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In May 2018, FutureNet became an official business partner in sports cooperation between German 1. Bundesliga football team VfB Stuttgart.

VfB Stuttgart is one of the most recognizable football clubs in Germany. Established in 1893, it has great tradition and respect among fans of German football. VfB Stuttgart won German championship 5 times, four times was second and three times the team finished third in 1. Bundesliga. The team reached other successes in national cup tournaments: it won German Cup three times and once it was the winner of German Supercup.

Bundesliga, which is the highest class of football games in Germany, was established in 1963. Since then, VfB Stuttgart spent only three seasons in the lower league. There are not too many football teams in Germany which can boast of similar success.

During all these years, VfB Stuttgart attracted many excellent players. Just to mention Cacau, Kevin Kuranyi, Giovanne Elber, Andreas Müller, Jens Lehmann, Philipp Lahm, Mario Gomez, Jürgen Klinsmann, Aleksandar Hleb or Markus Babbel. Each of these players has a well-deserved place in the history of football in Europe and in the world. And each of them was a player of VfB Stuttgart.

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VfB Stuttgart faces Red Bull Leipzig

After a poor game in Duesseldorf, where VfB Stuttgart lost with Fortuna 0:3, it’s time for the team from Stuttgart to show its better face. On Saturday, February 16, VfB will face RB Leipzig on its Mercedes Arena stadium. Upcoming months will be a hard time for VfB Stuttgart. The team led by coach Markus Weinzierl has only 15 points and currently holds 16 place out of 18 teams. If the season ends today, VfB would be relegated to the lower league. On the other hand, this team has many talented and experienced players in its squad. Of course, in football we’ve seen many examples of that even stronger teams could fall but when you have time, you must use it to avoid the worst scenario. For VfB Stuttgart, the time is still running away and the team still has to stand tall. Of course, it’s never easy to deal with such a high pressure. But VfB’ players have no choice: they must do their best to improve their situation in the league. FC Augsburg, the team from 15th place, currently has 18 points: 3 more than VfB Stuttgart. And Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen has 22 points and is on 14th place. As you can see, the gap between VfB and teams from safe place in the table is growing. Now it’s the best moment to launch faster pace and to improve. On Saturday, February 16, VfB Stuttgart will host the game against RB Leipzig. This is definitely not a team with which you would like to play when you're in deep crisis. RB Leipzing has 38 points and currently holds 4th place in the table, and also trails by only 4 points to Borussia Moenchengladbach which is on 3rd place. Only Borussia Dortmund and reigning German champion Bayern Muenchen performs better this season, what means that RB Leipzig can be named as 4th power of the league. It's led by experienced coach Ralf Ragnick on the bench, and on the pitch has a few stars like Timo Werner, Bruma, Jean-Kevin Augustin, Willi Orban, Ibrahima Konate, Emil Forsberg or Yussuf Poulsen. Such an opponent can use every mistake to build advantage and score the goal. That's why VfB players will have to be very cautious, and also try to take the initiative on the pitch. - Leipzig are a very dynamic, very well organised team and they have lots of individual quality," said Weinzierl. "It's up to us to keep them as far away from our goal as possible - explains Markus Weinzierl, the coach of VfB Stuttgart, quoted on the club's official website. In VfB, Mario Gomez will returd for Saturday's game after a break forced by the red card by which he was punished 2 games ago. On the other hand, Nicolas Gonzalez will be absent - he was fined for 3 games after being ejected in the added time in the clash with Fortuna Duesselorf.

A match to quickly forget about

VfB Stuttgart will have to put a lot of hard work in the upcoming months to save its place in German Bundesliga. In the last league match, VfB lost away clash with Fortuna Duesseldorf 0:3. It was a bit strange game. If you look at the statistics, the VfB seems to be much better team. Players from Stuttgart team took 15 shots at Fortuna's goal, kept the ball for 57% of the playing time, and also had 499 passes (from which almost 80% was accurate). Nevertheless, the hosts managed to grab a full set of points. In 34. minute, the result of the match was opened by Karaman. But still one goal isn't a big problem and it can be made up easily. But just after the break, the hosts scored their second goal. In 49. minute, the result of the match was increased to 2:0 by goal scored by Fink. At the moment, Fortuna was in a comfortable situation, and VfB faced a very difficult task to make up 2 goals of loss. As you could imagine, the mission failed. In 85. minute Raman determined the result of the match at 3:0, andVfB lost not only the goal but also the player: in the addeitional time of the game Nikolas Gonzales was removed from the pitch with the the red card.


