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')