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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 13 +29 31
2 Borussia Dortmund 13 +14 30
3 Bayer Leverkusen 13 +10 24
4 SC Freiburg 13 +6 22
5 TSG Hoffenheim 13 +7 20
6 1. FC Union Berlin 13 +1 20
7 VfL Wolfsburg 13 -2 20
8 RB Leipzig 13 +8 18
9 Mainz 13 +3 18
10 FC Cologne 13 0 18
11 Borussia Monchengladbach 13 0 18
12 Eintracht Frankfurt 13 -1 18
13 VfL Bochum 13 -8 16
14 Hertha Berlin 13 -14 14
15 VfB Stuttgart 13 -5 13
16 FC Augsburg 13 -10 13
17 Arminia Bielefeld 13 -10 9
18 SpVgg Greuther Furth 13 -28 1