The Green-Whites made use of the first international break of the 2019/20 season to stay sharp in a friendly against Hamburg. VfL defender Marcel Tisserand put Oliver Glasner's side ahead in the 60th minute with a header from a corner, before new HSV signing Martin Harnik equalised two minutes from time with virtually a carbon copy of that goal.
The Wolves' next competitive game is in the Bundesliga Matchday 4 opener away to Fortuna Düsseldorf on Friday 13 September (kick-off 20:30 CEST).
VfL head coach Oliver Glasner: "In terms of playing style, that was one of our best performances, if you look at the way we positioned ourselves on the pitch and the number of clear-cut chances we created. One or two of our players lacked a cutting edge in front of goal, but it was still great to see some of our link-up play going forward. The key thing in a friendly like this isn't the result but the performance on the pitch, and I'm very satisfied with that."
VfL Wolfsburg: Menzel – Tisserand (85’ Knoche), Guilavogui (46’ Arnold), Bruma – William (71’ Justvan), Gerhardt, Rexhbecaj, Roussillon (71’ Horn) – Klaus, Weghorst (46’ Azzaoui), Victor
Hamburger SV: Mickel (46’ Pollersbeck) – Narey, Jung, Papadopoulos, Leibold – Hunt (75’ Kittel), Kinsombi – Harnik, Samperio, Amaechi (64’ Gyamerah) – Wood (64’ Jatta)
Goals: 1-0 Tisserand (60’), 1-1 Harnik (88’)
Yellow cards: Azzaoui / -
Referee: Robert Schröder (Hannover)
Attendance: 2,189 at AOK Stadion