In 2014-15, VfL Wolfsburg chased Bayern Munich for much of the season before succumbing and finishing second by a margin of 10 points. Since then, they’ve enjoyed a transfer surplus of €61.65 million, and a shocking dip in form to go with it. Wolfsburg earned 69 points from 34 games that season; since then, Die Wölfe have won 51 points in 50 matches. Prior to squeaking out victories against Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Mönchengladbach on the final two matchdays of the Hinrunde, Wolfsburg had just two wins in the first half of the season. At this stage a year ago, Wolfsburg were in fourth place. Now through 16 games, they’ve scored just 15 goals, 10 fewer than they did in as many matches last
Gabon will take on Burkina Faso in the Group A clash of the 2017 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) at Stade de l'Amitié Sino, Libreville on 18 January, Wednesday. The Panthers enter this fixture after settling for a point in the first match of the tournament
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's penalty earned Africa Cup of Nations hosts Gabon a point against Burkina Faso as another Group A match ended in a 1-1 draw. Both sides came out of their opening encounters with the same scoreline, with Gabon denied late on by Guinea-Bissau, while Wednesday's opponents were held by Cameroon. Burkina Faso opened the scoring in the 23rd minute through substitute Prejuce Nakoulma, as Gabon's promising start failed to pay dividends in front of a raucous home crowd in Libreville.