First Team

Final say

Facts and figures after the game against Union Berlin.

Die Torschützen des VfL Wolfsburg Wind und Maehle nach dem Sieg gegen Union Berlin.

VfL Wolfsburg beat UEFA Champions League participants Union Berlin 2-1 at a sold-out Volkswagen Arena on Saturday evening, giving the Wolves nine points from their first four Bundesliga games of the season. 

Danish delight

Both of VfL’s goals were scored by Danish players, with Jonas Wind netting his fifth of the campaign and compatriot Joakim Maehle, who arrived over the summer from Italian top-flight side Atalanta, registering his first. Indeed, they both put the ball past Union’s Danish goalkeeper, Frederik Rönnow.

Goals galore

No VfL player has ever had as many Bundesliga goals at this stage of a season as Wind’s tally of five. 

Player of the Match

After the final whistle blew on the Green-and-Whites’ third league win of 2023/24, Maehle received 39 per cent of the vote from VfL fans to be named as Player of the Match. Wind was second with 29 per cent, with Koen Casteels in third (seven per cent). Maehle, ordinarily a reliable defender, demonstrated his attacking qualities and helped seal the win with his first goal of the campaign.

Debut for Jenz

Summer signing Moritz Jenz made his VfL debut against Union, impressing in the starting line-up at the heart of the defence. Below are the statistics from his first competitive outing for Niko Kovac’s side.

Head to head

  • Distance covered: VfL 117.01 km – Union 120.57 km
  • Sprints: VfL 308 – Union 241
  • Duels won: VfL 61.08 % – Union 38.92 %
  • Possession: VfL 57.27 % – Union 42.73 %