2 goals against Bochum

The reporters tend to always say a play with two completely different halves. The applicable than in never was the play „of the wolves ?against the VfL Bochum. After a completely overslept first half „the wolves bit themselves ?back and turned the play.

Winter football was announced in Volkswagen arena, where some VfL – Wolfsburg – met the other VfL – Bochum -. After an undercooled first half time the 27,000 fans saw then however nevertheless still another zünftigen Kick.


The “wolves” began with magnifying glass-pure 4-4-2, in the Marwin Hitz again between the posts stood. Naturally Grafite and Edin Dzeko formed the offensive. Heiko Herrlichs team began with Vahid Hashemian as only genuine storm point. It to support should Holtby, Epallé and suitors.


From difficult Geläuf to speak, a smooth Untertreibung would be, was nevertheless on half of the place still snow. Technique football was not, and the Bochumer understood better. The “wolves” had the first gate chance by Grafite, but otherwise they remained harmlessly, over not to say disappointing. Differently the Bochumer, which played well against the ball – in the example of Vahid Hashemian, which in the 25 minute Andrea Barzagli unfortunately into the ribs met, over-motivates also sometimes. But not only that, it played also forward and became in the 28. Minute by a beautiful distance shot of Paul Freier with the guidance rewards. In the 35. Minute was for the suffering Barzagli then conclusion. For it Hasebe, on which „the wolves ?, came however nothing computable became somewhat stronger to take out could. The half time guidance for Bochum was anyhow earned.


After the page overflow the master invested more, remained however still without pressure and creativity. To the gate hunters absolutely in the 60 minute slammed shut: After a sugar passport of to the left of Marcel shepherd delayed Edin Dzeko the foot and extended to reconciliation. Nevertheless: The play over the wings did not function with the wolves on the whole really. In the 64. it was again Dzeko, which was with an header to the place, to which however into the net did not go. At all the Dzeko still pale in the first half moulted itself to the asset. Suddenly also the play functioned over the outside – particularly over left, and promptly the guests from the Ruhrpott came around other time under pressure. Discharge hardly gave it for the Bochumer to more – as if the thread would have torn. Consequence in the 75.: The 2:1 by the Obafemi Martin exchanged for Grafite, which in-wetted on a passport from right from Hasebe. Four minutes later it came for the guests club-thickly, than Keeper got army car Edin Dzeko of the legs. The Gefoulte began even and met for preliminary decision. The 4:1 of Jonathan Santana with a wonderful distance shot in the 91. Minute was only a case for the statistics.


The reconciliation of Edin Dzeko in the 60. Play minute was like that something like a wake-up for Wolfsburg. Suddenly they noticed that Bochum begins to crack actual if one with that soccer games.


To hardly believe, how someone can untwist after a completely colorless first half still in such a manner: Provided for the reconciliation, which Elfer rausgeholt and directly still sink – everything correctly made.


Half time of one was for forgetting. Only as „the wolves ?nevertheless still für’s soccer games decided, the portion became substantially, phasenweise even good. The home victory was earned, because after the break tea nothing more was to be seen by the guests.


So it can go: Only Knorz, then a breath of fine food, and with difficult conditions. Sometimes evenly a good scene is sufficient to take in order to awake-shake a whole crew – and the opponent from the play.

Dzeko scored against Villareal

Dzeko’s team against FC Villarreal

The VfL Wolfsburg created it! After a 4:1 – those drew victory against the FC Villarreal Lower Saxony into the round of the last sixteen Europes League. For the first time in association history.

The VfL Wolfsburg found the way back finally into the success trace. After the 2:2 – undecided from the first leg last week against the FC Villarreal, triumphed the German master on Thursday evening with 4:1 in the replay of the Europe League Zwischenrunde. There „the wolves “draw thereby into the round of the last sixteen and meet on ruby Kazan’.


VfL coach Lorenz Günther Köstner saw no reason to changing and let the same to eleven as against Schalke 04 on weekend begin. Completely different on the other hand it its Spanish colleague, Juan Carlo Garrido, which made changes equal five. Fishing rod, Godin, Rodriguez, Cani and Pires played for Javi Venta, Musacchio, Marcano (red barrier), Matilla and Marco Ruben.


