Going into this weekend’s round of fixtures, Wolfsburg were one of only two teams yet to lose a game in the Bundesliga. In order to keep this run going, they would have to deal with newly-promoted Union Berlin. They had lost their previous three games since upsetting Borussia Dortmund for their only league win thus far this campaign. It proved to be a frustrating game for the home side as Union Berlin looked to deny them of the three points with some resolute defending, whilst looking to nick a goal themselves. However, Wout Weghorst’s 69th-minute strike proved to be the difference as Wolfsburg went second in the table with a 1-0 win. This tactical analysis delves into the tactics used by both sides in this analysis of the Bundesliga clash.
The game was closely-fought throughout with very little to separate the sides. This was largely down to both managers, Oliver Glasner and Urs Fischer, fielding identical formations. Fischer has predominantly favoured a 4-4-2 this season but clearly set his side up with the hopes of nullifying Glasner’s infamous 3-4-3 by producing a carbon copy of it.
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