Very important game ahead of VfB Stuttgart

This will be one of the most important games of the VfB Stuttgart during the current Bundesliga season. On Saturday, February 10, the team from Stuttgart will play away match against Fortuna Duesseldorf. The stake is high: victory will allow VfB to gain valuable points, thanks to which it can break away from the relegation zone in the league. This season, VfB Stuttgart is fighting hard to keep the place among the best teams in Germany. It's a difficult task requires a lot of hard work and patience but the team doesn't give up and fights all the time. VfB' players have to do their best all the time, because the VfB situation in the table is difficult. The team has 15 points and takes 16th place out of 18 teams - the last in the relegation zone. The closest rival, currently FC Augsburg, has 18 points. Three points advantage is not much, but you must use every opportunity to reduce it. Fortuna Duesseldorf currently has 22 points and is in the 14th place. This shows how difficult the VfB Stuttgart situation is. The gap between the team from place 14 and place 16 there is 7 points, which is why you have to fight for victory in every game. That's why the Fortuna - VfB match will be so important for the team from Stuttgart. Three points will reduce the loss, and the defeat will make it harder for the team to continue its campaign. The team from Duesseldorf has many good players. It's worth mentioning striker Takashi Usami (Japan national player), Marcin Kamiński and Dawid Kownacki (both with experience in Polish national team, Kaminski is also on loan from VfB and Kownacki has just been loaned from Sampdoria Genoa, Italy), Michael Rensing (goalkeeper with rich experience from playing in Bayern Munich), Diego Contento, Jaroslav Drobny (goalie from Czechia with a lot of experience in playing in Europe; in the past, he played in English, Dutch and Greek league). Fortuna's coach is Friedhelm Funkel, one of the most experienced and still active managers in Germany. In this Bundesliga season, the team from Duesseldorf is not doing well, but considering its squad, this rival can't be disregarded. Fortuna will also benefit from playing with VfB in its own stadium. VfB Stuttgart with Fortuna will play with Fortuna without 2 important players. Dennis Aogo is injured, and Mario Gomez was dismissed from the pitch with red card in the previous game with SC Freiburg. Other players will be available on duty to coach Markus Weinzierl.


Bayern Munich too strong for VfB Stuttgart

The German Champion was definitely too strong: Bayern Munich defeated VfB Stuttgart 4:1. The team from Stuttgart remains without a victory in the Bundesliga in 2019. When you play with a team like Bayern, you have to reckon with the fact that even showing all the skills you might not win. Bayern is the current German champion and a team full of world stars like Robert Lewandowski, James Rodriguez, Arjen Robben or Thiago Alcantara. With that kind of staff, this team has no weak points and is very difficult to defeat. VfB Stuttgart, who lost 1: 4 in Munich, learned it in Sunday's game. This match was a quite even only until the break. In 5th minute, the hosts took the lead when Thiago scored. 20 minutes later Anastasios Donis equalized and durin the the break players from Stuttgart could've hoped they would win a bit in the Bavarian capital. After the break, Bayern washed out all of the dreams from their heads. The Bavarians were definitely better, which is proven not only by the final score but also in the post-game stats. Bayern was with the ball for 72% of the time, and also shot on the VfB goal 19 times, and the guests managed to attack only twice. Bayern also had 716 passes (of which 90% was accurate) with only 287 passes made by the VfB players. In 55th minute, Bayern returned to the lead, after an own goal of Christian Gentner. In the 71st minute, Leon Goretzka raised the score to 3:1, and 84th minute the final result of the match was determined on 4:1 by Robert Lewandowski. The greatest star of Polish national team was unlucky in this match because he missed the penalty kick for the first time in a few years, but managed to correct the mistake and defeated the VfB's goalkeeper.


VfB Stuttgart: there are signs of improvement, but there's still plenty of work to do

The 2019 started not as VfB Stuttgart wished to: with a loss against FSV Mainz 2:3. Due to this result, things are getting complicated for VfB in the league's table. It was a very specific match, as the post game stats shows. As a team, VfB took 28 shots on the rival's goal, of which 8 were accurate. When it comes to the time of possession of the ball, this number was also on the side of the hosts: the VfB players spent up to 62% of the game time with the ball. They also played very carefully with having exchanged almost 500 applications, and 80% of them were accurate. And although it's hard to believe, and despite having such a clear advantage, they lost with FSV Mainz 2:3 on its Mercedes Arena. The beginning of this match was unlucky for the hosts. In 22. Minute, Santiago Ascibar scored own goal and gave the guest side a lead. Six minutes later, Mateta raised the score to 2:0. As a result, the team from Mainz placed the hosts against the wall. After the break, the hosts couldn't threaten the opponent's goal for a long time. FSV Mainz was rarely on the ball, but the entire team defended wisely and carefully. It also checked for the chance to run a counter attack and it paid off: in the 72nd minute, Hack scored the third goal for the FSV in this match. It seemed that nothing would change this evening in Stuttgart. But the VfB team put everything on one card and started to attack. In the 83rd minute, Gonzalez scored a goal and two minutes later Kempf made his hit. At this point, the VfB had a rival on sight again, but it wasn't enough time to reach for a draw. Eventually, the first match of VfB Stuttgart in 2019 ended with a 2:3 defeat.


