VfL Wolfsburg 1-1 FC Koln

FC Koln ended a two-match losing streak when they came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with VfL Wolfsburg at the Volkswagen Arena on Sunday afternoon.

Wolfsburg meanwhile remain unbeaten in eight games against today’s opponents, with a record of four wins and four draws,

The hosts started the game the brighter side, with Julian Draxler firing in three shots within the opening 30 minutes, although they were all off target.

There was also a 14th minute opportunity for Max Kruse, who was played in by Draxler, but the effort was saved by Timo Horn.

Koln’s only chance in the opening stages of the game came on 22 minutes, but unable to break down the Wolfsburg defence, Filip Mladenovic’s shot from 35 yards sailed high over goal.

More chances arrived before the break, but Luiz Gustavo and André Schürrle were unable to score for Wolfsburg, while Jonas Hector fired over the bar for the team from Cologne.

Dieter Hecking’s Wolfsburg side continued to dominate the goal scoring opportunity stats after the restart, Max Kruse having a shot saved before Gustavo hit the bar in the 56th minute.

There was no denying Draxler though as he made it 1-0 in the 67th minute, netting with a right footed shot into the bottom left corner after an assist by Vieirinha.

After having missed two decent chances just after the hour mark, Anthony Modeste leveled the game for the visiting team in the 75th minute when he latched onto a pass from Leonardo Bittencourt before picking out the bottom right hand corner.

The hosts rallied for a late winner, but Nicklas Bendtner headed wide from Vieirinha’s cross before Sebastian Jung shot off target from a tight angle, both chances coming on 90 minutes.

Koln remain in ninth position on the Bundesliga standings, while Wolfsburg move one place up to seventh.

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