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Wolfsburg beats Frankfurt 2-1 in Bundesliga

BERLIN (AP) Bundesliga runner-up Wolfsburg kicked off its new league campaign with a hard-fought 2-1 win over visiting Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday.

Wolfsburg midfielder Ivan Perisic opened the scoring with a header from Max Kruse's cross in the 13th minute and Bas Dost made it 2-0 from close range four minutes later.

Two minutes later, former Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Stefan Reinartz scored what proved Frankfurt's consolation on his league debut for the side.

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Tempers frayed briefly at the end of the half when Frankfurt defender Carlos Zambrano took down Kevin de Bruyne. De Bruyne, reportedly a transfer target for a host of clubs, reacted angrily and pushed the Peruvian in response. Both players were booked.

Wolfsburg `keeper Koen Casteels reacted well to deny 19-year-old Frankfurt substitute Joel Gerezgiher a late equalizer.