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Impuls Arena (ATT 27,554) 20th October 2013 - Kick off 16:30 Ref: F Zwayer

FC Augsburg FC Augsburg vs Wolfsburg Wolfsburg

FC Augsburg 1

T Werner (10)


Wolfsburg 2

M Arnold (35)
Luiz Gustavo (42)

Wolfsburg lift the gloom

Last Updated: 20/10/13 7:29pm

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Maximilian Arnold (r) celebrates his goal for Wolsburg

Maximilian Arnold (r) celebrates his goal for Wolsburg

Wolfsburg moved above Augsburg in the Bundesliga with a 2-1 win in Bavaria on Sunday, lifting the gloom a little following a disappointing start to the season.

Tobias Werner put Augsburg in front 10 minutes in and, for at least the first half-an-hour, there was only one team in the game.

The hosts failed to add a second, though, and were punished by two goals in seven minutes, with Maximilian Arnold and Luiz Gustavo turning the game on its head and earning Dieter Hecking's men all three points.

Augsburg came flying out of the blocks, testing Diego Benaglio early on through Hong Jeong-ho's effort before Halil Altintop was denied by a fine one-handed save.

Wolfsburg's resistance was broken when Werner scored, providing the finish after first Altintop's shot was saved by Benaglio and then Sascha Molders' effort from the rebound was blocked.

Molders only just managed to get out of the way of Werner's shot.

Andre Hahn missed the chance to make it two, while a cross flashed inches in front of Werner as Augsburg looked to a second a second.

Altintop pulled a shot wide before, out of nowhere, Arnold levelled.

His 25-yard effort whizzed past Alexander Manninger, who could only watch the ball fly into the left-hand corner of his net.

And it was now Augsburg's defending which proved not up to scratch as they left Gustavo completely free to head in Ricardo Rodriguez's free-kick from six yards out to complete the turnaround.

Augsburg offered little by way of response after the break, seemingly lacking the energy to do so after such a bright opening.

Diego went the closest to scoring at the other end, but Manninger guarded his near post well to keep the Brazilian out as Wolfsburg held on to their first away win of the season.

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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