-up for Germans Stuttgart will be taking their Europa League tie with Odense seriously, despite having already secured their passage to the knockout stages as Group H winners. The final group game is purely cosmetic to both sides since Odense can no longer join the Swabians in the last 32 - even with a win at the Mercedes-Benz Arena - but new Stuttgart coach Bruno Labbadia insists that does not mean his side will be treating the match as a training exercise. Labbadia took Hamburg to the semi-finals of the competition last season while Thursday's is his first game in charge of Stuttgart since replacing Jens Keller on Monday. And he is keen on getting off to a good start with his new club, especially in view of Saturday's final Bundesliga match of the season against Bayern Munich. "I had the fortune last year of standing with my team in the semi-finals and I hope that we can experience that here," he said. "When you look at the calibre of the teams who are already out of the competition, like Juventus or possibly Borussia Dortmund, then you see how much hard work has been done to get this far. "It really is an attractive competition and it means a lot to the team. "On Thursday, we will be happy to play. It is not an inconvenience or a strain, it is a highlight. "Games are always special and it should be nice for all of us as we can be quite relaxed about it, and there are not going to be many occasions to be relaxed about games after this one." Goalkeeper Sven Ulreich echoed his coach's words, saying that playing in the Europa League is "a dream". He said: "Especially for the young players like myself, it is an honour to play in the Europa League. "Apart from our last game, we had won every other one and we would like to win this one as well. "It has always been a dream of mine to play in this competition." Nevertheless, the outcome of the game is only secondary as Labbadia takes the first look at his team in view of the two games against Bayern - the first in the Bundesliga on Sunday and the second in the DFB-Pokal next weekend. "I cannot say whether the team I put out will be the same as on Saturday or next Wednesday, but I always aim to put out my strongest team," he said. "We are taking this game very seriously and this allows me to take a look at a few things. "There is no pressure on us for this game so we can try and build up our self-confidence in view of Bayern." Striker Martin Harnik will be left out while Serdar Tasci will undergo a fitness test. Odense arrive in Germany with pride their main concern. With only four points from their first five group games, they need to fare better than Getafe do against Young Boys to clinch third place in the group. A 6-0 win over Aalborg in their final league match before the winter break just over 10 days ago has at least secured them second spot behind the runaway leaders FC Copenhagen in the Danish league until the league recommences in March.

Formation:442Manager:

VfB Stuttgart

Formation: 442Manager: Bruce Rioch

Odense BK

  • Sven Ulreich
  • Philipp Degen
  • Georg Niedermaier
  • Ermin Bicakcic
  • Cristian Molinaro
  • Timo Gebhart
  • Zdravko Kuzmanovic
  • Mamadou Bah
  • Arthur Boka
  • Ciprian Marica
  • Pavel Pogrebniak
  • SUBS
  • Marc Ziegler
  • Jeronimo Baretto Cacau
  • Mauro German Camoranesi
  • Christian Gentner
  • Khalid Boulahrouz
  • Falcao Elson
  • Christian Trasch

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Match Report

Stuttgart rout Odense Stuttgart welcomed new head coach Bruno Labbadia with a comfortable home 5-1 victory over Odense to finish off Group H of the Europa League as table toppers. Timo Gebhart opened the scoring in the 20th minute for Stuttgart and Daniel Hoegh's own goal made it 2-0 three minutes after the break. Christian Gentner netted in the 65th minute and Pavel Pogrebnyak gave Stuttgart a 4-0 advantage five minutes later, before Peter Utaka scored a consolation goal for Odense, who finished bottom of the group. Ciprian Marica added a final goal for Stuttgart three minutes into stoppage time. The hosts had the first chance of the game after 13 minutes but Marica's shot from the left hit only the side netting. Stuttgart grabbed the lead seven minutes later as Christian Molinaro's cross from the left was headed by Pogrebnyak straight at Moller Christensen, who tried to chest the ball down but only succeeded in setting up Gebhart to poke home the loose ball. Odense nearly equalised after 25 minutes but Chris Sorensen's shot glanced off the outside of the left post. Stuttgart wasted a great opportunity to double the lead 12 minutes later as Marica shot over the crossbar from four yards out. The hosts remained the dominant team and had another chance two minutes after the break but Zdravko Kuzmanovic's long free kick attempt went just wide right. Stuttgart did finally make it 2-0 a minute later. Gebhart's cross from the left side was deflected into the Odense goal by Hoegh past keeper Emil Ousager. Pogrebnyak hit the side netting in the 61st minute and Marica again missed a golden chance a minute later with Ousager stopping the one-on-one attack. Stuttgart however pushed the margin to 3-0 after 65 minutes as Arthur Boka's shot was blocked by the Odense defense only to be hit home by Gentner. And the hosts made it 4-0 five minutes later with Christensen attempting to clear Pogrebnyak's shot but the backspin on the ball brought it into the goal. Utaka pulled a goal back two minutes later after beating a number of Stuttgart defenders before striking past keeper Sven Ulreich, but there was still time for Marica to make it five.

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