VfB Stuttgart is just about to start 2019 in Bundesliga

January 19, 3:30 p.m., Mercedes Arena in Stuttgart - on that day, VfB Stuttgart will launch its campaign in Bundesliga in 2019. In the club they believe that the next few months will be better than the first part of the season. Autumn was a difficult time for the VfB Stuttgart. In 17 games, the team from Stuttgart scored only 4 wins, 2 draws and lost 11 times! With such results, VfB was able to score only 14 points throughout the entire round and ended the past year on 16th place among 18 teams. It means that now the team is in the relegation zone, so in spring 2019 VfB' players will have to work very hard to save the place in the best league in Germany. In the middle of the round, VfB Stuttgart made a difficult decision to change the coach. Tayfun Korkut was sacked and Markus Weinzierl replaced him at the helm. The new coach began to shape the team in his own way, but the results were still unsatisfactory. However, the club noticed that the team is starting to make slight progress. In the winter 2019, coach Weinzierl got the time and the chance to prepare the team for the battle in spring in his own way. In addition, two new offensive players were signed by the team: Alexander Esswein from Hertha BSC Berlin and Steven Zuber from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Both men should hep fixing the biggest problem of the team: a weak performance in the offence. The first rival of VfB Stuttgart in 2019 will be 1. FSV Mainz. It is currently a middle-position team in the Bundesliga. The team has 21 points and spent the winter on 12th place in the table. Both teams have already met this season - in Mainz, FSV won 1:0 after a goal scored by Ujah. - We made the most of the ideal conditions at the training camp. I’m confident we’ll get off to a good start against Mainz. We’re looking forward to starting with a home game - says coach Markus Weinzierl, quoted by the official website of VfB Stuttgart.


Steven Zuber joined VfB Stuttgart

VfB Stuttgart wants to have second part of the season in the Bundesliga held in spring 2019 to be better for the team than the autumn' performances. That's why the team is signing the new players. The latest transfer of VfB is Swiss player Steven Zuber. Steven Zuber is 27-years-old and plays as a winger. He is known for his physical strength, good technique and ambitious mentality. He was loaned to VfB Stuttgart for 6 months from another Bundesliga club, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. From 2014 in the Bundesliga he has played 82 matches, scored 7 goals and recorded 8 assists. He also played in Russia, at CSKA Moscow. The new football player of VfB Stuttgart has a lot of experience in international football. He played 21 times in the national team of Switzerland, in 2018 he played at the World Championships in Russia. In VfB Stuttgart, Steven Zuber will play with number 9 on the jersey. The club hopes that the Swiss national player will become an important part of the team's offensive game, which in the autumn was one of the weakest points of the team and main reason of results not as good as were expected.


Important transfer of VfB Stuttgart

The fans of VfB Stuttgart, German football team of which FutureNet is a business partner, have been expecting this decision for a long time. Frenchman Benjamin Pavard, one of the best team players of the team, decided to leave. From July 2019 he will play in Bayern Munich. Bayern will pay 35 million Euro for Pavard. The contract will become valid on 1 July 2019, before the start of the new Bundesliga season. At the Bavarian club, Pavard will replace defender Rafinhia, who decided to leave the club after the season. The Bayern bosses have great hopes for Pavard and believe that soon he will secure himself a confident place in the starting lineup. Beniamin Pavard moved to VfB Stuttgart in August 2016 from Lille OSC (France). The German club paid 5 million Euros for him. Since then, Pavard has played 48 matches for VfB so far. In 2018, as a player of French national team, he won the World Cup Championship at the Mundial in Russia. During the tournament, he was one of the best players in the team led by coach Didier Deschamps and won the interest of the best clubs in the world. In the end, it was Bayern Munich which convinced him to move. Beniamin Pavard will continue playing in VfB Stuttgart in the spring and will move to a club from Bavaria after the season ends.


