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Football: Wolfsburg turn to Labbadia in relegation fight

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Berlin (AFP) – Wolfsburg on Tuesday appointed Bruno Labbadia as their new head coach in their fight to avoid relegation from the Bundesliga.

The 52-year-old Labbadia has stepped in after Martin Schmidt resigned from the 2015 German Cup winners on Monday after just five months in the job.

Football: Wolfsburg turn to Labbadia in relegation fight

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Berlin (AFP) – Wolfsburg on Tuesday appointed Bruno Labbadia as their new head coach in their fight to avoid relegation from the Bundesliga.

The 52-year-old Labbadia has stepped in after Martin Schmidt resigned from the 2015 German Cup winners on Monday after just five months in the job.

Schmidt quits Wolfsburg after five months

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Berlin (AFP) – Wolfsburg have parted company with head coach Martin Schmidt by mutual consent after just five wins in 22 matches in charge, the Bundesliga club announced Monday.

The 50-year-old Swiss had only been at the helm for five months.

Schmidt told Wolfsburg he was stepping down “to improve the current situation with new impulses from the coaching bank”, the club said in a statement.

Schmidt quits Wolfsburg after five months

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Berlin (AFP) – Wolfsburg have parted company with head coach Martin Schmidt by mutual consent after just five wins in 22 matches in charge, the Bundesliga club announced Monday.

The 50-year-old Swiss had only been at the helm for five months.

Schmidt told Wolfsburg he was stepping down “to improve the current situation with new impulses from the coaching bank”, the club said in a statement.

Last-gasp Lewandowski penalty rescues Bayern at Wolfsburg

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski converted a 91st-minute penalty to rescue Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich with a 2-1 win at Wolfsburg on Saturday which took their winning streak to 13 and extended their advantage at the top of the table to 21 points.

With Bayern hosting Besiktas in the last 16, first-leg, of the Champions League on Tuesday, they rested several stars and were almost made to pay.

Last-gasp Lewandowski penalty rescues Bayern at Wolfsburg

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski converted a 91st-minute penalty to rescue Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich with a 2-1 win at Wolfsburg on Saturday which took their winning streak to 13 and extended their advantage at the top of the table to 21 points.

With Bayern hosting Besiktas in the last 16, first-leg, of the Champions League on Tuesday, they rested several stars and were almost made to pay.

Five things to watch out for in the Bundesliga

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Berlin (AFP) – Midfield maestro Thiago Alcantara is expected to make his long-awaited return for Bayern Munich on Saturday, when the runaway Bundesliga leaders face Wolfsburg.

The Spaniard has been out for nearly three months after picking up a thigh injury against Anderlecht in November.

Five things to watch out for in the Bundesliga

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Berlin (AFP) – Midfield maestro Thiago Alcantara is expected to make his long-awaited return for Bayern Munich on Saturday, when the runaway Bundesliga leaders face Wolfsburg.

The Spaniard has been out for nearly three months after picking up a thigh injury against Anderlecht in November.

Kainz brace boosts Bremen survival bid, Ginczek gives Stuttgart hope

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Berlin (AFP) – Florian Kainz netted two superb goals in Werder Bremen’s 3-1 Bundesliga win at home to Wolfsburg on Sunday, helping ease his side’s relegation worries.

Stuttgart also boosted their chances of Bundesliga survival with a 1-0 victory over Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Schalke, Frankfurt into German Cup last four

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Berlin (AFP) – A first half goal from Guido Burgstaller fired Schalke to a 1-0 victory over Wolfsburg and a place in the semi-finals of the German Cup on Wednesday.

Last year’s finalists Eintracht Frankfurt also progressed to the last four, as a comedy of defensive errors saw them beat local rivals Mainz 3-0.

Dortmund drop Aubameyang again for discipline breach

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund dropped star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on Sunday for failing to attend a team meeting - the third time he has been disciplined by the club in two seasons.

The 28-year-old Gabon forward, who has hit 13 goals in 15 league games this season, was left out of the squad for Sunday’s Bundesliga match at home to Wolfsburg, the club said on their Twitter account, for “disciplinary reasons”.

Dortmund drop Aubameyang again for discipline breach

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund dropped star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on Sunday for failing to attend a team meeting - the third time he has been disciplined by the club in two seasons.

The 28-year-old Gabon forward, who has hit 13 goals in 15 league games this season, was left out of the squad for Sunday’s Bundesliga match at home to Wolfsburg, the club said on their Twitter account, for “disciplinary reasons”.

Leipzig stumble again with Wolfsburg draw

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Berlin (AFP) – RB Leipzig dropped more crucial points in the Bundesliga title race as they were held to a 1-1 draw away to Wolfsburg on Tuesday.

Wolfsburg took the lead against the run of play on 15 minutes, Paul Verhaegh coolly slotting home a penalty after Ibrahima Konate’s foul on Mario Gomez.

