Full-time: Wolfsburg 2-1 Union
Die Wölfe pick up their third win in four Bundesliga matches this term with a narrow 2-1 victory. Jonas Wind gave his side the lead and, although Robin Gosens' header levelled things up, Joakim Maehle's lovely volley restored his side's lead within two minutes of the equaliser. Die Eisernen had opportunities after the interval, but they were unable to level things up, and will now look to bounce back against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.
Tomas hits the post
Tiago Tomas almost puts the game to bed, but instead hits the post with his low effort.
Becker goes close
Another headed opportunity for Union as Becker misses the target. Not long left for them now to find the goal they are looking for!
Haberer goes close
Union's best chance of the second half so far. A cross into the box finds Janik Haberer unmarked at the post but, as he backpedals, he can only head wide of the post.
Urs Fischer's men are looking to get back on level terms but, despite enjoying the majority of possession in this second period, they have done little to trouble Casteels.
Half-time: Wolfsburg 2-1 Union
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Back on top
Wolfsburg back in front!
The scores were level for barely two minutes as Niko Kovac's team restore their advantage! It's a fantastic strike, too, as Joakim Maehle volleys a half-cleared corner beyond Frederik Ronnow outside the area.
Gosens levels things up
Union get their equaliser! Die Eisernen are so dangerous in the air, and it is once again a header that gets them on the scoresheet as Robin Gosens heads Aissa Laidouni's cross into the bottom corner. The summer signing already has three goals for his new club!
Kral heads at Casteels
A big chance for Union, as a cross into the box finds the midfielder, but he can only nod straight into the goalkeeper's arms.
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Wind hits the mark!
Despite Union having the better of the early exchanges, the hosts take the lead. Die Wölfe pounce on a loose Kevin Behrens touch and, after being played through by Lovro Majer, Wind sweeps a well-placed effort into the bottom corner. That's five Bundesliga goals already this campaign for the Dane!
Watch: Inside the Wolves' den
Casteels - Maehle, Lacroix, Jenz, Rogerio - Svanberg, Arnold (c), Majer - Wimmer, Wind, Gerhardt
Pervan, Bornauw, Zesiger, Cerny, Sarr, Tomas, Kaminski, Baku, Paredes
Ronnow - Doekhi, Knoche, Leite - Kral - Trimmel (c), Laidouni, Haberer, Gosens - Fofana, Behrens
Schwolow, Aaronson, Kaufmann, Hollerbach, Juranovic, Bonucci, Roussillon, Becker, Tousart
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Wolfsburg on the hunt
Wolfsburg, meanwhile, are not competing in European competition this term after missing out on the final day of last term and can therefore concentrate solely on the Bundesliga. Niko Kovac's men kicked off the campaign with wins against Heidenheim and Cologne and, although they succumbed to Hoffenheim last time out after taking the lead, they can still be happy with their start.
Solid start for Union
Union Berlin's rise and rise means expectations continue to increase. As such, the 3-0 defeat against a strong RB Leipzig side before the international break will have come as a disappointment, especially given it was their first league defeat at the Stadion an der Alten Försterei since 2021. However, they started the Bundesliga campaign with back-to-back 4-1 wins and, with a trip to the Santiago Bernabeu to play Real Madrid to come on Wednesday, there is plenty to look forward to.
Watch: Union 1-1 Wolfsburg - previous meeting
Watch: Hoffenheim 3-1 Wolfsburg - highlights
Watch: Union 0-3 Leipzig - highlights
Two teams, one agenda - but will it be Wolfsburg or Union Berlin who get back on the winning horse after defeats on Matchday 3? Stay tuned!