Alexander Esswein joined VfB Stuttgart

VfB Stuttgart has a new player. The club, of which FutureNet is the official business partner, signed on loan offensive midfielder Alexander Esswein from Hertha Berlin. The contract is valid until the end of the 2018/2019 season, with the option of permanent transfer. Alexander Esswein is 28-years-old and has extensive experience in the Bundesliga. In his career, he has played 172 matches in the best league in Germany. He performed in VfL Wolfsburg, 1. FC Nuernberg, FC Augsburg and Hertha Berlin. A few years ago, he also was a member of the youth representation of Germany. His current market value is estimated at 1 million Euro. The new VfB Stuttgart player has an offensive skills. He plays as a midfielder, but can also be a striker. He is supposed to help his new team to overcome its biggest problem this season. VfB is in fact the worst team in the Bundesliga in the classification of goals scored: it has 12. Due to this problem, unfortunately VfB Stuttgart is struggling in the league this season and is constantly fighting to not fall off the Bundesliga. – VfB Stuttgart are a big club, steeped in tradition and with a brilliant fan base, so I’m delighted to come here. I can not wait to get my teeth VfB – says Alexander Esswein on the official website of the club.


VfB Stuttgart is still looking for the better future

It's a difficult season for the VfB Stuttgart. The team must fight hard for every point, but it's not always successful. In the last series of matches, VfB lost an away game with VfL Wolfsburg 0:2. This match was settled before the break. The team from Wolfsburg needed just 20 minutes to ensure victory. In the 24th minute, the score sheet was opened by Guilavogui, and just before the break the advantage of "Wolves" was increased by goal scored by Weghorst. After the break, VfB Stuttgart coach Markus Weinzierl was looking for new solutions to improve his team's game. Erik Thommy, Daniel Didavi and Leon Dajaku appeared on the pitch. However, these changes didn't change anything and the team from Stuttgart had to deal with defeat. After the loss, VfB Stuttgart again fall to the relegation zone in the Bundesliga. Fortunately, the loss to rivals in the table is not large and future victories can help VfB get out of trouble.


Important win for VfB Stuttgart!

This victory tastes very sweet. VfB Stuttgart beat Hertha Berlin 2:1 and escaped from the relegation zone in the Bundesliga! The favorite of this match was the team from Berlin, which plays very well this season and takes a well-deserved place in the higher part of the table. But VfB Stuttgart, despite the poor start of the competition, shouldn't be underestimated. The team of which FutureNet is a business partner is working hard to leave the bottom of the table. And this consistent work pays off. The beginning of this match didn't go as the players from Stuttgart wish. In the 38th minute, Hertha took the lead when Mittelstadt scored. This result was kept until the break, and after changing sides, the team from Berlin controlled the situation for quite a long time. The game stats tells it all: Hertha was on the ball for 53% of the time and shot on VfB's goal 15 times. However, the team from Stuttgart managed to get out of trouble, and the experienced striker Mario Gomez played an important role. In the 64th minute of the match, the experienced former striker of the German national team equalized the result of the match on 1:1. Twelve minutes later Gomez added a second goal and led VfB to the lead. The Stuttgart team didn't give it until the referee's last whistle. After this victory, VfB Stuttgart has 14 points and takes 15th place in the table. The team loses only 3 points to SC Freiburg, which is currently in 12th place. So you can see that thanks to successive victories VfB can quickly jump to a safe place in the table and focus on the fight for a place in the middle of the competition.


Back on track. VfB Stuttgart - FC Augsburg 1:0

VfB Stuttgart had a rather rough start of the season. For some time they were on the bottom of Bundesliga's table. It got to a level where they simply had to bounce back. Their 1:0 win against 1. FC Augsburg might be a sign of things to come. It was a vital match for Stuttgart and a win that they desperately needed. Anastasios Donis became the hero of the match Andreas Beck's assist. VfB Stuttgart fought really hard to keep the score in their favor. - Obviously we're delighted with this win, which was important for everyone at the club. The team fought brilliantly. During the week we thought about what would be best against Augsburg and we decided to play with three at the back. I expected my team to be solid and they were. We want to take the momentum from this win and pick up more points in the coming weeks - says Markus Weinzierl, VfB Stuttgart's manager. The team is now on the 16th place in Bundesliga, has 11 points and trails with only 4 points to secure, 12th place in the league. It all means that VfB Stuttgart players will have a lot of hard work to do to move up in the table but there’s a clear vision that the team is able to reach this goal.


Important clash ahead of VfB Stuttgart

On Friday, November 23, football team VfB Stuttgart will meet Bayer 04 Leverkusen. This match will be very important for the team from Stuttgart. Victory can help it escape the Bundesliga relegation zone. Before the match, which will be played in Leverkusen, Bayer 04 has 11 points and takes 13th place in the table. VfB will come to Leverkusen as the last team in the league with 8 points). Teams that are above the VfB in the table have a small advantage, which means that victory will give the Stuttgart team a significant promotion. However, it won't be easy for VfB to win because Bayer - although this season is playing just average - is a team made up of many solid players, for example goalie Lukas Hradecky, defender Sven Bender or strikers: Karim Bellarabi, Paulinho or Julien Brandt. Bayer 04 coach is Heiko Herrlich, a former great striker, well known in the football world in Germany. As you can see, the team from Leverkusen - which played even in UEFA Champions League in previous years - has a lot of potential and it is difficult for any opponent to score even a draw with it. VfB Stuttgart coach Markus Weinzielr informs that in Leverkusen he will miss several important players in the composition. It's injured: Holger Badstuber and Daniel Didavi, as well as a few long-term absentees Alexander Meyer, Berkay Özcan and Borna Sosa. Anastasios Donis have been healing from the injury in the last couple of days and his involvement will be considered just before the game in Leverkusen.


