Union Berlin recaptured their lead in the Bundesliga standings after second-half goals from Jordan Siebatcheu and Sheraldo Becker saw them edge Wolfsburg 2-0 on Sunday.
Union Berlin assumed control on home soil from the kick-off as Janik Haberer forced Wolfsburg goalkeeper Koen Casteels into action before Becker’s free kick went just wide in the opening stages.
The Wolves needed some time to gain a foothold into the clash and had to wait until the half-hour mark, when Josip Brekalo produced the first noteworthy opportunity after hitting the side netting from a tight angle.
After the restart, Union and Wolfsburg traded attacks as Siebatcheu came close in quick succession before Maximilian Arnold pulled narrowly wide from distance with 51 minutes gone.
Union’s efforts eventually paid off on 55 minutes as Becker’s pinpoint cross into the area found Siebatcheu, who headed home from a central position to make it 1-0.
Berlin focused on its defence and handed over control, but an uninspired Wolfsburg couldn’t do any damage to the host’s well-positioned defence.
Wolfsburg pressed frenetically but it was the Eisernen who doubled their advantage after Becker finished off a textbook counterattack with a well-placed finish past Casteel in the 77th minute.
“I am impressed by my team’s performance. We were in control and played dominantly in the second half. I felt at no point that I had to intervene,” said Union Berlin head coach Urs Fischer.
“We didn’t accept the challenge today. We don’t have enough power up front,” said Wolfsburg head coach Niko Kovac.
Elsewhere, Freiburg missed the chance to reduce the arrears to the top spot after sharing the spoils with Hoffenheim following a goalless stalemate.- Advertisement -