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Volkswagen Arena (ATT 29,488) 26th October 2013 - Kick off 17:30 Ref: D Aytekin

Wolfsburg Wolfsburg vs Werder Bremen W Bremen

Wolfsburg 3

M Arnold (7)
I Olic (72)
I Perisic (89)

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Easy pickings for Wolfsburg

Last Updated: 26/10/13 7:49pm

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Ivica Olic: Wolfsburg forward celebrates

Ivica Olic: Wolfsburg forward celebrates

Wolfsburg moved into fifth place in the Bundesliga on Saturday night thanks to a comfortable 3-0 win over Werder Bremen in a one-sided northern Germany derby.

Maximilian Arnold put the hosts on their way to victory in the eighth minute, but they had to wait until late on to confirm their superiority with further goals from Ivica Olic and Ivan Perisic wrapping up victory for Dieter Hecking's men.

Bremen hardly managed to test Wolfsburg goalkeeper Diego Benaglio as they remained in 12th place, three points behind the Wolves.

Arnold scored his first goal of the season in the 2-1 win over Augsburg a week ago and he appears to have got a taste for it as he put Wolfsburg in front after eight minutes.

He met Olic's backheeled pass full on at the near post, leaving Sebastian Mielitz no chance from 10 yards out.

Olic could have made it two in the 16th minute when he was put through on goal, but he seemed to rush his shot with still 10 yards to go before reaching the edge of the penalty area and Mielitz made a save with his leg.

The danger was not over as Perisic picked the ball up, but he did the opposite to Olic and delayed his shot too much with Mielitz again making the save.

Perisic missed the Wolves' next chance on the half-hour mark when he turned Diego's cross wide from close range while Diego had a shot of his own blocked on the stroke of half time.

Wolfsburg continued to attack in the second half, but had to wait until the 72nd minute before doubling their lead.

Perisic set the ball in from the right and Olic bravely headed the ball in from six yards out, low to the ground and a defender's boot.

Perisic then got in on the act himself with two minutes to go, finding the far corner with an accurate finish to seal a comfortable victory at the VW-Arena.

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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