VfL Wolfsburg

Teams /  Germany  / VfL Wolfsburg 
VfL Wolfsburg have 25 Fans
Steve McClaren's tenure at Wolfsburg begins with defeat to Bayern
Reuters - 4 years ago

Steve McClaren's tenure as manager of Wolfsburg has begun in defeat after his side lost 2-1 to Bayern Munich in the opening round of the new Bundesliga season.

Bayern, the German champions, required a stoppage-time winner from Bastian Schweinsteiger to seal the win having begun the match in the more lively fashion.

Thomas Müller, who excelled for Germany during the World Cup, gave Bayern the lead at the Allianz Arena before last season's Bundesliga top-scorer, and Manchester City target, Edin Dzeko equalised for the visitors in the 55th-minute when he headed in a Zvjezdan Misimovic corner.

McClaren, who joined Wolfsburg during the summer having guided FC Twente to the Eredivisie title, looked on course for a valuable point until Schweinsteiger, another star for Germany in South Africa, tapped in Franck Ribéry's cross at the far post.

"We did not deserve that," said the former England manager. "We could have won this game."

Louis van Gaal, the Bayern coach, said: "A win and three points make me happy. For the first 15 minutes of the second half we just gave away too many balls. But then we were good and Ribéry's played for 90 minutes."

Schalke, runners-up to Bayern last season, take on Hamburg today while Werder Bremen, who finished third, visit Hoffenheim.

Share your thoughts
Sign in to comment

Latest News, Blogs & Podcasts

The Guardian - 7 hours ago
The German Champions, Bayern Munich, made a winning start in the Bundesliga on Friday, beating ambitious VfL Wolfsburg 2-1 with the Dutchman Arjen Robben scoring one goal and setting up the other for the World Cup winner Thomas Müller. With the ...
Tyrepress.com - 2 weeks ago
In UK football circles Apollo Tyres is best known for its Manchester United sponsorship, and the tyre maker now aims to replicate its Manchester experience over in Germany. Apollo Vredestein has signed up as partner to Bundesliga team VfL Wolfsburg for ...
official website - 1 week ago
As a player, Dieter Hecking turned out for Wolfsburg's two fiercest rivals, Eintracht Braunschweig and Hannover 96, but any doubts about his commitment to the Wolfsburg cause have been blown away since his arrival from 1. FC Nürnberg in December 2012.
Bleacher Report - Yesterday
The 2014-15 Bundesliga season will start with a bang, as defending champions Bayern Munich will open their domestic campaign hosting VfL Wolfsburg, an ambitious young side with top three aspirations. The Bavarians will once again be overwhelming ...
The Malay Mail Online - 3 hours ago
Hanover's Joselu (left) scores a goal past Schalke 04's Christian Fuchs during their German Bundesliga first division football match in Hanover, August 23, 2014. ― Reuters picBERLIN, Aug 23 — Hanover 96 stunned Schalke 04 with two goals in ... after ...
Tribal Football - 5 days ago
VfL Wolfsburg chief Klaus Allofs admits they've signed former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner on recommendation from Morten Olsen. Denmark coach Olsen has made it no secret he felt Arsenal were the wrong club for the Dane. "Olsen advised me to take ...
The Daily Star - 2 days ago
Although not considered old in goalkeeping terms, Benaglio said he was "not the youngest" and wanted to concentrate on his career with VfL Wolfsburg. Benaglio impressed at the World Cup, helping Switzerland to the round of 16 where they lost in ...
official website - Yesterday
Cologne - After a busy summer of international football, during which Germany celebrated their fourth World Cup triumph, the Bundesliga returns with a bang this weekend with several mouthwatering fixtures lined up over the course of the next three days.
official website - 1 day ago
Meanwhile, Bayer 04 Leverkusen and VfL Wolfsburg are two more clubs with realistic ambitions to muscle their way into an automatic UEFA Champions League slot this season. Twenty-year-old playmaker and set-piece specialist extraordinaire Hakan ...
Brazilian midfielder Luiz Gustavo has silenced doubts about his future by confirming he is happy to stay at German Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg, though conceded it's a dream of his to play in the Champions League. The 27-year-old defensive midfielder ...

Latest Photo Galleries

Europa League action featuring Liverpool and Fulham
4 years ago
All the best pictures from Liverpool v Benfica and Wolfsburg v Fulham in their Europa League quarter-final second legs
Football: Europa League round of 32, second leg
4 years ago
We bring you the action from Europe as 32 teams battle it out to make it through to the last 16 of the Europa League
Champions League: Wolfsburg v Manchester United and Chelsea v Apoel Nicosia
4 years ago
The best images as Manchester United look to finish top of Group B and Chelsea aim to round off their group campaign in style
Kick4Life - changing lives through football