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Friendly match, 23. July 2022

Successful dress rehearsal

VfB rounded off their pre-season preparations with a 5-2 win over Spanish top-flight side Valencia CF.

VfB Stuttgart put in an impressive display against La Liga side Valencia, coming away with a deserved 5-2 friendly win.  

The goals:

16th minute: Silas drives forward down the left and crosses into the middle, where he finds Tiago Tomás, who opens the scoring.

34th minute: Marcos André equalises for Valencia, making it 1-1.

44th minute: Tiago Tomás pounces as Valencia lose possession and curls the ball into the net, restoring VfB’s lead.

46th minute: Just a few seconds after the restart, Silas gives Stuttgart a two-goal cushion.

55th minute: Marcos André heads in for the Spanish side to reduce the deficit. It’s 3-2 now.

58th minute: Some eye-catching link-up play from our boys! Silas plays the ball to Darko Churlinov, who finds Juan Perea in the middle and our new signing makes it 4-2!

90th minute: Churlinov goes around the visiting goalkeeper and puts the icing on the cake, netting VfB’s fifth goal!


VfB head coach Pellegrino Matarazzo: "That was certainly a good test today. You could see that the boys played as a unit and knew what they had to do. They showed great commitment and we’ll take those positives with us."

Juan Perea: "It’s a dream come true for me to play here. I’m delighted to have scored my first goal at the Mercedes-Benz Arena."


VfB line-up


1 Müller
2 Anton
3 Endo (C)
4 Vagnoman
5 Mavropanos
9 Kalajdzic
10 Tomás
14 Silas
21 Ito
22 Führich
32 Ahamada


33 Bredlow
2 Anton
3 Endo (C)
5 Mavropanos (6 Mola; 59’)
11 Perea (36 Ulrich; 81’)
14 Silas (27 Kuol; 60’)
15 Stenzel
17 Churlinov
21 Ito
22 Führich (8 Millot; 60’)
32 Ahamada (25 Egloff; 68’)

Friendly: VfB - FC Valencia