Wolfsburg 3-1 Freiburg

Goals: 1-0 Gerhardt (3'), 2-0 Malli (29'), 2-1 Kapustka (68'), 3-1 Malli (70')

Remarkably, the Wolves had drawn seven consecutive top-flight encounters prior to this meeting and were keen to avoid what would have been a new Bundesliga record for stalemates. To that end, the hosts were given the perfect start when Gerhardt bundled home in the third minute following Daniel Didavi’s initial touch. Seeking a first top-flight victory at the Volkswagen Arena this season, things got even better for the 2009 champions shortly before the half-hour mark when Malli stroked in Didavi’s accurate centre.   

Without an away win all season, Freiburg were determined to hit back after the break, and following their best spell of the game, Bartosz Kapustka showed his team the way, the Poland international beating three opponents before firing past goalkeeper Koen Casteels. The visitors’ fightback was almost immediately cut short, however, with Wolfsburg restoring their two-goal cushion minutes later thanks to Malli’s neat finish following a Gerhardt cross.