WOLFSBURG. VfL Wolfsburg overcomes Borussia Dortmund with a 2-0 win with a goal from M. van (6′) and a goal from L. Nmecha (90′). Borussia Dortmund was decisively superior in terms of ball possession (63%).
The match was played at the VOLKSWAGEN ARENA stadium in Wolfsburg on Tuesday and it started at 6:30 pm local time. In front of 28,675 spectators. The referee was Christian Dingert who had the assistance of Benedikt Kempkes and Timo Gerach. The 4th official was Sascha Thielert. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 15.6 degrees Celsius or 60.13 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 59%.
Borussia Dortmund had a superior ball possession 63% while VfL Wolfsburg was struggling with a 37% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Borussia Dortmund was more aggressive with 73 dangerous attacks and 20 shots of which 8 were on target. Anyway, VfL Wolfsburg found a way to find the solution to win this match.
VfL Wolfsburg shot 17 times, 8 on target, 9 off target. Regarding the opposition, Borussia Dortmund shot 20 times, 8 on target, 12 off target.
VfL Wolfsburg received 4 yellow cards (F. Nmecha, O. Marmoush, Paulo Otavio and L. Nmecha). On the opposite side, Borussia Dortmund received 2 yellow cards (M. Hummels and A. Modeste).
After playing this encounter, VfL Wolfsburg will have 20 points to sit in the 8th place. Regarding the opposition, Borussia Dortmund will stay with 25 points to remain in the 4th place.
In the next match in the Bundesliga, VfL Wolfsburg will host FC Bayern München on the 5th of February with a 32-3 head to head statistic in favor of FC Bayern München (5 draws).
Borussia Dortmund will host SC Freiburg on the 4th of February with a 19-3 head to head record in favor of Borussia Dortmund (3 draws).
VfL Wolfsburg – Formation
VfL Wolfsburg started with a conservative line-up (4-5-1).
The manager Niko Kovač decided to play with the following team: Koen Casteels, Ridle Baku , Sebastiaan Bornauw , Micky van de Ven , Paulo Otávio , Jakub Kamiński , Felix Nmecha , Maximilian Arnold , Yannick Gerhardt , Omar Marmoush and Jonas Wind .
The home team had on the bench: Lukas Nmecha, Josip Brekalo, Mattias Svanberg, Pavao Pervan, Luca Waldschmidt, Jérôme Roussillon, Maxence Lacroix, Kilian Fischer and Patrick Wimmer .
VfL Wolfsburg made 4 changes: O. Marmoush for P. Wimmer (58′), J. Wind for L. Nmecha (75′), F. Nmecha for M. Svanberg (88′) and J. Kaminski for J. Roussillon (88′).
Best player: Maximilian Arnold
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for VfL Wolfsburg was Maximilian Arnold even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 35 passes (80% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 7. He performed 6 crosses.
Borussia Dortmund – Formation
Borussia Dortmund started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Edin Terzic played with: Gregor Kobel, Niklas Süle , Mats Hummels , Nico Schlotterbeck , Raphaël Guerreiro , Jude Bellingham , Salih Özcan , Karim Adeyemi , Julian Brandt , Donyell Malen and Youssoufa Moukoko .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Emre Can, Felix Passlack, Thorgan Hazard, Soumaila Coulibaly, Antonios Papadopoulos, Alexander Meyer, Anthony Modeste , Giovanni Reyna and Marco Pašalić.
Borussia Dortmund made 4 changes: K. Adeyemi for G. Reyna (62′), D. Malen for A. Modeste (70′), N. Sule for T. Hazard (71′) and S. Ozcan for M. Pasalic (80′).
Best player: Raphaël Guerreiro
The most impressive player for Borussia Dortmund was Raphaël Guerreiro.
His rating iswith 52 passes (92% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 5. He performed 2 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Bundesliga.