Wolves grab 1-0 win over Frankfurt
bundesliga.com report: Jeffrey Bruma's first-half header for VfL Wolfsburg against Eintracht Frankfurt secured the Wolves their first home win of the season at the eighth attempt.
The game began with a bang as Wolfsburg very nearly took the lead from a first-minute corner, but the header from Mario Gomez, making his 250th Bundesliga appearance, went just wide of the far post. It was the closest either side came to taking the lead in the first 30 minutes as neither keeper was called into action despite a number of efforts from both teams. Gomez came close again just after the half-hour mark but failed to get a touch on a ball across the face of goal. However, the Wolves were not left disappointed for long as Jeffrey Bruma rose high to meet a Julian Draxler corner with his head to score his first goal for Wolfsburg and give the home side a half-time lead.
The Lower Saxony club had much the better of the early stages of the second half and Germany international Gomez again had chances to extend the lead but could not find a way past Lukas Hradecky in the Eintracht goal. Frankfurt then appeared to have a way back into the game when the referee awarded them a penalty on the 65th minute, but Eagles’ substitute Alexander Meier sent his spot-kick over the bar. Wolfsburg knew the importance of today’s result and began to sit back and look to secure the points with 20 minutes to go.
Frankfurt’s unbeaten run of eight Bundesliga games has come to an end and they have just one win in 15 Bundesliga visits to Wolfsburg.
Wolfsburg: Benaglio - Bruma, Luiz Gustavo, Rodriguez - Guilavogui - Caligiuri, Seguin (Blaszczykowski 88’), Arnold, Gerhardt - Draxler – Gomez (Mayoral 88’)
Coach: Valerien Ismael
Frankfurt: Hradecky - Abraham, Hasebe, Vallejo - Hector, Mascarell, Huszti (Meier 46’), Oczipka - Fabian - Hrgota, Rebic (Tarashaj 76’)
Coach: Niko Kovac
Goal: Bruma (33')