Thiago seals Bayern's 2-1 win at Stuttgart

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 29, 2014 at 5:31 pm •  Published: January 29, 2014
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BERLIN (AP) — Thiago Alcantara scored with an acrobatic scissor kick in injury time for Bayern Munich to beat Stuttgart 2-1 and extend its Bundesliga lead to 13 points on Wednesday.

Thiago launched himself at Rafinha's cross to volley the ball inside the far corner from a difficult angle in the third minute of stoppage time in the sides' rescheduled game.

Bayern substitute Claudio Pizarro scored with a header from Thiago's free kick in the 76th minute, cancelling out Vedad Ibisevic's 29th-minute opener for the home side.

"We played a really good game and deserved at least a point," Stuttgart coach Thomas Schneider said.

Stuttgart had a penalty appeal waved away in the 12th, when Timo Werner's shot came back off Rafinha's arm, minutes after the 17-year-old's first effort was blocked by the scampering Bayern defense.

Bayern had reason to complain about the opening goal as the offside-positioned Mohammed Abdellaoue was last to touch the ball before Ibisevic tucked it away.

The visitors' only real chance of the first half fell to Thiago, whose fierce effort from distance was tipped over by Sven Ulreich.

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