Bundesliga

Training camp guide: 1. FSV Mainz 05

Mainz/Marbella - After their form and results dropped alarmingly towards the end of the Hinrunde, 1. FSV Mainz 05 taking just four points from their final eight matches in 2014, Kasper Hjulmand's men probably welcomed the winter break more than most of the 18 Bundesliga sides.

Quiet preparations

While other clubs have gone further afield for their winter retreats - FC Bayern München are in Qatar and Hamburger SV in Dubai, for example - Mainz have opted for a winter training camp in Marbella, Spain, to prepare for the season's restart, which for them entails a home game against plucky SC Paderborn on Matchday 18.

The 05ers will train at the Marbella Football Center - a facility with a large fitness and weights room, as well as four full-size and seven smaller pitches, all of which are laid with grass, ideal for honing the passing game that Hjulmand likes his team to play.