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The People Of Stuttgart Have Just Suffered A Day Of Unparalleled Footballing Misery

The People Of Stuttgart Have Just Suffered A Day Of Unparalleled Footballing Misery
By Gavan Casey Updated

On a day when Germany dropped a bollock at the Eurovision (1 point at the time of writing, and a fortunate point at that), the German city of Stuttgart still managed to become the laughing stock of the country after suffering one of football history's great indignations.

Not one, not two, but three of Stuttgart's leading football clubs have been relegated from their respective divisions on a comically miserable day for the Baden-Württemberg town.

Its Bundesliga outfit, VFB Stuttgart, drop to the second tier for the first time in 41 years following a 3-1 away defeat to Wolfsburg. Maximilian Arnold and two goals from Andre Schurrle sealed the 2007 champions' fate at the Volkswagen Arena.

In the third tier, VFB Stuttgart's second team were already relegated going into the final day of the season, but Stuttgarter Kickers slipped to a 1-0 defeat at home to Chemnitzer FC and join their neighbours in plummeting to the Regionalliga.

Not a good day for Jurgen Klinsmann either, presumably, having played for both Kickers and Stuttgart at the beginning of his career. Inter Milan will need to watch their backs next season...

VFP Stuttgart conceded 75 goals in the Bundesliga this season, a 21st century record (Gladbach shipped 79 in '98/99, via Michael Yolkin). They'll celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their last title win fighting for promotion next season, which is all a bit Harchester United, really.

Beware, Leicester.

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Tip o' the hat to to r/soccer.

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