Hertha Berlin vs Stuttgart: It was the ultimate relegation battle at the Olympiastadion in Berlin. As the 15th and 16th place teams locked horns. With just a point separating the teams as they knew heading into the fixture that the winner of the contest would surpass the other.
It was the hosts that sealed the result on Sunday as goals from Selke and Belfodil towards the start and end of the fixture respectively did the job for the club.
The result left Hertha Berlin, four points clear of their opponents who are currently in the relegation playoffs spot in the Bundesliga.
Hertha Berlin vs Stuttgart: Match summary
Full time score: Hertha Berlin 2-0 VfB Stuttgart
Goals: 1-0 Selke 4′ (assist: Plattenhardt), 2-0 Belfodil 90’+3
Lotka – Pekarik, Boyata (c), Kempf, Plattenhardt (Bjorkan 46′) – Tousart, Ascacibar – Darida (Stark 74′), Boateng (Belfodil 63′), Serdar (Mittelstädt 63′) – Selke (Ekkelenkamp 78′)
Unused subs: Christensen, Dardai, Wollschläger, Kade
Out: Jarstein (knee), Jovetic (muscular), Klünter (shoulder), Maolida (knee), Richter (suspended), Schwolow (thigh)
Coach: Felix Magath
Müller – Stenzel (Thommy 24′), Mavropanos, Ito, Sosa – Endo, Anton (c), Mangala (Tibidi 71′) – Tomas (Coulibaly 87′), Kalajdzic, Führich (Millot 87′)
Unused subs: Bredlow, Bazzoli, Förster, Klimowicz, Beyaz
Out: Ahamada (broken toe), Didavi (Achilles), Karazor (not included), Marmoush (unconfirmed), Nartey (knee), Sankoh (knee), Silas (shoulder)
Coach: Pellegrino Matarazzo