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WATCH: CASTEELS: "IT'S GOING VERY WELL"

Full-time
89'

Substitution

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Sven Schipplock
Sven Schipplock
sub
Fabian Klos
Fabian Klos
86'

GOOD EFFORT FROM OKUGAWA

His first showing in the Bundesliga with a good run in behind the Wolfsburg defence and he's found by Klos with a through-ball. He hits a fierce shot at goal, but Casteels makes a solid save.
83'

FINAL CHANGES

One in attack and one in defence with Pongracic and Weghorst come on for the final 10 minutes or so.
83'

Substitution

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Marin Pongračić
Marin Pongračić
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Maxence Lacroix
Maxence Lacroix
83'

Substitution

sub
Bartosz Bialek
Bartosz Bialek
sub
Wout Weghorst
Wout Weghorst
80'

GUILAVOGUI BOOKED

The Wolfsburg captain brings down Gebauer on the break and Felix Brych hands him the second yellow card of the game.
80'

Yellow card

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Josuha Guilavogui
Josuha Guilavogui
79'

BAKU GOES CLOSE

A well-timed pass down the right from Mbabu finds Baku into the Bielefeld area. He cuts back past a defender superbly to open space for a pass or shot and goes for goal himself, but his left-footed strike is well blocked.
77'

THE WOLVES HUNTING IN PACKS

Sprints
171
211
75'

Substitution

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Josuha Guilavogui
Josuha Guilavogui
sub
Xaver Schlager
Xaver Schlager
75'

LAURSEN OFF INJURED

The Bielefeld left-back has limped off here meanwhile, with de Medina on in his place.
75'

TRIPLE CHANGE

The rotation starts now for Wolfsburg, with Arnold, Steffen and Schlager all coming off with 15 minutes to play. It's Philipp, Guilavogui and Brekalo who all come on. The Wolves flexing the power of their squad depth.
75'

Substitution

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Nathan de Medina
Nathan de Medina
sub
Jacob Laursen
Jacob Laursen
74'

Substitution

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Maximilian Philipp
Maximilian Philipp
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Maximilian Arnold
Maximilian Arnold
74'

Substitution

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Josip Brekalo
Josip Brekalo
sub
Renato Steffen
Renato Steffen

WOLFSBURG ON FIRE

The Wolves are on their way to a club-record sixth straight clean sheet in the Bundesliga. It'll be eight games unbeaten in total, and four away wins on the bounce - another club record.
70'

LOVELY FROM GERHARDT!

The attacking midfielder beautifully backheels the ball through the Bielefeld defence for Weghorst to race onto. He's not the quickest, which may be one of his only weaknesses, and the backline recovers to thwart his chance.
68'

NO WAY THROUGH

Bielefeld are struggling to get any flow going forward, with Wolfsburg's pressing up and down the pitch giving them barely any room to breathe. There's still time for a goal to spark life back into this one for the home side, but not much longer you feel...
63'

ONE-WAY TRAFFIC

Bielefeld have yet to have a shot on target in this second half, while Wolfsburg have had five and scored from two of them.
62'

STRIKER VS. CENTRE-BACK

No contest between Klos and Lacroix so far...
Fastest runner (km/h)
31.51
34.27
Fabian KlosMaxence Lacroix
60'

TRIPLE CHANGE

No waste of time from Neuhaus to try and find a way back into this. Okugawa is on for his debut, while Cordova and Gebauer are also on.
60'

Substitution

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Masaya Okugawa
Masaya Okugawa
sub
Andreas Voglsammer
Andreas Voglsammer
60'

Substitution

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Christian Gebauer
Christian Gebauer
sub
Ritsu Dōan
Ritsu Dōan
60'

Substitution

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Sergio Córdova
Sergio Córdova
sub
Michel Vlap
Michel Vlap
57'

ARNOLD FROM RANGE

The Wolfsburg midfielder has scored nine of his last 12 Bundesliga goals from outside of the box.
54'

A STUNNER FROM ARNOLD!

It's a third for Wolfsburg less than 10 minutes into the second half and Arnold is the man to get it. Arnold plays the ball into Weghorst, who sets up the midfielder for a shot from 20 yards and he duly supplies a thunderous curling effort that sails beyond Ortega's reach. A fantastic way to all but seal the points for the Wolves tonight.
54'

Maximilian Arnold

GOAL!

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Maximilian Arnold
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53'

WOLFSBURG WELL ON TOP

The away side are doing fine work in attack, and equally restricting Bielefeld's chances in front of goal at the other end.
Goal attempts
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3off target
5on target
50'

ANOTHER CHANCE GOES BEGGING

It's good work from Klos who flicks on a long ball into the path of Voglsammer and he's about to pull the trigger on a shot at goal from close-range, but Lacroix produces a fantastic last-ditch challenge to clear the ball from in front of him.
47'

STEFFEN IS AT IT AGAIN!

The perfect start to the second half for Wolfsburg as Steffen doubles the away side's lead. Arnold's free-kick reaches Weghorst at the far post and he's all alone to volley at goal. It's poor, though, from Ortega, who fumbles what should have been a simple save and Steffen is on hand to mop up the rebound. He won't have an easier goal this season!
47'

Renato Steffen

GOAL!

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Renato Steffen
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46'

BACK UNDERWAY!

The second half is underway without a change to either side here in Bielefeld.
Kick-off!
Half-time
42'

MBABU KNOCK

The Swiss defender takes a nasty challenge from Laursen but he'll be fine to continue. The right-back is already playing with a brace on his left hand, so he's happy to be in the battle.

