VfL Wolfsburg missed in the Bundesliga at least the preliminary leap to the top of the table. First find the Lower Saxony no gap in the Augsburg defense, then the VAR helps the guests. They grab the next bonus point.
The VfL Wolfsburg has missed the leap to the top of the Bundesliga. The Lower Saxony remained unbeaten against FC Augsburg on Sunday, but did not make it past the relegation candidates to score a goalless draw. Three days after the 2: 2 in the Europa League at KAA Gent in Belgium, the VW club before 22,630 spectators showed a generally poor performance and gave after the 1-1 against Paderborn again against a basement child of the Bundesliga unnecessary points from. Augsburg rehabilitated against it for the violent 1: 8-Schlappe from the preseason and collected a week after the 2: 2 against Bayern Munich another important point in the table cellar.
Wolfsburg coach Oliver Glasner had changed his starting eleven to four positions in light of his many league, DFB and Europa League games. Among others, the top performers Maximilian Arnold and Joao Victor initially remained on the bench, who had been one of the best on Thursday in Ghent. For Victor, who was missing during the week because of a gastrointestinal flu missing Felix Klaus in the initial formation and justify his nomination with a courageous performance. However, the former Hanoverian failed to reward his performance with a hit. In the eighth minute, he failed free before Augsburg goalkeeper Tomas Koubek, a little later, he narrowly shot past the guests goal.
The Augsburg but did not hide, so initially developed a spirited game. The table penultimate was visibly struggling to make the 1: 8 swatter forgotten from the preseason. FCA coach Martin Schmidt had on his return to the old site, where he won in the 2017/18 season in only five games in 22 games, the veterans Daniel Baier and Alfred Finnbogason mustered. And the guests kept up their chances, but with Ruben Vargas and Florian Niederlechner they had good chances. After 20 minutes, however, the initial momentum ebbed significantly, because especially the Wolfsburg often acted inaccurate. Despite the rotation, the Lower Saxony was tired. The front did not converge much.
This did not change even after the break. Instead, the level of the game dropped even further. The VfL fell in all efforts nothing, the FCA was only careful not to concede a goal – so spluttered the action long time ago. After an hour Glasner tried again with the introduction of Victor to develop some momentum. And the Brazilians met shortly before the end to the supposed victory, referee Tobias Stieler gave the hit after consultation with the video assistant because offside but not. The decision was quite controversial, as Augsburg's Tin Jedvaj got the ball on the arm during the scene.