Bundesliga: Stuttgart snaps winless run with 4-1 demolition of Augsburg

VfB Stuttgart had not won since crushing Borussia Dortmund 5-1 last month and had lost its last two matches in Bundesliga.

Gonzalo Castro of VfB Stuttgart celebrates with Mateo Klimowicz and team mates after scoring their side's third goal during the Bundesliga match between FC Augsburg and VfB Stuttgart   -  Getty Images

Visitor VfB Stuttgart cruised past 10-man Augsburg 4-1 on Sunday to secure a first win in four Bundesliga matches and climb to 10th place in the standings.

Stuttgart, who had not won since crushing Borussia Dortmund 5-1 last month and had lost its last two matches, took a 2-0 lead with goals from Nicolas Gonzalez and Silas Wamangituka.

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Marco Richter cut the deficit for hosts Augsburg a minute after the restart but Gonzalo Castro volleyed in at the far post to restore Stuttgart's two-goal cushion just past the hour.

To make matters worse for Augsburg, Richter was sent off in the 77th minute following his second booking in the space of four minutes.

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Substitute Daniel Didavi slid in at the far post to seal Stuttgart's victory and it leapfrogged Augsburg into 10th place on 21 points. Augsburg dropped to 11th on 19.

Bayern Munich tops the table on 33 points despite its 3-2 loss at Borussia Moenchengladbach, with second-placed RB Leipzig on 31 following its 3-1 defeat by Dortmund.

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