CF Getafe 0 – Vfb Stuttgart 3


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Ivory Coast World Cup defender ARTUR BOKA of Vfb Stuttgart advances the ball ahead of CF Getafe’s once-capped Spain international forward JAVIER ARIZMENDI (19), acquired in the off-season from Real Zaragoza for a fee of 2.0 million Euros, at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez in the southern suburbs of Madrid. (Dani Pozo/AFP)
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UEFA Europa League
Group Stage
11/4/2010

0 – CF Getafe (SPA)
3 – Vfb Stuttgart (GER) —— Marica 25′, Gebhart 63′, Harnik 76′

Fifty percent success from six shots on target took visiting Bundesliga outfit VFB STUTTGART past Spanish La Liga side CF GETAFE 3-0 in Group H of the UEFA Europa League and guaranteed the German club’s place in the knockout round of the compeition.

Although the Swabians were unbeaten after seven games in the UEFA Europa League this season, it should be noted Vfb Stuttgart lost seven of ten Bundesliga matches heading off to Spain to face CF Getafe.

Vfb Stuttgart opened the scoring after Romania international striker CIPRIAN MARICA stole an ill-advised back pass from CF Getafe’s Ghana World Cup midfielder DEREK BOATENG and fired a far-from-irresistable shot off the hand of home side goalkeeper OSCAR USTARI to score his second goal in as many UEFA Europa League matches against the Spaniards.

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Argentina international defender DANIEL “CATA” DIAZ of CF Getafe looks on as Romania international striker CIPRIAN MARICA (9) of Vfb Stuttgart disposses Ghana World Cup midfielder DEREK BOATENG, who was bought by CF Getafe from Bundesliga club 1.FC Koeln for one million Euros in July of 2009, from behind at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez. (Arturo Rodriguez/AP)
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The Swabians, now under the direction of new coach JENS KELLER, might have added a second goal in the 37th minute but had a header from Austria international MARTIN HARNIK, who has three game-winners for Vfb Stuttgart in the UEFA Europa League this term, come back off the upright.

Substitute TIMO GEBHART did grab the second for Vfb Stuttgart five minutes after coming on in the 63rd minute; the Germany U-21 international scored his third goal in Europe this season after sliding home a pass from veteran 34-year-old Italy international MAURO CAMORANESI, signed by the Swabians this past August on a free transfer from Serie A side FC Juventus of Turin.

Harnik, the off-season acquisition from Werder Bremen who spent last season out on loan at 2.Bundesliga club Fortuna Dusseldorf, did get his name on the scoresheet for his fourth goal in Europe this season from the cross of Ivory Coast World Cup defender ARTUR BOKA with a spectacular volley from the ground after having stumbled.

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CF Getafe’s Argentina international defender CATA DIAZ (2) can only watch as Romania international striker CIPRIAN MARICA (9) manages to put Vfb Stuttgart on the board first with a drive from just outside the box in the 25th minute at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez. (Arturo Rodriguez/AP)
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The supporters of CF Getafe surrounded by empty seats at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez are none too impressed with the celebration of Vfb Stuttgart striker CIPRIAN MARICA (9) after the Romania international scored his second goal in as many UEFA Europa League contests against the Spanish La Liga side. (Susana Vera/Reuters)
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CF GETAFE : Ustari – Sanchez, Kas (Miku 65′), Diaz, Mane – Boateng (Casquero 46′) – Borja, Albin – Arizmendi, Colunga, Adrian (Manu 58′)

VFB STUTTGART : Ulreich – Funk, Taschi (Gebhart 58′), Delpierre (Niedermeier 46′), Molinaro – Bah, Kuzmanovic – Camoranesi (Gentner 71′), Boka – Harnik, Marica

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