Werder Bremen bounced back from their embarrassing loss to Borussia Monchengladbach last weekend with a 2-0 home victory over Stuttgart.
Aaron Hunt opened the scoring in the 57th minute and Naldo doubled the lead 10 minutes later as Bremen, a week after losing 5-0 at Monchengladbach, collected their third victory in four league games to climb up to fourth spot on 26 points.
Stuttgart, who have now collected just one win in their last five Bundesliga games, remain on 21 points.
Bremen had the first chance of the game after a quarter-of-an-hour but Markus Rosenberg could not beat Stuttgart keeper Sven Ulreich when clean through on goal.
Ulreich then kept his team in the game with two fine saves from Marko Arnautovic in one-on-one situations in the 23rd and 26th minutes.
Stuttgart finally had a good chance of their own after 40 minutes but Bremen keeper Tim Wiese was able to save Tamas Hajnal's shot.
Wiese made another superb save a minute later to keep out Serdar Tasci's header ...