Wolfsburg beats Augsburg 3-2, climbs 5th in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Yannick Gerhardt scored late to clinch a 3-2 win for Wolfsburg at Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
Gerhardt’s 89th-minute winner lifted Wolfsburg to fifth place, three points behind Leipzig in the last Champions League spot and one point ahead of Eintracht Frankfurt, before the league’s winter break.
Augsburg made the better start but Wolfsburg gradually gained control and Josuha Guilavogui scored after the visitors’ second corner. American defender John Anthony Brooks headed the ball on and the French midfielder prodded it home from close range.
Brazilian defender William scored before the break after Augsburg missed several chances to clear.
But Gerhardt’s late strike proved too much for the home side.
“You can see that we’re perhaps still a bit too naive,” Augsburg coach Manuel Baum said.
Hoffenheim drew 1-1 with visiting Mainz in Sunday’s late game, with Vincenzo Grifo hitting the post in injury time for the home team.
“We’re not 100 percent satisfied today,” Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann said.
Bayern took advantage of Dortmund’s defeat of Borussia Moenchengladbach on Friday to move second with a win over Eintracht Frankfurt a day later. Gladbach and Bayern had been separated by goal difference.
- Bayern Munich
- Borussia Dortmund
- Eintracht Frankfurt
- Josuha Guilavogui
- Rani Khedira
- UEFA Champions League
- Yannick Gerhardt