VfL Wolfsburg tops FC Köln 1-0 with a goal scored by Y. Gerhardt

COLOGNE. VfL Wolfsburg tops FC Köln 1-0 after Y. Gerhardt scored just 1 goal (43').

VfL Wolfsburg tops FC Köln 1-0 with a goal scored by Y. Gerhardt

COLOGNE. VfL Wolfsburg conquers FC Köln 1-0 after Y. Gerhardt scored just 1 goal (43′). FC Köln lost this match even if it was better in terms of ball possession (60%).

The match was played at the RheinEnergieStadion stadium in Cologne on Saturday and it started at 3:30 pm local time. The referee was Tobias Stieler with the collaboration of Christian Gittelmann and Markus Schüller. The 4th official was Martin Thomsen. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 21.1 degrees Celsius or 69.89 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 45%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 60 Ball Possession 40
  • 19 Total 6
  • 8 On Target 4
  • 11 Off Target 2
  • 5 Shots blocked 0
  • 132 Attack 84
  • 95 Dangerous attack 26
  • 79 Ball safe​ 85
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 9 Corners 2
  • 1 Off Sides 2
  • 12 Total 12
  • 0 Yellow Cards 2
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
  • 5 Substitutions 4

Ball possession

FC Köln was in firm control of the ball 60% while VfL Wolfsburg was struggling with a 40% ball possession.

Attitude and shots

FC Köln was more aggressive with 95 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 8 were on target. Nevertheless, VfL Wolfsburg was able to find the solution to win this match.​

FC Köln shot 19 times, 8 on target, 11 off target. Regarding the opposition, VfL Wolfsburg shot 6 times, 4 on target, 2 off target.


FC Köln didn’t receive any yellow card. On the other side, VfL Wolfsburg received 2 yellow cards (L. Nmecha and B. Bialek).

Match Timeline

Y. Gerhardt(goal)J. Wind
L. Nmecha- Yellow
L. Nmecha(var)
D. Ljubicic- sub ->J. Thielmann
A. Vranckx- sub ->M. van de Ven
F. Nmecha- sub ->M. Kruse
L. Schaub- sub ->F. Kainz
K. Schindler- sub ->B. Schmitz
T. Lemperle- sub ->L. Kilian
O. Duda- sub ->M. Uth
D. Lukebakio- sub ->L. Nmecha
B. Bialek- sub ->J. Wind
B. Bialek- Yellow


After this match, FC Köln will stay with 52 points to remain in the 7th place. Talking about the opposition, VfL Wolfsburg will have 41 points like Borussia Mönchengladbach to remain in the 12th place.

Next matches

In the next match in the Bundesliga, FC Köln will play away against VfB Stuttgart on the 14th of May with a 8-8 head to head statistic.

VfL Wolfsburg will host FC Bayern München on the 14th of May with a 31-3 head to head stats in favor of FC Bayern München (4 draws).

FC Köln – Formation

FC Köln started with a 4-3-1-2 line-up (4-3-1-2).

The manager Steffen Baumgart decided to play with the following team: .


FC Köln made 5 changes: J. Thielmann for D. Ljubicic (62′), F. Kainz for L. Schaub (81′), B. Schmitz for K. Schindler (81′), L. Kilian for T. Lemperle (87′) and M. Uth for O. Duda (87′).

VfL Wolfsburg – Formation

VfL Wolfsburg started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

Florian Kohfeldt played with: .

VfL Wolfsburg could not rely on the presence of A. Vranckx (injured).


VfL Wolfsburg made 4 changes: M. van de Ven for A. Vranckx (68′), M. Kruse for F. Nmecha (69′), L. Nmecha for D. Lukebakio (87′) and J. Wind for B. Bialek (90′).

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Bundesliga.​