VfB Stuttgart players on duties in their national teams

Two VfB Stuttgart players, Beniamin Pavard and Santiago Ascacibar, were nominated to national teams for the upcoming matches. Pavard will play two matches in the French national team. On Friday, November 16, he will play against the Netherlands in the UEFA League of Nations, and on November 20 he will compete against Uruguay in a friendly game. And Santiago Ascacibar, together with the Argentine team, will play in two sparrings with Mexico. Appearances in the national team are also waiting for young footballers of VfB Stuttgart. German youth player Timo Baumgartl will play in the German U-21 national team and David Kopacz was appointed to the U-21 in Poland.


VfB Stuttgart with a new coach on board

Markus Weinzierl will lead the VfB Stuttgart team. The 43 years-old coach has signed the contract until the end of June 2020. This season, his task will be to take away the team from the bottom of the Bundesliga table. After seven games of the season, VfB Stuttgart has 5 points and is last in the table. That's why the club's bosses decided it was time to change. They thanked coach Tayfun Korkut for their cooperation and hired Markus Weinzierl in his place. The 43-year-old as a football player played in the 2. Bundesliga teams. In his coach career, he worked in SSV Jahn Regensburg, FC Augsburg and Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen. With FC Augsburg in the 2015/2016 season he won promotion to the UEFA Europa League. This is his biggest success in the coaching career so far. - We’ve signed a success-hungry coach, who knows the Bundesliga quite exactly and he also knows what our situation requires. Our discussions were very trusted and goal-oriented. We are convinced that we have signed the right head-coach for VfB in Markus Weinzierl. He will decisively develop our team further – explains Michael Reschke, sports director of VfB Stuttgart.


Hannover 96 - VfB Stuttgart 3:1

Ambition, fight and commitment sometimes is just not enough. VfB Stuttgart showed the character but lost to Hannover 96 1:3. The hosts have arranged this match in the first half with goals scored by Bobby Wood in the 30th and 45th minutes of the game. VfB answered right after the break - in the 50th minute, Mario Gomez scored the goal and have his team hope that the draw here might be possible. But in the end, it turned out that this evening footballers from Stuttgart just couldn't afford more. The hosts hit again, just before the end of the match. In the additional time, Ihlas Bebou determined the result of the match at 3:1 for the home team. After this defeat, VfB Stuttgart fell to the last place in the Bundesliga table. This means that the club is waiting for big changes, because the coach Tayfun Korkut lost his job. As the club states, this decision was made due to the lack of sports growth of the team. The name of the new coach will be presented within the next few days.


An important match before VfB Stuttgart

The long-awaited breakthrough has happened and now it's time to maintain a good form. Especially when it comes to fighting with a close neighbour from the league table. VfB Stuttgart will face Hannover 96 in an away game. For now, H96 is the worst team in the Bundesliga. In six games it didn't win even once and only twice drew. As a result, Hannover 96 holds the last place in the table. Even so, VfB doesn't have a big advantage over the rival: only 3 points. That's why this match is important: the defeat can bring the VfB closer to the last position, and the victory can be a boost to the middle zone in the table. Coach Tayfun Korkut doesn't have all players at his disposal. Dennis Aogo, Anastasios Donis, Marc Kempf, Alexander Meyer are injured players and are not likely to perform in Hannover. Denis Didavi, who has recently cured the injury, also complains about health. - In Hannover, VfB will be faced by a club experiencing a similar phase in the Bundesliga. I'm expecting a physically tough game - a striker of VfB Stuttgart Mario Gomez points out.


