Wolfsburg is coming off two performances in which they have failed to achieve the maximum points. Suffering a tough defeat to Dortmund last weekend. They would travel to fsv Mainz to get back on the right track, a match that could potentially turn their fortunes and bring them back into the Champions League race. However, that would be easier said than done it what would be a miserable cold Saturday evening. They could not have started the match any worse as Wolfsburg conceded twice in the opening 4 minutes to put them in an unavoidable situation. Fsv Mainz punched them in the mouth, and they never truly recovered from it. It was the early start that derailed them more than anything else. They were significantly the better team throughout the 90 minutes and held a 2-0 lead at halftime. Wolfsburg tried to get themselves back into it in the second half with many chances that very well could have brought them back into it, perhaps putting a glimmer of hope on something. Wolfsburg did get into those attacking areas, but a Stern fsv Mainz defense kept Wolfsburg at arm’s length as they never gave it up with just seconds to go on a set-piece Maxine Lacroix scored an own goal on a free-kick as fsv Mainz handled Wolfsburg as their skid continues. That is the third Bundesliga game in a row in which they have failed to achieve maximum points and now drop down to 8th Place in the Bundesliga, only three points out of the champions league. Still, all of a sudden, they were crumbling when Florian kohfeldt came in; they won their first three games; since then, they’ve only picked up one point; there’s a problem here, and hopefully Wolfsburg and figure it out before it’s too late as they are handled away at fsv Mainz.
After preparations and predictions, the match was just about to get fsv Mainz underway as the visitors looking to rebound after defeat to Dortmund. Wolfsburg, over the last three games, it’s starting to crumble a little bit more after having a lot of optimism and playing with a bit of confidence before that. Fsv Mainz ripped Wolfsburg open early in the second minute. Jordan Burkhart got fsv Mainz going with an early goal beating the Wolfsburg keeper as they secured a 1-0 lead. Before Wolfsburg could even get back into the game, fsv Mainz scored again just two minutes later in the fourth minute, coming off a corner kick, a deep strike from outside the bar that rifled into the back of the net after just four minutes, Wolfsburg was already in big trouble as fsv Mainz had a 2-0 lead just minutes into the game. Even though there was a lot of time left remaining in the game, and Wolfsburg had an opportunity to get themselves back into it, starting so poorly was derailing their confidence. Wolfsburg attempted to change the game’s momentum. Aster connected on ahead coming from Max Arnold; it was a well-taken header but did not have the accuracy required on the Finish. Not long after, Max Arnold attempts to catch them off guard with a deep strike from 35 m; despite having the power, it was perhaps too much as his connection on the ball coasted to the right. Just prior to the 20-minute mark Lee Sung came close to giving fsv Mainz a third goal when his shot from the side of the box came dangerously close. Wolfsburg tried to respond from that as Aster hit a deep free-kick that hit off the post the closest Wolfsburg have come from getting a goal back. Fsv Mainz, which was significantly the better team than Wolfsburg were lacking energy and conviction; even though they created chances, they were finding it the Breakthrough difficult. Lucas Nmecha misfired from the side of the box as Wolfsburg’s struggles only continued. As the half-hour, Mark was approaching, Stephen Bell put his foot through an Aaron Martin cross, but the goalkeeper managed to make the save. Fsv Mainz continued to drive home the point as they dictated the tempo. Late in the first half, Stephen Bell came close coming from the corner, then at Jonathan Burkhart was denied with a strike in the bottom corner, and then the first half ended with a header that was just a bit too high from Burkhardt again. After the opening 45 minutes, it was a 2-0 lead for fsv Mainz after a rapid start.
