VfL Wolfsburg Spieler Maximilian Arnold passt den Ball.
First Team

A day of firsts

All the facts ahead of the Wolves‘ cup opener against Union Fürstenwalde on the club’s 75th birthday.

VfL Wolfsburg Spieler Maximilian Arnold passt den Ball.

The Green-and-Whites have probably never started a season so late – and at the same time had such a short summer break. When VfL host FSV Union Fürstenwalde at the AOK Stadion on Saturday in their first competitive match of 2020/21, it will be just 38 days since the previous season officially ended. The DFB Cup first-round clash is a special one for other reasons, too, taking place on the very day that VfL Wolfsburg was formed 75 years ago. Here are some more facts and figures as Oliver Glasner’s side begin their campaign:

  • It is the first time that the Wolves’ men’s first team are playing a competitive fixture at the AOK Stadion.

  • Instead of their new kit, VfL will be wearing a specially made anniversary shirt – as they will in their opening league game against Bayer Leverkusen.

  • The Green-and-Whites have never previously faced Union Fürstenwalde, who finished fourth in the Regionalliga Nordost last season.

  • It is also the very first time that Union Fürstenwalde are participating in the first round of the DFB Cup.

  • VfL are set to play their 110th match in this competition.

  • The last time that the Green-and-Whites played at home in the first round of the cup was in 1990, when they were an amateur side in the third tier. They lost 6-1 at the Stadion am Elsterweg to 1. FC Köln, who had finished runners-up in the Bundesliga the previous season.

  • Fürstenwalde are already five matches into their campaign, recording three wins and two defeats. The Wolves won 4-1 at 1. FC Magdeburg in their most recent friendly.



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