RB Leipzig - VfB Stuttgart 2:0

VfB Stuttgart is still waiting for its first win of the season. On Wednesday, the team led by coach Tayfun Korkut had a tough away game with RB Leipzig. In the previous matches of the season, RB played on the average level and now it's trailing to leading Bayern Munchen by 6 points. But RB Leipzig is always dangerous at own stadium. This is the lesson that VfB was taught on Wednesday. In the dying moments of the first half, RB took the lead surprisingly when Willi Orban scored. As they say in football when you lost a goal just before the break it's always hard to fight back. But VfB was doing its best to overturn the scenario. Coach Tayfun Korkut did changes early and send to the pitch in the 54th minute two reserve players: Gonzales and Badstuber. But it didn't work out. RB Leipzig managed to maintain the lead and in 80. minute Jean-Kevin Augustin made it 2:0 for RB Leipzig. The squad of VfB Stuttgart: Zieler – Maffeo (54. Badstuber), Pavard, Baumgartl, Sosa – Gentner, Ascacibar, Aogo, Thommy (78. Donis) – Akolo (54. Gonzalez), Gomez.


Goalless draw with Fortuna Düsseldorf

The first win is still to come. VfB Stuttgart had high hopes before the match against Fortuna Düsseldorf. With a support of more than 50,000 fans at the stadium, VfB wanted to dominate Fortuna and score its first three points of the season. Eventually, the game finished tied to a goalless draw. Fortuna proved that has good defensive abilities and managed to keep a clean sheet. On the other hand, VfB also performed good in defence but missed effectiveness in the offence. And the team managed by coach Tayfun Korkut drew its second match in a row. The squad of VfB Stuttgart: Zieler - Insua, Baumgartl, Pavard, Beck - Ascacibar, Castro, Akolo (85. Özcan), Akolo (57. Thommy), Gentner (74. Donis) - Gonzalez, Mario Gomes.


VfB wants to win for the first time

It's a difficult season start for the VfB Stuttgart. The team led by coach Tayfun Korkut is still waiting for the first win. In the previous three games, VfB managed to tie one game and lost two. On Friday, September 21, the team from Stuttgart will face Fortuna Düsseldorf - a newcomer in the league. Fortuna stepped into the season slightly better than VfB - before the match in Stuttgart, it has one win, one draw and one loss. With this balance, Fortuna holds 9th place in the league table while VfB Stuttgart is currently on 16th position. It's confirmed that VfB will have to play without three players who suffer from injuries: Marc Oliver Kempf, Borna Sosa and Daniel Didavi. - We are all really looking forward to the home game and want to secure the win - coach Tayfun Korkut clarifies.


SC Freiburg - VfB Stuttgart 3:3

It was a piece of great football! On Sunday, September 16, VfB Stuttgart played away game with SC Freiburg. A team from Stuttgart wanted to score its first points of the season after two defeats in two previous games. And the win was very close. Freiburg opened the game perfectly, after a goal scored by Gondorf in the first minute. With just a minute left to the break, VfB managed to tie the game after a goal scored by Insua. The beginning of the second half belonged to VfB. Mario Gomez shot the goal in 49. minute and gave the lead to its team. SC Freiburg replied just three minutes later and Gondorf scored his second goal of the game. In 56. minute, VfB came out to the lead again and again Mario Gomez was the one who scored. However, the hosts managed to fight back. In 81. minute, Waldschmidt tied the game again and established the final score to 3:3. The squad of the VfB Stuttgart: Zieler - Beck (86. Donis), Baumgartl, Pavard, Insua - Gentner (77. Badstuber), Castro (46. Akolo), Ascacibar, Aogo - Gomez, Gonzalez.


Time to return to the battles in Bundesleague

After the break for matches of national teams, it's time to return to the pitch in Bundesleague. On Saturday, September 16 VfB Stuttgart will play its next and - what needs to be pointed out - a very prestigious game against SC Freiburg. It will be Baden-Württemberg derby. This game will be played in Freiburg and start at 6 p.m. Coach Tayfun Korkut and his men didn't start well the new season with two defeats in two games and VfB is currently on the last place in the league table. So, it's time to break the bad series and score first three points.


Benjamin Pavard appointed to the French national team

Benjamin Pavard, a 22-year-old defender from the VfB Stuttgart, was appointed to the French football national team for the upcoming games in the UEFA's European League of Nations. On September 6, France - reigning world champion - will face Germany and three days later its next rival will be the Netherlands. Pavard, who just a few weeks ago started a new season with the VfB, should play important role in the French team.


Bayern München too strong for VfB Stuttgart

It wasn't a good day for the VfB Stuttgart. The team lead by coach Tayfun Korkut had a bitter pill to swallow due to 0:3 loss to Bayern München. This defeat is even more painful because VfB played its first game of the season in front of their own crowd. Unfortunately, it wasn't helpful and reign champions from München were out of reach for VfB. Goals for Bayern München: Goretzka (37.), Lewandowski (62.), Müller (76.). VfB played this game in the following squad: Zieler - Insua, Aogo, Baumgartl, Maffeo, Pavard - Ascacibar, Castro (78. Akolo), Gentner (64. Didavi) - Donis (57. Thommy), Mario Gomes.


