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Stuttgart close in on second spot with 2-0 win over Union Berlin

Bundesliga Stuttgart

Stuttgart have now gone seven games unbeaten to reach 53 points, nine clear of Borussia Dortmund in fourth and one behind Bayern, both with a game in hand. Bayer Leverkusen lead on 64.

Bundesliga second-top scorer Guirassy put the hosts ahead in the 19th minute with 21st league goal this season thanks to a fine finish at the far post.

Fuehrich doubled Stuttgart’s lead with a superb strike in the 65th and the visitors were down to 10 men four minutes later when Andras Schafer was sent off for a foul on Josha Vagnoman.

The defeat means Union Berlin remain 14th with 25 points, eight clear of the relegation playoff spot.