It was a genuinely Dreadful first-half from Wolfsburg; it seemed like all that momentum and confidence that they had just a few games ago has gone. They can see twice in the opening four minutes and don’t provide much of anything; after that they needed some sort of inspiration if they were going to get back into the game. Florian kohfeldt tried to switch things up as he was looking to try to get his team into those dangerous areas and be more aggressive. That’s easier said than done; given that they were already down by multiple goals, it makes the challenge of coming back into it much more difficult. However, minutes into the second half Wolfsburg had an opportunity to get a much-needed goal. Coming off a corner kick, Kevin mbabu hit a well-hit strike searching for the bottom corner but was dealt with after a wonderful deflection from the defense; the defender then tried to strike again, but it was deflected an ambitious chance to get the Wolves back into it, but it just wasn’t falling. Wolfsburg attempted to get forward and make a dent in the game as they got into the dangerous areas trying to undo the Horrors of the first half. The Wolves began to push getting on the counter-attack quite often but just couldn’t find enough space to break them down. He later got into the game the more difficult it became coming off a corner. Maxine LaCroix fired High as fsv Mainz remained solid at the back. Tempers were flaring as the match continued on a cold night; a sense of frustration from Wolfsburg it seemed everything that they were trying ultimately wasn’t working; they needed a quick fire goal to give them any chance of salvaging a point by this point in a match that seemed extremely unlikely. A shout-out felt like it was on the rise. It’s not as if Wolfsburg didn’t have chances, but fsv Mainz was defending well, and the chances that Wolfsburg had weren’t precisely testing the hosts that more or less comfortable throughout. Wolfsburg did have a chance when they caught the opposing goalkeeper out of his ish, but a cross into the box was swallowed as fsv Mainz warrant allowing them to get an inch. Wolfsburg was resistant much of the second half; they found ways into the opposing box but had difficulty converting but had their opportunities. They adjusted their approach, they went about things a different way, and still, yet it was the same result with the fsv Mainz defense dealing with it and being able to control the situation. Wolfsburg got after it threaded the ball into the box, looking like they were on the verge of a breakthrough but once again failing to chip away at the lead. Wolfsburg mainly used the left side to break them down and try to get into the box; when coming from the Left Flank, they were effective in getting into dangerous areas, but they just couldn’t convert on it. Fsv Mainz barely has the ball in their area during the second half, but they had a rare chance on the break, but the attacker slipped while he struck the ball, missing the target in what could have been game over for Wolfsburg. There was no way back; it became end-to-end for quite a while, then on a free-kick, it ended once and for all when fsv Mainz scores a brilliant header coming up a set-piece even further as Maxine LaCroix accidentally put the ball in the back of his own that although it was more or less unavoidable, the final whistle goes as Wolfsburg are taught a lesson against fsv Mainz on a cold afternoon.
Florian kohfeldt took over as Wolfsburg manager won his first three games in the Bundesliga and four games in all competitions. It felt like Wolfsburg had the solution to the issues that have kind of knocked them out of the Champions race earlier in the season. It seemed like he got them right back where they needed to be. Wolfsburg is good enough to make the Champions League, and their squad has a lot of vital components to it. They have a very well-rounded Bundesliga Squad. However, the same issues are coming up again. The latest was their worst performance of the season; they are down by two goals in the opening four minutes. Putting in them in a position of no return once you’re in that situation, it is almost impossible to find a way back. Even though there were 86 minutes left after that, it is so demoralizing to start so poorly. Fsv Mainz took the lead; there was no turning back; even when the wolves look like they could potentially get a goal back in the early part of the second half, it just didn’t land for them. Mainz defended very well and got in the way when the Wolves were in their element. This is a team that Wolfsburg should have no difficulty taking up maximum points against. It was a horrific experience on Saturday afternoon; there’s no other way to describe it; there’s nothing that can be said it was a dreadful performance, and if Wolfsburg doesn’t start playing better soon, this will get a lot worse. Wolfsberger is in 8th place right now; there are three points in the Champions League; they do not have time to mess around, and they need to perform better. There’s nothing about today’s game that you can take as positive. They defended poorly; they didn’t look as confident on the ball, they didn’t didn’t convert chances that fell to them, and on top of that, they didn’t create enough chances to suggest that they could come back in this game. From top to bottom, it was an awful performance, and they need a reaction; trying to make the Champions League will become difficult playing like this wake-up.