Borussia Dortmund lost 2-0 against VfL Wolfsburg at the Volkswagen Arena, snapping a three-game winning streak in the Bundesliga.
The victory would have given the visitors a chance to tie Bayern Munich for first place, but they were penalized at the Volkswagen Arena for a sluggish start. Wolfsburg has moved up to eighth as the World Cup break begins.
What happened in the game?
In their final home match before the next month-long break, Niko Kovac’s Wolfsburg team came out determined and startled Dortmund by taking the lead after just six minutes.
As a result of the opposition’s failure to deal with Maximilian Arnold’s corner, Micky van de Ven was able to score his first Bundesliga goal and give the Wolves an early lead by nodding the ball home from inside the six-yard box.
Die Schwartzgelben improved after a sluggish start to the game and started to generate some significant opportunities of their own. Their greatest opportunity came with the final kick of the first half when Niklas Sule’s shot crashed back off the foot of the post.
However, Wolfsburg capitalized on yet another BVB error late in stoppage time to earn a well-deserved victory, negating Dortmund’s efforts to try to win the game.
In the 91st minute, Lucas Nmecha converted Patrick Wimmer’s low cross after Julian Brandt slipped, giving the Wolves their first victory over Dortmund in 15 games and moving them up to eighth place in the standings.