Wolfsburg 2-0 Borussia Dortmund: Die Borussen unable to avoid away defeat

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Wolfsburg eased past Borussia Dortmund in a 2-0 victory on Tuesday at the Volkswagen Arena. Both Wolfsburg and Dortmund arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. Wolfsburg were looking to pick up points after winning their previous two games in the league. The most recent was against the Mainz away (3-0), the other to Bochum at home (4-0) while Dortmund were coming from consecutive wins against Bochum and Eintracht Frankfurt. Wolfsburg are now in 8th place on the table and have 20 points while Dortmund sit in 4th with 25 points after 14 matches.

The Wolves started the match strongly, when Micky Van de Ven gave them the lead early in the first half and saw the first half out 1-0.

Wolfsburg continued to pile on the pressure in the second half and were rewarded, when Lukas Nmecha found the net just before the final whistle. The match ended 2-0 to Wolfsburg.

Substitutions for Wolfsburg included Patrick Wimmer, Lukas Nmecha, Mattias Svanberg and Jerome Roussillon for Omar Marmoush, Jonas Wind, Felix Nmecha and Jakub Kaminski, respectively. Dortmund brought on Giovanni Reyna, Anthony Modeste, Thorgan Hazard and Marco Pasalic, to replace Karim Adeyemi, Donyell Malen, Niklas Sule and Salih Ozcan.

There were bookings for Felix Nmecha, Omar Marmoush, Paulo Otavio and Lukas Nmecha from Wolfsburg. For Dortmund, Mats Hummels and Anthony Modeste saw yellow.

Next up, Wolfsburg are away to Hoffenheim, whilst Dortmund will travel to face B Mönchengladbach.

Technical card:
Wolfsburg:Koen Casteels, Ridle Baku, Micky Van de Ven, Sebastiaan Bornauw, Paulo Otavio, Omar Marmoush (Patrick Wimmer, min.57), Felix Nmecha (Mattias Svanberg, min.87), Maximilian Arnold, Yannick Gerhardt, Jakub Kaminski (Jerome Roussillon, min.88) and Jonas Wind (Lukas Nmecha, min.75)
Borussia Dortmund:Gregor Kobel, Niklas Sule (Thorgan Hazard, min.71), Mats Hummels, Nico Schlotterbeck, Raphael Guerreiro, Salih Ozcan (Marco Pasalic, min.80), Julian Brandt, Jude Bellingham, Karim Adeyemi (Giovanni Reyna, min.61), Youssoufa Moukoko and Donyell Malen (Anthony Modeste, min.70)
Stadium:the Volkswagen Arena
Goals:Micky Van de Ven (1-0, min. 6) and Lukas Nmecha (2-0, min. 90)