Hoffenheim 1-2 Wolfsburg: The Wolves recover from a goal down to land three points

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Hoffenheim on Saturday lost to Wolfsburg on a home defeat at the Pre Zero Arena. Hoffenheim arrived at the match looking to pick up more points after losing 4-2 to Eintracht Frankfurt in their last match. Wolfsburg were coming from consecutive wins against Borussia Dortmund and Mainz. Hoffenheim are now in 10th place, with 18 points from 15 matches, while Wolfsburg sit in 7th, with 23 points from 15.

Hoffenheim started the first half well, when Christoph Baumgartner found the net on the 42 minute mark. However, their lead was short-lived, as Ozan Kabak equalised for Wolfsburg just before half-time. The score at half time remained 1-1.

The Wolves continued to apply pressure in the second period and were rewarded, when Ridle Baku found the net on the 56 minute mark, to hand a welcome victory to the visitors.

Substitutions for Hoffenheim included Jacob Bruun Larsen, Fisnik Asllani, Pavel Kaderabek and Joshua Quarshie for Andrej Kramaric, Georginio Rutter, Robert Skov and Dennis Geiger, respectively. Wolfsburg brought on Mattias Svanberg, Josuha Guilavogui, Maximilian Philipp, Jerome Roussillon and Luca Waldschmidt for Omar Marmoush, Yannick Gerhardt, Jakub Kaminski, Kilian Fischer and Felix Nmecha.

The referee booked three players from Wolfsburg, Sebastiaan Bornauw, Kilian Fischer and Micky Van de Ven.

Hoffenheim will next play Union Berlin away, with Wolfsburg facing SC Freiburg at home.

Technical card:
Hoffenheim:Oliver Baumann, Ozan Kabak, Kevin Vogt, Kevin Akpoguma, Robert Skov (Pavel Kaderabek, min.83), Angelo Stiller, Dennis Geiger (Joshua Quarshie, min.90), Andrej Kramaric (Jacob Bruun Larsen, min.73), Angelino, Christoph Baumgartner and Georginio Rutter (Fisnik Asllani, min.73)
Wolfsburg:Koen Casteels, Kilian Fischer (Jerome Roussillon, min.89), Micky Van de Ven, Sebastiaan Bornauw, Paulo Otavio, Ridle Baku, Felix Nmecha (Luca Waldschmidt, min.90), Maximilian Arnold, Yannick Gerhardt (Josuha Guilavogui, min.65), Jakub Kaminski (Maximilian Philipp, min.65) and Omar Marmoush (Mattias Svanberg, min.13)
Stadium:the Pre Zero Arena
Goals:Christoph Baumgartner (1-0, min. 42), Ozan Kabak (1-1, min. 45) and Ridle Baku (1-2, min. 56)