Wolfsburg returns home after defeat to Sevilla in the Champions League. They look to put the draw against Armenia behind them in one of the most anticipated matches all of the Bundesliga weekend. As Wolfsburg would host Borussia Dortmund with their title ambition intact, it would be some challenge. Two of the elite teams in German Football going head-to-head at the Volkswagen Arena in Wolfsburg. It could not have started any better for the wolves despite a real early chance from Dortmund Wolfsburg only built on that to go on a counter-attack freeing up Wout Weghorst, who scored with his chest to give Wolfsburg a shock lead inside two minutes. The Wolves had a lot of good opportunities in that first half even though Dortmund was putting a lot of pressure on the hosts at different points; eventually, Dortmund would get back into the game as a penalty was given after Marco Reus was taken down in the box. Emre Can converted from the spot to draw even for Dortmund. In the second half, despite Wolfsburg’s best efforts, they started to pull away Donyell Malen scored an outstanding wonder goal to give Dortmund a 2–1 lead Wolfsburg put together a stretch in which they nearly scored on a couple of occasions only for Dortmund to bring Erling Haaland on off the bench the Norwegian Superstar made an immediate impact with 10 minutes to go Erling Haaland karate chops a strike into the back of the net to put Wolfsburg to the sword once and for all as a big second-half from Dortmund see them secure the points in a very competitive an exhilarating 3–1 victory as Dortmund continue to mount an authentic title challenge.
After preparations and predictions, the match was about to get underway at the Volkswagen arena in has the Wolves face their biggest test of the season. Following the draw against Armenia bfl and defeat in the Champions League against Sevilla, the wolves locked horns against RedHot Dortmund, who, despite being knocked out of the Champions League, find themselves just a point behind Bayern Munich as they are mounting a title challenge of their own in the Bundesliga match of the week. Dortmund looked to get a start early as The Keeper denied Marco Reus to start the game. It seems like a very quick start for Dortmund, but it turned out to be quite the contrary. Following denying the Dortmund, the captain from Deep Wolfsburg got on the break in the second minute, and they would not be denied. The Wolves push themselves forward. Riddle Baku showed his athleticism and pace as he exploded down the right flank the feeding the ball to wout Weghorst as the Dutchman follows through cheating it from point-blank range as he beats the keeper as the wolves get a shock lead inside of two minutes it would be the fifth goal of the season for wout Weghorst as Wolfsburg to get a surprising 1–0 lead. Despite the Wolves gathering, the early lead Dortmund came out very aggressively and went after Wolfsburg constantly. Dortmund had the advantage in possession, and on top of that, we’re in the danger area pretty regularly; however, the wolves seem to be able to handle it as they were doing a good job of keeping Dortmund at arm’s length. Emre Can attempt to find a breakthrough a great defense got in the way of a well-taken shot by the German international not long after Donyell Malen tried to make it two goals in two games with a well-taken hit from outside the box that was dealt with by the goalkeeper. Even though Dortmund had the ball in the Wolfsburg area, the Wolves did have the opportunity to continue creating chances for themselves. Wout Weghorst followed through from inside the box, coming from a John Brooks through ball, but the keeper managed to stop the strike; not long after, Lukebakio came forward on the attack before trying to sneak one past the keeper, but he managed to make the save. Even though Dortmund had the possession advantages, both teams seem to have their moments it was pretty end-to-end at times. Both teams had stretches in which they looked like they would score following a pair of chances from the wolves. Dortmund got forward and nearly broke through; Marco Reus came reasonably close to breaking through coming off a free-kick, but his strike landed on the top of the net. A few moments later, Dortmund had another great chance in the box with Mohamed Daoud striking just wide from close range after claiming he wasn’t brought down for a penalty call before his attempt; the referee didn’t see anything as the play did continued. However, Maxine Lacroix brought Marco Reus to the ground as a penalty was called in favor of Dortmund. Emre can stepped up in the 35th minute picking out the bottom corner. Dortmund got the equalizer. The wolves were looking for a reaction seen Dortmund back in the game. At the end of the first half, Riddle Baku saw his shot blocked after firing from a distance, then Vanckx fired wide to end the half as wout Weghorst, and Marco Reus got a goal in a 1–1 game with 45 minutes gone.