The VfL Wolfsburg put before domestic public equivalent well loosely. Already after ten minutes the German master went with 1:0 into guidance. Josué played a beautiful passport into the run of Dzeko, which hunted the ball from twelve meters under the slat of the Spaniards. Only one minute later came to a hold the 25,000 spectators the breath. VfL Keeper Hitz let a shot of Marcos Senna only to poor copy, Fuster came to the ball, could not it however not in the gate accommodate.

The speed of the play remained high. In the 15. The Wolfsburger put and went minute then after with 2:0 into guidance. Goal scorer was however a Spaniard. Over the strong Josué the ball landed with Misimovic and Grafite. The Brazilian played a flat ball into the Strafraum, fishing rod wanted before Dzeko to clarify, pushed the ball thereby however in the own gate. Shortly thereafter nearly the 3:0 fell, but this mark could divert fishing rod a shot of Misimovic still in gate from.

Villarreal found only after scarcely a half hour again in the play and already stood it for 1: 2. Capdevilla became generally accepted after a corner of Marcos Senna against shepherds and cut back from five meters in the VfL gate. The Spaniards had thereafter still further good possibilities by Pires and Marcos Senna, but the point of conclusion in the varied portion was reserved the Wolfsburgern. Before the end of the first half Gentner increased four minutes after a flank of Dzeko on 3: 1.


The second half began substantially more calmly. Gentner came after 50 minutes to an attempt, but Diego Lopez placed before no all too large problems. Villarreal took over control after one hour over the play and erspielte themselves some good chances in the minutes pulse. But neither Pires with a Aufsetzer, Nilmar with an header still Llorente could accommodate the ball in the gate of the VfL Wolfsburg in the gate.

That should avenge itself after 64 minutes. Misimovic brought a Freistoß direction Strafraum, Grafite ran to direction gate and spitzelte the ball to the 4:1 into the box. The Brazilian stood thereby in the offside, but arbitrator Tudor did not whistle. For Grafite it was the third hit in the second play against the Spaniards. Afterwards the Wolfsburger Keeper Hitz stood in the focus, which reacted against Marcos Senna and twice against the bullethole-ready Nilmar strongly and protected its team a further Gegentor, and thus the 4:1 – victory held. Misimovic had pitch in the conclusion minute still, when he met the post with a mad shot only.


The Spaniards omitted some good chances, a reconciliation to the 3:3 would have been quite possible. But after the hit from Grafite to the 4:1 the play had run. The Brazilian and also its storm partner Dzeko made a good play and seem slowly however surely again their Top form to reach. Besides Misimovic and Josué made a good portion. With the FC Villarreal were Nilmar and Marcos Senna still most remarkably.


Dzeko made today a very good and remarkable portion. It obtained a hit and prepared a further. The Bosnier takes up slowly trip.

ARBITRATOR: Alexandru Tudor – note: 4

The play had the Romanian as far as possible under control. Both crews delivered a altogether fair portion, so that Tudor was not often compelling to acting. With the 4:1 by Grafite however on offside would have had to decide.


The spectators in the Volkswagen arena got a good, with many gate chances garnierte, portion to see. At the end the Wolfsburger fan could celebrate the introduction in round of the last sixteen, largest success in the European Cup of association history.

Note: The note scale is enough as with the play note of 1 (work arbeitsverweigerung) to 10 (world class).


Captain against captain, centre zone strategist against centre zone stepping gene: The duel between Josué and Marcos Senna took place on eye level. The Brazilian of the Wolfsburger lies in the Castrol of ranking with 543 points however only on rank 543 (in December still on rank 469). Marcos Senna with 621 points on rank 263. The Spaniard has thereby at least in the ranking the nose in front, which play has he lost.


The VfL Wolfsburg drew earned into the round of the last sixteen Europe League. Grafite spoke before the play of the possibility in the final to draw in. If the Wolfsburger can confirm the today’s achievement further, the VfL could quite be good for a surprise.