BERLIN. FC Union Berlin overcomes VfL Wolfsburg with a 2-0 win with a goal from T. Awoniyi (49′) and a goal from S. Becker (83′). It was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (61%).
The match was played at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei stadium in Berlin on Saturday and it started at 1:30 pm local time. The referee was Sascha Stegemann with the help of Mark Borsch and Frederick Assmuth. The 4th official was Alexander Sather. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 11.5 degrees Celsius or 52.68 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 76%.
- ! 39 Ball Possession 61
- 7 Total 13
- 3 On Target 4
- 4 Off Target 9
- 0 Shots blocked 1
- 95 Attack 111
- 32 Dangerous attack 37
- 79 Ball safe 88
- 0 Penalties 0
- 3 Corners 3
- 8 Total 16
- 3 Yellow Cards 1
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 4 Substitutions 5
VfL Wolfsburg had a strong ball possession 61% while FC Union Berlin was struggling with a 39% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
VfL Wolfsburg was more aggressive with 37 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 4 were on target. Even so, FC Union Berlin was capable to find the solution to win this match.
FC Union Berlin shot 7 times, 3 on target, 4 off target. On the opposite side, VfL Wolfsburg shot 13 times, 4 on target, 9 off target.
FC Union Berlin received 3 yellow cards (R. Knoche, N. Giesselmann and P. Jaeckel). On the other side, VfL Wolfsburg received 1 yellow card (S. Bornauw).
After this contest, FC Union Berlin will have 15 points to stay in the 5th place. On the other side, VfL Wolfsburg will stay with 13 points to stay in the 6th place.
In the next match in the Bundesliga, FC Union Berlin will play away against VfB Stuttgart on the 24th of October with a 1-1 head to head statistic.
VfL Wolfsburg will host SC Freiburg on the 23rd of October with a 12-7 head to head record in favor of VfL Wolfsburg (5 draws).
FC Union Berlin – Formation
FC Union Berlin started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
The manager Urs Fischer decided to play with the following team: Andreas Luthe, Paul Jäckel , Robin Knoche , Marvin Friedrich , Julian Ryerson , Genki Haraguchi , Rani Khedira , Grischa Prömel , Niko Giesselmann , Taiwo Awoniyi and Max Kruse .
The home team had on the bench: Kevin Möhwald, Sheraldo Becker, Bastian Oczipka, Levin Öztunali, Frederik Rønnow, Timo Baumgartl, Kevin Behrens , Christopher Trimmel and Andreas Voglsammer .
FC Union Berlin made 4 changes: G. Haraguchi for S. Becker (72′), M. Kruse for A. Voglsammer (72′), T. Awoniyi for K. Behrens (84′) and N. Giesselmann for B. Oczipka (90′).
Best player: Andreas Luthe
The most impressive player for FC Union Berlin was the goalkeeper: Andreas Luthe. His rating is 7.80. He performed 4 saves.
VfL Wolfsburg – Formation
VfL Wolfsburg started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the opposite side, Mark van Bommel played with: Koen Casteels, Kevin Mbabu , Sebastiaan Bornauw , John Brooks , Jérôme Roussillon , Josuha Guilavogui , Maximilian Arnold , Dodi Lukebakio , Maximilian Philipp , Luca Waldschmidt and Lukas Nmecha .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Wout Weghorst, Felix Nmecha , Renato Steffen, Daniel Ginczek, Pavao Pervan, Paulo Otávio, Ridle Baku , Micky van de Ven and Aster Vranckx .
VfL Wolfsburg made 4 changes: J. Guilavogui for A. Vranckx (60′), L. Waldschmidt for R. Baku (60′), M. Philipp for W. Weghorst (68′) and D. Lukebakio for F. Nmecha (83′).
Best player: Wout Weghorst
The most impressive player for VfL Wolfsburg was Wout Weghorst.
His rating iswith 5 passes (80% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 4.
His performance was remarkable also because he started the match from the bench before entering the filed in the 68′.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Bundesliga.
- Borussia Dortmund – FSV Mainz 05 – 3-1
- Eintracht Frankfurt – Hertha BSC – 1-2
- FC Union Berlin – VfL Wolfsburg – 2-0
- Borussia Mönchengladbach – VfB Stuttgart – 1-1
- SC Freiburg – RB Leipzig – 1-1
- SpVgg Greuther Fürth – VfL Bochum 1848 – 0-1