Highlights

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WATCH: MODESTE: “MY STRENGTH IS MY HEADING”

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WATCH: WEGHORST: “WE CONCEDED TOO EASILY”

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WATCH: DUDA: “I’M HAPPY WE CAME BACK TO WIN”

90'
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FULL-TIME! WOLFSBURG 2-3 COLOGNE

Anthony Modeste ends his four-game drought with a match-winning brace to leave Wolfsburg winless in six competitive games. What a contest, what a comeback from Cologne!
Full-time
90'
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Substitution

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Luca Kilian
Luca Kilian
sub
Mark Uth
Mark Uth
90'
+ 1

WEGHORST!

Has to score, but no. He fired Bornauw's knock-down goalwards, but Schwäbe throws out a strong hand.
90'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 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.
Dodi Lukébakio
Dodi Lukébakio 33.50km/h
2.
Ridle Baku
Ridle Baku 33.34km/h
3.
Sebastiaan Bornauw
Sebastiaan Bornauw 33.20km/h
89'

Anthony Modeste

GOAL!

2 : 3
Anthony Modeste
Goal probability
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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.
24 %
87'

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Rafael Czichos
Rafael Czichos
83'

CHANCE!

Big opening for Wolfsburg as Lacroix heads over from a corner. The net was waiting to bulge!
82'

DANGER!

Uth finds Modeste in the box, but his control evades him and it goes behind off his shin. That was a chance!
81'

YELLOW PERIL

Wolfsburg's frustrations boiling over as Roussillon and Arnold go into the book.
81'

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Maximilian Arnold
Maximilian Arnold
80'

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Jérôme Roussillon
Jérôme Roussillon
77'

OFFSIDE!

Baku converts Roussillon's cross, but he's clearly offside. That won't count.
73'

UTH? UTH?! YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE UTH!

Those Cologne changes pay off! Pinball in the box ends with Schindler finding Uth, who uses his chest to steer the ball in and bring Cologne level!
73'

Mark Uth

GOAL!

2 : 2
Mark Uth
72'

COLOGNE DOING MORE...

... but not doing enough with it. Can they find a way back into this?
Possession (%)
4159
72'

Substitution

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Mark Uth
Mark Uth
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Louis Schaub
Louis Schaub
72'

Substitution

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Kingsley Schindler
Kingsley Schindler
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Ondrej Duda
Ondrej Duda
72'

Passes
192
318
71'

Substitution

sub
Jan Thielmann
Jan Thielmann
sub
Florian Kainz
Florian Kainz
69'

OFFSIDE!

Steffen glides past two Cologne players, but Lukebakio's offside when he receives the ball. A bit more precision, and he'd have been in!
65'

NMECHA INJURED

Lukas Nmecha can't continue after that bookable offence from Schmitz. Gerhardt's on in place of Wolfsburg's joint-top scorer.
65'

Substitution

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Yannick Gerhardt
Yannick Gerhardt
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Lukas Nmecha
Lukas Nmecha
61'

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Benno Schmitz
Benno Schmitz
59'

WOLFSBURG CHANGE

Lively full debut from young Felix Nmecha, though he faded towards the end of the first half. Renato Steffen is his replacement.
59'

Substitution

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Renato Steffen
Renato Steffen
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Felix Nmecha
Felix Nmecha
51'

WEGHORST!

Wolfsburg retake the lead! Roussillon sends Lukebakio away. He dances into the box, and selflessly squares for Weghorst, who cannot miss from close range.
51'

Wout Weghorst

GOAL!

2 : 1
Wout Weghorst
Goal probability
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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.
53 %
48'

REFLEX SAVE!

Sensational goalkeeping from Schwäbe. He punches clear a free-kick. Lukebakio's follow-up is more of a cross-shot for Nmecha, who looks for all the world like scoring from six yards. It's deflected, but Cologne's deputy stopper somehow keeps it out!
Kick-off!
45'
+ 3

Substitution

sub
Jannes Horn
Jannes Horn
sub
Salih Özcan
Salih Özcan
45'
+ 3

HALF-TIME! WOLFSBURG 1-1 COLOGNE

Bit of a wild end to the first half. Wolfsburg led through Lukas Nmecha, but Anthony Modeste's ninth goal of the campaign sends Cologne in level at the break.
Half-time
42'

HECTOR!

Wolfsburg are all at sea as Schmitz launches a long throw into the danger zone. Hector tries to find the top corner, but shoots over.
39'

ACCESS DENIED!

Wolfsburg immediately on the offensive with Weghorst, who's denied a clear sight of goal by Schmitz. Nmecha follows suit soon after, but his shot is blocked, catching Hector in the unmentionables.
34'

COLOGNE LEVEL!

