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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.

Gomez hits rapid treble for Wolfsburg in six-goal thriller

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Berlin (AFP) – Mario Gomez netted a hat-trick inside seven minutes as Wolfsburg fought back from two goals down to take the lead before Bayer Leverkusen salvaged a point in Sunday’s 3-3 draw.

Germany striker Gomez has now scored six goals in his last four games in the Bundesliga.

Gomez hits rapid treble for Wolfsburg in six-goal thriller

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Berlin (AFP) – Mario Gomez netted a hat-trick inside seven minutes as Wolfsburg fought back from two goals down to take the lead before Bayer Leverkusen salvaged a point in Sunday’s 3-3 draw.

Germany striker Gomez has now scored six goals in his last four games in the Bundesliga.

Jonker replaces Ismael at struggling Wolfsburg

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Berlin (AFP) – Andries Jonker was on Monday named head coach at struggling Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg following Valerien Ismael’s sacking after just four months.

Ismael, 41, was told his services were no longer required on Sunday night in the wake of Wolfsburg’s 2-1 defeat at home to Werder Bremen on Friday.

Draxler starts for PSG against Barcelona

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery has selected January signing Julian Draxler for Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League last 16 first leg against Barcelona at the Parc des Princes.

The German World Cup winner, formerly of Wolfsburg, gets the nod ahead of Lucas Moura to start on the right flank, while Angel Di Maria will play on the other side in support of Edinson Cavani.

Borussia Dortmund to shut stand following hooligan attacks

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund will close their iconic south stand for this weekend’s home Bundesliga match, having on Monday accepted the German FA’s sanctions after hooligans attacked visiting fans a week ago.

The south stand, known as the ‘Gelbe Wand’ (Yellow Wall), holds 25,000 supporters at Borussia’s 80,000-capacity Signal Iduna Park stadium and will be closed for Saturday’s home league match against Wolfsburg.

Borussia Dortmund to shut stand following hooligan attacks

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund will close their iconic south stand for this weekend’s home Bundesliga match, having on Monday accepted the German FA’s sanctions after hooligans attacked visiting fans a week ago.

The south stand, known as the ‘Gelbe Wand’ (Yellow Wall), holds 25,000 supporters at Borussia’s 80,000-capacity Signal Iduna Park stadium and will be closed for Saturday’s home league match against Wolfsburg.

Hoffenheim stumble in Bayern pursuit

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Berlin (AFP) – Hoffenheim stumbled to a 2-1 defeat at Wolfsburg on Sunday as all five clubs chasing Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga lost over the weekend.

Daniel Didavi came off the bench after the break to inspire Wolfsburg’s second-half fight back as Hoffenheim suffered only their second defeat this season.

Hoffenheim stumble in Bayern pursuit

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Berlin (AFP) – Hoffenheim stumbled to a 2-1 defeat at Wolfsburg on Sunday as all five clubs chasing Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga lost over the weekend.

Daniel Didavi came off the bench after the break to inspire Wolfsburg’s second-half fight back as Hoffenheim suffered only their second defeat this season.

Neuer’s heroics put Bayern into German cup quarters

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Berlin (AFP) – Holders Bayern Munich squeezed into the quarter-finals of the German Cup with a 1-0 win over Wolfsburg on Tuesday following Douglas Costa’s first-half strike and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer’s heroics.

Bayern were coasting at Munich’s Allianz Arena after a well-taken goal from Costa on 17 minutes, but it took two superb saves from Germany shotstopper Neuer to put the Bavarian giants through.

Gomez slams ‘naive, youth team’ Wolfsburg

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Berlin (AFP) Germany striker Mario Gomez has slammed "naive" Wolfsburg for playing "like a youth team" as their 2-1 home defeat to Augsburg dragged them back towards the Bundesliga's relegation places.

Inside 12 months, Wolfsburg have gone from beating Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid 2-0 in the Champions League quarter-finals, eventually losing after defeat in Spain, to their current ranking of 14th in Germany's top flight four points from the drop zone.

Gomez slams ‘naive, youth team’ Wolfsburg

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Berlin (AFP) Germany striker Mario Gomez has slammed "naive" Wolfsburg for playing "like a youth team" as their 2-1 home defeat to Augsburg dragged them back towards the Bundesliga's relegation places.

Inside 12 months, Wolfsburg have gone from beating Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid 2-0 in the Champions League quarter-finals, eventually losing after defeat in Spain, to their current ranking of 14th in Germany's top flight four points from the drop zone.

Hecking named as new Moenchengladbach coach

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Berlin (AFP) Dieter Hecking was on Thursday named as the new coach of Borussia Moenchengladbach, the former Wolfsburg manager's arrival coming 24 hours after the sacking of Andre Schubert.

Hecking, dismissed by Wolfsburg in October, has signed a deal with the struggling Bundesliga side until 2019.

Hecking named as new Moenchengladbach coach

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Berlin (AFP) Dieter Hecking was on Thursday named as the new coach of Borussia Moenchengladbach, the former Wolfsburg manager's arrival coming 24 hours after the sacking of Andre Schubert.

Hecking, dismissed by Wolfsburg in October, has signed a deal with the struggling Bundesliga side until 2019.

Dropped Draxler repeats wish to quit Wolfsburg football club

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Berlin (AFP) Some of Europe's top clubs will again be monitoring Julian Draxler in January's transfer window after the Germany forward repeated his wish to quit Wolfsburg after being dropped for the first time.

Juventus, Arsenal and Paris St-Germain have all previously been linked to the precocious attacking midfielder, who has made 27 appearances and scored three goals for Germany.

Dropped Draxler repeats wish to quit Wolfsburg football club

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Berlin (AFP) Some of Europe's top clubs will again be monitoring Julian Draxler in January's transfer window after the Germany forward repeated his wish to quit Wolfsburg after being dropped for the first time.

Juventus, Arsenal and Paris St-Germain have all previously been linked to the precocious attacking midfielder, who has made 27 appearances and scored three goals for Germany.

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

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Champions of Germany less than 10 years ago, VfL Wolfsburg nearly slipped down the trapdoor of relegation this season. So what went wrong exactly? Volkswagen must be casting envious glances at Red...

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Tea Leaf: Hamburg Fan Steals Entire Goalpost After Watching Team Escape Relegation Zone On Final Day (Photo & Video)

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An 88th-minute winner fromLuca Waldschmidt was enough to keep Hamburg out of the relegation pictureon the final day of the Bundesliga season.

The club have never been jettisonedfrom Germany's top tier, though they've comeperilously close in recent years, twice having to win the relegation play-off game (in 2013/14 and 2014/15) to stay up by the skins of their collective teeth.

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Arsenal academy director joins Wolfsburg as head coach

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Arsenal academy director, Andries Jonker has left his position to join Wolfsburg as their new head...

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Draxler asking Arsenal to launch January transfer bid?

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Arsenal have been linked with a possible transfer for the Germany international Julian Draxler for just about as long as the 23-year old has been playing football, but if the recent Arsenal transfer rumours are close to the mark then the transfer may finally be set to happen. Even though the Daily Mail report on [.

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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 [...]

Jonker replaces Ismael at struggling Wolfsburg

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Berlin (AFP) – Andries Jonker was on Monday named head coach at struggling Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg following Valerien Ismael’s sacking after just four months.

Ismael, 41, was told his services were no longer required on Sunday night in the wake of Wolfsburg’s 2-1 defeat at home to Werder Bremen on Friday.