Stuttgart wins second straight with Freiburg defeat

Stuttgart picked up its second consecutive victory in Bundesliga play on Sunday, earning a 2-1 defeat of Freiburg at the Mercedes Benz Arena.

The home side found itself enjoying a two-goal advantage by halftime thanks to Christian Gentner's opener in the 33rd minute and Vedad Ibisevic's strike in the 42nd minute.

Stuttgart held the lead until the 88th minute when Ivan Santini pulled one back for Freiburg, but it proved to be nothing more than a consolation strike.

The result sees Stuttgart climb to 10th place with 39 points while Freiburg remains in fifth place on 45 points.

Greuther Furth 1, Nurnberg 0

Nurnberg, Germany - Greuther Furth claimed just its third win of the Bundesliga season on Sunday, riding a 27th-minute goal from Johannes Geis to a 1-0 victory at Nurnberg.

Furth is a virtual lock to be relegated to Bundesliga II next season as the club remains bottom of the German top flight with 18 points through 30 matches.

Nurnberg has lost two straight Bundesliga contests to remain on 38 points.