Very impressive first-half from Wolfsburg; they start really strong, but then ultimately Dortmund draws a level from the spot as they continue to look dangerous on the verge of breaking through. Dortmund wastes no time at the start of the second half as pressure begins to heat up on the wolves. Just two minutes into the second half, Dortmund was on the verge of a breakthrough. With erling haaland on the bench, they have an explosive option if they need it; meanwhile, they want to keep pace with Bayern Munich in the league title race; there was a lot at stake for this Dortmund team. Schulz hits a very strike searching for the top right corner; the goalkeeper gets a finger to it as it hits the post on the rebound. Matt Hummels attempts to follow up, but the keeper makes the save again; the goal was coming you could just feel it. A couple of minutes later, Wolfsburg got on the attack, and Aster tried pulling one past the keeper pulling up from deep, but the strike was dealt with as the goalkeeper made the save. Three minutes later, in the 55th minute, Dortmund would get the Breakthrough; they were looking for great ball movement and communication from Dortmund thread the ball just outside the box to Donyell Malen, who hit a rocket into the bottom corner as Dortmund took a 2–1 lead it would be the third game in a row and which Donyell Malen has scored. A few minutes later, Wolfsburg tried to Rally back as Jerome Roussillon struck from outside the box, but it hooks to the left, unable to get an immediate response to conceding the goal. Dortmund was the better team, but Wolfsburg was about to undergo a stretch that had multiple opportunities to get the equalizer they’re searching for. With about 20 minutes to go, Wolfsburg was right there lukebakio made a tremendous run down the flank cut inside. Struck from a tough angle, the goalkeeper extended his arms, clearing the ball out only for Waldschmidt to pull up from Deep; unfortunately, the defense blocked his strike. Very soon after, erling haaland made his return from Off the Bench near the scoring on his first touch striking from outside the box with power looking for that bottom corner, but Wolfsburg’s goalkeeper extends his arms and is able to collect it. Wolfsburg was really pushing, but I was about to change following a pair of chances from Lukebakio erling haaland made history, scoring his 50th Bundesliga goal in the 80th minute delivery from outside the box erling haaland comes through karate chop the ball into the back of the net to give Dortmund a 3–1 lead despite Wolfsburg’s promising start erling haaland finishes it with his 15th goal of the season. Dortmund tried to increase their lead even further dances from Mats Hummels and Marco Reus both denied from The Keeper late on Max Arnold Rips one from well outside the box from 30 m nearly finding the back of the net, but Dortmund keeper manages to make the save. After a full-time whistle, Dortmund comes from behind to beat Wolfsburg as erling haaland comes off the bench to spoil the party after a Donyell Malen go-ahead goal at the start of the second half Wolfsburg suffered defeat at the hands of erling haaland yet again.
Dortmund put pressure on Bayern Munich after a thrilling 90 minutes of football at the Volkswagen Arena in Wolfsburg. The Wolves came into the game as massive underdogs after failing to pick up a victory in their last two games in the Champions League against Sevilla and the Bundesliga against Armenia bfl; despite coming from two goals down in their previous match in Germany, the clubs were in two different ways about them coming into it. Dortmund looks like they were on the verge of mounting a very real title challenge against Bayern Munich; meanwhile, Wolfsburg has the patience to return to the Champions League next season. Although Wolfsburg were the Underdogs, they came through very early in what was a surprising turn of events. Wolfsburg ended up breaking the deadlock inside 2 minutes as wout Weghorst scored with his chest. However, as expected, Dortmund did not go away and found themselves back in it. Scoring from the spot and then in the second half, Donyell Malen and erling haaland both score to pull away after a terrific battle between Dortmund and Wolfsburg. In the victory for Dortmund, erling haaland returns coming off the bench and scoring his 50th Bundesliga goal making an immediate impact from the bench after being unavailable in the last several games. He came in just like you never left with a superb finish. It was a real strong Collective performance from Dortmund and now they can say there’s real validity behind the claim that they can challenge Bayern Munich and they are in a real title race as they battled next weekend. There’s a long way to go, but they have proven this season under Marco Rose that this is a team capable of handling the Bundesliga season now that they have been eliminated from the Champions League all their energy is into this competition the like they have a team capable of potentially dethroning the champions Donyell malen really started picking up his form during the absence of further help if the two of them to sign the back of the net can play together it seems to be a very serious contender as they come from behind to pick up a massive three points against a very strong Wolfsburg team that put up a fight. From Wolfsberg point of view, despite the end result, they should be please with their performance on the night they just ended up coming up against a better team with erling haaland one of the best players in the world, coming off the bench and killing the game but prior to that happening Wolfsburg had some really promising stretches wish they could have scored even though that’s the second game in a row they failed to secure maximum points they can take an awful lot from his performance and build on this going into their next couple of games. Many teams are going to come up against Dortmund and get flattened; they put up a really strong fight even though it ends up in a losing battle; the performance was auspicious; they should take a bit of confidence in it the squad’s abilities from the display. Lukebakio was excellent getting into the attacking areas looking like a real threat, especially as a facilitator and as someone who can be aggressive and get gold in his own right; he was on the verge of scoring on a couple of different opportunities this evening It just wasn’t meant to be superb Dortmund defense denied him he really stood and showed his quality even in defeat.