Bayer 04 Leverkusen have ended their negative series of four winless Bundesliga games with a win against VfL Wolfsburg.
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The goals were scored by Karim Bellarabi (25 ') and substitute Paulinho (90' + 6 '). With a bit of luck, Bellarabi fooled the entire VfL back-pack and fired from close range. The home team protested to Marcel Tisserand for an alleged Bellarabi foul, but referee Manuel Grafe scored the goal.
Weak Leverkusen win against Wolfsburg under the eyes of Jogi LOw
LOw and Teresa Enke visited the tomb of ex-national goalkeeper Robert Enke, who had voluntarily left the world ten years ago, and continued his trip to Lower Saxony with a visit to the Volkswagen Arena.
For the hosts it was the seventh competitive game without winning in series. Three days after the 3-1 defeat in the Europa League against KAA Gent, the North Germans were again significantly below their capacity, the 24,112 spectators were unmistakably disappointed. But Bayer was only the slightly better team of two weak teams.
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In a ragged first half, the guests presented themselves more ball-facing, but also more powerful. Even before his first goal Bellarabi could have hit, but pulled the ball just past the left goal post (6). Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst missed the possible lead for the hosts in the 23rd minute.
But the Wolfsburg did not reward for their courage to take more offense. Promising actions were always torpedoed by miserable flanks and templates. In a counterattack Nadiem Amiri (56.) missed the preliminary decision for Leverkusen. In the final phase there was again a lot of fragmentation on both sides, clear actions became more and more rare. Weghorst also missed the equalizer (81).