Stuttgart moved up to sixth in the Bundesliga with an emphatic 4-0 rout of bottom side Eintracht Braunschweig on Sunday.
After Bosnia-Herzegovina striker Vedad Ibisevic headed Stuttgart ahead five minutes before the break, Guinea midfielder Ibrahima Traore's parried long-range shot was netted by Romania's Alexandru Maxim for a 2-0 lead.
The 25-year-old Traore then scored his first league goal of the season when he latched onto Christian Gentner's pass behind the defence to slot home on 76 minutes. Next, Traore found acres of space on the left wing and his cross was converted by Austria's Martin Harnik four minutes from time to inflict a sixth defeat from seven games on Braunschweig.
Earlier, Werder Bremen and Nurnberg fought out a six-goal thriller with Netherlands winger Eljero Elia scoring twice for the hosts for a 3-3 draw.
Japan midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake played a key role in sparking Nurnberg's fight back from 2-0 down with a first-half goal before his superb pass saw Czech midfielder Adam Hlousek hit the equaliser. Bremen raced into a 2-0 lead after Nuremberg defender Berkay Dabanli turned the ball into his own net before Elia bagged his first with a superb shot on 34 minutes.
Nurnberg fought back after Kiyotake produced a goal from nothing just before the break, then Josip Drmic made it 2-2 early in the second half. Former Juventus star Elia restored Bremen's lead with a thunderbolt shot from outside the area with 66 minutes gone before Kiyotake's through ball saw Hlousek hit the equaliser to share the points.
The result left Bremen joint eighth and Nurnberg in 15th, but still chasing their first win of the season.