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Union Berlin – VfL Wolfsburg 2-0: Wolfsburg’s negative series continues



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VfL Wolfsburg does not find its way back on the road to success. The Lower Saxony went through the 0-2 at Union Berlin in the upper house for the fourth time in a row without a win.

In front of the cameras, Taiwu Awoniyi happily joined the chants of the Union Berlin fans for himself. The Nigerian had every reason to celebrate after the 2-0 (0-0) against VfL Wolfsburg because of his groundbreaking opening goal – in contrast to the Wolves: The harmless Champions League participant has been in the upper house for four rounds and even for six Competitive games without a win.

Wolfsburg’s midfield ace Maximilian Arnold couldn’t look forward to his promotion to a Bundesliga record player in Lower Saxony. “I won’t toast it because of that,” said the 27-year-old on the Sky microphone after his 259th assignment for Lower Saxony in the upper house.

He added angrily – already with a view to the trend-setting Champions League game on Wednesday (6.45pm / DAZN): “If we lose the last three Bundesliga games and concede eight goals, we should do everything we can as soon as possible, to defend our goal properly again. We’re not doing that at the moment and you can’t pass that way. “

The Berliners were in a completely different frame of mind. After Awoniyi’s sixth goal of the season and Sheraldo Becker (83rd) had made the third success in a row, managing director Oliver Ruhnert was almost bursting with pride: “This is a great victory for us. We were very effective because we probably had no one else apart from the goals had the right chance to score. ” Ruhnert also had special praise for “can opener” Awoniyi after the 21st home game in a row without defeat: “We are very happy that he is developing as we had hoped.”

Brilliant combination before Unions 1-0

At the beginning, little happened at the Alte Försterei. Wolfsburg coach Mark van Bommel had wanted more urgent actions in the last third before the game. But the initially dominant wolves found it difficult to get through.

Lukas Nmecha (11th) missed the first better chance. Union then tried again and again to drive over the fast Awoniyi counterattack to relieve pressure, but only Wolfsburg has been really dangerous so far. Nmecha found Dodi Lukebakio (25th) at the far post from the full sprint, but the ex-Berliner failed because of the aluminum – it was the only big chance in the first round.

Right after the start of the second half, the hosts succeeded in what previously did not work: After a brilliant combination via Julian Ryerson and Max Kruse, the Japanese Genki Haraguchi Awoniyi staged in the penalty area – and the striker executed.

Wolfsburg ran now. Weghorst (68th), however, failed immediately after his substitution with the best chance of equalizing the guests twice against the strong Union goalkeeper Andreas Luthe.

Union Berlin – VfL Wolfsburg: The voices

Urs Fischer (trainer Union Berlin): “We were very efficient today. In one or the other action we had the necessary luck in the competition. We need that against Wolfsburg. The team made it very difficult for Wolfsburg over 90 minutes. That’s why they deserve the victory in the end.”

Mark van Bommel (coach VfL Wolfsburg): “I think we started well and determined the game. We have a huge chance to make it 1-0. If we score, I think we’ll win the game. After the break, Union will score with the first shot Then it will be difficult. If you don’t score a goal yourself, you can’t win either. “

Union Berlin – VfL Wolfsburg: the lineups

Berlin: Luthe – Jaeckel, Knoche, Friedrich – Ryerson, Khedira, Gießelmann (90th + 1 Oczipka) – Haraguchi (72nd Voglsammer), Prömel – Awoniyi (84th Behrens), Kruse (72nd Becker).

Wolfsburg: Casteels – Mbabu, Bornauw, Brooks, Roussillon – Guilavogui (60th Vranckx), Arnold – Lukebakio (83rd Nmecha), Philipp (68th Weghorst), Waldschmidt (60th Baku) – Nmecha.