News : Bundesliga dismissal from VfL Wolfsburg: red, dark red, Paulo Otávio
It was the fourth minute of stoppage time in the game between TSG Hoffenheim and VfL Wolfsburg. The hosts led 2-1, whose attacker Munas Dabbur drove the ball towards the empty guest goal. But on the way to the seemingly safe 3: 1, guest player Paulo Otávio drove him into the parade – and how.
The Wolfsburg started in full swing to a jumped tackle and brought his opponent down with a brutal and spectacular foul. Fortunately, the Israeli was uninjured, referee Markus Schmidt showed Otávio the red card. It was the first sending off in the professional career of the 26-year-old Brazilian.
Sports director Marcel Schäfer had already picked up a red card on the part of Wolfsburg, VfL coach Oliver Glasner saw yellow.
Attacker and goal scorer of the interim equalization, Wout Weghorst, had his very own explanation for the Wolfsburg defeat: “We have slacked off, it was not the absolute aggressiveness.” He could not have meant Otávio with this analysis.