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Volkswagen Arena (ATT 28,625) 31st August 2013 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: Robert Hartmann

Wolfsburg Wolfsburg vs Hertha Berlin Hertha

Wolfsburg 2

I Olic (43)
Diego (pen 45)


Hertha 0

Wolfsburg keep up good run

Last Updated: 31/08/13 6:00pm

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Diego celebrates his goal for Wolfsburg

Diego celebrates his goal for Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg maintained their perfect home record this season by inflicting the first defeat of the campaign on Hertha Berlin.

Goals from Ivica Olic and Diego just before half-time were enough for the Wolves to celebrate a 2-0 victory which takes them into the top half of the table, just a point behind their opponents.

Wolfsburg defended their lead in the second half and almost added to it too, but that was not necessary to take the spoils.

Hecking chose Jan Polak to take the place of the suspended Luiz Gustavo in his midfield, recalling him for the first time after the opening-day defeat in Hannover.

His cross in the 14th minute almost led to a penalty, but the referee did not see Hajime Hosogai's handball as deliberate and waved play on.

The hosts kept up their hunt for an opener, but despite them enjoying most of the possession, the first big chance of the game went Hertha's way with Anis Ben-Hatira's cross met by the unmarked Adrian Ramos, who headed over the crossbar from six yards out.

Wolfsburg finally made their pressure count three minutes before half-time when Naldo's shot turned into an assist for Olic, who slid in to meet the ball on the edge of the six-yard box and open the scoring.

A foul by John Brooks on Diego just before the interval allowed the Brazilian to double Wolfsburg's advantage from the penalty spot.

Wolfsburg could have had a third in the second half when Koo Ja-cheol took the ball around Thomas Kraft, but he lost the angle for a shot and instead lifted a cross towards Diego who was unable to reach it.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 34 79
2 Wolfsburg 34 69
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 66
4 Bayer Leverkusen 34 61
5 FC Augsburg 34 49
6 Schalke 34 48
7 Borussia Dortmund 34 46
8 Hoffenheim 34 44
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 43
10 Werder Bremen 34 43
11 Mainz 34 40
12 Cologne 34 40
13 Hannover 96 34 37
14 Stuttgart 34 36
15 Hertha Berlin 34 35
16 Hamburg 34 35
17 SC Freiburg 34 34
18 SC Paderborn 07 34 31