Wolfsburg's Majer scores brace to salvage draw against Hoffenheim

football04 February 2024 16:45| © AFP
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VfL Wolfsburg v TSG Hoffenheim © Gallo Images

Wolfsburg came from behind twice to draw 2-2 at home with Hoffenheim on Sunday, with Croatia midfielder Lovro Majer scoring both goals for the home side.

This was Wolfsburg's fourth draw in a row and leaves them in 11th spot, while Hoffenheim are eighth, two spots and five points outside the European placings.

Majer was subbed on early in the second-half with Hoffenheim 1-0 up thanks to a classy solo goal from Maximilian Beier after just six minutes.

Beier, 21, danced down the left flank before rocketing across the face of goal for the opener, the German starlet scoring his eighth goal of the year.

Majer levelled terms just two minutes after coming off the bench with a smart left-footed finish, only for Hoffenheim to hit the lead again when Grischa Proemel pounced on a poor pass from Wolfsburg goalie Koen Casteels.

Majer then dragged Wolfsburg level once more, winning and converting a penalty for his fourth league goal since arriving from Ligue 1 side Rennes in the summer.

Later on Sunday, RB Leipzig will hope to halt their recent slide when they host Union Berlin.

Leipzig have lost three from three in 2024 to fall four points behind fourth-placed Borussia Dortmund in the race for the Champions League.