WOUT APPROVES

37'

BROOKS BOOKED

A yellow card for the USMNT defender for bringing down Doan, and he'll be suspended for next week's game against Hertha.
37'

Yellow card

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John Anthony Brooks
John Anthony Brooks
34'

BIELEFELD CAUSING PROBLEMS

The hosts have started to go long and direct with their play, with passes out to the wings with Voglsammer having a good battle with Mbabu so far.
31'

HUGE CHANCE!

Bielefeld should be right back in this game. A long ball is headed down towards the Wolfsburg penalty area and falls to Vlap in acres of space. He takes a fine first touch, but scuffs his second with the shot on goal and sends his effort well wide of goal.
30'

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Maxence Lacroix
Maxence Lacroix34.27km/h
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Renato Steffen
Renato Steffen32.14km/h
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Wout Weghorst
Wout Weghorst31.51km/h
29'

STEFFEN FOR THE LEAD!

Wolfsburg are in front just before the half-hour mark with a swift counter-attack. It's Baku who sends Gerhardt in behind the Bielefeld defence after Weghorst's lay-off. He looks across goal and spots Steffen in front of goal ahead of the Bielefeld backline racing back, and the Swiss midfielder slots the ball home.
29'

Renato Steffen

GOAL!

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Renato Steffen
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26'

ARNOLD HITS ONE

The Wolfsburg midfielder has a moment of space 25 yards from goal and laces a powerful shot on target. Ortega makes a solid save and gathers the ball on the bounce at the second time of asking. Arnold looking to celebrate extending his contract until 2026 this week with a goal.
25'

STAYING PATIENT

Wolfsburg haven't created the chances in open play that they'd have hoped for so far in this first half, but they are staying patient in possession. Lacroix, Brooks and Arnold - dropping deeper from midfielder - are the three looking to start the attacks.
21'

BIELEFELD MADE TO WORK IN DEFENCE

Tackles won
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19

LITTLE VS. LARGE

Not quite the fairest battle when Klos takes on Schlager, but the Wolfsburg midfielder has been holding his own so far.
16'

MBABU GOES CLOSE!

The first good chance of the game as Mbabu meets Arnold's corner to the near post and glances a header across goal. This one is just over the bar beyond Ortega, though.
15'

GOOD TRY FROM VLAP

One of Bielefeld's heroes at Bayern, Michel Vlap, intercepts Otavio's pass out from the back and spots Casteels off his line from just inside the Wolfsburg half. He goes for goal, but doesn't get the ball off the ground with his shot. A smile and a laugh from him as he walks away...
10'

WOLFSBURG PROBING

The away side controlling most of the early going here but Bielefeld's defence has taken a leaf out of the Wolfsburg book. Compact, strong and able to keep Weghorst out of the game so far.
5'

UNTIDY START

Neither side really able to set the tone in this game in the opening five minutes. Wolfsburg have dominated the ball, but are yet to threaten the Bielefeld backline.
1'

HERE WE GO!

The ball is rolling in Bielefeld and we are underway on Matchday 22.
Kick-off!

KICK-OFF COMING UP!

We're now less than five minutes away from the start of Matchday 22, with Bielefeld and Wolfsburg getting the weekend's action off and running. Get your snacks together, take your seats from home, the Bundesliga is back for another three days of fun.

TALE OF THE TAPE

Glasner's side have now gone five Bundesliga matches without conceding a goal, which has helped them sit fourth in the table, three points clear of Leverkusen. A win over Bielefeld will take Wolfsburg three points ahead of Frankfurt, at least overnight. Bielefeld, meanwhile, are still in the relegation play-off spot albeit four points ahead of Mainz a place behind them in the bottom two. They are level on points with Hertha Berlin.

DRAW ON THE CARDS?

Bielefeld have played out the fewest number of draws this season (three); Wolfsburg the joint-highest (nine).
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WATCH: TACTICAL ANALYSIS - WOLFSBURG'S WING PLAY

HARD-WORKING ARMINIA

Arminia are second behind Union Berlin in the league-wide team rankings for distance covered per game (74.4 miles). Wolfsburg players, meanwhile, have made the most intensive runs in the league this season.

WOUT THE NOT-SO-SECRET WEAPON

Wout Weghorst has been presented with a league-high 19 clear-cut chances - more than the entire Bielefeld team (10). He's scored 14 all told; they've tallied 18.

BIELEFELD TEAM NEWS

Head coach Uwe Neuhaus has said that Doan's knock is not as serious as first thought, and the Japan international returns to start. Vlap keeps his place after his impressive debut, and Neuhaus otherwise refrains from changes despite having a near-full squad to select from.

WOLFSBURG TEAM NEWS

Wolfsburg were held to a goalless draw by Borussia Mönchengladbach last Sunday which extended the Wolves' unbeaten run to seven league games. A win over Bielefeld will take Wolfsburg three points ahead of Frankfurt, at least overnight. Like his counterpart Neuhaus, Glasner makes no changes to his line-up with no new injury

BIELEFELD STARTING XI!

Ortega - Brunner, Pieper, Nilsson, Laursen - Kunze, Prietl - Doan, Vlap, Voglsammer - Klos (c)

BIELEFELD SUBS

Linner, van der Hoorn, de Medina, Gebauer, Okugawa, Seufert, Hartel, Cordova, Schipplock

WOLFSBURG STARTING XI!

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

WOLFSBURG SUBS

Pervan, Roussillon, Pongracic, Brekalo, Mehmedi, Guilavogui, Victor, Philipp, Bialek
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WATCH: WELCOME TO BIELEFELD

The snow which postponed Bielefeld's last scheduled home game against Werder Bremen is long gone, and we're ready for action tonight. Line-ups coming very shortly.

Welcome!

Here you will find the most important information on the game between DSC Arminia Bielefeld and VfL Wolfsburg on Matchday 22 of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.