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2020-21 German Bundesliga
  • Josip Brekalo (49')

Wolfsburg beat Stuttgart 1-0 to move into Bundesliga top four

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Wolfsburg go up on Stuttgart own goal (0:36)

German Bundesliga: Silas Wamangituka (49' OG) VfL Wolfsburg 1-0 Stuttgart. Watch Bundesliga on ESPN+. (0:36)

A solitary goal from a Josip Brekalo free kick gave Wolfsburg a 1-0 victory over VfB Stuttgart on Sunday to return them to the Bundesliga's top four.

The hosts had a goal disallowed in the first-half before they found the breakthrough in the 49th minute which moved them fourth, six points behind leaders Bayern Munich heading into the league's winter break.

The result extended their unbeaten record at home in the league to seven games while Stuttgart, seventh, lost for the first time on the road this season.

Wolfsburg's Yannick Gerhardt had earlier found the back of the net with a header but the goal was disallowed for a foul in the build-up.

Stuttgart's best opportunity to equalise came in the 70th minute when Nico Gonzalez nearly scored from a tap-in only to see his miscued shot cleared off the line.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 23 +35 52
2 RB Leipzig 23 +23 50
3 VfL Wolfsburg 23 +18 45
4 Eintracht Frankfurt 23 +14 42
5 Borussia Dortmund 23 +17 39
6 Bayer Leverkusen 23 +15 37
7 FC Union Berlin 23 +10 34
8 SC Freiburg 23 +2 34
9 Borussia Monchengladbach 23 +4 33
10 VfB Stuttgart 23 +8 32
11 TSG Hoffenheim 23 -3 27
12 Werder Bremen 22 -6 26
13 FC Augsburg 23 -12 26
14 FC Cologne 23 -20 21
15 Hertha Berlin 23 -16 18
16 Arminia Bielefeld 22 -23 18
17 Mainz 23 -21 17
18 Schalke 04 23 -45 9