Bas Dost, scorer of Wolfsburg's only goal in their first three matches, returned to Felix Magath's starting eleven after recovering from injury while Fürth's coach Mike Büskens started two new players in Thanos Petsos and Ilir Azemi after last week's defeat to Schalke 04.
While chances were at a premium in a largely uneventful first-half, the guests looked the far more threatening side. Sercan Sararer could have opened the scoring when he picked up a brilliant ball from Stephan Fürstner, but failed to get the better of Diego Benaglio from a tight angle. Ten minutes later, Fürth's goalkeeper Max Grün hoofed the ball up the field and Emanuel Pogatetz failed to intervene immediately, allowing it to bounce twice before clumsily putting it into his own net via his shoulder. Sararer could have doubled the lead to reward his good run, but instead Ivica Olic levelled the score three minutes from half time when he nodded in Thomas Kahlenberg's attempt that had come back off the bar.
It was a similar story in the second half, but the Wolves started looking sharper near to the hour mark as they tried to up the pressure. However, they had limited success. Playmaker Diego was at the heart of their best moves, but substitute Vieirinha couldn't control the Brazilian's clever pass, while Kahlenberg twice failed to head the ball into the back of the net. Grün produced a routine save from Naldo's free-kick, but the visitors almost caught Wolfsburg cold when Sararer hit the post from long range in the dying stages.
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