Leipzig stumble again with Wolfsburg draw

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Berlin (AFP) – RB Leipzig dropped more crucial points in the Bundesliga title race as they were held to a 1-1 draw away to Wolfsburg on Tuesday.

Wolfsburg took the lead against the run of play on 15 minutes, Paul Verhaegh coolly slotting home a penalty after Ibrahima Konate’s foul on Mario Gomez.

Leverkusen stumble to draw against Wolfsburg

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayer Leverkusen’s poor start to the Bundesliga season continued on Sunday, as they twice threw away a lead to draw 2-2 with Wolfsburg.

Dominant in the opening half an hour, Leverkusen finally broke the deadlock on 29 minutes. Lars Bender fired the ball in from close range to score his first goal since April 2016.

Draw dampens Bayern’s Oktoberfest visit

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich were in dampened spirits during their visit to the Munich ‘Oktoberfest’ beer festival on Saturday, after a shock Bundesliga home draw to mid-table Wolfsburg.

Bayern threw away a two-goal lead on Friday at the Allianz Arena which cost them the chance to top the Bundesliga table.

Stuttgart’s Gentner swallows tongue, saved by doctor

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Berlin (AFP) – Only the quick thinking of VfB Stuttgart’s team doctor rescued captain Christian Gentner, who swallowed his tongue in a horror clash in Saturday’s Bundesliga game against Wolfsburg.

Genter was left bloodied after Wolfsburg goalkeeper Koen Casteels’ knee caught the midfielder on the head late in the 1-0 home victory.

Stuttgart’s Gentner swallows tongue, saved by doctor

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Berlin (AFP) – Only the quick thinking of VfB Stuttgart’s team doctor rescued captain Christian Gentner, who swallowed his tongue in a horror clash in Saturday’s Bundesliga game against Wolfsburg.

Genter was left bloodied after Wolfsburg goalkeeper Koen Casteels’ knee caught the midfielder on the head late in the 1-0 home victory.

Wolfsburg sign Liverpool striker Origi on loan

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Berlin (AFP) – German league side Wolfsburg has signed Belgium international striker Divock Origi from Liverpool on a year-long loan transfer.

The Premier League club confirmed the clubs have reached a deal after the 22-year-old made just one appearance for the Reds this season under Jurgen Klopp.

Wolfsburg sign Liverpool striker Origi on loan

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Berlin (AFP) – German league side Wolfsburg has signed Belgium international striker Divock Origi from Liverpool on a year-long loan transfer.

The Premier League club confirmed the clubs have reached a deal after the 22-year-old made just one appearance for the Reds this season under Jurgen Klopp.

Dortmund outclass Wolfsburg as Dembele sits out

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Berlin (AFP) – American teenager Christian Pulisic scored and created a goal as he replaced Barcelona target Ousmane Dembele to spark Borussia Dortmund to a 3-0 win over Wolfsburg on Saturday.

The 20-year-old Dembele has attempted to force Dortmund into selling him to the Spanish giants by boycotting training and, having been suspended indefinitely, missed his side’s opening game of the new German league season.

Dortmund outclass Wolfsburg as Dembele sits out

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Berlin (AFP) – American teenager Christian Pulisic scored and created a goal as he replaced Barcelona target Ousmane Dembele to spark Borussia Dortmund to a 3-0 win over Wolfsburg on Saturday.

The 20-year-old Dembele has attempted to force Dortmund into selling him to the Spanish giants by boycotting training and, having been suspended indefinitely, missed his side’s opening game of the new German league season.

Goetze set to return after seven months out

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany’s World Cup-winner Mario Goetze is poised to play for the first time in seven months for Borussia Dortmund at Wolfsburg on Saturday to end his illness misery.

“Mario has taken full part (in training) and it looks good,” confirmed Dortmund’s new coach Peter Bosz on Thursday.

Goetze set to return after seven months out

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany’s World Cup-winner Mario Goetze is poised to play for the first time in seven months for Borussia Dortmund at Wolfsburg on Saturday to end his illness misery.

“Mario has taken full part (in training) and it looks good,” confirmed Dortmund’s new coach Peter Bosz on Thursday.

Wolfsburg win play-off to stay in Bundesliga

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Berlin (AFP) – VfL Wolfsburg guaranteed their Bundesliga survival on Monday as Euro 2016-winner Vieirinha scored to secure a 1-0 win away at Eintracht Braunschweig that sealed a 2-0 aggregate victory in their relegation play-off.

Having won last Tuesday’s home leg 1-0 thanks to a Mario Gomez penalty, Wolfsburg were safe as Vieirinha smashed home the winning goal on the night just after the break.

Wolfsburg win play-off to stay in Bundesliga

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Berlin (AFP) – VfL Wolfsburg guaranteed their Bundesliga survival on Monday as Euro 2016-winner Vieirinha scored to secure a 1-0 win away at Eintracht Braunschweig that sealed a 2-0 aggregate victory in their relegation play-off.

Having won last Tuesday’s home leg 1-0 thanks to a Mario Gomez penalty, Wolfsburg were safe as Vieirinha smashed home the winning goal on the night just after the break.

