First Team

Final say

Facts and figures after the home win over Bochum.

Die VfL Wolfsburg Spieler Tomas, Paredes Vranckx und Bornauw stehen nebeneinander Arm in Arm auf dem Spielfeld und jubeln in die Kamera.

The Wolves breathed a collective sigh of relief in the wake of their hard-fought 1-0 win over VfL Bochum on Saturday. That victory – just the team's second in 2024 – combined with results elsewhere leaves the Green-and-Whites four points above the relegation play-off spot.

Further match statistics

  • Welcome visitors: The Wolves have won each of their past five home games against Bochum with a combined goal difference of 12:1.
  • Milestones: Yannick Gerhardt made his 200th Bundesliga appearance in a VfL jersey (15 goals, 23 assists), while for Maxence Lacroix it was his 125th competitive outing for the club (six goals, two assists). Congratulations to both!
  • In the stands: Moritz Jenz was suspended at the weekend but that did not stop him cheering on his colleagues from the terraces alongside the rest of the VfL fans. It was a big help!
  • Drought over: Jonas Wind netted the only goal of the game against Bochum, bringing his lengthy scoring drought to an end. The Dane had gone 17 matches and 1,334 minutes without finding the net, but now has his first goal of the second half of the campaign, and tenth of the season overall.
  • Fan vote: Wind was voted Man of the Match after the final whistle, taking 27 percent of the ballot, and beating Kevin Paredes (21 percent) and Kilian Fischer (20 percent) to the prize. Congratulations!


  • Shots: WOB 9 – BOC 10
  • xGoals: WOB 1.08 – BOC 0.67
  • Distance covered (km): WOB 110.7 WOB – 111.1 BOC
  • Possession: WOB 48 % – BOC 52 %
  • Challenges won: WOB 49 % – BOC 51%
  • Fastest player: Tiago Tomas (WOB) 34.32 km/h – Patrick Osterhage (BOC) 34.58 km/h
  • Most ground covered: Yannick Gerhardt (WOB) 11.1 km – Patrick Osterhage (BOC) 10.8 km