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.
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.
Substitute Daniel Didavi slid in at the far post to seal Stuttgart’s victory and it leapfrogged…