Die Wölfe Victor, Otavio und Gerhardt jubeln nach dem von Victor erzielten Tor.
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Wolves cruise to victory in Cologne

VfL ease to a 3-0 win in their friendly away to 1. FC Köln.

Die Wölfe Victor, Otavio und Gerhardt jubeln nach dem von Victor erzielten Tor.

VfL Wolfsburg made it three wins in four friendlies ahead of the new season, with Oliver Glasner’s men recording a comfortable 3-0 victory away to fellow Bundesliga side Köln. New signing Bartosz Bialek (69’), Joao Victor (78’) and Yunus Malli (83’) were on the score-sheet for the Green-and-Whites. 

Next Saturday, 5 September (kick-off: 15.30 CEST), VfL take on third-division side 1. FC Magdeburg in their next pre-season friendly, which will be their final tune-up before the season begins in earnest with the DFB Cup.

Der VfL-Neuzugang Maxence Lacroix in einem Zweikampf, während des Testspiels gegen FC köln.

“Very satisfying performance”

VfL head coach Oliver Glasner: “I am very pleased – the team played really well over the 90 minutes. Each and every player showed that they are ready to stand up and be counted. In the first half, we were really solid on the ball but didn’t manage to press forward enough. We sorted that out after the break and scored some lovely goals in the process. It was a very satisfying performance overall, but we know that we can’t read too much into it. So we’re not going to get carried away, but the journey home is always nice after a win like that.”

1. FC Köln: T. Horn (46‘ Zieler) – Schmitz (81‘ Voloder), Bornauw (72‘ Cestic), Czichos (46’ Mere), J. Horn (46‘ Ehizibue) – Shkiri, Hector (46’ Özcan), Thielmann (81’ Lemperle), Rexhbecaj (61’ Clemens), Jakobs (61’ Drexler) – Cordoba (61’ Höger)

VfL Wolfsburg (First half): Casteels – Mbabu, Lacroix, Guilavogui, Roussillon – Schlager, Arnold – Steffen, Mehmedi, Brekalo – Weghorst 

VfL Wolfsburg (Second half): Casteels – Klaus, Lacroix (60’ Brooks), Siersleben (73’ Tisserand), Otavio – Guilavogui (60’ Justvan), Gerhardt – Marmoush, Malli, Victor – Weghorst (60’ Bialek)

Goals: 0-1 Bialek (69‘), 0-2 Victor (78‘), 0-3 Malli (83‘) 

Yellow cards:  – / Lacroix

Referee: Mitja Stegemann (Bonn) 



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