With their third win in a row, VfL Wolfsburg has climbed into the upper half of the table, at least for the time being. BVB, on the other hand, threatens to lose contact with the top of the table after a bitter 0: 2 against the wolves. The network reactions to the game.
Tore: 1:0 - Micky van de Ven (6. Minute) 2:0 - Lukas Nmecha (90. 2)
Lineups:Wolfsburg: Casteels - Baku, Bornauw, van de Ven, Otavio - Arnold, F. Nmecha, Gerhardt - Kaminski, Marmoush, WindBVB: Kobel - Süle, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Guerreiro - Özcan, Bellingham, Brandt - Adeyemi, Malen, Moukoko
VfL Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund have opened the English week for the 14th Bundesliga matchday. With two wins behind them, Wolves went into the duel against BVB, who recently won three times in a row in the league.
But the home side got off to a better start. After just three minutes, Marmoush had the lead on his feet, but failed - again - strong Kobel in the BVB goal. But just three minutes later, van de Ven gave VfL the lead. The 21-year-old Dutchman took advantage of Schlotterbeck's involuntary extra time after a corner kick and nodded off at the second post to make it 1-0.
In the 17th minute, the obligatory handball decision again. Christian Dingert decided against a penalty for BVB. Otavio had the ball in the duel with Moukoko on the arm and jumped from there. At least worth discussing.
Afterwards, BVB came into play at least a little better as time went on. Malen had chances to equalize in the 19th and 22nd. The second time Casteels parried strongly. On the other side, the wolves remained dangerous. Marmoush failed again at Kobel from close range and an acute angle.
After a good half hour, the wolves again: First, Süle Wind blocked at the last moment. Kobel fended off the following corner with his fists, the ball landed at Baku, who failed to hit the ball properly when trying to shoot. Wind reacted thoughtfully and passed on to Kaminski, who was denied by Guerreiro on the goal line.
The first half had more chances for both sides. The biggest had just before the break whistle Niklas Süle on the foot, who failed after a deflected Guerreiro cross on the post. Overall a balanced game with an open mind.
Both coaches refrained from making personnel changes to change sides. The open visor remained. BVB had the first chance in the second half with a Moukoko header. Casteels parried again strongly.
On the other hand, Kobel held up well against the wind. And the Swiss was also there at the subsequent VfL corner. How could it be otherwise, it became dangerous again in the Dortmund penalty area. Terzic reacted after an hour and brought Reyna into play for Adeyemi - most BVB fans must have looked forward to this change longingly.
It remained dangerous on both sides. After a counterattack, Kaminski missed in the 74th minute in front of Kobel from the edge of the box. BVB on the other hand tried everything with Modeste as a substitute to finally score a goal. But all in all, black and yellow was just too imprecise on this Tuesday evening. Six minutes of stoppage time didn't help anymore... On the contrary: Substitute Lukas Nmecha also made it 2-0.
With the home win and the third three points in a row, VfL climbs into the top half of the table, at least for the time being, and now has 20 points on the table. BVB remains at 25 points and threatens to slip down to sixth place.
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as a bitter setback in Wolfsburg: The network reactions to the BVB bankruptcy at the Wolves.