FC Union Berlin prevails over VfL Wolfsburg 2-0 on Sunday. HIGHLIGHTS

BERLIN. FC Union Berlin conquers VfL Wolfsburg with a 2-0 win with a goal from J. Siebatcheu (54') and a goal from S. Becker (77').

FC Union Berlin prevails over VfL Wolfsburg 2-0 on Sunday. HIGHLIGHTS

BERLIN. FC Union Berlin beats VfL Wolfsburg with a 2-0 win with a goal from J. Siebatcheu (54′) and a goal from S. Becker (77′).

The match was played at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei stadium in Berlin on Sunday and it started at 3:30 pm local time. The referee was Robert Schröder with the help of Jan Clemens Neitzel and René Rohde. The 4th official was Alexander Sather. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 12.5 degrees Celsius or 54.41 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 71%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 48 Ball Possession 52
Shots
  • 16 Total 6
  • 4 On Target 0
  • 12 Off Target 6
  • 2 Shots blocked 2
  • 110 Attack 110
  • 48 Dangerous attack 21
  • 89 Ball safe​ 98
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 4 Corners 1
Fouls
  • 18 Total 6
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 5 Substitutions 5

Ball possession

None of the teams was particularly dominant in terms of ball possession. FC Union Berlin was in possession of the ball for 48% of the time vs. VfL Wolfsburg that controlled the ball for 52% of the time.

Attitude and shots

FC Union Berlin was more pushing with 48 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 4 were on target. This is one of the reasons why FC Union Berlin won the match​.

FC Union Berlin shot 16 times, 4 on target, 12 off target. On the other side, VfL Wolfsburg shot 6 times, 0 on target, 6 off target.

Cards

None of the teams received any yellow card.

Match Timeline

J. Siebatcheu(goal)S. Becker
54'
60'
F. Nmecha- sub ->M. Svanberg
60'
O. Marmoush- sub ->L. Waldschmidt
P. Jaeckel- sub ->T. Baumgartl
62'
M. Thorsby- sub ->J. Haberer
62'
69'
Y. Gerhardt- sub ->Paulo Otavio
P. Seguin- sub ->A. Schafer
76'
S. Becker(goal)P. Seguin
77'
79'
K. Paredes- sub ->B. Franjic
79'
J. Kaminski- sub ->J. Brekalo
S. Michel- sub ->S. Becker
87'
K. Behrens- sub ->J. Siebatcheu
87'

Standings

After this match, FC Union Berlin will have 17 points to sit in the 1st place. On the opposite side, VfL Wolfsburg will stay with 5 points like Bayer 04 Leverkusen and VfB Stuttgart to remain in the 17th place.

Next matches

In the next match in the Bundesliga, FC Union Berlin will host TSG Hoffenheim on the 21st of January with a 2-2 head to head.

VfL Wolfsburg will host SC Freiburg on the 21st of January with a 12-9 head to head in favor of VfL Wolfsburg (5 draws).

FC Union Berlin – Formation

FC Union Berlin
G
F. Rønnow 1.Denmark
6.7
D
R. Knoche 31.Germany
7.1
D
T. Baumgartl 25.Germany
6.8
62'
D
D. Leite 4.Portugal
7.2
M
C. Trimmel 28.Austria
7.1
M
N. Gießelmann 23.Germany
7.0
M
R. Khedira 8.Germany
6.4
M
J. Haberer 19.Germany
6.7
62'
M
A. Schafer 13.Hungary
6.8
76'
F
S. Becker 27.Netherlands
8.1
87' Goals77'
F
T. Siebatcheu 45.France
7.7
87' Goals54'
Substitutes
G
L. Grill 37.Germany
D
P. Jaeckel 3.Germany
6.6
62'
D
J. Ryerson 6.Norway
M
G. Haraguchi 24.Japan
M
M. Thorsby 2.Norway
6.5
62'
M
M. Pantović 32.Serbia
M
P. Seguin 14.Germany
7.6
76'
F
S. Michel 11.Germany
6.3
87'
F
K. Behrens 17.Germany
6.3
87'

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: Frederik Rønnow (6.7), Timo Baumgartl (6.8), Robin Knoche (7.1), Diogo Leite (7.2), Christopher Trimmel (7.1), András Schäfer (6.8), Rani Khedira (6.4), Janik Haberer (6.7), Niko Giesselmann (7.0), Sheraldo Becker (8.1) and Jordan Siebatcheu (7.7).

The home team had on the bench: Genki Haraguchi, Paul Jaeckel (6.6), Morten Thorsby (6.5), Sven Michel (6.3), Miloš Pantović, Kevin Behrens (6.3), Paul Seguin (7.6), Julian Ryerson and Lennart Grill.

Substitutions

FC Union Berlin made 5 changes: T. Baumgartl for P. Jaeckel (62′), J. Haberer for M. Thorsby (62′), A. Schafer for P. Seguin (76′), S. Becker for S. Michel (87′) and J. Siebatcheu for K. Behrens (87′).

Best player: Sheraldo Becker​

The player that probably impressed the most for FC Union Berlin was Sheraldo Becker.

His rating is (8.1) with 1 goal, 13 passes (76% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 11. He performed 6 crosses.

VfL Wolfsburg – Formation

VfL Wolfsburg
G
K. Casteels 1.Belgium
6.4
D
P. Rosa Silva 6.Brazil
6.5
69'
D
M. Lacroix 4.France
6.8
D
M. van de 5.Netherlands
6.8
D
R. Baku 20.Germany
7.1
M
M. Arnold 27.Germany
6.9
M
J. Brekalo 14.Croatia
6.7
79'
M
M. Svanberg 32.Sweden
6.8
60'
M
B. Franjić 38.Croatia
7.1
79'
F
G. Waldschmidt 7.Germany
6.4
60'
F
L. Nmecha 10.Germany
6.5
Substitutes
G
P. Pervan 12.Austria
D
K. Fischer 2.Germany
D
S. Bornauw 3.Belgium
M
Y. Gerhardt 31.Germany
6.4
69'
M
K. Paredes 40.USA
6.7
79'
M
J. Kamiński 16.Poland
6.6
79'
M
F. Nmecha 22.England
6.2
60'
M
J. Guilavogui 29.France
F
O. Marmoush 33.Egypt
6.4
60'

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

Niko Kovač played with: Koen Casteels (6.4), Ridle Baku (7.1), Maxence Lacroix (6.8), Micky van de Ven (6.8), Paulo Otávio (6.5), Maximilian Arnold (6.9), Bartol Franjić (7.1), Mattias Svanberg (6.8), Josip Brekalo (6.7), Lukas Nmecha (6.5) and Luca Waldschmidt (6.4).

These were the players on the bench: Pavao Pervan, Yannick Gerhardt (6.4), Kilian Fischer, Sebastiaan Bornauw, Omar Marmoush (6.4), Kevin Paredes (6.7), Jakub Kamiński (6.6), Felix Nmecha (6.2) and Josuha Guilavogui.

Substitutions

VfL Wolfsburg made 5 changes: M. Svanberg for F. Nmecha (60′), L. Waldschmidt for O. Marmoush (60′), Paulo Otavio for Y. Gerhardt (69′), B. Franjic for K. Paredes (79′) and J. Brekalo for J. Kaminski (79′).

Best player: Bartol Franjić​

As per our analysis, the most impressive player for VfL Wolfsburg was Bartol Franjić.

His rating is (7.1) with 23 passes (91% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 8.

Results of the day

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