WATCH: ADAMS "PROUD" AFTER LEIPZIG WIN
LEIPZIG UP TO SIXTH
Leipzig eventually wore Wolfsburg down to record their third league win in a row. Out-of-form Wolfsburg didn't do a lot wrong, putting in a strong away performance after a slow start. They'll rue some missed chances late in the first half as they have now gone nine Bundesliga matches without a win and hover just above the relegation zone. Willi Orban got his first goal of the season with 14 minutes left, nodding home after Silva's header hit the frame of the goal. Josko Gvardiol then marked his 20th birthday by getting his second goal of the campaign on the break. Leipzig are now up to sixth, ahead of Hoffenheim on goal difference and only four points behind third-placed Bayer Leverkusen.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Hugo Novoa Ramos 33.58km/h
Christopher Nkunku 33.31km/h
Sebastiaan Bornauw 33.20km/h
GVARDIOL SEALS IT!
With Wolfsburg piling bodies forward, Mukiele finds Josko Gvardiol in lots of space, and he finishes like a striker by clipping the ball over Casteels. The goal is awarded after a VAR review and surely Leipzig are home and dry now.
GOAL!2 : 0
Situation No goal
LEIPZIG LOOK MORE LIKELY
Wolfsburg are trailing but Leipzig look like they have more gas left in the tank at the moment.
ORBAN BREAKS THE DEADLOCK!
Leipzig had been pushing and their pressure pays off. Olmo does brilliantly to find some space and dink over a cross from the right of the area. Andre Silva rises high and his looping header comes off the woodwork. Orban is there to nod home the rebound, though, and this time his goal does count.
GOAL!1 : 0
Both sides are really giving their all in what's turned into an intense second half. You get the feeling one goal would win it...
BAKU ON TARGET
Leipzig lose the ball outside their area but Baku's daisycutter is easily held.
NKUNKU FREE-KICK WIDE
Christopher Nkunku has a pop from a free-kick but it drifts wide.
LEIPZIG ON TOP
The home side are enjoying a very good spell right now. Substitute Dani Olmo, in particular, is causing lots of issues for Wolfsburg.
LEIPZIG GOAL DISALLOWED!
Tyler Adams' shot from distance is blocked and causes havoc. Willi Orban pokes the ball home after a goalmouth scramble but there was a clear offside before the ball got to him.
LEIPZIG CHANGE UP
Wolfsburg have continued to look more comfortable after the break, so it's no surprise to see Leipzig make a triple change. They need a spark.
Situation No goal
Decision No goal
VRANCKX FIRES OVER
Belgium U21 cap Vranckx tries his luck from outside the area, and his strike whistles over the top. The 19-year-old has been influential for the visitors.
A like-for-like change for Wolfsburg at half-time. Both sides are working their way back into the game following the break.
WOLFSBURG FINISH STRONGLY
Wolfsburg started slowly but they finished the first half really strongly. Novoa got a shot on target for Leipzig but in the last 20 minutes it was one-way traffic for the visitors. The home side were penned into their own box when the half-time whistle blew.
HOW DID THAT STAY OUT?!
Baku races down the right and his cutback to the edge of the area is met by Roussillon. The French player slips and scuffs his effort a couple of yards forward, Gulacsi makes a save from Vranckx, Waldschmidt can't connect with the ball, and then Gerhardt's shot is deflected off target when he was well placed in the area. Phew!
Aster Vranckx's free-kick is awkwardly shovelled behind by Gulacsi in the Leipzig goal. The corner comes to nothing.
BORNAUW HEADS WIDE!
Leipzig manage to clear the free-kick after Simakan's foul but Wolfsburg keep the pressure up. Baku whips over a great cross from the right but centre-back Sebastian Bornauw powers a header well off target. Weghorst was just behind him, and looks disappointed that he was robbed of a chance to test Peter Gulacsi himself.
SIMAKAN IN TROUBLE
At the right of a back three, Simakan will have to be careful for the rest of the game after mistiming a challenge on Wolfsburg midfielder Yannick Gerhardt.
WOLFSBURG HANGING IN
The visitors have been under some serious pressure on the ball, but they've managed to repel Leipzig for now.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Hugo Novoa Ramos 33.58km/h
Sebastiaan Bornauw 33.20km/h
Mohamed Simakan 33.12km/h
LEIPZIG LOOKING BETTER
The home side have had 59 percent of the ball and three attempts at goal. Wolfsburg have yet to fire a shot in anger.
This has been an impressive first start from Novoa. He gets the first real shooting chance of the game but Koen Casteels is able to beat the ball away.
BETTER FROM LEIPZIG
Spanish youngster Novoa races down the right and fires over a good low ball across the box. Wolfsburg defender Maxence Lacroix does just enough to clear the danger.
BAKU THE OUTLET
Wolfsburg have threatened a couple of times on the break now. It's clear that they're trying to get Baku into the game as often as possible, but so far Leipzig are making sure the final ball isn't getting trough to Wout Weghorst.
As you would expect from two sides that played in the UEFA Champions League group stage this season, neither team is giving an inch so far. Ridle Baku got down the right for the visitors, but Leipzig were able to shut down the attack.
UNDERWAY IN LEIPZIG
Leipzig are hoping to make it eight home wins from 11 this season, while Wolfsburg are on the hunt for a fourth away win in 10.
LEIPZIG WARY OF WOLVES
These sides last met on Matchday 3, when a rare Jerome Roussillon goal gave Wolfsburg their third win from three at the start of the season. The Wolves are out of form now, but Leipzig boss Domenico Tedesco is not taking them lightly. "If you look at their squad, you can’t underestimate them," he said pre-game. "Wolfsburg’s players are proven in this league. They have top players in every position and that’s how we’ll approach the game."
LAST TIME THEY MET
VRANCKX IN FOR WOLVES
Wolfsburg drew 0-0 at home to Hertha Berlin last time out, and they are again missing injured joint-top goalscorer Lukas Nmecha today. Renato Steffen is suspended for this game, so Belgian midfielder Aster Vranckx comes in in the only change for the visitors.
WOLFSBURG XI: Casteels (c) - Lacroix, Bornauw, Brooks - R. Baku, Arnold, Gerhardt, Roussillon, Vranckx, Waldschmidt - Weghorst. Subs: Pervan, Mbabu, van de Ven, Guilavogui, F. Nmecha, Philipp, Bialek, Ginczek, Lukebakio
NOVOA STARTS FOR LEIPZIG
Fresh from adding two years to his existing contract during the week, 18-year-old Spanish attacker Hugo Novoa will today start a Bundesliga game for the first time. He has made seven first-team appearances this season, including four as a substitute in the league.
LEIPZIG XI: Gulacsi (c) - Simakan, Orban, Gvardiol - Henrichs, Laimer, Kampl, Angelino, Nkunku - Silva, Novoa. Subs: Martinez, Tschauner, Klostermann, Mukiele, Adams, Olmo, Raebiger, Szoboszlai, Poulsen
Leipzig are looking to make it three league wins in a row - and if they do they will climb to sixth. Wolfsburg, meanwhile, are without a Bundesliga win in eight games. As a result, they're just two points outside of the relegation zone. Victory for the visitors would see them climb four places from 15th.
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