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2019-20 German Bundesliga
  • Niko Gießelmann (16')
  • Wout Weghorst (29')

Toothless Wolfsburg settle for 1-1 draw at Dusseldorf

Wout Weghorst celebrates after scoring a goal for Wolfsburg against Dusseldorf. Getty Images

Wolfsburg drew 1-1 at Fortuna Dusseldorf on Friday, squandering their chance to provisionally take over the lead in the Bundesliga.

Niko Giesselman's spectacular shot from a tight angle put the hosts ahead in the 17th minute.

Wout Weghorst then completed a well-oiled move by the Wolves 12 minutes later to level but they hardly created a chance after the break. They are in second place on eight points.

On Saturday leaders RB Leipzig, on nine, host champions Bayern Munich, who are two points behind. Fifth-placed Borussia Dortmund take on Bayer Leverkusen.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 23 +39 49
2 RB Leipzig 23 +36 48
3 Borussia Dortmund 23 +33 45
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 22 +18 43
5 Bayer Leverkusen 23 +11 43
6 Schalke 04 23 0 36
7 VfL Wolfsburg 23 +4 34
8 TSG Hoffenheim 23 -2 34
9 SC Freiburg 23 -2 33
10 FC Union Berlin 23 -7 29
11 Eintracht Frankfurt 23 +1 28
12 FC Augsburg 23 -13 27
13 FC Cologne 22 -9 26
14 Hertha Berlin 23 -16 26
15 Mainz 23 -21 22
16 Fortuna Düsseldorf 23 -23 20
17 Werder Bremen 23 -28 17
18 SC Paderborn 07 23 -21 16