Origi stars as Wolfsburg pounces on uneven Kiel

Belgian striker Divock Origi made his most important contribution since joining Wolfsburg on loan from Liverpool in August, with a goal and an assist in his team's 3-1 first leg win over third-placed 2.Bundesliga club Holstein Kiel. 

The 23 year-old, whose size and strength made him a constant handful for the visiting club, pounced on a loose ball in the 13th-minute to give his side the lead. 

Kiel forward Kingsley Schindler finished off some fine build-up play just after the half hour mark to level the scores and provide his team with a vital 'away' goal, but highly-rated Croatian teenager hit straight back for the host side with a world class volleyed finish across the face of Kiel 'keeper Kenneth Kronholm's  goal to give Wolfsburg the advantage at half-time. 

 Midway through a free-flowing second half, Origi used his frame to hold off two defenders, before finding Yunus Malli with a scything through-ball, the Turkey midfielder making no mistake to round Kronholm and provide his team with a two-goal cushion ahead of the second leg in kiel on Tuesday (AEST).