2021-22 German Bundesliga
  • Andrej Kramaric (45'+2')
  • Christoph Baumgartner (73')
  • Pavel Kaderábek (81')
  • Ridle Baku (25')

Wolfsburg suffer first league defeat of season at Hoffenheim

play
Hoffenheim hands Wolfsburg first loss of Bundesliga season (2:04)

VfL Wolfsburg suffers its first defeat of the campaign as Hoffenheim rallies for a 3-1 win. (2:04)

VfL Wolfsburg lost 3-1 at Hoffenheim on Saturday after taking the lead, suffering their first defeat of the season to drop three points behind Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich.

Wolfsburg looked to be on track for another win when Ridle Baku's sensational shot from 20 metres put them ahead in the 25th minute.

- Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)
- ESPN+ viewer's guide: Bundesliga, Serie A, MLS, FA Cup and more

Wolfsburg, who host Sevilla in the Champions League on Wednesday, had enjoyed a strong start but gradually eased off, allowing Hoffenheim to level on the stroke of halftime when Andrej Kramaric was left unmarked at the far post to power in a header.

The hosts were again stronger in the second half and bagged a second goal when Pavel Kaderabek chased down a deep cross, then cut perfectly into the box for Christoph Baumgartner to drill in.

Kaderabek made sure of the three points nine minutes from time, scoring on the rebound after a free kick had bounced off the post.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 34 +60 77
2 Borussia Dortmund 34 +33 69
3 Bayer Leverkusen 34 +33 64
4 RB Leipzig 34 +35 58
5 1. FC Union Berlin 34 +6 57
6 SC Freiburg 34 +12 55
7 FC Cologne 34 +3 52
8 Mainz 34 +5 46
9 TSG Hoffenheim 34 -2 46
10 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 -7 45
11 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 -4 42
12 VfL Wolfsburg 34 -11 42
13 VfL Bochum 34 -14 42
14 FC Augsburg 34 -17 38
15 VfB Stuttgart 34 -18 33
16 Hertha Berlin 34 -34 33
17 Arminia Bielefeld 34 -26 28
18 SpVgg Greuther Furth 34 -54 18