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Wolfsburg sink Köln to boost survival bid

Published: Sunday 24 April 2011, 19.50CET
VfL Wolfsburg gave their chances of avoiding relegation a shot in the arm with a 4-1 defeat of 1. FC Köln, while 1. FSV Mainz 05 maintained their grip on fifth spot against 1. FC Nürnberg.
Wolfsburg sink Köln to boost survival bid
Ashkan Dejagah (right) celebrates with Wolfsburg team-mate Grafite ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 24 April 2011, 19.50CET

Wolfsburg sink Köln to boost survival bid

VfL Wolfsburg gave their chances of avoiding relegation a shot in the arm with a 4-1 defeat of 1. FC Köln, while 1. FSV Mainz 05 maintained their grip on fifth spot against 1. FC Nürnberg.

VfL Wolfsburg improved their Bundesliga survival chances with a 4-1 victory against fellow strugglers 1. FC Köln, lifting themselves to within two points of safety with three games remaining.

Third-bottom Wolfsburg had taken maximum points in just one of their 11 matches previous to Sunday's encounter, but they were quickly on the front foot against Köln as Mario Mandžukić (14, 39) gave them a 2-0 lead. Sebastian Freis responded seconds later for the visitors, yet Felix Magath's men were not to be denied and left their opponents three points from danger after Ashkan Dejagah (58, 88) added a second-half double.

In the day's only other fixture, 1. FSV Mainz 05 maintained their hold on fifth spot and a UEFA Europa League qualifying berth courtesy of a goalless draw at sixth-placed 1. FC Nürnberg, who remain two points back.

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24/04/2011

NürnbergNürnberg0-0MainzMainz

Venue: Nürnberg

24/04/2011

WolfsburgWolfsburg4-1KölnKöln

Mandžukić 14, 39, Dejagah 58, 88

Freis 40

Venue: Wolfsburg

23/04/2011

MönchengladbachMönchengladbach1-0DortmundDortmund

Idrissou 35

Venue: Monchengladbach

23/04/2011

LeverkusenLeverkusen2-1HoffenheimHoffenheim

M. Kadlec 40, Vidal 51

G. Sigurdsson 28

Venue: Leverkusen

23/04/2011

SchalkeSchalke0-1KaiserslauternKaiserslautern

Lakić 42

Venue: Gelsenkirchen

23/04/2011

St PauliSt Pauli1-3BremenBremen

Bartels 29

Thorandt 50 (o.g.), Pizarro 73, 74

Venue: St. Pauli

23/04/2011

EintrachtEintracht1-1BayernBayern

Rode 53

Gomez 89 (p)

Venue: Frankfurt am Main

23/04/2011

StuttgartStuttgart3-0HamburgHamburg

Gentner 78, Cacau 6, 88

Venue: Stuttgart

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