VfL Wolfsburg extended their unbeaten pre-season run to six games with a 1-1 draw against promoted Bundesliga side 1. FC Union Berlin on the final day of their training camp in Austria.
Sebastian Andersson gave Union an early lead (2’), but Joao Victor equalised for Oliver Glasner’s team with 12 minutes remaining. The game in Anif, near Salzburg, was split into two halves of 60 minutes, with drink breaks at the mid-way point of each half.
After nine days in Schladming, the VfL squad have now returned to Wolfsburg where they will be given two days off to rest and recuperate.
“We can learn a lot from the game”
Oliver Glasner: “For the first 60 minutes our minds were already on the plane home. I expected more during the first hour but that kind of thing just happens sometimes. In the second hour, I saw plenty of good attacking moves and a well-worked goal. We can learn a lot from the game, but we mustn’t forget that it’s been a very tough training camp. I liked that my players gave everything to avoid defeat.”
VfL Wolfsburg | First half line-up (60 minutes): Pervan – Tisserand (48’ Knoche), Guilavogui, Brooks (31’ Uduokhai) – William, Roussillon – Schlager, Gerhardt – Steffen, Weghorst, Brekalo
VfL Wolfsburg | Second half line-up (60 minutes): Pervan (91’ Klinger) – Knoche (107’ Edwards), Bruma, Uduokhai – Mbabu, Otavio – Rexhbecaj, Malli – Klaus, Mehmedi, Victor
1. FC Union Berlin | First half line-up (60 minutes): Gikiewicz – Trimmel, Rapp, Subotic (31’ Parensen), Reichel – Gentner, Schmiedebach – Abdullahi, Andrich, Mees – Andersson
1. FC Union Berlin | Second half line-up (60 minutes): Nicolas – Bülter, Dietz, Schlotterbeck, Lenz – Prömel, Kade – Becker, Ingvartsen, Gogia – Ujah
Goals: 0-1 Andersson (2’), 1-1 Victor (78’)
Referee: Andreas Winkler (Salzburg/Österreich)