Stuttgart surge on
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Stuttgart moved up into second in the table after a thumping 4-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt.
Stuttgart moved up into second in the Bundesliga after a thumping 4-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt.
After thrashing title rivals Werder Bremen a week ago, Stuttgart ensured their good work did not go to waste on Friday night.
Roberto Hilbert provided the visitors with the dream start by scoring the opening goal after just two minutes.
Mario Gomez added a second on 16 minutes and Ricardo Osorio made it 3-0 a minute before half-time.
With Frankfurt unable to stage a recovery after the interval, former Aston Villa midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger completed the scoring 12 minutes from time.
Stuttgart have now won four Bundesliga games in a row to leapfrog Bremen in the table and close to within four points of leaders Schalke, who travel to Wolfsburg on Saturday.