Wolfsburg – VfL Wolfsburg worthy of inclusion to the list of groups shining club this season. They are candidates for the Bundesliga runners-up and still survive in the Europa League.
In domestic competition, Wolfsburg currently sit in second place. With the remaining 9 weeks, almost impossible they could frustrate Bayern Munich to back champion.
However, it is possible they still finished number at the end of the season, because underneath their closest team, Borussia Moenchengladbach, still within 9 points from them.
If the course is so, then Wolfsburg will re-appear in the Champions League, as they’ve ever tasted for the first time in the 2009/2010 season, after a surprise they won the Bundesliga in the previous season.
In the 2008/2009 season Wolfsburg is German sensation. Under the command of coach Felix Magath, the club was in the hometown of the car manufacturer Volkswagen – VW is also the owner of this club, and they named the Volkswagen Arena stadium – they appear as champions.
Full name club Wolfsburg Verein fuer Leibesuebungen it won in the last week, two points ahead of Bayern Munich. After the winter break they were able to score 10 consecutive wins.
Wolfsburg also became the only team in the Bundesliga which has two players who each scored more than 20 goals in one season. They are Grafite (28 goals, top scorer) and Edin Dzeko (26).
German club Wolfsburg not have a tradition as “regulars” European competition. Before this season they are in fact only three appearances in the UEFA Cup / Europa League, the season 1999/2000, 2008/2009, and 2009/2010.
In his last chance, they played it after aground in the Champions League group phase. As a result, the club was nicknamed Die Woelfe aka “Wolf” was halted in the quarterfinals, after defeated Fulham.
Well, in this season Wolfsburg equaled the best achievement in Europe that by qualifying for the Europa League round of eight. No half-hearted, the club they eliminated in round 16 is Inter Milan: 3-1 at home, 1-2 win also in the headquarters of the opponent.
Success is directly made Wolfsburg now the favorite team to win the Europa League by betting exchanges. They assessed have a greater chance than Napoli, Zenit St Petersburg, Sevilla, Fiorentina, Dinamo Kiev, FC Bruges, and Dnipro.
Name Dieter Hecking is certainly a key figure bersinarnya Wolfsburg this season. Start coached this team in the second half of the 2012/2013 season, he slowly Wolfsburg with more shiny polish. The result, in the last season of their rank rises, from position 11 in the previous season to be number 5.
Of the players, Wolfsburg goalkeeper Diego Benaglio attended, which had green uniforms since 2008, and served as captain. Swiss goalkeeper performed brilliantly at the 2014 World Cup.
Wolfsburg back line quartet rely Naldo, Robin Knoche, Ricardo Rodryguez, and Sebastian Jung.
In the middle Hecking tend to use five midfielders, who the starter is foreign players: Luis Gustavo (Brazil), Vierinha (Portugal), Josua Guilavogui (France), Ivan Perisic (Serbia), and Kevin de Bruyne (Belgium). In addition they still exist Andre Schuerrle, Maxmilian Arnold, and also Aaron Hunt.
In front, Bas Dost is the star. The Dutch striker has scored 11 goals in the league, and a total of 16 goals in all competitions. Backup she is Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner.