First Team

Double friendly at the Volkswagen Arena

The Wolves will take on Sassuolo Calcio and Celta Vigo as part of the VfL Family Festival.

VfL Wolfsburg will face not one but two European opponents at the VfL Family Festival at the Volkswagen Arena on Saturday 5 August. The Wolves’ dress rehearsal for the new campaign gets under way at 15:00 CEST, when head coach Niko Kovac’s charges take on Italian top-flight side US Sassuolo Calcio. The Green-and-Whites then face Spanish La Liga outfit Celta Vigo in their second friendly of the afternoon at 17:00 CEST, with both matches lasting 90 minutes.

Thirteenth last season

The northwest Spanish club and the Emilia-Romagna-based Serie A side both finished the 2022/23 season in 13th place in their respective leagues. The friendly against Wolfsburg marks the end of both clubs’ preparations for the upcoming campaign: While the Wolves travel to Makkabi Berlin in their first competitive outing on Sunday 13 August (kick-off 15:30 CEST), Celta Vigo begin their La Liga season at home to Osasuna on the same day. Sassuolo get under way in Serie A on 20 August, when they host Atalanta.

The two friendlies will form part of the VfL Family Festival and Kids Day, which will take place across the Volkswagen Arena premises.

The summer schedule of the Wolves