Ten-man Hoffenheim hold Stuttgart
Struggling Stuttgart missed the chance to claim a much-needed win as they were held 1-1 at home by ten-man Hoffenheim.
They have not won in four matches and sit in 16th place in the Bundesliga, while Hoffenheim made it three games unbeaten.
The visitors took the lead following a poor clearance by
Stuttgart slowly came back into the contest and equalised on the counter attack in the 35th minute. Cacau got around Vorsah and then passed the ball through the legs of Andreas Ibertsberger to Harnik and the
Things got worse for
Stuttgart came close to taking the lead just seconds after the restart but Cacau's effort came back off the right post. The Brazilian-born
The hosts knew how important victory could be and continued to carve out chances, but Cacau shot wide from 19 yards in the 81st minute and Harnik headed wide from eight yards a minute later.
Harnik missed Stuttgart's final chance, volleying wide right from 14 yards, as Stuttgart were forced to settle for a draw.