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September 11, 2010 2:30 PM BST
Signal-Iduna-Park Dortmund
Referee:‬ Deniz Aytekin (Oberasbach)‎
Attendance:‬ 75000‎
 
50′ Nuri Sahin
 
 
Top of the Match
Nuri Sahin
Nuri Sahin
Borussia Dortmund
Shinji Kagawa
Shinji Kagawa
Borussia Dortmund
Flop of the Match
Diego Ribas
Diego Ribas
VfL Wolfsburg
Diego Ribas
Diego Ribas
VfL Wolfsburg

Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Wolfsburg: Sahin Wonder Goal Leaves McClaren On The Brink

Woeful Wolfsburg fall to their third straight Bundesliga defeat...

By Luke Matthews

Nuri Sahin
Borussia Dortmund were too hot to handle for Wolfsburg at the Westfalenstadion as Steve McClaren's side slumped to yet another defeat.

A super-strike from Nuri Sahin and a well-worked team goal finished off by the impressive Shinji Kagawa have left the English tactician's future in doubt.

The first chance of the game fell to Wolfsburg captain Edin Dzeko in the sixth minute as he charged through the Dortmund defence after some great link-up play with Diego. However not even a dangerous deflection from Nevin Subotic could direct the Bosnian striker's tame effort into the net.

Dortmund's first true chance of the game fell to last season's top scorer Lucas Barrios. Attacking left-back Marcel Schmelzer whipped in an accurate cross to the Paraguayan international who saw his header acrobatically turned over the bar by Diego Benaglio.

Barrios' effort seemed to spark the game into life with Borussia quickening the tempo. Yet the Ruhr natives were lucky to head into half-time level when in the 44th minute, danger man Dzeko found space 25 yards out and watched as his fantastic effort smashed off the crossbar.

The second half started in a similar fashion to the first, plenty of endeavour from both sides but no real end product. Step forward Nuri Sahin.

On 50 minutes the young Turk picked the ball up 30 yards out, turned and rifled an unstoppable effort into Benaglio's right hand corner. Questions will be asked in regards to the 'keeper being off his line but take nothing away from Sahin, it was a goal for the footballing purists.

The goal clearly boosted the confidence of Jurgen Klopp's young team who nearly doubled their lead four minutes later. The soon to be German international Kevin Grosskreutz did brilliantly to find Barios who had peeled off Andrea Barzagli. The Argentinian-born forward's snapshot was expertly tipped away by Benaglio who kept his side in the game.

Dortmund certainly now had a stranglehold on the game and in the 67th minute Shinji Kagawa looked to put the result beyond doubt. The diminutive Japanese attacker was played through on goal by the impressive Grosskreutz. Kagawa kept his cool to slot the ball past the 'keeper. The former Cerezo Osako player is already proving to be one of the Bundesliga's bargains of the season.

Wolfsburg had no real answer for Dortmund's willingness to run with the hosts coming close to adding a third in the 70th minute with the energetic Patrick Owomoyela cutting in and unleashing a ferocious 30 yard drive. Unluckily for the former Werder Bremen man, the ball rebounded back off the bar.

Wolfsburg struggled to get back into the game and even the introduction of Grafite failed to ignite the 2008-09 Bundesliga champions. Dortmund will be full of confidence as they prepare for Thursday's Europa League tie with Karpaty Lyiv.

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Borussia Dortmund

1
Roman Weidenfeller
Goalkeeper
0.00
29
3.00
15
Mats Hummels
Defender
3.50
4
Neven Subotic
Defender
3.00
25
0.00
19
Kevin Großkreutz
Midfielder
85′
2.50
5
Sebastian Kehl
Midfielder
71′
3.50
26
Shinji Kagawa
Midfielder
66′
3.50
18
Nuri Sahin
Midfielder
50′
3.50
16
2.50
19
L. Barrios
Striker
3.00

VfL Wolfsburg

3.50
1
Diego Benaglio
Goalkeeper
2.50
4
2.00
15
2.00
14
Simon Kjaer
Defender
2.00
16
2.00
9
2.00
-
Cícero
Midfielder
26′ 53′
2.00
21
Diego Ribas
Midfielder
45′
2.00
7
Josué
Midfielder
2.00
15
Karim Ziani
Midfielder
2.50
10
Edin Dzeko
Striker

Substitutes

20
0.00
5
0.00
8
0.00
6
Sven Bender
Midfielder
71′
0.00
19
Mario Götze
Midfielder
76′
0.00
26
0.00
9
0.00

Substitutes

0.00
35
Marwin Hitz
Goalkeeper
0.00
17
0.00
8
0.00
24
2.00
15
Makoto Hasebe
Midfielder
53′
0.00
2
0.00
23
Grafite
Striker
77′

Coach/Manager

-
0.00

Coach/Manager

0.00
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Striker
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