German Bundesliga
Werder Bremen3Wolfsburg5

SV Werder Bremen 3-5 VfL Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg's Dutch striker Bas Dost
Bas Dost's goals have helped Wolfsburg climb to second in the Bundesliga table

Wolfsburg striker Bas Dost continued his incredible run of form by making it 14 goals in his last nine appearances to help his side defeat Werder Bremen in an eight-goal thriller.

Dutch forward Dost scored twice, as did Daniel Caligiuri, with Maximilian Arnold also scoring for the visitors.

Werder Bremen's goals came from Zlatko Junuzovic, former Wigan striker Franco Di Santo and an own goal by Vieirinha.

Wolfsburg are second in the table after winning their last four league games.

They are eight points behind leaders Bayern Munich and 10 points ahead of third-placed Borussia Monchengladbach.

Dost's fine run of form includes four goals in a 5-4 win at Bayer Leverkusen on 14 February.

He now has 11 goals in six Bundesliga games in 2015.

Only Barcelona's Lionel Messi - 12 goals in nine games - has scored more league goals this calendar year in Europe's top five leagues.

The 25-year-old joined Wolfsburg in July 2012 from Dutch club Heerenveen.

He has represented the Netherlands at Under-21 level but has yet to play for the senior national team.

Dost was called up for a friendly match against Belgium in August 2012 but did not play.

He was linked with a £7m move to Aston Villa in 2012.

Line-ups

Werder Bremen

  • 1Wolf
  • 23Gebre Selassie
  • 15Prödl
  • 7VestergaardBooked at 79mins
  • 37SternbergSubstituted forGarciaat 86'minutes
  • 18KroosBooked at 69minsSubstituted forMakiadiat 81'minutes
  • 8FritzSubstituted forEggesteinat 77'minutes
  • 16Junuzovic
  • 11Öztunali
  • 27Selke
  • 9Di Santo

Substitutes

  • 2Garcia
  • 3Caldirola
  • 6Makiadi
  • 14Hajrovic
  • 20Casteels
  • 35Eggestein
  • 39Fröde

Wolfsburg

  • 1Benaglio
  • 8VieirinhaSubstituted forJungat 76'minutes
  • 25Naldo
  • 5Klose
  • 4Schäfer
  • 23GuilavoguiBooked at 58minsSubstituted forSchürrleat 64'minutes
  • 22Luiz Gustavo
  • 14De Bruyne
  • 27Arnold
  • 7Caligiuri
  • 12DostSubstituted forBendtnerat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Bendtner
  • 15Träsch
  • 17Schürrle
  • 20Grün
  • 24Jung
  • 31Knoche
  • 34Rodriguez
Referee:
Marco Fritz
Attendance:
40,126

Match Stats

Home TeamWerder BremenAway TeamWolfsburg
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home21
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, SV Werder Bremen 3, VfL Wolfsburg 5.

Full Time

Second Half ends, SV Werder Bremen 3, VfL Wolfsburg 5.

Attempt missed. Nicklas Bendtner (VfL Wolfsburg) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Marcel Schäfer with a cross.

Luiz Gustavo (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Zlatko Junuzovic (SV Werder Bremen).

Substitution

Substitution, VfL Wolfsburg. Nicklas Bendtner replaces Bas Dost.

Offside, VfL Wolfsburg. Maximilian Arnold tries a through ball, but Bas Dost is caught offside.

Foul by Daniel Caligiuri (VfL Wolfsburg).

Jannik Vestergaard (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Maximilian Arnold (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Davie Selke (SV Werder Bremen).

Substitution

Substitution, SV Werder Bremen. Santiago Garcia replaces Janek Sternberg.

Attempt saved. Zlatko Junuzovic (SV Werder Bremen) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Daniel Caligiuri (VfL Wolfsburg).

Maximilian Eggestein (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kevin De Bruyne (VfL Wolfsburg).

Cedrick Makiadi (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Bas Dost (VfL Wolfsburg).

Jannik Vestergaard (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Maximilian Arnold (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Davie Selke (SV Werder Bremen).

Corner, SV Werder Bremen. Conceded by Sebastian Jung.

Substitution

Substitution, SV Werder Bremen. Cedrick Makiadi replaces Felix Kroos.

Corner, SV Werder Bremen. Conceded by Luiz Gustavo.

Booking

Jannik Vestergaard (SV Werder Bremen) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Daniel Caligiuri (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jannik Vestergaard (SV Werder Bremen).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, SV Werder Bremen. Maximilian Eggestein replaces Clemens Fritz.

Delay in match Bas Dost (VfL Wolfsburg) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, VfL Wolfsburg. Sebastian Jung replaces Vieirinha.

Corner, SV Werder Bremen. Conceded by Timm Klose.

Attempt blocked. Clemens Fritz (SV Werder Bremen) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Franco Di Santo.

Luiz Gustavo (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Clemens Fritz (SV Werder Bremen).

Marcel Schäfer (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Levin Öztunali (SV Werder Bremen).

Attempt missed. André Schürrle (VfL Wolfsburg) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne.

Booking

Felix Kroos (SV Werder Bremen) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luiz Gustavo (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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