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Professionals, 17. May 2017

Full throttle on the home-straight

The VfB crew are preparing for this Sunday’s final game of the season against FC Würzburger Kickers.

The sun beamed down on the VfB club grounds on Wednesday morning as the players enjoyed the session in warm, summer temperatures. There was just as much heat on the pitch too, where the team started with a warm-up and then moved on to work on match-play formations on a shortened pitch. “We are sportsmen and want to achieve the maximum,” stated Jan Schindelmeiser after training. With a committed performance this Sunday against FC Würzburger Kickers (kick-off 15:30 CET), VfB not only want to secure promotion, but also finish the season at the top of the league, according to VfB’s Sporting director.

In the final match of the season this, Sunday, Hannes Wolf and his men can look forward to being greeted by an impressive back-drop – with the game having been completely sold out since early April. It will be the fifth home game at the Mercedes-Benz Arena this season in front of a capacity crowd. VfB are thus the first club to break the 50,000 spectator average in the ‘2. Bundesliga’. "The support of the fans generates amazing power, which we have greatly benefitted from. We can only say ‘Thanks’ and highlight our gratitude with a determined display," explained Jan Schindelmeiser.

By way of thanking the fans who were unable to claim a ticket for the final match of the season, a public outdoor viewing of the game has been organised on the Cannstatter Wasen.