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Next VfL defeat: Leipzig increases Wolfsburg’s worries

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Next VfL defeat: Leipzig increases Wolfsburg’s worries

As of: April 13, 2024 7:25 p.m

With a home win against Wolfsburg, RB Leipzig stays in fourth place in the Bundesliga. At the other end of the table, things are looking increasingly bleak for VfL. After the 0:3 (0:1) on Saturday (April 13, 2024) in Leipzig, Wolfsburg remains stuck in the bottom of the table with its second defeat under new coach Ralph Hasenhüttl.

Dani Olmo (13th) put RB in the lead with the first offensive action. Benjamin Sesko (68th) and Lois Openda (82nd) ​​made everything clear. While Leipzig holds fourth place with 56 points ahead of Borussia Dortmund (56), the situation for Wolfsburg is becoming increasingly precarious. With another 28 points, five games before the end of the season, the lead over the relegation place is only two points.

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Strong individual action from Leipzig’s Olmo to take the lead

VfL Wolfsburg started boldly in VfL coach Hasenhüttl’s away debut. Yannick Gerhardt fired his first shot on goal (5th), which RB goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi safely defused.

Leipzig needed a while to find its rhythm, but then struck straight away with its first chance. After a throw-in, Xaver Schlager passed it on to Olmo in the middle. The Spaniard quickly turned around his opponent 22 meters in front of the goal and then hit the bottom left with a powerful shot to make it 1-0.

Stefan Schönau, Sportschau, April 13, 2024 6:35 p.m

The hosts then controlled the game, but did not put the final pressure on the next goal. Wolfsburg stayed in the game. Leipzig also had more possession of the ball in the second half and controlled the game. However, degrees remained in short supply for the time being.

Wolfsburg presses, Leipzig scores

That’s what Wolfsburg came for. Maximilian Arnold tested Gulacsi with a long-range shot (57′). When Sebastiaan Bornauw shot (63′), the goalkeeper quickly wiped the ball over the crossbar. Gerhardt also narrowly missed (67′). The equalizer was in the air.

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Stefan Schönau, Sportschau, April 13, 2024 6:32 p.m

But then Leipzig struck ice cold. On a counterattack, Xavi Simons put Sesko through, who made it 2-0 after a short dribble. With the courage of desperation, Wolfsburg continued to play forward. However, only Leipzig increased their goal account. Openda made everything clear with his 22nd goal of the season.

Leipzig to Heidenheim, Wolfsburg to Bochum

On the 30th matchday, Leipzig has to face the strong home team and Bayern conqueror 1. FC Heidenheim (Saturday, April 20, 2024, 3:30 p.m.). At the same time, Wolfsburg is hosting table neighbors VfL Bochum for a real cellar thriller.

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