Wolfsburg beat Stuttgart 1-0 to move into top four

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Wolfsburg beat Stuttgart 1-0 to move into top four

A solitary goal from a Josip Brekalo free kick gave Wolfsburg a 1-0 victory over VfB Stuttgart on Sunday to return them to the Bundesliga's top four. The hosts had a goal disallowed in the first-half before they found the breakthrough in the 49th minute which moved them fourth, six points behind leaders Bayern Munich heading into the league's winter break. The result extended their unbeaten record at home in the league to seven games while Stuttgart, seventh, lost for the first time on the road this season. Wolfsburg's Yannick Gerhardt had earlier found the back of the net with a header but the goal was disallowed for a foul in the build-up. Stuttgart's best opportunity to equalise came in the 70th minute when Nico Gonzalez nearly scored from a tap-in only to see his miscued shot cleared off the line.