Wolfsburg has to tremble: changed the wrong way and now out?

It’s going off well: At his competitive game premiere, coach Mark van Bommel is about to lose at the green table. And that despite the fact that VfL Wolfsburg won. But a mistake could cost the Lower Saxony dearly.


First Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg were happy about the 3-1 win in extra time, now there is still a tremendous game threatening – and the subsequent end. According to media reports, fourth division Prussia Münster is considering an appeal against the game standings. Because Wolfsburg changed six times, but only five changes are allowed according to the DFB statutes. “Yes, we are aware that Wolfsburg has changed six times. We will discuss this internally and decide whether and how we should proceed against it,” said Münster’s manager Peter Niemeyer of “Bild”.

VfL coach Mark van Bommel made three changes in his competitive debut during regular time, plus three changes in extra time. The Wolfsburg are said to have asked the fourth official several times, according to dpa information, whether the sixth change was allowed. Accordingly, there was no contradiction. According to media reports, referee Christian Dingert should have noted the change problem in the match report. He did not want to comment on this.


The Bundesliga clubs 1. FC Köln and FSV Mainz 05 only made it through against regional league clubs in a penalty thriller. Cologne defeated FC Carl Zeiss Jena 4: 2, Mainz had good nerves with the amateurs of SV Elversberg at 8: 7 from the penalty spot – and luck on their side when the 16th penalty hit the crossbar. European Cup starter 1. FC Union Berlin solved its compulsory task with a 1-0 win at third division Türkgücü Munich thanks to Olympic participant Max Kruse, Hertha BSC only won 1-0 in Meppen in stoppage time.


From 15 Bundesliga clubs so far, Eintracht Frankfurt and promoted SpVgg Greuther Fürth are already out; Fürth lost to the regional league club Babelsberg on penalties. It was worse a week before the start of the league for the Hessians and the new Eintracht coach Oliver Glasner. “We will be very, very hard with ourselves and analyze the game,” said the Austrian after the embarrassing 2-0 at third division club SV Waldhof Mannheim.


There are four Monday games, but then the first round is still not over. On Monday at 6.30 p.m. Bundesliga club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim will play against third division club FC Viktoria Köln, there will also be a second division duel between FC Ingolstadt and FC Erzgebirge Aue and regional division Sportfreunde Lotte will host second division club Karlsruher SC. In the late game (8.45 p.m.) third division club 1. FC Kaiserslautern is hoping for a surprise against first division club Borussia Mönchengladbach.

The first round will be decided on August 25th (8:15 pm) by Bremer SV and record cup winners FC Bayern Munich. The original game date had to be postponed last Friday due to corona cases near Bremen.

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