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Does VfL Wolfsburg pull its head out of the noose again? Or does Holstein Kiel succeed in marching into the Bundesliga? On Whit Monday, we get the final answer to these questions. On Thursday, however, could make a sort of preliminary decision, if the wolves in the first leg of the relegation to receive the storks in the domestic Volkswagen Arena. Naturally, Wolfsburg as a Bundesliga club is considered a favorite, but the Kielers are by no means to be underestimated and now want to put the cherry on a cream season on it.
It was the only second victory in the eleventh game under Bruno Labbadia, but it was an immensely important in the end. At the weekend, VfL Wolfsburg prevailed in the last game of the Bundesliga at home against the already determined relegated 1. FC Cologne. The game started with a dream start and 1-0 after less than a minute. Only Wolfsburg had to tremble briefly, as Cologne scored the interim 1-1, but the wolves had the game over long distances completely under control and won at the end ouverän with 4: 1. Many spoke of the best seasonal performance of the VfL, which was also necessary, as it would have meant in a defeat direct transition to the 2nd Bundesliga. So Wolfsburg saved on the home straight with only six three-pointers, 15 draws, 13 defeats and thus only 33 counters on rank 16 and thus in the relegation.
There, Wolfsburg also played a year ago and then sat down in the two games against Eintracht Braunschweig with each 1-0. With Bruno Labbadia the club took after the departure of Martin Schmidt a coach who should actually save the club directly. However, there were only two wins under Labbadia, three draws and six defeats. Overall, VfL Wolfsburg was the second-worst home team in the Bundesliga and came in their own arena to only three threes, eight draws and six defeats. The 4-1 victory against Cologne was the first home win, after Wolfsburg in eight home games previously only drew three and lost five defeats. In this respect, the term home advantage on Thursday certainly can not be overstated.
For a long time, it looked as if Holstein Kiel could make the direct march into the Bundesliga. In the end, the third place still surpassed all expectations, which had before the season in the far north. Above all, the offensive of the storks put all supposed top clubs from the lower house in the shade. With a solid 71 (!) Kiel scored Kiel alone ten more than the second best in this statistic, the 1st FC Nuremberg. Kiel gave the guests from Brunswick equal to six pieces on the last day and crowned the 6-2 victory not only a fabulous round in the 2nd Bundesliga, but sent the lions, who were traded before the season as a co-favorite on the rise, in the third class. This last game was not really important for Kiel, as the third place was already fixed. Nevertheless, Kiel wanted to keep the tension high with regard to the relegation, which was impressively achieved with this brilliant threesome.
The reason why Kiel did not rise directly in the Bundesliga, are certainly the many division of points. With a total of 14 draws Kieler storks had the second most draw of all 18 second division clubs. With only six bankruptcies Kiel had conceded on the other side, the fewest defeats in the 2nd Bundesliga. The last of these six bankruptcies was particularly bitter, because that was a 1: 3 at home against Nuremberg on the 31st matchday. A victory in this direct duel shortly before the end of the season would probably have meant direct access to the upper house. So now Kiel has to go the detour via the relegation and start at home first, where the storks are unbeaten for five games. Overall Kiel came in 17 away games in the 2nd Bundesliga on six wins, seven draws and four bankruptcies and was also on the opponent’s place with 35 goals the most accurate team.
Wolfsburg vs Holstein Kiel head to head matches
03.07.09 CF Holstein Kiel Wolfsburg 1 : 2