Wolfsburg start season with cup success

BERLIN - Bundesliga champions VfL Wolfsburg started the season with a comfortable 4-1 win away to third division Wehen Wiesbaden in the first round of the German Cup on Friday. Brazilian striker Grafite fired Wolfsburg ahead after 25 minutes and Bosnian Zvjezdan Misimovic scored a second four minutes before halftime. Striker Edin Dzeko's third just after the re-start was immediately followed by a penalty save from Wolfsburg goalkeeper Diego Benaglio who denied Marcel Ziemer. Misimovic's second goal in the 56th minute secured Wolfsburg coach Armin Veh a debut win with Wehen's Steffen Bohl grabbing a consolation strike just after the hour mark. Regional league team VfL Lubeck pulled off the night's major upset with a 2-1 extra-time win over Bundesliga outfit Mainz. Mainz, who won promotion to the Bundesliga last season, were undone by a Jakob Sachs strike four minutes into extra-time.