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VfB Stuttgart Football Blog

Perhaps losing their first pre-season match, with a disjointed team, against a Bundesliga side preparing for Champions League qualifiers is not such a tragedy.
Stuttgart withstood Blues pressure and possession to finally break the Premier League newcomers down with two goals inside the final quarter-hour, through Elson and Julian Schreiber.
This was Blues’ first taste of action since beginning their pre-season training camp in Austria’s picturesque Zell-am-See and, although not a satisfactory scoreline, manager Alex McLeish will be learning vital lessons about his players.
“We have trained hard since coming out to Austria,” …