Bundesliga: Wolfsburg beat Hertha 5-0

Status: 01/26/2023 00:00

VfL Wolfsburg picked up the next searing Bundesliga victory against Hertha BSC in early 2023. The “Wolves” were already leading 3-0 at half-time against a completely overwhelmed Hertha and eventually won 5-0 in Berlin.

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Mattias Svanberg gave the advantage to the guests of Wolfsburg, Tuesday January 24, 2023, after a cross from Patrick Wimmer from the right with a nice direct recovery from a dozen meters (4th minute). Maximilian Arnold increased the hand penalty (31st). Just three minutes later, Jonas Wind also scored the ‘Wolves’ third shot on target into the box for Hertha goalkeeper Oliver Christensen.

Ridle Baku also entered the list of top scorers almost 20 minutes from the end (73rd). Omar Marmoush, who only came into play in the 78th minute, scored Wolfsburg’s next convincing result with a fine dribble just before the end of the match (86th).

“I wish the club to get out of there. My heart is in Hertha,” said Wolfsburg coach Niko Kovac, who was very pleased with his team’s performance, “it was a good performance in a game at home. ‘outside”.

Wolfsburg again with a great thirst for goals

Three days after the 6-0 thrashing in Freiburg, the “Wolves” again showed a great thirst for goals. And again Wimmer was involved in the first goal – this time not as a goalscorer, but as an assist provider.

The Austrian youngster served a free-kick from the right side, placed deep in the penalty area, where Svanberg came off the corner and rammed into the hosts’ goal down the left.

Hertha’s Rogel with a lot of luck

There was excitement in the Olympic Stadium after about half an hour when Agustín Rogel, as the last man, brought down Wimmer, who was rushing towards the Berlin goal, with a body check. Wolfsburg fans demanded a dismissal, but referee Tobias Reichel left him with a yellow card.

Arnold wanted to throw the free kick that was due over the wall, but Dodi Lukébakio, part of the Berlin Wall, raised his arm much too high and clearly deflected the ball: penalty. Arnold executed a powerful half-climb on the right.

Just three minutes later, the doorbell rang again in Berlin: after losing the ball, Svanberg headed the ball further into the wind, giving the Hertha goalkeeper Christensen no chance with a well-considered lob.

Herhta coach Schwarz changes – with relative success

Hertha coach Sandro Schwarz made three changes in the second half of the match: Rogel, Maximilian Mittelstädt and Ivan Šunjić had to make way. The calculation only partially worked: Hertha no longer left any top scoring chances from Lower Saxony and acted more intensively. However, only one great scoring opportunity resulted from Berlin’s efforts when Filip Uremović lacked precision with a header (65th).

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Sixth consecutive win at Wolfsburg

The “Wolves” were different: when attacking from the left, the Berliners could not grab the ball, Svanberg crossed the penalty area on the right side, where Baku charged and finished the volley with a flat from the right.

In the final phase, Marc-Oliver Kempf artistically saved with a high leg from a header by Luca Waldschmidt, who had just been substituted. But then Marmoush put the end to a great individual performance (86th).

VfL Wolfsburg fought their way to sixth in the table with their sixth straight line, while Hertha continued to survive in second-to-bottom place.

Hertha invites you to the Berlin derby

On matchday 18, Hertha BSC will host 1. FC Union in the Berlin derby (Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 3:30 p.m.). At the same time, Wolfsburg are fighting for points away from Bremen.


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