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WATCH: WEGHORST: "ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE FOR US"

Full-time
89'

TRIPLE CHANGE

Three fresh faces on the pitch late on for Wolfsburg with Brekalo, Guilavogui and Victor all coming on.
89'

Substitution

sub
Josip Brekalo
Josip Brekalo
sub
Maximilian Arnold
Maximilian Arnold
89'

Substitution

sub
Josuha Guilavogui
Josuha Guilavogui
sub
Xaver Schlager
Xaver Schlager
89'

Substitution

sub
Joao Victor
Joao Victor
sub
Ridle Baku
Ridle Baku
86'

GERHARDT SEALS THE WIN!

Three goals, three points and into third for Wolfsburg. Gerhardt celebrates extending his contract this week by completing the win. Baku plays a ball across goal which is almost put home by Bialek, but runs to Gerhardt at the back post to score.
85'

Yannick Gerhardt

GOAL!

3:0
Yannick Gerhardt
85'

Substitution

sub
Janik Haberer
Janik Haberer
sub
Vincenzo Grifo
Vincenzo Grifo
80'

JOB DONE FOR WOUT

A rest now for Weghorst, with Bialek on in his place for the final 10 minutes.
79'

Substitution

sub
Bartosz Bialek
Bartosz Bialek
sub
Wout Weghorst
Wout Weghorst
76'

OTAVIO EVERYWHERE TODAY

The Brazilian left-back has been outstanding for Wolfsburg so far this evening.
Duels won
21
15
Paulo OtávioNicolas Höfler
74'

ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING!

Lucas Höler meets a corner with a full, acrobatic volley from 12 yards out. It's destined for the far bottom corner with his name among one of the nominees for Goal of the Season, but Casteels saw his name among the Save of the Season list instead. He dives to his left and pushes the ball away with his fingertips. Stunning football all round.
72'

DOUBLE CHANGE

Two more pairs of fresh legs on for Freiburg with Kübler and Keitel on for Schmid and Santamaria here.
72'

Substitution

sub
Yannik Keitel
Yannik Keitel
sub
Baptiste Santamaria
Baptiste Santamaria
72'

Substitution

sub
Lukas Kübler
Lukas Kübler
sub
Jonathan Schmid
Jonathan Schmid
69'

FIRST CHANGE

Former Freiburg forward Mehmedi is on in place of Steffen with 20 minutes to play.
69'

Substitution

sub
Admir Mehmedi
Admir Mehmedi
sub
Renato Steffen
Renato Steffen

BATTLING TILL THE END

64'

WEGHORST SOMEHOW DENIED!

INCREDIBLE! What a save from Florian Müller. Gerhardt is sent away down the left after some outstanding passing from Wolfsburg. A low cross to the back post finds Weghorst in front of goal, and he shoots on target but Müller somehow keeps the ball out on his own goalline. One of the saves of the season so far.
63'

FREIBURG'S STRUGGLES

So much of Freiburg's attack threat comes from their wings, but Günter and Schmid have been quiet so far. A credit to Wolfsburg's defence, too, with Mbabu and Otavio handling them well.
60'

DOUBLE CHANGE

Here come the reinforcements as Petersen and Höler come on in place of Jeong and Demirovic.
60'

Substitution

sub
Nils Petersen
Nils Petersen
sub
Ermedin Demirovic
Ermedin Demirovic
60'

Substitution

sub
Lucas Höler
Lucas Höler
sub
Wooyeong Jeong
Wooyeong Jeong
56'

A GAME OF FINE MARGINS

Distance run (km)
69.7
69.6
54'

GOAL RULED OUT!

Incredible stuff here. Weghorst almost has a second as he's onto Gerhardt's low cross to the near post but his first-time effort bounces back out off the post. Otavio gets the loose ball and finds Steffen in the middle, who puts the ball past Müller, but does so from an offside position.
53'

WOLFSBURG ON THE BALL

After a bright start from Freiburg in this second half, the hosts are beginning to see more of the ball now and be patient in their play.
49'

SANTAMARIA AGAIN!

The midfielder picks up possession 20 yards from goal and has space to shoot. He fires an effort at goal which draws Casteels into action, but it just goes past the post by a few inches. Santamaria heavily involved in the Freiburg attack.
47'

OFF THE BAR!

Just before half-time, Santamaria sent a free header over the crossbar and the Frenchman does it again here. Schmid's cross to the near post meets his fellow countryman, and he beats Lacroix to the header which clips the crossbar and goes over.
46'

BACK UNDERWAY!

No changes at the break as Freiburg get us back underway, looking for something different in this second half.
Kick-off!
Half-time
44'

BIG CHALLENGE FROM OTAVIO

Jeong is played in behind the Wolfsburg defence and looks to be in on goal, but Otavio comes across from left-back to slide in and make an outstanding tackle to clear the ball away and kill the chance for Freiburg.
41'

WOLFSBURG CLINICAL

Chances have been hard to come by so far in this game, but Wolfsburg have made the most of their clear-cut opportunities in front of goal.
Goal attempts
2off target
3on target
2off target
0on target
39'

WONDERFUL WEGHORST!