Modeste ends his drought! Baku attempts to let the ball run out for a goal-kick, but Hector nips in to swing over a cross. Duda helps it on for Kainz, who fires aganst the crossbar. Modeste gets his head to the loose ball to convert from close range and get Cologne back on level terms. Wolfsburg will be kicking themselves.
34'

Anthony Modeste

GOAL!

1 : 1
Anthony Modeste
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.
Dodi Lukébakio
Dodi Lukébakio 33.50km/h
2.
Ridle Baku
Ridle Baku 33.34km/h
3.
Lukas Nmecha
Lukas Nmecha 32.94km/h
26'

ROUTINE SAVE

Vranckx catches Duda, presenting Kainz with a sight of the Wolfsburg goal from a set-piece. He winds up, but a deflection takes the sting out of the shot and it's an easy save for Casteels.
19'

MODESTE!

Play resumes with Cologne looking to take advantage of any dazed heads. Hector finds Modeste with a cross, but the Frenchman heads straight at Casteels. He's four games without a goal...
17'

COLLISION

Wolfsburg centre-back Bornauw and Lacroix collide, challenging for an aerial ball. We'll have a stoppage, whilst the physios give both men a once-over.
14'

PROCEED WITH CAUTION

Felix Nmecha catches Hübers, and can have no complaints. The youngester will have to watch his step from now on...
14'

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Felix Nmecha
Felix Nmecha
12'

WOLFSBURG COM-BRO

Here come Wolfsburg again with goalscorer Nmecha. He passes to younger brother Felix, who can't direct his attempt past Schwäbe.
8'

WOLFSBURG LEAD!

Now this is how to counter! Schaub sees a shot blocked following a corner, allowing Baku to go on the attack. He exchanges passes with Lukebakio, before clipping an inch-perfect ball into the middle for Lukas Nmecha, who makes no mistake with his finish. That's six for the season for the Germany striker.
8'

Lukas Nmecha

GOAL!

1 : 0
Lukas Nmecha
Goal probability
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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.
45 %
7'

NMECHA AGAIN!

Wolfsburg break at speed as Weghorst plays in young Felix Nmecha. He has unmarked teammates in the box, but can only find the gloves of Schwäbe with his attempted cross.
3'

NMECHA!

Felix, not Lukas, takes on a ball from Vranckx in the box. He guides it goalwards, forcing Schwäbe to tip over the crossbar.
Kick-off!

WEGHORST'S GOT FORM

Wolfsburg’s top scorer with five goals along with Lukas Nmecha, Wout Weghorst can boast of two goals and an assist in four previous meetings against Cologne. The Dutch forward’s last top-flight goal this term came against Borussia Dortmund at the end of November.

BAUMGART CANDID

Cologne coach Steffen Baumgart admitted it was “difficult for us to score at the moment,” with the 49-year-old’s side registering just one goal in their last two games. Despite the Billy-Goats losing their title of the division’s last unbeaten home team with defeat against Augsburg on Friday, Baumgart believes his team are still, “on the right track” as they get set to face Wolfsburg.

KOHFELDT CALLS FOR BRAVE WOLVES

VfL coach Florian Kohfeldt told his side to be “courageous” as they seek to end a run of seven games without a win in all competitions. “We need clear leadership,” the tactician said. “It’s important to accept periods like this and be proactive in dealing with them.”

MODESTE AT THE READY

Could Anthony Modeste be the man to break the Billy Goats’ barren run in Wolfsburg tonight? Cologne have won just once in 14 trips to the Volkswagen Arena but in their French marksman, have a player who has scored six times in 11 meetings against the Wolves.

RESPONSE SOUGHT

Tonight’s opponents are separated by just one place and a single point in the Bundesliga standings, with eleventh-placed Wolfsburg edging visitors Cologne. Both will be keen to bounce back from respective Matchday 15 reverses last weekend. The hosts are smarting from a 2-0 loss against Stuttgart while Cologne went down to Augsburg.

WOLFSBURG STARTING LINE-UP

Casteels (c) – Baku, Lacroix, Bornauw, Roussillon – Vranckx, Arnold - Lukebakio, L. Nmecha, F. Nmecha - Weghorst

WOLFSBURG SUBS

Pervan, Van den Ven, Mbabu, Brooks, Steffen, Guilavogui, Gerhardt, Bialek, Ginczek

COLOGNE STARTING LINE-UP

Schwäbe – Schmitz, Hübers, Czichos, Hector (c) – Özcan – Schaub, Duda, Kainz – Modeste, Andersson

COLOGNE SUBS

Urbig, Kilian, Ehizibue, Mere, Horn, Schindler, Lemperle, Thielmann, Uth
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