CARDIFF CITY WELCOMES VfL WOLFSBURG
.VfL WolfsburgAs in recent years at Cardiff City Football Club, the final weekend of pre-season allows us the opportunity to welcome one of our continental cousins to the Welsh capital. Today then, we extend a very warm welcome to the staff, players and travelling supporters of German Bundesliga club
respectively. Please check local listings for more details in both regions.TV2 Norwayand Astro SuperSport 2 Fans in Malaysia and Norway can also enjoy the match via Tickets can still be bought at the stadium ahead of the match, though please make extra time if planning match-day purchase to avoid queues. As always, you can call the ticket office with any queries on 0845 345 1400.
undoubtedly tick all the right boxes. Eventually finishing fifth in last season’s Bundesliga standings, they went undefeated in their final five league matches of the season to narrowly miss out on a Champions League spot by a solitary point to Bayer Leverkusen. Die WölfeA big occasion requires suitably large opposition and
arrive in Cardiff a week removed from participating in a four-team domestic pre-season tournament in the city of Hamburg that culminated in a 3-0 final defeat at the hands of defending German champions, Bayern Munich. Indeed it’s the south-German giants who Wolfsburg are preparing to face in their opening Bundesliga fixture at the Allianz Arena on August 22Die WölfeBedecked in bright green, nd.
On-field preparations have been of a mixed-bag nature for our visitors this summer thus far, with the joy of free-scoring early run-outs (they netted 46 goals in their first three pre-season matches, including a 0-26 win away at local non-league outfit TSV Ehmen) tempered somewhat by possible lengthy injury lay-offs for Ivan Perisić, Christian Träsch, Felipe Lopes and Patrick Ochs, each of whom look to be facing a race against time to be fit for the beginning of the 52ndBundesliga campaign.
Off-field, particularly in terms of transfer dealings, things have been far more positive with the double-signing of right-back Sebastian Jung from Eintracht Frankfurt and exciting attacking midfielder Aaron Hunt who has caught the eye over the past few seasons whilst at Werder Bremen.
Equally as important is the fact that the club have, for now at least, managed to keep hold of their key assets – Max Arnold has reportedly been receiving inviting glances from the direction of Arsenal as they seemingly avert their gaze away from previous target Julian Draxler, whilst Ricardo Rodriguez, Kevin De Bruyne and Luiz Gustavo also emerged from this summer’s World Cup having given eye-catching individual displays which would certainly have alerted rivals looking to strengthen in those particular areas.
for only £2. match programmeFor a comprehensive round up of our guests, along with notes from Ole Gunnar Solskjær, an interview with Fábio da Silva, coverage of our pre-season so far and much more, make sure to pick up a collectors edition
To ensure you begin your full 2014/15 collections with the all pre-season editions, pick up a bargain £1 edition of the Chasetown programme from the club shop or your stadium programme vendor.
Click here for details.. S4CWe very much hope to see you with us at Cardiff City Stadium for the fixture, though if you’re unable to be with us, you can also watch the match on TV in the UK via