• Kyodo


Shinji Okazaki opened his account with a crucial second-half goal as Stuttgart confirmed Bundesliga survival with a 2-1 win at home to Hannover on Saturday.

Tamas Hajnal picked up a loose ball to fire in the opener and Cacau stormed through the Hannover defense just after the hour mark to set up Okazaki to score from outside the box for his first goal since his January move from Shimizu S-Pulse.

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