The Wolsfburg of the Bundesliga was the protagonist of an unusual episode during the first round of the German Cup, which he played against PreuBen Munster. It is that despite having defeated 3-1 to the set of the fourth division of that league, finally ended up being eliminated for making more substitutions than allowed.
Through an official statement, the German Football Federation stated that its sports court decided cancel Wolfsburg’s win and award a 2-0 win to their rival arguing that they had made six changes instead of the five allowed in the match corresponding to August 8.
“The clubs themselves are responsible for the substitutions. One of their basic tasks is to be aware of their replacement options and act accordingly, ”he stated. Stephan oberholz, vice president of the sports court.
“Wolfsburg violated this task and therefore made an oversight and mistake central to carry out the sixth illegal substitution ”, he sentenced.
On his debut as Wolfsburg’s new manager, Marc van Bommel performed three substitutions at regular time against Münster, but he added three more in overtime after Wolfsburg tied the game 1-1 in the last minute.
Van Bommel sent Admir Mehmedi to replace Maximilian Philipp on their sixth substitution, when the game was still tied, less than a minute before Wout Weghorst scored Wolfsburg’s second goal. Finally Ridle Baku scored the decider in injury time, but the substitution outweighed the result.
Oberholz, meanwhile, stressed that Wolfsburg could not blame the error on the referees that they allowed the substitution because “the initial central error is the fault of the club”.
The German Football Federation reported that Münster will play in the second round in addition to receiving the € 257,000 bonus. Wolfsburg, meanwhile, presented an appeal to its elimination this Tuesday. “VfL Wolfsburg appealed against the decision taken by the DFB,” said the Wolves.
On the other hand, the German team tried to see the funny side of their mistake this Saturday, when they offered their fans who bought five tickets for their Bundesliga match against Bochum a sixth free ticket.
The draw for the second round of the German Cup will take place on August 29.