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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 32 +52 74
2 RB Leipzig 32 +29 64
3 VfL Wolfsburg 32 +25 60
4 Borussia Dortmund 32 +25 58
5 Eintracht Frankfurt 32 +15 57
6 Bayer Leverkusen 32 +16 51
7 Borussia Monchengladbach 32 +7 46
8 FC Union Berlin 32 +6 46
9 SC Freiburg 32 +2 44
10 VfB Stuttgart 32 +2 42
11 TSG Hoffenheim 32 -3 39
12 Mainz 32 -16 36
13 Hertha Berlin 32 -10 34
14 FC Augsburg 32 -17 33
15 Werder Bremen 32 -17 31
16 Arminia Bielefeld 32 -28 31
17 FC Cologne 32 -27 29
18 Schalke 04 32 -61 13