Highlights

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WIND HAPPY WITH WINNING DEBUT

90'
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ALL OVER

A much-needed first win for Wolfsburg in 12 games and one Vranckx will remember, as he opened his account for the club. Fürth fought hard and deservedly levelled, but two deflected goals took the wind from their sails and they had no response to the Wolves' second-half onslaught.
Full-time
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.
Maxence Lacroix
Maxence Lacroix 33.43km/h
2.
Sebastian Griesbeck
Sebastian Griesbeck 32.85km/h
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Jeremy Dudziak
Jeremy Dudziak 32.59km/h
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WOLFSBURG CLIMB

As it stands, Wolfsburg are going to put Augsburg back into the bottom three and climb four places to 12th, while Fürth continue to prop up the Bundesliga.
85'

Substitution

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Micky van de Ven
Micky van de Ven
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John Anthony Brooks
John Anthony Brooks
85'

Substitution

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Julian Green
Julian Green
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Timothy Tillman
Timothy Tillman
83'

SECOND DEBUT OVER

Kruse's second debut for the Wolves lasted 82 minutes. He covered 9km and had one shot.
83'

Substitution

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Luca Waldschmidt
Luca Waldschmidt
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Max Kruse
Max Kruse
79'

Substitution

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Dickson Abiama
Dickson Abiama
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Branimir Hrgota
Branimir Hrgota
79'

Substitution

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Luca Itter
Luca Itter
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Jetro Willems
Jetro Willems
78'

BELIEF GONE

Fürth seem to have lost all belief after that fourth goal, those two cruel deflections shattering them and probably sealing another defeat for the cellar dwellers.
75'

ANOTHER DEFLECTED GOAL!

Maximilian Philipp sends in a powerful volley which, like with Arnold's goal, takes a deflection to leave Burchert no chance. Surely that's enough for victory?
75'

Maximilian Philipp

GOAL!

4 : 1
Maximilian Philipp
71'

PICK THAT ONE OUT!

Arnold's free-kick takes a deflection and makes it unstoppable for Burchert, with Wolfsburg now two goals ahead.
71'

Substitution

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Tobias Raschl
Tobias Raschl
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Max Christiansen
Max Christiansen
71'

Substitution

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Håvard Nielsen
Håvard Nielsen
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Jeremy Dudziak
Jeremy Dudziak
70'

Maximilian Arnold

GOAL!

3 : 1
Maximilian Arnold
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.
3 %
68'

GONE WITH THE WIND

Wolfsburg's new signing Jonas Wind has left the field without having managed a single shot at goal on his debut.
65'

TRIPLE CHANGE

Six fresh legs replace six tiring ones, as Wolfsburg coach Florian Kohfeldt tries to prevent a repeat of the first half, when his team started strongly and faded.
65'

Substitution

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Maximilian Philipp
Maximilian Philipp
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Yannick Gerhardt
Yannick Gerhardt
65'

Substitution

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Bartosz Bialek
Bartosz Bialek
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Jonas Wind
Jonas Wind
65'

Substitution

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Jérôme Roussillon
Jérôme Roussillon
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Renato Steffen
Renato Steffen
63'

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Sebastian Griesbeck
Sebastian Griesbeck
63'

HRGOTA CLOSE!

Fürth almost level from a corner with Hrgota within inches of touching the ball in at the far post!
62'

PACE INCREASING

The pace of the game is increasing with Fürth forced to find a route back into the game, and this is opening up gaps.
59'

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Aster Vranckx
Aster Vranckx
57'

FIRST BRACE OF THE SEASON

Not only is that Vranckx's first Bundesliga brace, it is the first for any Wolfsburg player in the league this season.
49'

VRANCKX DOUBLES UP!

He's scored his first Bundesliga goal, gone close to two more and now… he's got his second, and you wouldn't bet against him completing a hat-trick, the way he is playing! Vranckx lashes the ball into an open goal after Burchert raced off his line and missed his punch.
49'

Aster Vranckx

GOAL!

2 : 1
Aster Vranckx
48'

KRUSE CLOSE!

That was the chance for Kruse to score on his return, but with only Burchert to beat, he's placed his shot wide of the post!
47'

LIKE IN THE FIRST HALF

Wolfsburg make the brighter start with Lacroix attempting an overhead kick on Burchert's goal.
Kick-off!
45'
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LEVELLED OFF

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xGoals
The xGoals value of a club is calculated from the sum of all goal probabilities (goals and shots on goal) of that team. During a match, it’s easy to see whether the club is performing better than expected (goals > xGoals) - or maybe even higher (xGoals > goals).
An even game between two sides with plenty to play for.
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1
1.33
1.12
1
Goals
45'
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ALL SQUARE, ALL FAIR

Fürth responded well to an early wave of Wolfsburg pressure, which yielded the opening goal. On balance, the guests deserved to level and a draw at the break is a fair result.
Half-time
45'
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Paul Seguin
Paul Seguin
45'

FIVE OUT OF FIVE!

Fürth's penalty taker Hrgota extends his perfect record from the penalty spot.
44'

HRGOTA LEVELS!

He sends Casteels the wrong way, and there is the goal that Fürth wanted before half-time!
44'

PENALTY!

Here's a chance for Fürth, with Hrgota taking the spot-kick, given by VAR for a foul by Bornauw inside the area that was missed.
44'

Branimir Hrgota

GOAL!

1 : 1
Branimir Hrgota
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.
77 %
43'

VAR CHECK!

