First Team

Off the mark under Glasner

VfL Wolfsburg beat F.C. Hansa Rostock 2-1 in their first friendly of pre-season.

New head coach Oliver Glasner made a winning start to his Wolves career as VfL beat third-tier outfit Hansa Rostock 2-1 in their first pre-season friendly - six days after returning to training. A brace from Felix Klaus (1’, 37’) set the Green and Whites on their way to victory, before Korbinian Vollmann netted a consolation for the visitors in the second half (72’). Entry was free of charge, with 4,211 spectators flocking through the AOK Stadion turnstiles for the encounter.

“A great deal of positives”

VfL head coach Oliver Glasner: “I’m very pleased with how the lads approached the game. I already saw a lot of things during the game that we’ve been working on in training in recent weeks. Things got a bit hectic after half-time and we didn’t do the things we’d planned on doing with enough discipline. It’s completely normal for certain things not to go as planned at this stage of pre-season, but overall I saw a great deal of positives.”

Next up: SM Caen

Wolves fans can see their heroes in action again in three days’ time, when VfL welcome recently relegated Ligue 1 outfit SM Caen to the AOK Stadion. This game is also free to attend, with fans able to collect their tickets at the kiosk next to the arena from 14:00 CEST on Saturday. 

VfL Wolfsburg | First half line-up: Pervan – Knoche, Guilavogui, Edwards – Mbabu, Malli, Gerhardt, Otavio – Klaus, Weghorst, Victor

VfL Wolfsburg | Second half line-up: Menzel – Edwards, Camacho, Ziegele – William, Rexhbecaj, Steffen, Roussillon – Azzaoui, Ntep, Yeboah

F.C. Hansa Rostock: Kolke (76’ Sebald) – Butzen (46’ Ahlschwede), Straith (62’ Sonnenberg), Riedel (76’ Lach), Rieble – Bülow (62’ Hildebrandt), Öztürk (76’ Reinthaler)  - Biankadi (76’ Ramaj), Pepic (62’ Vollmann), Engelhardt (62’ Opoku) – Breier (62’ Königs)

Goals: 1-0 Klaus (1’), 2-0 Klaus (37’), 2-1 Vollmann (72’)

Referee: Johann Pfeifer (Tündern)

Attendance: 4,211 at AOK Stadion