VfB wants to keep the fortress in Stuttgart invincible

On Saturday, September 1 the VfB Stuttgart will play its first game of the new Bundesleague season at home stadium. A difficult opponent will stand on its way: actual champion Bayern Muenchen. VfB supporters believe in victory, and their numbers are behind their faith. Last season, VfB Stuttgart played 17 games in total at own stadium, won 10 and tied 4, scoring 34 points at home. Thanks to that they were the 3rd team in the Bundesleague with the most games won at home. Player of VfB and their supporters believe that during the freshly-started season they will maintain great form in Stuttgart.


Big game ahead!

On September 1, the VfB Stuttgart will face a great challenge. This will be only the second match of the new Bundesleague season and VfB players will have to fight with the German champion and the favourite to defend the trophy. VfB Stuttgart will play against Bayern München. There aren't too many words needed to describe Bayern. The team of coach Niko Kovac has many great players in its squad like goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, defenders: Matts Hummels and Jerome Boateng, midfielders: Thiago Alcantara, Arjen Robben, James Rodriguez and Leon Goretzka, strikers: Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller. So there's no doubt that the upcoming game will be a tough challenge for the VfB Stuttgart. After a loss in the season-opening game with 1. FSV Mainz, VfB coach Tayfun Korkut points out what his team needs to improve: - The determination, purpose and effectiveness in finishing is something we will continue to work on persistently - explains Turkish coach.


VfB loaned defender Marcin Kamiński Fortuna Düsseldorf

Polish national team defender Marcin Kamiński was loaned from VfB Stuttgart to Fortuna Düsseldorf. The loan deal will be valid until the end of the season. Marcin Kamiński's has also a contract with VfB to the end of 2020/2021 season and in a loan deal with Fortuna, there's no clause allowing Fortuna to buy Kamiński permanently.


Loss with 1. FSV Mainz

This wasn't the dream start of the new Bundesliga season for the VfB Stuttgart. The team lead by coach Tayfun Korkut lost the away match with 1. FSV Mainz. It was a quite narrow loss because the only goal of the game was scored by Ujah in 76 minute of the match. 1. FSV Mainz - VfB Stuttgart 1:0 (0:0). Goal: Ujah (76.) 1. FSV Mainz: Muller - Caricol, Niakhate, Bell, Brosinski - Baku, Gbamin (41. Kunde Malong) - Holtmann (89. Onisiwo), Quaison, De Blasis - Mateta (67. Ujah). VfB Stuttgart: Zieler - Insua (84. Sosa), Badstuber, Pavard, Maffeo - Thommy (80. Akolo), Ascacibar, Castro, Gentner - Gomez, Gonzalez (59. Didavi).


Coach Tayfun Korkut: I have perfect situation

VfB Stuttgart is led by coach Tayfun Korkut. For this 44-year old current personal situation within the team is comfortable. All because of the depth of the squad and, consequently, competition for a place in the first 11. - Every player is touting himself and is a candidate for the starting eleven. I have no problems selecting any one of them from the outset - points out coach Korkut, quoted by the official website of VfB Stuttgart.


Santiago Ascacibar will remain as a player of VfB Stuttgart

21-year old Santiago Ascacibar has extended his contract with VfB Stuttgart until the end of June, 2023. His previous deal was supposed to last a year shorter. Santiago Ascacibar, who is a young and talented midfielder, joined VfB Stuttgart in 2017 from the Estudiantes de La Plata team from Argentina. In last season, he noticed 29 performances in the 1. German Bundesliga and one assist.


Farewell to the German Cup in the 2018/2019 season

On August 18, VfB Stuttgart clashed with Hansa Rostock in the match of the first round of the German Cup 2018/2019. Players from Stuttgart gave their best but that day it wasn't enough to go into next round. VfB lost with Hansa Rostock 0:2 and finished its adventure in this season' German Cup.


Eric Thommy will play longer in VfB Stuttgart

Eric Thommy, a 24-years old midfielder, has extended the contract with the VfB Stuttgart. Previously, Thommy had a deal until June 2020. But thanks to the good form in the previous season, he convinced the coach to provide his place in the team until June 2022. Last season, Eric Thommy made 15 appearances for VfB Stuttgart, scoring 2 goals and having 6 assists.


The new season of 1. German Bundesliga will start on August 26

On Sunday (August 26), VfB Stuttgart will play its first game in the 1. German Bundesliga 2018/2019 clashing in away match with FSV Mainz. Team's coach Tayfun Korkut has a quite comfortable preseason with his team. Only one player is injured: young goalkeeper Alexander Meyer suffers from a knee injury. Other players are healthy and work hard at the end of the preseason workout period.


