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Wind's scoring spree continues

Jonas Wind struck twice as the Wolves beat Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

Die Spieler des VfL Wolfsburg stehen jubelnd beisammen.

VfL Wolfsburg earned a third win from their third home game of the season thanks to a Jonas Wind double in a 2-0 triumph over Eintracht Frankfurt. The Danish forward struck once in each half (31', 84') in front of a crowd of over 28,000 at the Volkswagen Arena, taking his tally to seven Bundesliga goals this season as the Wolves produced a strong performance and impressed with their swift link-up play.

VfL's superiority was even more noticeable in the final half an hour after Mario Götze was sent off for a second bookable offence. The result means Niko Kovac's side have now won four Bundesliga games in 2023/24, while inflicting a first defeat of the season on Eintracht.


  • 1-0 Jonas Wind (31'): Lovro Majer beats two defenders and gets a shot away. Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp can only parry the ball out to the side, where Wind is lurking to prod in the rebound from close range!
  • 2-0 Jonas Wind (84'): Referee Frank Willenborg points to the spot after a foul on VfL substitute Kevin Paredes. Trapp goes the right way and saves Wind's penalty, but can do nothing to prevent the forward tucking in the follow-up.


Wind's first goal was his sixth of 2023/24, matching the tally he managed across the whole of last season. His second goal was also noteworthy as he is now the first VfL player ever to have seven goals after the first six matchdays of a Bundesliga season.


Niko Kovac: “It was a really good game today and over the 90 minutes we clearly deserved to win. Koen Casteels made a couple of really good saves from their first two chances. But we became increasingly dangerous, which is why I’m very pleased with the team’s performance. We kept Eintracht under constant pressure and didn’t given them any time or space. We created the better chances in the second half and that’s why we deserved to win.”
Dino Toppmöller: “We would certainly have deserved to take more from the game because we put in a decent performance in the first half. We had the better chances, but Casteels made two sensational stops. Wolfsburg scored with their first really good attack, and it was a similar story with the penalty. Kevin Trapp made a brilliant save but was unlucky that the ball landed back at Wind’s feet and that he scored his second goal. It doesn’t get any easier when you’re a man down for the last half an hour against a really good team. Nevertheless, Wolfsburg played very well and kept things pretty tight. If we’d been more clinical with our chances we’d have taken something from the game.”

Line-ups and stats

VfL Wolfsburg: Casteels – Baku, Lacroix, Zesiger, Maehle – Svanberg (79‘ Vranckx), Arnold, Tomas (79’ Paredes), Majer (90’ Wimmer), Gerhardt (87’ Kaminski) – Wind (90’ Cerny)

Subs: Pervan (GK), Bornauw, Cozza, Sarr

Eintracht Frankfurt: Trapp – Tuta (83‘ Aaronson), Koch, Pacho – Skhiri, Larsson, Buta (60‘ Knauff), Ebimbe (82’ Hauge), Götze, Chaibi (68’ Nkounkou) – Marmoush (82’ Ngankam)

Subs: Grahl (GK), Hasebe, Max, Smolcic

Goals: 1-0 Wind (31‘), 2-0 Wind (84‘, pen)

Yellow cards: Zesiger / Pacho, Buta, Knauff, Ngankam

Yellow-red card: - / Götze

Referee: Frank Willenborg (Osnabrück)

Attendance: 28,323 at Volkswagen Arena