With an amazing performance against runner-up RP Leipzig, VFL Wolfsburg regained the top spot in the table in the Bundesliga. Coach Mark Von Pommel’s most consistent team defeated Saxon 1-0 (0-0) at the end of the third game day on Sunday. The perfect result of nine points is a club record: VfL has never started a Bundesliga season with three wins before.
In front of 12,058 spectators, Jerome Roosevelt scored the decisive goal in the 52nd minute for Lower Saxony, who had not won against Leipzig in eight matches. Unlike the previous week, the guests showed themselves to be harmless. Three points from three games is not enough for the club’s claims.
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From the start both teams battled fiercely. Not everything was offensive, but the direction was clear: after winning the ball, things should progress quickly. VfL got the first chance. National player Riddle Bagu slipped the ball in the direction of the goal angle, but Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulasi was unlucky.
As expected, Captain Marcel Sabitzer was not on the team for the guests. The 27-year-old is probably going to FC Bayern Munich, but not officially due to that. Jesse March, coach at DAZN Streaming Service, said: “I can honestly say that he was injured.
Even without the 25-year-old, the Wolves initially played very purposefully. Leipzig won the ball in midfield, but then did not match the top accurately. Center forward Andre Silva was on the road a lot around the opposing penalty area but was not placed in dangerous finals for long by his teammates. Until the 39th minute: After a free kick, the Portuguese came to the header but lost to Wolfsburg goalkeeper Goen Castells. Mohammad Simgan placed the upper edge of the gate.
Wolfsburg had an astonishing amount of power
After the break, Wolfsburg started with more power and forward push. Renato blocked a sharp cross from Stephen in front of Roosevelt’s feet and the French had to push in from just about ten meters. This is the first goal for Russell in almost two years. The leadership gave extra impetus to the VfL. Leading striker Wout Weghorst had a great opportunity to extend the lead. However, the Dutch fired it freely (58th).
It was tight until the end as Wekorst did not score. Leipzig increased the pressure and came back again in front of the Wolfsburg goal, especially through the set piece. Defender Willie Orban fired wide after a sharp cross in the 78th minute. With consistent security and a little luck, however, VfL gained the lead over time. (dpa)
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