Eight new players joined the team

Summer is a busy time for the VfB Stuttgart staff'. Bosses of the team made eight transfers during the break between seasons of the 1. German Bundesliga. Players who strengthened the club are: Marc Oliver Kempf (SC Freiburg), Pablo Maffeo (Manchester City), Borna Sosa (Dinamo Zagreb), David Kopacz (Borussia Dortmund), Roberto Massimo (Arminia Bielefeld), Daniel Didavi (VfL Wolfsburg), Gonzalo Castro (Borussia Dortmund) and Nicolás Gonzalez (Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors). Several players also parted with the club: Jean Zimmer (Fortuna Düsseldorf), Takuma Asano (FC Arsenal), Carlos Mané (Sporting Lissabon), Jacob Bruun Larsen (Borussia Dortmund), Dzenis Burnic (Borussia Dortmund), Jérôme Onguéné (FC Red Bull Salzburg), Julian Green (SpVgg Greuther Fürth) and Daniel Ginczek (VfL Wolfsburg). Another two in the next season will gain experience on loan: Roberto Massimo (loaned to Arminia Bielefeld) and Ailton (loaned to SC Braga, Portugal).


Table

Team W D L PTS.
1 Borussia Dortmund 15 5 1 50
2 Bayern München 15 3 4 48
3 Borussia Mönchengladbach 13 4 5 43
4 Red Bull Leipzig 12 5 5 41
5 Bayer 04 Leverkusen 11 3 8 36
6 VfL Wolfsburg 10 5 7 35
7 Eintracht Frankfurt 9 7 6 34
8 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 8 9 5 33
9 Hertha BSC Berlin 8 8 6 32
10 Werder Bremen 8 7 7 31
11 1. FSV Mainz 7 6 9 27
12 Fortuna Düsseldorf 7 4 11 25
13 SC Freiburg 5 9 8 24
14 Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen 6 5 11 23
15 FC Augsburg 4 6 12 18
16 VfB Stuttgart 4 3 15 15
17 Hannover 96 3 5 14 14
18 1. FC Nuernberg 2 6 13 12

Games

upcoming

23 February, Saturday, 15:30, Bremen

Werder Bremen - VfB Stuttgart

2 March, Saturday, 15:30, Stuttgart

VfB Stuttgart - Hannover 96

9 March, Saturday, 15:30, Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund - VfB Stuttgart

16 March, Saturday, 15:30, Stuttgart

VfB Stuttgart - TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

30 March, Saturday, 15:30, Frankfurt

Eintracht Frankfurt - VfB Stuttgart

6 April, Saturday, 15:30, Stuttgart

VfB Stuttgart - 1. FC Nürnberg

13 April, Saturday, 15:30, Stuttgart

VfB Stuttgart - Bayer 04 Leverkusen

20 April, Saturday, 15:30, Augsburg

1. FC Augsburg - VfB Stuttgart

27 April, Saturday, 15:30, Stuttgart

VfB Stuttgart - Borussia Mönchengladbach

4 May, Saturday, 15:30, Berlin

Hertha BSC Berlin - VfB Stuttgart

11 May, Saturday, 15:30, Stuttgart

VfB Stuttgart - VfL Wolfsburg

18 May, Saturday, 15:30, Gelsenkirchen

Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen - VfB Stuttgart

played

August
Hansa Rostock 2 - 0 VfB Stuttgart
FSV Mainz 1 - 0 VfB Stuttgart
September
VfB Stuttgart 0 - 3 Bayern Muenchen
SC Freiburg 3 - 3 VfB Stuttgart
VfB Stuttgart 0 - 0 Fortuna Düsseldorf
RB Leipzig 2 - 0 VfB Stuttgart
VfB Stuttgart 2 - 1 Werder Bremen
October
Hannover 96 3 - 1 VfB Stuttgart
VfB Stuttgart 0 - 4 Borussia Dortmund
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 4 - 0 VfB Stuttgart
November
VfB Stuttgart 0 - 3 Eintracht Frankfurt
1. FC Nürnberg 0 - 2 VfB Stuttgart
Bayer Leverkusen 2 - 0 VfB Stuttgart
December
VfB Stuttgart 1 - 0 1. FC Augsburg
Borussia Mönchengladbach 3 - 0 VfB Stuttgart
VfB Stuttgart 2 - 1 Hertha Berlin
VfL Wolfsburg 2 - 0 VfB Stuttgart
VfB Stuttgart 1 - 3 Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen
January
VfB Stuttgart 2 - 3 FSV Mainz
Bayern München 4 - 1 VfB Stuttgart
February
VfB Stuttgart 2 - 2 SC Freiburg
Fortuna Düsseldorf 3 - 0 VfB Stuttgart
VfB Stuttgart 1 - 3 RB Leipzig