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Meistermacher Magath rescues Wolfsburg

Meistermacher Magath rettet WolfsburgTwo goals for the relegated: Mario Mandzukic-© SID-IMAGES/TEAM2 /.

Felix Magath has saved the VfL Wolfsburg but before the descent. A 3-1 (0-0) in the last matchday of the Bundesliga, the champions of 2009 made the class.

Sinsheim (SID) - Meistermacher Felix Magath has saved the VfL Wolfsburg but before the descent. A 3-1 (0-0) on the final day of the Bundesliga, the champions of 2009 was the class - thanks to Mario Mandzukic, who scored two goals (60. / 74.). Also met Grafite (78.) for the VfL.

Before 30,000 spectators in the District of Rhein-Neckar-arena Roberto Firmino had created with his third goal of the campaign for the leadership of the host (49), for Wolfsburg it looked quite evil in a relegation battle. Here, the Hoffenheim in the last home game of the season in the first section had been far under its possibilities. However, also totally disappointing Kamei, where Director Diego before game start had caused an uproar, were flashing Bundesliga level only in a few situations.

So after three minutes, but the Brazilian Grafite headed from spun position just past the right goal post. In the 29th minute, Grafite found after a solo ride then his master in the highly reactive 1899-keeper Tom Starke. However, first at all, there is no risk aired 1899 in the final game by coach Marco Pezzaiuoli, adopted at the match with flowers up to a pitiful long-range by Firmino (34).

Before the game, there had been great anger in the VfL. Director Diego had exposed Magath. When the coach told him that he will be in the starting lineup, left the team session in the Hotel Diego and refused to travel to the stadium.

"When he saw that he is not here, he has left the session." This is something that the other players also register course. Each documented how much he wants to contribute to the success of the team with his behavior. "I've already criticized in the past that not all for the team play, and because something is a very good example," Magath said before the match in League total!.

Diego played Thomas Kahlenberg, who acted but very weak. Also, there was also international defender Arne Friedrich in the starting eleven, the Magath had assumed too nervous for the relegation battle during the week.

Directly after the break, the Hoffenheim then showed a completely different face. First Peniel Mlapa summed up from nearly 30 meters a heart, VfL goalkeeper Diego Benaglio repelled to the front, but also Gylfi Sigurdsson could not exploit the margin (47.). Two minutes later Firmino, who missed the Wolfsburg-based housing again only by inches in the 57th minute after a shot was then. Two minutes later, Sigurdsson Benaglio shot from six meters in the arms. Then turned the game in favor of the VfL, which even still deserves won in the end.

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