VfL Wolfsburg 1-0 FC Köln: prevails over 1-0 with a goal scored by Y. Gerhardt

COLOGNE. VfL Wolfsburg tops FC Köln 1-0 after Y. Gerhardt scored just 1 goal (43').


COLOGNE. VfL Wolfsburg prevails over FC Köln 1-0 after Y. Gerhardt scored just 1 goal (43′). FC Köln lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (60%).

The match was played at the RheinEnergieStadion stadium in Cologne on Saturday and it started at 3:30 pm local time. The referee was Tobias Stieler with the help of Christian Gittelmann and Markus Schüller. The 4th official was Martin Thomsen. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 21.1 degrees Celsius or 69.89 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 45%.​

Match Statistics

FC Köln was in firm control of the ball 60% while VfL Wolfsburg was struggling with a 40% ball possession.

FC Köln was more aggressive with 95 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 8 were on target. Anyhow, VfL Wolfsburg was able to find the solution to win this match.​

FC Köln shot 19 times, 8 on target, 11 off target. On the other side, VfL Wolfsburg shot 6 times, 4 on target, 2 off target.


No yellow cards were issued to FC Köln. On the opposite side, VfL Wolfsburg received 2 yellow cards (L. Nmecha and B. Bialek).

After playing this encounter, FC Köln will stay with 52 points to stay in the 6th place. On the opposite side, VfL Wolfsburg will have 38 points to stay in the 13th place.

Match Events

  • 43'

    Y. Gerhardt

  • 50'

    L. Nmecha

  • 55'

    L. Nmecha (Goal Disallowed)

  • 62'

    D. Ljubicic

    J. Thielmann

  • 68'

    A. Vranckx

    M. van de Ven

  • 68'

    F. Nmecha

    M. Kruse

  • 81'

    L. Schaub

    F. Kainz

  • 81'

    K. Schindler

    B. Schmitz

  • 87'

    T. Lemperle

    L. Kilian

  • 87'

    O. Duda

    M. Uth

  • 87'

    D. Lukebakio

    L. Nmecha

  • 90'

    B. Bialek

    J. Wind

  • 90'

    B. Bialek

Next match

In the upcoming Bundesliga match, FC Köln will play away with VfB Stuttgart on the 14th of May with a 7-7 head to head statistic.

VfL Wolfsburg will host FC Bayern München on the 14th of May with a 26-3 head to head record in favor of FC Bayern München (4 draws).

FC Köln: Formation and Lineups

FC Köln started with a 4-3-1-2 line-up (4-3-1-2).

The manager Steffen Baumgart chose to play with the following team: Marvin Schwäbe (6.8), Benno Schmitz (7.1), Luca Kilian (6.2), Timo Hübers (7.4), Jonas Hector (7.2), Salih Özcan (7.4), Ellyes Skhiri (6.8), Florian Kainz (7.1), Mark Uth (6.7), Anthony Modeste (6.8) and Jan Thielmann (6.8).


FC Köln made 5 changes: J. Thielmann for D. Ljubicic (62′), F. Kainz for L. Schaub (81′), B. Schmitz for K. Schindler (81′), L. Kilian for T. Lemperle (87′) and M. Uth for O. Duda (87′).

Top player: Salih Özcan

Probably the most impressive player in FC Köln was Salih Özcan.

His rating is (7.4) with 56 passes (85% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 10. He performed 5 crosses.

VfL Wolfsburg: Formation and Lineups

VfL Wolfsburg started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

On the other side, Florian Kohfeldt played with: Pavao Pervan (9.1), Ridle Baku (7.1), Maxence Lacroix (7.6), John Brooks (6.7), Micky van de Ven (6.9), Max Kruse (7.0), Xaver Schlager (7.2), Maximilian Arnold (7.6), Yannick Gerhardt (7.2), Jonas Wind (7.4) and Lukas Nmecha (6.4).


VfL Wolfsburg made 4 changes: M. van de Ven for A. Vranckx (68′), M. Kruse for F. Nmecha (68′), L. Nmecha for D. Lukebakio (87′) and J. Wind for B. Bialek (90′).

Best player: Pavao Pervan

The player that probably impressed the most for VfL Wolfsburg was the goalkeeper: Pavao Pervan. His rating is 9.05. He performed 9 saves.

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