Wolfsburg strike first in Bundesliga survival battle

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Berlin (AFP) – Wolfsburg struck the opening blow in their battle to remain in the Bundesliga on Thursday when they defeated neighbours Eintracht Brunswick 1-0 in the first leg of a promotion/relegation play-off.

A Mario Gomez penalty after 35 minutes proved the difference between the two sides who meet in the second leg on Monday.

Wolfsburg football ready to take ‘one final chance’

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Berlin (AFP) – Wolfsburg midfielder Luiz Gustavo insisted the Bundesliga strugglers are well equipped to avoid relegation ahead of Thursday’s first leg of their play-off against neighbours Eintracht Braunschweig.

Tensions are running high ahead of the derby showdown with Braunschweig, who are eyeing a return to Germany’s top flight after finishing third in the second division.

Wolfsburg football ready to take ‘one final chance’

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Berlin (AFP) – Wolfsburg midfielder Luiz Gustavo insisted the Bundesliga strugglers are well equipped to avoid relegation ahead of Thursday’s first leg of their play-off against neighbours Eintracht Braunschweig.

Tensions are running high ahead of the derby showdown with Braunschweig, who are eyeing a return to Germany’s top flight after finishing third in the second division.

Wolfsburg go from beating Real to brink of relegation

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Berlin (AFP) – Wolfsburg have one final chance to avoid relegation from the Bundesliga after the 2009 champions went from stunning Real Madrid to the brink of Germany’s second division inside 13 months.

In April 2016, Wolfsburg produced a superb display to shock Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real 2-0 in their home leg of last season’s Champions League quarter-finals.

Wolfsburg go from beating Real to brink of relegation

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Berlin (AFP) – Wolfsburg have one final chance to avoid relegation from the Bundesliga after the 2009 champions went from stunning Real Madrid to the brink of Germany’s second division inside 13 months.

In April 2016, Wolfsburg produced a superb display to shock Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real 2-0 in their home leg of last season’s Champions League quarter-finals.

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Schalke ist auf Wiedergutmachungstour bei den eigenen Fans

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Der FC Schalke 04 empfängt heute Abend den VfL Wolfsburg in der heimischen Veltins Arena zum DFB-Pokal-Viertelfinale. Für beide Teams ist der Pokalwettbewerb die letzte Möglichkeit sich noch einen Titel in der laufenden Saison zu sichern. Mit Blick auf die aktuelle Bundesliga-Tabelle gehen die Königsblauen als „klarer" Favorit in das.

The decline of VfL Wolfsburg: From Bundesliga champions to the brink of doom despite Arsenal influence

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Bundesliga: Liverpool Loanee Divock Origi Produces Contender For Miss Of The Season In Bundesliga (Video)

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Divock Origi produced one of the misses of the season on Tuesday night, with the Liverpool loanee somehow managing to miss an open goal from all three yards out during Wolfsburg's Bundesliga clash with RB Leipzig.

Origi moved on loan from Liverpool in the summer after struggling to make his mark at Anfield, instead opting to get some regular game time with Wolfsburg.

Let’s Go F****ing Dental: Post-Match Tooth-Brushing Secret To Wolfsburg’s Improved Bundesliga Form

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After a disappointing start to the Bundesliga season which saw Wolfsburg lose two of their first four games, the introduction of new manager Martin Schmidt has started to steady the ship, overseeing a run of four draws, which included decent results away to Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen.

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Report: John Brooks nearing return to full training

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While John Brooks' injury kept him out of the final four matches of World Cup qualifying, it appears the U.S. Men's National Team defender is getting a bit closer to his return.

According to ESPN, Brooks is nearing a return to full training with Wolfsburg and has completed his first individual training sessions.

Brooks completes transfer to Wolfsburg

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The rumor mill spun very quickly for John Brooks, who completed a big-money move to Wolfsburg on Wednesday morning.

Wolfsburg announced on Wednesday that the club has signed Brooks on a permanent deal from Hertha Berlin. The defender has signed asigned a five-year deal through to 2022 as he moves outside the German capital for the first time in his career.

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Tuesday Kickoff: Modric injury, Wolfsburg manager resigns and more

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Real Madrid's midfield maestro is set to miss time while John Brooks' manager has departed the club.

Luka Modric could be out through early march as the Real Madrid star deals with a hamstring injury. (REPORT)

Wolfsburg manager Martin Schmidt has resigned with the team just one point out of a relegation playoff spot.

Divock Origi linked with permanent move to Wolfsburg

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Wolfsburg are keen to make Liverpool striker Divock Origi's loan deal a permanent transfer, the club has confirmed. The Belgium international,...

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Rafa’s Positive Message After Excellent Win At Wolfsburg – We Aren’t Far Away

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Rafa Benitez was interviewed by the Chronicle's Lee Ryder in Germany today after the excellent 3-1 win at Wolfsburg where the team played well, and it was a vast improvement on last [...]