Saturday, April 18, 2009

Wolfsburg match win record

Wolfsburg matched Borussia Mönchengladbach record of ten consecutive wins that has stood for over twenty years with a narrow 2-1 victory over Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Volkswagen Arena. The match was far from a walk in the park for die Wölfe as Leverkusen will rue a number of missed opportunities.

Grafite gave Wolfsburg the lead twenty-three minutes in from the spot after Manuel Friedrich, presumably from phantom contact that defies the ability of the human eye, was adjudged to bringing down the Brazilian in the area. With the fortunate one goal advantage, Wolfsburg came within a whisper of doubling the margin but finishing was off and the visitors defending focus began to lock out further advances. However the match was level nine minutes into the new half as Stefan Kießling worked the ball to Toni Kroos to fire into the net from just inside the area. Momentum was definitely in Leverkusen's favour with Simon Rolfes hitting the woodwork, however it was the hosts who would score next. With five minutes remaining Bosnia and Herzegovina international Zvjezdan Misimović provided a perfectly weighted through-ball to Grafite, who sent the ball past René Adler and into net.

Wolfsburg travel to face relegation threatened Energie Cottbus next Saturday in quest for the eleventh straight victory.