VfL Wolfsburg were justifiably confident going into the game at Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, having started the season in good form and with one point more on the board than their opponents. Indeed, the Green-and-Whites competed well, but ultimately left the pitch empty-handed. We shine a light on some of the game's statistics and take a look at the current situation.
Half a dozen
As was the case in Hoffenheim, Tiago Tomas was in VfL's starting line-up at the weekend. The Portuguese attacker is likely unaware that his appearance marked his sixth competitive outing against Dortmund, meaning he has played against them more often than he has against any other team as a professional.
Player of the Match
The Green-and-Whites were unable to find the net for the first time this season, but once again produced a strong defensive display. That is probably among the reasons why Koen Casteels was voted as Player of the Match by VfL fans after the final whistle, the goalkeeper taking 32 per cent of the ballot. Centre-back Maxence Lacroix was second with 17 per cent.
The Wolves are in a solid seventh place in the Bundesliga table after Matchday 5.
Head to head
- Sprints: BVB 224 – VfL 233
- Completed passes: BVB 88 per cent – VfL 78 per cent
- Fastest players: Jamie Bynoe-Gittens (32.97 km/h) / Tiago Tomas (34.33 km/h)
- Distance covered: Felix Nmecha (11.7 km) / Lovro Majer (12.3 km)