At the Dama de Noche complex in Marbella Fortuna Dusseldorf, preparations have also begun for the second half of the Bundesliga season. Under the eyes of their supporters, the Germans conducted a full training programme. After some warm-up exercises and sprints they finally worked with the ball. The physical effort of the players was noticeable when two teams tried to score goals in two goals installed on each side of the midfield.
Fortuna Düsseldorf will stay until the 11th of January in Marbella and will play a total of two friendly matches in Coín and Marbella.
Borussia Dortmund has arrived in Marbella. Accompanied by many fans, the well-known club entered the fields of Dama de Noche at 4.30pm, which it already knows from last year, for the first training session, which was also attended by a large number of journalists and photographers. In total 30 players have travelled to the Costa del Sol, including the new signing Erling Haarland, who in the first days does individual exercises.
Borussia Dortmund will play a total of three friendly matches. On the 7th of January at 4pm at the Marbella Municipal Stadium and on the 11th of January at 12pm and 5pm at the Marbella Football Center. The BVB will stay until the 12th of January in Marbella.
Yesterday evening Football Impact was able to welcome the second club from the Bundesliga. FC Schalke 04, currently in fifth place in the German top flight, arrived at its hotel in Fuente Álamo at around 10.15pm, where some fans were already waiting. Today the team directed by David Wagner has carried out the first training of its stage, which lasts until January 11th.
Apart from the daily work on the pitch, the club is organizing a blue-white night, where fans, players and the coaching staff will have a good time together. FC Schalke 04 will also play a friendly match on January 7th at 5pm against Sint-Truiden from Belgium at Pinatar Arena.
TSG Hoffenheim is the first Bundesliga team to arrive in Spain for its winter pre-season. This is the first time the club, which is in seventh place in the standings, has prepared outside of Germany for the return of the season.
As they arrived in Marbella early in the afternoon, Dutch coach Alfred Schreuder took advantage of the daylight to invite the players to the first training sessions on the fields of the Quinta. “We have to train well, but not too much, and not always twice a day,” he told reporters after the opening of the fields, where they will stay until their return on January 10th.
One of the objectives of the stage is to bring young talents from the club’s own academy to the first team. That’s why Ilay Emkies, Melayro Bogarde and Franko Kovacevic have also travelled to Marbella and participate in the training sessions.
Football Impact and Onside Sports from Germany have signed an agreement for the stages of football teams in the German first and second divisions over the next three years. Also with this exclusive agreement Onside Sports becomes the local cooperation company in Germany for Football Impact. Thus, both companies jointly manage the stages of Spanish teams that travel to Germany and want to play friendly matches there.
With Borussia Dortmund, TSG Hoffenheim, FSV Mainz 05, Borussia Mönchengladbach, 1. FC Köln, 1. FC Union Berlin, Fortuna Düsseldorf, SC Freiburg and FC Schalke 04 this January Onside Sports brings with Football Impact a total of nine teams from the Bundesliga to Spain.
VfB Stuttgart, 1. FC Nürnberg, Karlsruher SC, Arminia Bielefeld, Dynamo Dresden, VfL Bochum, SV Darmstadt 98 are the clubs coming to the Iberian peninsula thanks to the agreement between Football Impact and Onside Sports.
Also the arrival of teams from other leagues such as Borussia Mönchengladbach U23, 1, FC Köln U23, Rot-Weiss Essen, Ferencvaros Budapest, Bejing Guoan or FK Jablonec is managed by Onside Sports and Football Impact.
Only one day after the New Year’s holiday, we already have teams training on the Costa del Sol. The Dutch team Vereniging Betaald Voetbal De Graafschap has arrived this morning and this afternoon was already training in the warm sun of Andalusia.
The club based in Doetinchem arrived this morning and will train in Sotogrande for the next 6 days. Three days later the team will return to the competition, facing Jong Utrecht with the goal of promotion in mind.
The club militates in the Keuken Kampioen Divisie, the second division of Dutch football. The coach is Mike Snoei, former player during the 80s and early 90s of some friends of Football Impact, such as Feyenoord, Sparta Rotterdam or SBV Excelsior.
As a coach he began his career in Asia with another friend of Football Impact, Shandong Luneng. Now, as manager of the Dutch has decided to bet on Football Impact to perform a first level Winter Break. Only 5 points separate the team from the direct ascent despite a bad run of 5 games without tasting the victory.
A total of eight Bundesliga clubs will be arriving in Spain in the next few days for their winter pre-season with Football Impact. The first ones to arrive from this German first division are TSG Hoffenheim (3rd to 10th of January in Marbella) and FC Schalke 04 (3rd to 11th of January in Fuente Álamo). Then come Fortuna Düsseldorf (4th to 11th of January in Marbella), 1. FC Köln (4th to 11th of January in Benidorm), Borussia Dortmund (5th to 11th of January in Marbella), Borussia Mönchengladbach (5th to 11th of January in Jerez de la Frontera), FSV Mainz 05 (5th to 12th January in Estepona) and SC Freiburg (6th to 12th of January in Sotogrande).