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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 31 76
2 Wolfsburg 31 62
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 31 60
4 Bayer Leverkusen 31 58
5 Schalke 31 45
6 FC Augsburg 31 43
7 Werder Bremen 31 42
8 Hoffenheim 31 41
9 Borussia Dortmund 31 40
10 Mainz 31 37
11 Cologne 31 36
12 Eintracht Frankfurt 31 36
13 Hertha Berlin 31 34
14 Hamburg 31 31
15 SC Paderborn 07 31 31
16 SC Freiburg 31 30
17 Hannover 96 31 30
18 Stuttgart 31 27