Wind at the double to down Heidenheim
Wolves in cruise control
Wolfsburg have protected their 2-0 half-time lead with ease in the second period despite a few Heidenheim chances and are surely going to start the season with three points.
They're back in action in Woflsburg and elsewhere. After 15 goals in the first halves of the five afternoon kick-offs, get set for even more twists!
Wind strikes again
It's two for Wolfsburg, who are playing with some real verve on the opening day against the Bundesliga new boys. After a swift passing move, Svanberg picks up Wind at the near post, who slots past Müller for his second strike of the first-half.
Wind puts Wolfsburg in front
Heidenheim's Bundeslgia fairytale has made a difficult start - Müller was unable to hold onto a ball drilled in from Cerny on Wolfsburg's right, and Jonas Wind tapped in to put the hosts in front.
Here come Heidenheim!
A small bit of history this afternoon as Heidenheim are about to contest their first ever Bundesliga match. If the name is not a familiar one, there's good reason for that. They come from a town of just 50,000 people in the Stuttgart area and have played regional league football for the majority of their history. You can read about their incredible rise to the top flight here
Wolfsburg starting XI
Casteels - Baku, Lacroix, Zesiger, Maehle - Svanberg, Majer, Gerhardt - Cerny, Wind, Wimmer
Pervan, Bornauw, Cozza, Jenz, Vranckx, Kaminski, Paredes, Tomas, Pejcinovic
Heidenheim starting XI
Müller - Busch, Mainka (c), Siersleben, Föhrenbach - Maloney - Dinkci, Beck, Pick - Kleindienst, Pieringer
Eicher, Traore, Theuerkauf, Schöppner, Gimber, Sessa, Dovedan, Schimmer, Thomalla
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Three in a row
Wolfsburg face a newly promoted side on home soil for the third consecutive season. Last year they drew 2-2 with Werder Bremen, having beaten Bochum 1-0 in their opener in 2021/22.
Best of the Beste
Borussia Dortmund academy graduate Jan-Niklas Beste is one of the key men to keep an eye on for Heidenheim. The 24 year-old registered 12 goals and 21 assists in Bundesliga 2 last term.
Heidenheim are the first club to make their Bundesliga debut since Union Berlin did so in 2019, and in so doing become the 57th different side to play in Germany's top flight.