Stuttgart continues revival with win

Stuttgart's midfielder Christian Gentner (L) scored the winner vs. Hertha.
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Stuttgart continued its revival under new coach Thomas Schneider with a 1-0 win at Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga on Friday.

Christian Gentner scored in the 49th minute when he met Alexandru Maxim's corner at the near post to head past Thomas Kraft.

Kraft displayed fantastic reflexes to deny Gentner before the break, when he tipped over the Stuttgart's player's powerful header in a rare attack for the visitors.

The home side dominated the game but failed to convert possession into clear-cut chances. Adrian Ramos illustrated his side's wastefulness when he blasted over from a promising position in the 25th.

Stuttgart had goalkeeper Sven Ulreich to thank for securing the win with a string of saves in the second half as Hertha's pressure failed to yield an equalizer.

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