Stuttgart takes leap, defeats Moscow

Stuttgart took a big step towards the Europa League with a 2-0 win over Dinamo Moscow in their qualifying round first leg.

Bosnian striker Vedad Ibisevic struck two late goals as Stuttgart took a big step towards the UEFA Europa League with a 2-0 win over Dinamo Moscow in their qualifying round first leg clash in Germany.

The hosts took some time to break down a dogged Dinamo defence but Ibisevic struck in the 72nd minute by firing home the rebound after Tim Hoogland’s initial shot had been parried by keeper Anton Shunin.

Ibisevic grabbed a potentially crucial second goal in dramatic fashion in injury time, when he met an Ibrahima Traore cross with a diving header past Shunin to put his side firmly in control of the two-legged tie.