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Werder BremenWerder Bremen3WolfsburgVfL Wolfsburg5

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 yearexternal-link 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 Villaexternal-link in 2012.

Line-ups

Werder Bremen

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Benaglio
  • 8Vieira de FreitasSubstituted forJungat 76'minutes
  • 25Naldo
  • 5Klose
  • 4Schäfer
  • 23GuilavoguiBooked at 58minsSubstituted forSchürrleat 64'minutes
  • 22Dias
  • 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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    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.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Zlatko Junuzovic (SV Werder Bremen).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, VfL Wolfsburg. Nicklas Bendtner replaces Bas Dost.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Caligiuri (VfL Wolfsburg).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Davie Selke (SV Werder Bremen).

  12. Substitution

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Caligiuri (VfL Wolfsburg).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Kevin De Bruyne (VfL Wolfsburg).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Bas Dost (VfL Wolfsburg).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 1st March 2015

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