VfB Logo mit Claim Wasserzeichen
Access Keys:
Official Website of VfB Stuttgart
Team › Saison
2. Bundesliga, 3. October 2016
René Rohde 38150
Ballbesitz in %


1 TO
Mitchell Langerak
2 VE
Emiliano Insua
5 VE
Timo Baumgartl
19 VE
Kevin Großkreutz
21 VE
Benjamin Pavard
7 MF
Hajime Hosogai
10 MF
Alexandru Maxim
15 MF
Carlos Mané
20 MF
Christian Gentner
25 MF
Matthias Zimmermann
31 MF
Berkay Özcan


13 TO
Jens Grahl
4 VE
Toni Sunjic
6 VE
Jean Zimmer
14 VE
Philip Heise
35 VE
Marcin Kaminski
8 MF
Anto Grgic
34 ST
Boris Tashchy


Hannes Wolf


24 TO
Balázs Megyeri
5 VE
Nicolai Rapp
7 VE
Niko Gießelmann
13 VE
Marco Caligiuri
21 VE
Khaled Narey
28 VE
Marcel Franke
6 MF
Andreas Hofmann
9 ST
Sebastian Freis
15 ST
Serdar Dursun
19 ST
Veton Berisha
20 ST
Robert Zulj


30 TO
Sascha Burchert
4 VE
Lukas Gugganig
29 VE
Sebastian Heidinger
18 MF
Benedikt Kirsch
11 ST
Ante Vukusic
17 ST
Zlatko Tripic
31 ST
Daniel Steininger


János Radoki


2' 1515 Mané 2121 Pavard
4' 1515 Mané 3131 Özcan
24' 2121 Pavard 1010 Maxim
80' 2020 Gentner
15Mané 21Pavard 2. Min
15Mané 31Özcan 4. Min
21Pavard 10Maxim 24. Min
20Gentner 80. Min


1818 Kirsch 66 Hofmann 62'
1717 Tripic 1919 Berisha 62'
69' 2525 Zimmermann 88 Grgic
73' 3131 Özcan 3434 Tashchy
81' 1010 Maxim 66 Zimmer
3131 Steininger 99 Freis 81'
62. Min 6Hofmann 18Kirsch
62. Min 19Berisha 17Tripic
25Zimmermann 8Grgic 69. Min
31Özcan 34Tashchy 73. Min
10Maxim 6Zimmer 81. Min
81. Min 9Freis 31Steininger


15 Dursun 37'
5 Rapp 74'
76' 19 Großkreutz
37. Min 15Dursun
74. Min 5Rapp
19Großkreutz 76. Min

Dream start and three points

On Monday at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, VfB enjoyed a wonderful evening. The Cannstatt Boys were determined and convincing, pacy in possession and consistent in the challenges against SpVgg Greuther Fürth. At the end of the ninety minutes, the score-board displayed a deserved 4-0 win for Hannes Wolf’s men. VfB laid the groundwork for their victory early in the first-half. There were two debutants in the starting eleven, who went on to have an impact they could hardly have ever dreamed.


In his first home game as VfB head-coach, Hannes Wolf had four absentees to compensate for. Tobias Werner (adductor problems) and Simon Terodde (calf muscle sinew tear) missed out through injury, whilst Florian Klein and Takuma Asano had already departed to link up with their respective national teams. On the night, Carlos Mané and Benjamin Pavard made their competitive debuts in the VfB colours – the latter joining Timo Baumgartl at the centre of defence, forcing Toni Sunjic onto the substitute’s bench. There were also starting eleven places for Matthias Zimmermann and Berkay Özcan.

2nd minute What a start for VfB! What a start for debutants Benjamin Pavard and Carlos Mané. The Frenchman cuts a telling pass directly through the midfield to pick out his Portuguese team-mate Carlos Mané, whose slightly deflected shot after just 72 seconds put the hosts in front.
4th minute Second shot, second goal for the Cannstatt Boys – and once again the goal-scorer is Carlos Mané. Matthias Zimmermann drives forward on the right and passes to Berkay Özcan, who immediately passes on tot o his colleague with the number 15 shirt. Carlos Mané controls the ball and fires unstoppably home to make it 2-0.
24th minute Following their stunning start, VfB continue in complete control of the match, as Christian Gentner & Co. completely dominate with a great deal of possession and an aggressive approach in the challenges. And the fans are off their seats and celebrating a third goal – once again from a debutant. Having played the telling pass to make it 1-0, Benjamin Pavard now gets in on the scoring himself, stealing in to head home an Alexandru Maxim corner to make it 3-0.
45th minute Half-time at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. Coach Hannes Wolf’s men have further chances to extend their lead before the break, in what has been an exceptional first-half display with a completely deserved lead.
80th minute Christian Gentner fires home a powerful drive from 18 meters out to make it 4-0 to the Cannstatt Boys.
90th minute It’s all over! The fans are making their appreciation of the team performance very audible.

Hannes Wolf:

We had the momentum on our side right from the outset. We had some luck on our side in the build-up to the 1-0, we were right in the game from the kick-off and made effective use of our chances. After that we controlled the game, maintained possession and were very active. It was a very successful evening for us, but really it changes nothing. We are still at the beginning of a process and we have the potential to improve. We are now enjoying the opportunity in every training session and every game to gel together more as a team.


A dream start to the game, thanks not least to the two debutants, led VfB to three points against SpVgg Greuther Fürth. Head-coach Hannes Wolf’s men convinced with pace in possession and allowed their opponents very little time on the ball, with Christian Gentner leading a determined line in the challenges. It was a cohesive team performance from the Cannstatt Boys, which saw Carlos Mané and Benjamin Pavard make significant impressions in their first competitive game in the VfB colours.