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2021-22 German Bundesliga
  • Andrej Kramaric (45'+2')
  • Christoph Baumgartner (73')
  • Pavel Kaderábek (81')
  • Ridle Baku (25')

Wolfsburg suffer first league defeat of season at Hoffenheim

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Hoffenheim hands Wolfsburg first loss of Bundesliga season (2:04)

VfL Wolfsburg suffers its first defeat of the campaign as Hoffenheim rallies for a 3-1 win. (2:04)

VfL Wolfsburg lost 3-1 at Hoffenheim on Saturday after taking the lead, suffering their first defeat of the season to drop three points behind Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich.

Wolfsburg looked to be on track for another win when Ridle Baku's sensational shot from 20 metres put them ahead in the 25th minute.

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Wolfsburg, who host Sevilla in the Champions League on Wednesday, had enjoyed a strong start but gradually eased off, allowing Hoffenheim to level on the stroke of halftime when Andrej Kramaric was left unmarked at the far post to power in a header.

The hosts were again stronger in the second half and bagged a second goal when Pavel Kaderabek chased down a deep cross, then cut perfectly into the box for Christoph Baumgartner to drill in.

Kaderabek made sure of the three points nine minutes from time, scoring on the rebound after a free kick had bounced off the post.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 19 +43 46
2 Borussia Dortmund 19 +20 40
3 Bayer Leverkusen 19 +13 32
4 TSG Hoffenheim 19 +10 31
5 1. FC Union Berlin 19 +3 31
6 SC Freiburg 19 +8 30
7 RB Leipzig 19 +13 28
8 Eintracht Frankfurt 19 +2 28
9 FC Cologne 19 -2 28
10 Mainz 19 +6 27
11 VfL Bochum 19 -10 23
12 Borussia Monchengladbach 19 -10 22
13 Hertha Berlin 19 -17 22
14 VfL Wolfsburg 19 -13 21
15 FC Augsburg 19 -11 19
16 Arminia Bielefeld 19 -8 18
17 VfB Stuttgart 19 -11 18
18 SpVgg Greuther Furth 19 -36 7