First Team

One win, one defeat

The Wolves beat Augsburg 4-0 in the first of two friendlies on Saturday, before losing the second 1-0.

VfL-Wolfsburg-Spieler Fischer und Svanberg im Zweikampf im Testspiel gegen Augsburg.

With just one week to go before the Bundesliga restart, VfL Wolfsburg recorded a win and a defeat in their friendly double-header against FC Augsburg on Saturday. The Wolves emerged as 4-0 victors in the first game thanks to goals from Lukas Ambros, Felix Nmecha and a Ridle Baku brace, but narrowly lost the second match 1-0 following Ruben Vargas' penalty. Maximilian Arnold had a spot-kick of his own saved by Rafal Gikiewicz in the third minute of stoppage time.

The Green-and-Whites host SC Freiburg at the Volkswagen Arena in the Bundesliga on Saturday 21 January at 15:30 CET.

"The boys deserve a lot of praise."

VfL head coach Niko Kovac: "In the first match we played against Augsburg's reserve side because they had a few players who were out sick. We played very well in that game and saw a lot of things we were working on at the training camp. The way we played and scored the goals was fantastic, so the boys deserve a lot of praise.

Match 1 line-ups

Augsburg: Koubek – Katic, Bauer, Winther, Colina (Wegmann 65') – Kücüksahin, Dell'Erba – Petkov, Kömür – Ivanovic, Mbila

VfL Wolfsburg: Pervan – Baku, Bornauw, Guilavogui (Odogu 80'), Paredes – Franjic – F. Nmecha, Ambros – Wimmer (Meier 67'), Philipp – Wind (Pejcinovic 76')

Goals: 0-1 Ambros (10'), 0-2 F. Nmecha (12'), 0-3 Baku (49'), 0-4 Baku (55')

Match 2 line-ups

Augsburg: Gikiewicz – Caligiuri, Gouweleeuw, Uduokhai (Wegmann 72'), Zehnter – Engels, Rexhbecaj – Maier, Demirovic – Beljo (Vargas 62'), Berisha (Sarenren Bazee 62')

VfL Wolfsburg: Casteels – Fischer, Lacroix, van de Ven, Otavio – Arnold – Svanberg, Gerhardt – Waldschmidt, Kaminski (Pejcinovic 77') – Marmoush

Tor: 1-0 Vargas (pen. 73')

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