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2. Bundesliga, 18. February 2017
Dr. Jochen Drees (Münster-Sarmsheim) 15000
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1 TO
Kevin Müller
5 VE
Mathias Wittek
20 VE
Ronny Philp
25 VE
Hauke Wahl
7 MF
Marc Schnatterer
18 MF
Sebastian Griesbeck
26 MF
Marcel Titsch-Rivero
30 MF
Norman Theuerkauf
11 ST
Denis Thomalla
15 ST
John Verhoek
21 ST
Tim Kleindienst


22 TO
Vitus Eicher
29 VE
Robert Strauß
8 MF
Martin Rasner
36 MF
Dave Gnaase
38 MF
Tim Skarke
10 ST
Bard Finne
35 ST
Kevin Lankford


Frank Schmidt


1 TO
Mitchell Langerak
2 VE
Emiliano Insua
5 VE
Timo Baumgartl
19 VE
Kevin Großkreutz
35 VE
Marcin Kaminski
8 MF
Anto Grgic
15 MF
Carlos Mané
20 MF
Christian Gentner
9 ST
Simon Terodde
11 ST
Takuma Asano
37 ST
Julian Green


32 TO
Benjamin Uphoff
6 VE
Jean Zimmer
21 VE
Benjamin Pavard
24 MF
Josip Brekalo
25 MF
Matthias Zimmermann
31 MF
Berkay Özcan
33 ST
Daniel Ginczek


Hannes Wolf


2020 Gentner 19'
42' 77 Schnatterer 1515 Verhoek
3333 Ginczek 2424 Brekalo 71'
19. Min 20Gentner
7Schnatterer 15Verhoek 42. Min
71. Min 24Brekalo 33Ginczek


46' 1111 Thomalla 3838 Skarke
2424 Brekalo 1111 Asano 57'
3333 Ginczek 3737 Green 62'
2525 Zimmermann 88 Grgic 76'
87' 2525 Wahl 1010 Finne
11Thomalla 38Skarke 46. Min
57. Min 11Asano 24Brekalo
62. Min 37Green 33Ginczek
76. Min 8Grgic 25Zimmermann
25Wahl 10Finne 87. Min


67' 25 Wahl
20 Gentner 69'
74' 5 Wittek
82' 20 Philp
25Wahl 67. Min
69. Min 20Gentner
5Wittek 74. Min
20Philp 82. Min

Away win in Heidenheim

VfB secure a 2-1 win away to 1. FC Heidenheim on Friday evening and snatch the fourth consecutive victory since the re-start.

Christian Gentner was on target to put VfB in the driving seat.
Christian Gentner was on target to put VfB in the driving seat.

VfB’s record in 2017 is absolutely flawless. And that continued on Friday evening, with Hannes Wolf’s earning a 2-1 (1-1) win over 1. FC Heidenheim – the fourth win in their fourth game in 2017 for the Cannstatt Boys. VfB were particularly dominant in the first-half and deservedly took the lead, but the hosts then hit back with an equaliser slightly before the break. The second-half was somewhat more subdued, until a substitute snatched the winner for the Wasenelf, who defended stoutly late on to secure the points.


Hannes Wolf sent out the same eleven that began in the most recent successes against Düsseldorf and Sandhausen. The squad included fit again Benjamin Pavard (slight ankle problem) and Matthias Zimmermann (outer-ligament tear to the ankle).

Course of the game
6th minute VfB take charge early on and have a first attempt on goal through Christian Gentner. The captain lets fly from a central position, 18 meters out, but the effort fails to trouble former VfB keeper Kevin Müller, who holds onto the ball with ease.
19th minute The 'Wasenelf' take the lead. From an Anto Grgic corner, Christian Gentner’s initially shot is blocked away, but the rebound falls to the 30 year old, who rifles his fourth effort in the game home to make it 1-0 for VfB.
42nd minute Hannes Wolf’s eleven lose position in midfield and allow the hosts far to much space to operate in. Heidenheim captain Marc Schnatterer drives a powerful shot from distance home to level the scores at 1-1.
45th minute The half-time whistle blows. Things looked to be going extremely well for VfB until shortly before the break. Gentner & Co. were in control and took a deserved lead. The Cannstatt Boys failed to make use of their chances to double their advantage though and conceded an equaliser from a well-executed Heidenheim counter-attack.
70th minute The bulk of the hosts attacking efforts go through Marc Schnatterer. The Heidenheim captain sets another shot just wide of the left up-right.
71st minute VfB answer with a goal! Substitute Josip Brekalo unleashes a stunning shot from 27 meters out and finds the top corner to make it 2-1. It’s the Croatian winter signing’s first goal in his second appearance in the jersey with the infamous red hoop.
76th minute Hannes Wolf’s men are in charge again: first Anto Grgic’s well-struck free-kick is saved by Kevin Müller. The resulting corner sees Simon Terodde head on goal, but Marc Schnatterer is on hand to clear off the line.
86th minute A turbulent closing phase. Heidenheimer put the pressure on again and VfB need absolute commitment, as well as the width of post and crossbar to hold the hosts at bay.
90th minute Relief! VfB cling onto the narrow advantage and steal away all three points yet again.

Christian Gentner::

The greeting after the goal was for my son, who celebrated his second birthday today.


The VfB players have maintained their post-winter break form. Again in Heidenheim, Christian Gentner & Co. displayed massive determination, controlled the game, let very little through at the back and, in spite of conceding an intermittent equaliser, took the lead once again during a period of pressure and held out as the hosts pressed desperately late on in search of another equaliser.

1. FC Heidenheim - VfB