2020-21 German Bundesliga
  • John Brooks (21')
  • Wout Weghorst (39')
  • Yannick Gerhardt (85')

USMNT's John Brooks scores as Wolfsburg move into top three

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John Brooks scores in Wolfsburg win vs. Freiburg (1:59)

USMNT's John Brooks finds the net in Wolfsburg's 3-0 win over SC Freiburg in Bundesliga. (1:59)

VfL Wolfsburg cruised to a 3-0 home win over Freiburg on Sunday to move into third place in the Bundesliga with their third straight win.

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The Wolves were clinical in the first half, scoring twice from three shots on target, with United States international John Anthony Brooks firing in the opener after Freiburg failed to clear a corner in the 21st minute.

Wolfsburg top scorer Wout Weghorst scored their second goal six minutes before halftime with a clever shot past keeper Florian Mueller for his 13th goal of the campaign.

The Dutch striker, whose performances have triggered the interest of several top European clubs, hit the post early in the second half after Freiburg's Baptiste Santamaria had also hit the woodwork with a header.

With the visitors pressing to cut the deficit Wolfsburg struck again in the 86th through Yannick Gerhard to kill of their hopes.

Unbeaten at home this season, Wolfsburg now have 35 points from 19 games, three behind RB Leipzig and 10 off leaders Bayern Munich.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 14 +30 34
2 Borussia Dortmund 14 +13 30
3 Bayer Leverkusen 14 +16 27
4 SC Freiburg 14 +12 25
5 TSG Hoffenheim 14 +8 23
6 1. FC Union Berlin 14 +2 23
7 Mainz 14 +6 21
8 VfL Wolfsburg 14 -5 20
9 FC Cologne 14 0 19
10 VfL Bochum 14 -7 19
11 RB Leipzig 14 +7 18
12 Eintracht Frankfurt 14 -2 18
13 Borussia Monchengladbach 14 -6 18
14 Hertha Berlin 14 -14 15
15 VfB Stuttgart 14 -5 14
16 FC Augsburg 14 -11 13
17 Arminia Bielefeld 14 -10 10
18 SpVgg Greuther Furth 14 -34 1