Wolfsburg claim Frankfurt win

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Ivan Perisic and Bast Dost both scored early in the first half as Wolfsburg hung on to claim a 2-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt and open their campaign with a win.

  • Eintracht Frankfurt 1 Wolfsburg 2
  • Perisic gives Wolfsburg the lead
  • Dost doubles their advantage
  • Reinartz pulls one back for the hosts
  • Wolfsburg hang on for win

Match Summary

Wolfsburg got off to the best possible start as they were 2-0 up inside the opening 20 minutes through goals from Perisic and Dost.

But Eintracht were able to pull one back moments later as Stefan Reinartz met Haris Seferovic's cross to cap off a frantic period in the first half.

Wolfsburg managed to hold on until the end of the clash, despite some late pressure from the hosts in a largely uneventful second half.

Full Report

Eintracht made a great start to the game and thought they had taken the lead when Seferovic put the ball past Diego Benaglio with a composed finished, only to see the linesman lift his flag for offside.

But it took just 13 minutes for their early pressure to pay off as Perisic rose highest at the far post to head home Max Kruse's pin-point cross and give Dieter Hecking's men the lead.

Three minutes later and they were two-up through a close-range finish by Dost, the Dutchman capitalising on the loose ball in the box to double the visitors' lead.

Shortly afterwards and Frankfurt halved the deficit almost instantly when Reinartz headed home a well-placed ball into the box by Seferovic.

Following the break, the match was far less eventful than the frantic first stanza, with both teams struggling to create any noteworthy chances.

The hosts pushed hard in the end to find an equaliser with Seferovic in partuicular looking dangerous, but Armin Veh's men were unable to get a second as Die Wolfe grabbed their first win of the campaign.