Respective goals in each half from Freiburg pair Daniel Caligiuri and Julian Schuster ensured Wolfsburg remain winless at home after eight matches.
Wolfsburg started like a team on the edge, seeing little of the ball and lacking any sort of creative outlet on the odd occasion they managed to get forward. A rare moment of promise fell their way shortly around the 18-minute mark, with Bas Dost – restored to the starting eleven – teeing up Ferhan Hasani, who warmed the palms of Oliver Baumann from close range.
The Wolves were soon exposed at the other end, though, and had goalkeeper Diego Benaglio to thank for keeping out a fierce near-post strike from Jonathan Schmid. However, the Swiss stopper could do nothing to prevent Freiburg taking a 39th-minute lead, after Naldo felled Erik Jendrisek and Calgiuri tucked away the ensuing spot-kick.
Final role of the Magath dice
Die Breisgauer picked up where they left off following the restart, with Benaglio pulling off a fine save to deny Caligiuri his and Freiburg's second of the afternoon. Witnessing his side chasing shadows, Felix Magath responded in a bid to stifle the visitors' growing confidence, but the changes appeared to have the opposite effect as Freiburg's Schmid tickled the crossbar.
The introduction of Srdjan Lakic left Wolfsburg extremely exposed and when Julian Schuster duly slid home to double his side's lead six minutes from time, the game was put beyond the Wolves, who are now left propping up the rest of the Bundesliga.
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