Champs Wolfsburg down Stuttgart in the Bundesliga opener

Wolfsburg 2 – Stuttgart 0 (Bundesliga, August 7, 2009) Wolfsburg and Stuttgart played out an entertaining but ultimately goalless first half (highlights here) in the opening match of the new Bundesliga season. The Wolves closed out victory in the final 20 minutes, first through Zvjezdan Misimovic’s clean left-footed strike in the 71st minute and then last season’s top goalscorer Grafite turned in number two eight minutes from time.