The Wolves concluded their training camp in Bad Waltersdorf with a friendly against French top-flight side AS Monaco on Saturday, with Mark van Bommel’s charges slipping to a 2-1 defeat. Yannick Gerhardt put VfL in front shortly before the interval (39’), but an own goal from summer signing Sebastiaan Bornauw in the 65th minute brought Monaco back on level terms. Aleksandr Golovin scored what proved to be the winner just three minutes later. It was the Green-and-Whites’ penultimate pre-season friendly ahead of the new season, with the team’s first competitive game of 2021/22 arriving on 8 August in the first round of the DFB Cup away to SC Preußen Münster. On Saturday 31 July the Wolves play their final warm-up match against Atletico Madrid.
“We’re developing well”
Head coach Mark van Bommel: “We’re getting better and better. We can be satisfied despite the defeat. I think the idea [of how we want to play] is coming across and the boys can implement it. We were in complete control in some passages of play, which pleased me. It’s a process that takes time, but overall we’re developing well.”
VfL Wolfsburg: Casteels (46’ Pervan) – Baku (63’ Beifus), Brooks (63’ Pongracic), Lacroix (46’ Bornauw), Otavio (46’ Roussillon/85’ Hernandez-Foster) – Guilavogui (78’ Rexhbecaj), Gerhardt (63’ Schlager), Steffen (71’ L. Nmecha), Philipp (71’ Mehmedi), Victor (46’ Marmoush/78’ Brekalo) – Ginczek (63’ Weghorst)
AS Monaco (Starting XI): Majecki – Sidibe, Disasi, Badiashile, Caio – Matazo, Tchouameni (11’ Fofana) – Martins, Fabregas, Millot – Isidor
Goals: 1-0 Gerhardt (39’), 1-1 Bornauw (65’/own goal), 1-2 Golovin (68’)
Yellow cardsGelbe Karte: - / Matazo
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