Wout Weghorst was the big man at VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga on Friday. The Dutchman helped his club with two goals to a 5-3 victory over Werder Bremen.
For a long time, Wolfsburg-Werder Bremen seemed to end in a draw and that was not surprising given the statistics this season. Both clubs already played five draws in eight Bundesliga games until Friday.
Werder Bremen had even drawn the last five league matches and each time, like last week at Bayern Munich, it ended in 1-1. That position was also on the scoreboard in the Volkswagen Arena halfway through the first half after goals from Leonardo Bittencourt (0-1) and Ridle Baku (1-1).
It didn’t stop there this time. John Brooks made it 2-1 and Kevin Mohwald tied the score again. Less than a minute after that goal – and all in the first half – Wout Weghorst signed for the 3-2. The striker hit after Admir Mehmedi had laid out the ball somewhat fortunately.
Shortly after the break, it became 3-3 through an own goal from Brooks and a new draw for both clubs seemed imminent. Fifteen minutes before the end, Weghorst headed in a measured cross by Jérôme Roussillon hard: 4-3. It was Weghorst’s sixth goal of the season.
This time, Bremen did not return, partly due to a red card for midfielder Mohwald (twice yellow) in the final phase. Bartosz Bialek made it 5-3 in injury time. Wolfsburg is fifth in the Bundesliga due to the victory, Werder remains number nine.
The moment of Wout Weghorst’s 4-3. (Photo: Pro Shots)