Dortmund, surprised by Wolfsburg, misses the opportunity to pick up Bayern

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Dortmund, surprised by Wolfsburg, misses the opportunity to pick up Bayern

Dortmund broke a good series. After 6 games in a row without losing, Mats Hummel’s teammates broke their teeth on the Wolfsburg lock. Carried by Van de Ven’s early opener, Niko Kovac’s players showed great solidarity to take the three points.

Dortmund, who had the opportunity to temporarily pick up at Bayern – who play this Tuesday against Werder Bremen (8:30 p.m.) without Thomas Muller – remains fourth. The Wolfsburg players are surfing on their good momentum to climb to 8th place.

The game: 1-0

Wolfsburg got the game off to a flying start. After a first opportunity for Gerhardt (3rd), Van de Ven opened the scoring from a corner in the first minutes (6th). Alone at the far post, the defender took advantage of a deflection to head the ball into an empty goal. And if the Borussia players reacted quickly by taking the game on their own, it was Wolfsburg who got the best chances. Marmoush (23′, 40′) then Gerhard (30′) failed to find the target, while Wind saw his close range attempt repelled by Guerreiro (32′). We had to wait until the very end of the first period to see Dortmund finally show themselves to be dangerous. Süle saw his recovery graze the post (43rd), before he hit the upright (45th).


Wolfsburg is in Olympic form. Niko Kovac’s players have not lost for 8 matches and remain on three wins in a row.

The second period proved to be much less lively than the first. Faced with a defensively solid Wolfsburg team, Bellingham’s teammates never found the fault. And during the rare incursions into the opposing area, Casteels saved his defense. The Belgian goalkeeper repelled a vicious free kick from Guerreiro, before saving on his line a recovery from Moukoko on the corner that followed (62nd). In the duel of goalkeepers, Kobel was not left out, repelling two attempts in quick succession from Wind (61st) and Nmecha (62nd). Curled up in defense in the last minutes, Wolfsburg was never really worried. Nmecha even offered himself the luxury of doubling the lead at close range, on a super cross from Wimmer (90+1).

The fact: Wolfsburg triumphs over its pet peeve

Four years. It has been four years since Wolfsburg lost each of their meetings against Dortmund. Since 2018, the Greens have chained 8 defeats in a row against their pet peeve, including a spanking during the last opposition (6-1). Over the period, Wolfsburg had scored only 2 goals for 21 conceded.


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