Sunday, May 24, 2009

Wolfsburg crowned champions!

Wolfsburg etched its name in history with its first Bundesliga title in style with a resounding 5-1 thumping of Werder Bremen.

If there was any doubt of Wolfsburg's focus, that ended within minutes of the opening whistle. Die Wölfe are rich with hero's this year and none better than Zvjezdan Misimović to start the scoring only six minutes in as he poached on a rebound from Makoto Hasebe's and sent the ball in from nine metres. Nine minutes later the margin was doubled as Christian Gentner outworked the opposition to the left and after creating space near the byline he crossed to Grafite to the near post, who turned the ball in deftly. Still pressing Wolfsburg's day was near complete at the twenty-fifth minute as Grafite's cross from the right was turned in by Bremen's Sebastian Prödl for an own-goal making it 3-0. Six minutes later Diego gave Bremen hope, scoring from the right via a brilliant provision by Claudio Pizzaro but that was as close as it would get as Wolfsburg added second-half goals by Grafite and Edin Džeko. Four minutes before the hour Zvjezdan Misimović's long diagonal free-kick from the right was sent in by Grafite and to cap the day off perfectly the e Bosnia and Herzegovina international team chipped a perfect cross that his compatriot volleyed in to bring the match to the final 5-1 mark.

The celebration has only started but the impact of Wolfsburg winning the Bundesliga title is profound. While their are undoubtedly many changes to the club coming, starting first with Felix Magath's departure to Schalke, it is a time for rejoicing for all Wolfsburg fans and for that matter, all Bundesliga supporters for a glorious campaign.