Strong second half sees Wolfsburg past Hertha Berlin
Berlin, Germany (SportsNetwork.com) - Wolfsburg bagged a pair of second-half goals on Sunday to rally for a 2-1 victory over Hertha Berlin at the Olympic Stadium, earning a third straight win across all competitions in the process.
Coming off a 3-2 win over Hoffenheim on Wednesday in the German Cup, Wolfsburg hoped to keep their positive momentum flowing, but fell behind early as a strike from Per Skjelbred 21 minutes into the match put the hosts in front.
The home side took its one-goal lead into the intermission, but Wolfsburg roared to life in the second half and found an equalizer through Robin Knoche three minutes prior to the hour mark.
It looked like the match was destined to end all square, but Daniel Caligiuri had other ideas as his strike 12 minutes from time handed Wolfsburg all three points.
The result sees Wolfsburg rise to fifth place in the Bundesliga on 36 points, four behind Schalke for the final Champions League berth, while Hertha Berlin stays in eighth place.
Also in the Bundesliga on Sunday, Nurnberg pulled itself out of the relegation zone with a 1-0 victory over Augsburg at the SGL Arena. Josip Drmic provided the only offense with a goal in the 65th minute to lift his club to 20 points from 21 matches.
02/16 13:55:14 ET