Wolfsburg 3 - 1 Borussia Monchengladbach

Match info: Bundesliga at Volkswagen Arena

Date: 10/05/2014 KO: 14:30 Ref: W Stark Att: 30,000

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Ivan Perisic 68
Kevin De Bruyne 30
Robin Knoche 81



Christoph Kramer 64

FT (ht: 1-0)

  • Last Updated: May 9 2014, 13:39 BST

Wolfsburg and Borussia Monchengladbach share one ambition ahead of their showdown on the final day of the season with a place in the Champions League potentially the reward for the winner.

Dieter Hecking: Wolfsburg coach wants victory
Dieter Hecking: Wolfsburg coach wants victory

The destiny of both sides on Saturday will initially be out of their hands since Bayer Leverkusen can secure fourth place with victory over Werder Bremen.

But should they slip up, Wolfsburg and Monchengladbach want to be ready to take full advantage.

"We're desperate to win this weekend and we will be going all out to win it," said Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking.

"Nevertheless, I can feel that my lads are pretty relaxed, which is essential if you want to be successful."

Hecking has a fully fit squad to choose from, apart from the long-term injury absentees Bas Dost and Junior Malanda.

He must find a way of dealing with one of the most clinical sides on the counter-attack in the Bundesliga.

"They have Raffael and Max Kruse who use the full width of the pitch and in Patrick Herrmann they have a player who hits you deep while Juan Arango can play the decisive passes," Hecking said.

"They also have great organisation against the ball and are very disciplined, and it is hard to get goalscoring opportunities against them."

Monchengladbach coach Lucien Favre has also given his side a clean bill of health for a game which he hopes will provide a fairytale ending to the season.

"Surprises often happen on the final day of the season so anything is possible," said the Swiss coach.

Even if a win is not enough for a rise of two places into fourth, it would at least earn Monchengladbach a place in the group stage of the Europa League next season.

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