Possible penalty for Fürth!
40'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation No penalty
Review Foul?
Decision Penalty
40'

VRANCKX FREE-KICK

Another effort from the scorer of the only goal of the game so far, this one from a direct free-kick which he curls over the wall, but also over the goal.
39'

PENDULUM SWINGING

Fürth are starting to get on top of this game and are looking for an equaliser before the break.
34'

HRGOTA FREE-KICK

The Fürth captain sends his free-kick low past the Wolfsburg wall, but Casteels gets down to deal with it. The guests now with more shots than their hosts, but still trailing 1-0.
31'

LEWELING AGAIN!

A lovely dip of the shoulder duped three Wolfsburg defenders and made room for a shot which Casteels did well to push away, Leweling's second shot beaten away by the Belgian this evening.
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 Lacroix 33.43km/h
2.
Yannick Gerhardt
Yannick Gerhardt 32.58km/h
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Renato Steffen
Renato Steffen 31.72km/h
28'

VRANCKX SO CLOSE!

After waiting so long for his first Bundesliga goal, Vranckx almost got his second within 20 minutes! He probably should have been celebrating too, but instead placed a free header wide of the left-hand post.
26'

FÜRTH FIGHTING BACK

Fürth have managed to get their foot on the ball a bit more in the past few minutes, and that Tillman effort has helped them match Wolfsburg for shots.
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1 on target
1 off target
1 on target
21'

HOSTS HOLDING THE BALL

Possession (%)
5941
19'

TILLMAN TRIES

It has been mostly Wolfsburg on the attack, but Tillman has a go for the guests, missing the target. So far, the hosts are cutting a much more confident figure.
17'

DROUGHT OVER

That goal ended a drought of 405 minutes without a goal for Wolfsburg, shy of their club record from 2012/13 of 457 minutes.
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VRANCKX CELEBRATES MAIDEN BUNDESLIGA GOAL

11'

FIRST FOR VRANCKX

It is his 12th Bundesliga game, and now Aster Vranckx has his first goal.
7'

FIRST CHANCE TAKEN!

Wolfsburg draw first blood with their first chance of the game! Steffen's drive from an angle comes back off the far post and it's right at the feet of Vranckx, who tucks it in from close range.
7'

Aster Vranckx

GOAL!

1 : 0
Aster Vranckx
7'

LEWELING CLOSE!

First chance of the game and it fall for Leweling, whose shot from an angle is saved well by Casteels!
2'

FOOT ON THE BALL

Wolfsburg are playing the ball around, not yet letting their opponents near the ball.
Kick-off!

TEAMS ARE OUT!

A light show welcomes the two teams out onto the turf at the Volkswagen Arena.

ENFORCED CHANGE FOR FÜRTH

Fürth are without Marco Meyerhöfer, meaning Simon Asta starts. His last start came on 27 November 2021 in the 6-3 defeat to Hoffenheim.

KRUSE COMEBACK

Max Kruse makes his first appearance in a Wolfsburg shirt since 14 May 2016, a full 2094 days ago. That was a 3-1 win over VfB Stuttgart - will he and Wolfsburg be celebrating again today?
0:16
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WIND IN WOLFSBURG

Here is new signing Jonas Wind, who checks out his new home as he prepares for his debut this afternoon.
1:48
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FÜRTH HAVE ARRIVED

Here are the Fürth players arriving at the Volkswagen Arena.

FÜRTH STARTING XI

Burchert - Asta, Griesbeck, Viergever, Willems - Seguin, Christiansen, Tillman - Dudziak - Leweling, Hrgota (c)

FÜRTH SUBS

Linde, Bauer, Pululu, Abiama, Nielsen, Raschl, Jung, Itter, Green

WOLFSBURG STARTING XI

Casteels (c) - Lacroix, Bornauw, Brooks - Baku, Vranckx, Arnold, Gerhardt - Kruse, Steffen - Wind

WOLFSBURG SUBS

Pervan, Van de Ven, Waldschmidt, Roussillon, Philipp, Bialek, F. Nmecha, Lukebakio, Paredes
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WATCH: PREVIOUS MEETING: FÜRTH 0-2 WOLFSBURG

Lukas Nmecha scored his second goal for Wolfsburg to give his side the lead in just the 10th minute, before Wout Weghorst sealed the points with a stoppage-time penalty.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

This will be just the fourth Bundesliga meeting between these teams. They first locked horns in the top flight in 2012/13, with the sides drawing 1-1 in Wolfsburg before the Wolves triumphed 1-0 in Fürth. Wolfsburg also won away earlier this season too, earning a 2-0 success back on Matchday 4.
4:02
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WATCH: MAX KRUSE'S TOP 5 BUNDESLIGA GOALS

NEW-LOOK WOLFSBURG

The Wolves reacted to their situation by making several moves in the winter transfer market. Wout Weghorst, Admir Mehmedi, Josuha Guilavogui and Daniel Ginczek all left the club, while Max Kruse was the headline signing from Union Berlin. Fellow attacker Jonas Wind is another newcomer to keep an eye on, as is up-and-coming American teenager Kevin Paredes.

THE STAKES

There are still plenty of games and points left in the season, but this match already has the distinct feeling of a relegation six-pointer. Wolfsburg's 11-game winless run in all competitions has seen them plummet to 16th in the standings on 21 points. Fürth, by contrast, are enjoying their best spell of the season, and are unbeaten in four. They're still bottom of the table and 11 points adrift of Wolfsburg though, so only a win will do for them here.
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Welcome along!

Here you can find all the information about Wolfsburg against Fürth on Matchday 21.