At the break, head coach Julian Nagelsmann introduced Christopher Nkunku into the game, who made his return from injury. The change paid off, with Nkunku supplying Amadou Haidara from a set piece. Haidara’s effort was seen late by goalkeeper Koen Casteels, who was only able to parry into the path of Willi Orban. The defender reacted quickest to put the ball over the line (54').
Both sides fought for the win until the end of the game and despite chances at each end, the scores remained even and the points were shared.
6th minute: Wolfsburg try to reply through Wout Weghorst, but the goal doesn’t stand due to a handball before the shot. VAR confirms the referee Tobias Stieler’s decision.
35th minute: Wolfsburg take the lead. Renato Steffen has a go from outside the area. The shot deflects off Willi Orban and leaves Gulácsi with no chance, creeping inside the far post..
38th minute: Forsberg’s cross is met with a strong header by Upamecano, but Wolfsburg’s Casteels pulls off a good save.
54th minute: RBL are level! Nkunku delivers the ball in and Haidara attempts an effort on goal. Casteels sees the ball late and is able to parry but doesn't clear the danger. Willi Orban shows a striker's instinct and is first to the loose ball to fire home!