Wolfsburg will need more assists from Ricardo Rodriguez (l.) and goals from Mario Gomez (c.) if 2017 is to be more successful than 2016.
Wolfsburg will need more assists from Ricardo Rodriguez (l.) and goals from Mario Gomez (c.) if 2017 is to be more successful than 2016.
Bundesliga

Season so far: VfL Wolfsburg

At the halfway point of the 2016/17 Bundesliga season, it is time for bundesliga.com to dissect the campaigns of each club so far.

Story so far

Here we take a look at VfL Wolfsburg...

Following on from the longest journey the Wolves have ever undertaken in Europe - reaching the last eight of the UEFA Champions League - was always going to be a tall order, and so it proved. The Wolves started out with a 2-0 win at FC Augsburg, but they did not win again until Matchday 10, and that run included a humbling 5-1 defeat to Borussia Dortmund and 3-1 loss at SV Darmstadt 98. Dieter Hecking paid the price, with Valerien Ismael taking over as head coach and steadying the ship a with back-to-back wins at the end of the calendar year.

Watch: Mario Gomez bagged a brace as Wolfsburg beat Freiburg 3-0 on Mathday 10:

Star player:Ricardo Rodriguez

The Switzerland international full-back is a master of multi-tasking, combining his defensive duties with a deadly left-foot capable of sending in deliveries from deep and wide, while also showing a precision with some stunning set-pieces.

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