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Weghorst pushes VfL Wolfsburg past Bayern


Giant set to second place: VfL Wolfsburg has consistently used the collective blunders of the competition and pushed itself right behind the new leader Borussia Mönchengladbach. Thus the Lower Saxony overtook also record champions FC Bayern Munich. After ten competitive matches this season unbeaten team of coach Oliver Glasner defeated promoted Union Berlin with 1: 0 (0: 0) and made the fourth win of the season just five places. Goalkeeper Wout Weghorst redeemed the wolves in the 69th minute his fourth goal of the season and made sure that the club may look forward in the international break over a Champions League place. The far too harmless Union team around coach Urs Fischer cashed against his fourth defeat in the series and must use the play-free time for readjustments.

    
"We also have to hit a gun when you have so many chances to score, because the last consequence is missing," said a visibly angry Union coach Urs Fischer on "Sky". On the other hand one was completely satisfied on Wolfsburg side. The second place is only a snapshot, but of course we are happy about it, "said VfL sports director Marcel Schäfer.From a European Cup hangover was at the hosts three days after the 1-1 at AS St. Etienne Wolfsburg made a wild start. Admir Mehmedi made a few meters clearance on the right-hand side of the box, but fired quite well past Rafal Gikiewicz's goal (3 '). The Wolves acted precisely, without frills and thus came to the great chance of leadership: Weghorst brought the ball after a precise pass from Maximilian Arnold but not past the Union Keeper (7). Video evidence prevented Wolfsburg penalty In the end, the Berliners succeeded better, the events of their own Shift goal away to midfield and annoy the wolves more. With a Marius Bülter finish (25th) and a dangerous corner that narrowly missed Neven Subotic (31st), the Köpenicker Torgefahr hinted. Wolfsburg responded with dangerous headballs of William (35) and Joao Victor (43) and remained until the break whistle the team with the clearer Chancen.Wolfsburg worked even after the re-whistle on the opening goal and thought before the big opportunity. But referee Bastian Dankert from Rostock took his penalty decision after a foul to Weghorst with the help of video evidence back. The striker had previously touched the ball with his upper arm (56 '). The hosts lost their dominance and Glasner reacted. The Wolves coach brought offensive man Josip Brekalo (66.), who added himself with the perfect pass on Weghorst for the opening goal. Shortly afterwards, Fischer sent a fresh attacker with Anthony Ujah to the field to intensify the attack efforts. A dangerous left-footer from Bülter narrowly missed the post (80 ') and ushered in the final phase, in which VfL had to survive some tough situations.

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