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That’s two from two now for Wolfsburg, who finish the weekend in fourth. It’s early going but they’ll still feel good looking at the table and seeing themselves ahead of champions Bayern. On the other hand, Hertha will be disappointed with the margin of this defeat in their first home game of the season.
90' + 1'
AND THAT IS THAT
Brekalo involved again as he plays the ball across to Roussillon on the left, who puts his boot through it and smashes the ball beyond Jarstein at his near post.
90' + 1'
GOAL!0 : 3
LOVELY FINISH FROM BREKALO
The substitute is fresh and runs at the Hertha defence before curling the ball around Jarstein and into the far corner to perhaps settle this game once and for all in Wolfsburg's favour. That's the eighth Bundesliga goal of his career and the fifth as a sub.
GOAL!0 : 2
Arnold delivers a deep free-kick from the left wing, which Wout Weghorst throws himself at for a flying header, but it's only over the bar from the big Dutchman.
Almost the perfect debut for the youngster as he gets onto a ball headed down inside the box, but he flashes his effort wide. It also wouldn't have counted in any case with the Netherlands U19 international in an offside position. He had a chance there to become Hertha's youngest-ever goalscorer in the Bundesliga, surplanting Kevin-Prince Boateng.
On comes 18-year-old Daishawn Redan for his Hertha and Bundesliga debut. He joined the capital club from Chelsea in the summer.
Daishawn Orpheo Marvin Redan
It's still pretty warm in Berlin so we've got another break for some refreshments.
COVIC ROLLING THE DICE
Hertha are throwing some caution to the wind here, sending on striker Davie Selke for holding midfielder Vladimir Darida as they go in search of a goal. It's now two up top for the hosts.
The Hertha captain is played through the Wolfsburg defence by Grujic and looks to run through on goal, but the 35-year-old perhaps isn't as quick as he once was and Brooks is able to come across from the left and dispossess.
One of Hertha's heroes last week against Bayern, Dodi Lukebakio is played into space down the right and looks to pick out Ibisevic in the box, but the summer signing's cross is completely overhit.
The sun is just about to disappear behind the stands at the Olympiastadion as we resume the final game on Matchday 2. Both sides return from half-time unchanged.
Hertha are probably wondering how they are behind in this game. They thought they had a penalty inside 15 seconds before it was overturned and Wolfsburg were awarded one of their own minutes later. Weghorst converted but since then it’s been the home side in control, with Grujic twice going close to an equaliser but without success.
45' + 1'
Four additional minutes after a lenghty VAR review and a water break.
OPTIMISTIC FROM ARNOLD
Wolfsburg are struggling to get forward and apply some pressure themselves, so Maximilian Arnold takes a crack from a good 40 yards but it never posed a threat to the Hertha goal.
Cameras catch sight of former Hertha boss Pal Dardai in the stands at the Olympiastadion. He took charge of 172 matches with the first team over four years before leaving his role in the summer. The Hungarian is also the club's record appearance holder in the Bundesliga with 286 games.
The players are refreshed and the home side are very much on the front foot right now, pushing Wolfsburg back at any opportunity as they seek that equaliser.
The temperatures in Berlin are still floating around 30 Celsius despite approaching 6.30pm, so the referee allows a little stoppage to take on some liquids and cool down.
Marko Grujic cannot believe he hasn't scored here! First his effort from the edge of the box is repelled by goalkeeper Casteels, who only saw the ball late and parried it straight back to the Hertha midfielder. Grujic goes again from the same spot but somehow Guilavogui throws himself in the way to deflect the shot behind. A huge block from the Wolfsburg captain.
DEJA-VU FOR HERTHA
Last season the Berliners set a Bundesliga record for giving away a penalty in each of their opening five games. After also conceding one against Bayern last week, they’re now two-fifths of the way to equalling that this year.
What a chance for the Ivorian as he meets a perfect cross from deep with his head but somehow nods it wide at the far post!
Wout Weghorst steps up for the Wolves, coolly slotting the ball to the left of Rune Jarstein for his second goal of the season. He's now converted all five penalties he's taken in the Bundesliga.
GOAL!0 : 1
Up the other end this time, Felix Klaus is taken down by Karim Rekik and now Wolfsburg have a penalty.
Referee Winkmann goes to look at the scene one more time and overrules himself - no penalty for Hertha, it will be a drop ball.
Ondrej Duda is through on goal inside just 15 seconds and is taken down by Josuha Guilavogui. Referee Guido Winkmann points to the spot.
The sun is just going down but still shining brightly in the capital as the teams make their way out at the Olympiastadion.
A DAY TO NEVER FORGET
Hertha boss Covic will have been looking forward to this game since he was named as Pal Dardai's replacement in the summer. The Berlin native has been with the club as a player and coach for two decades and now takes charge of his first game at the Olympiastadion with the first team. He faced Wolfsburg three times as a player with the Old Lady, winning one but losing twice.
NO REASON TO CHANGE
Ante Covic and Oliver Glasner are both taking charge of just their second Bundesliga matches as coaches, and after successful debuts last week they have decided there's no need to change their teams. Wolfsburg have in fact named the same starting XI that beat Cologne 2-1, while Hertha make just one switch from their 2-2 draw in Munich with Salomon Kalou replacing Mathew Leckie on the wing.
HERTHA WELL PREPARED
Hertha boss Ante Covic has seemingly drilled his team for all eventualities: "Wolfsburg are a good team. It'll be decisive whoever settles first in the game. We want to assert our game plan on Wolfsburg, that'll be difficult enough. We've prepared for that in training and have a Plan B. There's no question it'll be a different game to the one in Munich. We want to end the weekend with three points."
GLASNER: "OUR APPROACH WONT CHANGE"
Wolfsburg head coach Oliver Glasner only has a victory in mind as his side head to the capital: "We're aware it'll be a difficult game but we need to be ready for that. We're heading to Berlin in order to win. We know it won't be easy but we're in good shape. The players trained really well during the week and now we want to show that out on the pitch. Our approach won't change away from home. We won't sit deep; we want to be active and frustrate Hertha."
HERTHA STARTING XI
Jarstein – Klünter, Stark, Rekik, Mittelstädt – Grujic, Darida – Lukebakio, Duda, Kalou – Ibisevic (c) (SUBS): Kraft, Skjelbred, Löwen, Esswein, Leckie, Torunarigha, Friede, Selke, Redan
WOLFSBURG STARTING XI
Casteels – Knoche, Guilavogui (c), Brooks – William, Schlager, Arnold, Roussillon – Klaus, Weghorst, Victor (SUBS): Pervan, Bruma, Brekalo, Steffen, Gerhardt, Mehmedi, Mbabu, Nmecha, Tisserand
There has been very little to separate these teams over the years. The last five meetings have produced three draws and a win for each team, while Wolfsburg are unbeaten on their last two trips to the Olympiastadion.
Both of these teams have begun the new season well, with Hertha taking a point away to Bayern Munich in the first game of 2019/20 last week, while goals from Wout Weghorst and a Maxi Arnold stunner gave Wolfsburg all three points against Cologne.
Welcome along to the match centre for the game Hertha BSC vs. Wolfsburg from matchday 2 of the 2019/20 Bundesliga season at the Olympiastadion. Check back here for full information on the match.