What a stunning finish that is from Wolfsburg's big man in attack to double the Wolfsburg lead. Steffen lays Weghorst into the area, and Weghorst battles beyond Schlotterbeck before he slides the ball in past Müller with the outside of his right boot. That's 13 goals in 19 games now this season.
39'

Wout Weghorst

GOAL!

2:0
Wout Weghorst
Goal probabilityi
Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
22 %
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BROOKS FORCE!

Wolfsburg's American defender was in the right place at the right time to put his side ahead.
35'

SUCH AN EVEN GAME

We're only separated by a single goal so far here, with Brooks putting Wolfsburg ahead. A look at the stats and you can see how closely these two teams are contesting this game in the first half.
32'

FREIBURG PROBING

Demirovic and Grifo are finding some space between the Wolfsburg defence and midfield, but so far Lacroix and Brooks have been outstanding in keeping them quiet in front of goal.
30'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
1.
Maxence Lacroix
Maxence Lacroix32.35km/h
2.
Christian Günter
Christian Günter31.94km/h
3.
Renato Steffen
Renato Steffen31.31km/h
25'

PERFECT START

Brooks' goal sends Wolfsburg into third place as things stand, three points off Leipzig in second and two ahead of Frankfurt in fourth. A couple of new names in the top four of the table into the second half of the season.
21'

BROOKS WITH THE OPENER!

Wolfsburg are into the lead and it's USMNT defender John Brooks who does the business. Arnold's corner is flicked up into the air by Demirovic. Lacroix goes for the second ball, and it drops for Brooks in front of goal who reacts well to smash the ball home.
21'

John Anthony Brooks

GOAL!

1:0
John Anthony Brooks
Goal probabilityi
Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
11 %
MATCH FACTS powered by AWS
19'

ALMOST COMES FOR WEGHORST

Schlager drives into the Freiburg box and the ball across where Weghorst is waiting, but he can't quite control the pass to then get a shot away with plenty of bodies around him. Wolfsburg beginning to find some more space in attack.
17'

ARNOLD HAS A GO

Baku reaches Gerhardt's pass wide and plays the ball back into the middle, with Gerhardt dummying the ball through to Arnold. The midfielder goes for a first-time shot with his right foot, but it's blocked away by the Freiburg defence.
14'

TIGHT CONTEST SO FAR

Possession (%)
5446
9'

DEMIROVIC INVOLVED

The Freiburg forward is doing well to drift away from Lacroix and Brooks in these early stages, but he's lacking the final pass to link up with Jeong and Grifo in attack.
6'

INTENSE START

This game is end-to-end, up and down the pitch with hardly a touch for either midfield in the centre of the park. Freiburg's good work so far continues to come down their left flank.
2'

BRIGHT START

Günter and Grifo involved already, with Freiburg pressing the Wolfsburg penalty area in the opening minutes. The battle between Baku/Mbabu and Grifo/Günter is going to be fascinating down one side of the pitch today.
1'

HERE WE GO!

The ball is rolling for the final game of the weekend's Bundesliga action, with Freiburg visiting Wolfsburg.
Kick-off!

WEGHORST VS. GRIFO

This game sees two of the Bundesliga's most in-form players go head-to-head in Weghorst and Grifo. Weghorst is joint-fourth in the Bundesliga scoring chart with 12 goals and has an impressive record against Freiburg with three goals and two assists in five games. Grifo’s seven goals is the most he’s ever scored in a Bundesliga campaign. His best haul in any division is 14 for Freiburg in Bundesliga 2 in 2015/16.

FORTRESS WOLFSBURG?

This is Wolfsburg’s 400th home game in the Bundesliga, where they are still unbeaten this season (W5, D3). The Wolves have so far scored 699 goals.

TALE OF THE TAPE

Freiburg are unbeaten in five games against Wolfsburg (W2, D3), having lost seven out of the previous nine (D1, L1). Their three wins at the Volkswagen Arena is more than they’ve managed away at any other team in the Bundesliga under Streich.

WOLFSBURG TEAM NEWS

Ridle Baku got the goal in that game from his new advanced position on the right, with Kevin Mbabu now slotting in at right-back. Striker Wout Weghorst may have been kept at bay in that match, but the Dutchman has 12 goals for the campaign - the only Wolves player with more than three - and is averaging better than a goal every other game in 102 appearances for Wolfsburg (54).

FREIBURG TEAM NEWS

Wooyeong Jeong got the winner and has been praised by coach Christian Streich, so he continues in attack. The return of right wing-back Jonathan Schmid from injury after three games out is also a boost.
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WATCH: WARM-UPS UNDERWAY!

WOLFSBURG STARTING XI!

Casteels (c) - Mbabu, Lacroix, Brooks, Otavio - Schlager, Arnold - Baku, Gerhardt, Steffen - Weghorst

WOLFSBURG SUBS

Pervan, Pongracic, Brekalo, Mehmedi, Guilavogui, Victor, Philipp, Bialek, Ginczek

FREIBURG STARTING XI!

Müller - Lienhart, Schlotterbeck, Gulde - Schmid, Santamaria, Höfler, Günter (c) - Jeong, Demirovic, Grifo

FREIBURG SUBS

Uphoff, Kübler, Heintz, Til, Haberer, Tempelmann, Keitel, Höler, Petersen

Welcome!

Here you will find the most important information on the game between VfL Wolfsburg and Sport-Club Freiburg on Matchday 19 of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.