Wolfsburg (dpa) – Oliver Glasner was more than happy. “I am very happy that we were able to win today and also because of our performance in large parts of the match,” said the VfL Wolfsburg coach after the 2-1 victory against Arminia Bielefeld, who could have been even more clear.
The highlights of the game:
FINTE: Maximilian Arnold and Wout Weghorst fooled the entire Bielefeld team with an unusual free kick. Arnold started to run like he was going to shoot, but then went with Weghorst, who had lurked next to the wall. The striker took the ball, turned and scored untenable for Bielefeld goalkeeper Stefan Ortega. “We practiced it in the last practice yesterday”, Glasner said after the game, adding: “Wout didn’t shoot six or seven balls into the goal.” Bielefeld coach Neuhaus was annoyed about it. “It shouldn’t be like that,” he said – and was right.
DROPS OF WORMHOOD: After half an hour and in the middle of Wolfsburg, excited by the 2-0 lead, Josuha Guilavogui stumbled off the field. The Wolfsburg captain had previously grabbed the back of the leg. “It looks like a muscle injury to the hamstrings,” Glasner said. The 30-year-old Frenchman will be examined again on Monday.
GOALLESS TORJÄGER: Still top scorer in the 2nd Bundesliga, still without a goal this season: when it comes to goals, Fabian Klos has not yet reached the top division. Against Wolfsburg, the 32-year-old worked tirelessly. However, especially in the first half, he was often quite in the front on his own.
FAILED DEBUT: Arne Maier made his debut for his new club from the start. But after 45 minutes it was over. The 21-year-old, who switched from Hertha BSC to Arminia, was replaced after a weak first half. “He was definitely part of the team that didn’t play very well in the first half,” said Neuhaus, who was not completely satisfied with his team’s performance in the first 45 minutes. “You could see there is still a bit of a band missing,” said the coach, referring to Maier, explaining, “He hasn’t finished that many units with the team yet.”