German Recap: John Brooks, Wolfsburg Make It Back-to-Back Wins

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John Brooks and Wolfsburg appear to have turned the corner as they came away with the win over Eintracht Frankfurt to give themselves some breathing room in the Bundesliga relegation battle.

Eintracht Frankfurt 0-2 Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg scored goals in both halves to secure all three points against Eintracht Frankfurt at Deutsche Bank Park to make it back-to-back wins.

John Brooks had a strong outing for the Wolves, winning eight duels along with three tackles, while Kevin Paredes watched on from the bench. Tim Chandler was on the bench for Frankfurt.

The host was the better team in the first half, but it would be their opponents who would get on the scoresheet first as the referee pointed to the spot for a penalty. Max Kruse was flattened by center-back Martin Hinteregger in the area. The German dusted himself off to put away the spot-kick in the 28th minute.

The momentum shifted in favor of the guests as the game entered the second as they maintained their slim lead.

After nearly an entire second half without a goal, Wolfsburg put the nail in the coffin in stoppage time with a strike from Dodi Lukebakio.

Wolfsburg remains in 12th place in the standings with 27 points.


In other Bundesliga action, Timothy Tillman played 83 minutes while Julian Green came on for the final seven minutes as Greuther Furth recorded a 2-1 win over Hertha Berlin.

Both Ricardo Pepi and Joe Scally would come off the bench for their respective teams as Borussia Monchengladbach came out on top with a 3-2 win over Augsburg.

George Bello came on to play the final 28 minutes for Arminia Bielefeld in their 2-0 loss to Hoffenheim.

Tyler Adams was on the bench for RB Leipzig in their 3-1 win over FC Cologne to move them up to fourth place in the standings.

In the 2. Bundesliga, Ryan Malone played the entire 90 minutes and registered an assist for Hansa Rostock in their narrow 2-1 loss to Werder Bremen.

Jann George was on the bench for Erzgebirge Aue in their 3-2 loss to Holstein Kiel.

Down in the 3. Liga, Terrence Boyd went the distance for Kaiserslautern as they shared the points with Magdeburg following a 2-2 draw.

Lennard Maloney and Borussia Dortmund II registered a 1-0 win over Havelse.

Mael Corboz played 72 minutes as Verl played out a 1-1 draw with Viktoria Berlin.

Kevin Lankford played the final six minutes for Wehen Wiesbaden in their 1-0 win over promotion-chasing Saarbrucken.

Justin Butler played the final five minutes for Waldhof Mannheim in their 0-0 draw with Turkgucu Munich.


Kenya Brown

Born in America, but raised in Europe and Asia, Kenya has loved soccer ever since his parents put a ball at his feet. While covering some of the top U.S. players around Europe, he loves putting the spotlight on players who are based in leagues off the beaten path. He also interviews coaches and other people in the game to gain more insight.

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