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Wolfsburg take first step to stay in Bundesliga

IANS  |  Wolfsburg (Germany) 

took an almost definitive step towards staying in the top division after beating second division side Kiel 3-1 in the first leg of the German relegation campaign.

The team of Bruno Labbadia, who played in the quarter-finals of with Real Madrid just two years ago, won their crucial game against Kiel on Thursday, who put in more trouble than expected, reports news agency.

In fact, Kiel had two clear chances in the final minutes, especially a 84th-minute shot from Aaron Seydel, soaring close to the post, which would have achieved a better result for the return leg on May 21.

Holstein Kiel, however, lacked the success of Wolfsburg, who did not miss an early chance to take the lead after 13 minutes with a goal from Belgian striker

responded twenty-one minutes later, with a goal from Kingsley Schindler, which culminated from a spectacular attack by striker Dominick Drexler, who managed the ball past all his opponents in the area.

But even the beauty of Drexler's goal did not prevent Holstein Kiel's defeat, who before half-time were already behind again, after Croatia's scored the 2-1 after 40 minutes of play.

Tunisian was responsible for the final score for after converting a long pass coming from Origi to a quality goal in the 56th minute.



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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 12:46 IST