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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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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.

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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.

Wolfsburg take a chance on Ismael

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Berlin (AFP) Bundesliga side Wolfsburg on Tuesday unveiled inexperienced ex-Bayern Munich defender Valerien Ismael as head coach with a view to making the job permanent if results in Germany's top flight pick up.

The 41-year-old Frenchman has been promoted from being coach of the Under-23 team to Wolfsburg's senior side.

Wolfsburg take a chance on Ismael

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Berlin (AFP) Bundesliga side Wolfsburg on Tuesday unveiled inexperienced ex-Bayern Munich defender Valerien Ismael as head coach with a view to making the job permanent if results in Germany's top flight pick up.

The 41-year-old Frenchman has been promoted from being coach of the Under-23 team to Wolfsburg's senior side.

Wolfsburg sack Hecking: reports

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Berlin (AFP) VfL Wolfsburg on Monday reportedly sacked coach Dieter Hecking after their latest defeat left the ambitious Bundesliga club winless in their last six league games.

According to both German daily Bild and broadcaster Sport1, ex-French defender Valerien Ismael, 41, has already been promoted from the Under-23 team to be caretaker coach for Saturday's Bundesliga match at Darmstadt.

Gomez’s goal-drought continues with Wolfsburg

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Berlin (AFP) Mario Gomez's goal-drought continued on Sunday as the Germany striker again failed to hit the net in Wolfsburg's goalless Bundesliga draw with Mainz.

The 31-year-old, who has netted 29 goals in 68 internationals for Germany, joined Wolfsburg from Fiorentina in August for seven million euros ($7.

Dortmund rout Wolfsburg to go top in Germany

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Berlin (AFP) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice on Tuesday as Borussia Dortmund romped to another big win with a 5-1 victory at VfL Wolfsburg to temporarily top the German league table.

Having hammered both Legia Warsaw and Darmstadt 6-0 in their previous matches, Thomas Tuchel's Dortmund handed out another drubbing with Gonzalo Castro setting up two of their goals.

Dortmund rout Wolfsburg to go top in Germany

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Berlin (AFP) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice on Tuesday as Borussia Dortmund romped to another big win with a 5-1 victory at VfL Wolfsburg to temporarily top the German league table.

Having hammered both Legia Warsaw and Darmstadt 6-0 in their previous matches, Thomas Tuchel's Dortmund handed out another drubbing with Gonzalo Castro setting up two of their goals.

Bundesliga

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.

Wolfsburg’s Dost eyes Sporting Lisbon move

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Berlin (AFP) Dutch striker Bas Dost said Saturday he hopes to transfer from VfL Wolfsburg to Sporting Lisbon imminently, with his Wolves place under threat following the arrival of Germany's Mario Gomez.

The transfer window closed at midnight on Wednesday (2200 GMT), but Dost hopes to be plying his trade in the Portuguese league soon, with the deal set to cost up to ten million euros ($11m).

Wolfsburg’s Dost eyes Sporting Lisbon move

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Berlin (AFP) Dutch striker Bas Dost said Saturday he hopes to transfer from VfL Wolfsburg to Sporting Lisbon imminently, with his Wolves place under threat following the arrival of Germany's Mario Gomez.

The transfer window closed at midnight on Wednesday (2200 GMT), but Dost hopes to be plying his trade in the Portuguese league soon, with the deal set to cost up to ten million euros ($11m).

Arsenal

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 [.

Klaus Allofs: Draxler could leave Wolfsburg

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Long-term Arsenal target, Julian Draxler has once again been linked with the Gunners after...

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Wolfsburg star to spark bidding war next summer

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The Ego Has Landed: Nicklas Bendtner Signs For Nott’m Forest On Two-Year Deal (Official)

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It's official. The ego has landed on the banks of the Trent. Nicklas Bendtner is a Nottingham Forest player.

The Dane has signed a two-year deal, with thegood (?) news broken by Forest owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi on Twitter just minutes ago...

Please welcome Nicklas Bendtner who has joined #NFFC on a two-year deal

— @FAWAZ_ALHASAWI (@fawaz_alhasawi1) September 7, 2016

As we said previously, this really could go either way.

Reports: Nicklas Bendtner Set To Join Nott’m Forest As Talks Reach ‘Advanced’ Stage

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We're not entirely sure if this is good news or bad, but it looks like Nicklas Bendtner's next port of call will be Nottingham Forest.

A free agent after being cut loose (with a year left on his contract) by Wolfsburg at the end of last season, Bendtner has apparently held discussions with a couple of other Championship clubs, but it looks like Forest were the only ones willing to pursue thingsfurther.

The Rest

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.