Bundesliga: Bayer Leverkusen crashes VfL Wolfsburg into mediocrity


In the Bundesliga Bayer Leverkusen has won against VfL Wolfsburg 2: 0 (1: 0) after last four games without a win. Karim Bellarabi (25th minute) and Paulinho (90 + 5) scored the goals for the visitors. Wolfsburg have been waiting for a win for six games in a row and are currently in tenth place.

The match culminated in the 25th minute: Kevin Volland flanked Karim Bellarabi, who defeated four defenders in the penalty area and scored to make it 1-0. The Wolfsburg team protested to Marcel Tisserand for allegedly fouling Bellarabi, but referee Manuel Grafe recognized the goal. With more possession, the Leverkusen had the match at any time under control.

Referee Grafe prevents compensation

A duel between William and Wendell caused a stir in the 38th minute: William passed the ball, Wendell then ran into the path of the Wolfsburgers and let this easily come in his own penalty area. Referee Grafe had a good view, but did not make it.

Wolfsburg increased with the beginning of the second half of the risk, which also led to some chances to score. After a standard the ball landed with Maximilian Arnold, who withdrew from 22 meters, but keeper Lukas Hradecký defended the somewhat too central conclusion from (51.).

In the 81st minute, Wolfsburg separated centimeters from equalizer: Josuha Guilavogui crossed from the right side flat in front of the goal, where Wout Weghorst only held out the foot. But the ball rolled just past the left post. Paulinho scored in injury time for the 2-0 final score.

VfL Wolfsburg – Bayer Leverkusen 0: 2 (0: 1)
0: 1 Bellarabi (25)
0: 2 Paulinho (90. + 5)
Wolfsburg: Pervan – Tisserand, Bruma, Knoche (83rd Nmecha) – Roussillon, Arnold, Guilavogui, William – Klaus (74th Steffen), Victor (62nd Brekalo) – Weghorst
Leverkusen: Hradecky – Weiser, Tah, S. Bender, Wendell – Bellarabi (46th Diaby), Aranguiz, Havertz (41st Baumgartlinger), Demirbay (90th Paulinho), Amiri – Volland
Referee: Manuel Grafe (Berlin)
Yellow cards: Victor, Tisserand / Volland, Tah

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