Augsburg made the better start but Wolfsburg gradually gained control and Josuha Guilavogui scored after the visitors’ second corner. American defender John Anthony Brooks headed the ball on and the French midfielder prodded it home from close range.
Brazilian defender William scored before the break after Augsburg missed several chances to clear.
Rani Khedira – the younger brother of Germany midfielder Sami – dragged Augsburg back into the game when he scored minutes after the restart and Sergio Cordova equalized around the hour mark.
But Gerhardt’s late strike proved too much for the home side.
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