Wolfsburg loses, but still has the winter in the premier class in its own hands!
VfL suffered their first defeat under new coach Florian Kohfeldt (39) in the 2-0 draw in Seville and slipped to fourth place in Champions League group G in the knockout round.
Bitter news shortly before the flight to Seville: Due to a positive corona test, regular goalkeeper and captain Koen Casteels (29) had to stay at home. For him, substitute Pavao Pervan (34) stood between the posts.
And Pervan had to get behind him on his Champions League debut!
12. Minute: Ex-Schalke professional Rakitic can cross from the right side undisturbed. In the middle, Jordán is completely blank between Lacroix and Baku and heads from five meters to make it 1-0. The early blow in the neck for Wolfsburg.
Superior to Sevilla in all respects in the first half. Wolfsburg does not come up enough with the ball forward, is too imprecise in the passing game.
Kohfeldt after the game on “Amazon Prime”: “Wouldn’t have been the problem if we had played clearer in possession. And that wasn’t good today, you have to say that. We could have done a lot better today. And then I think there would have been something in it too. We have to touch our own nose. “
The only offensive sign of life in the 23rd minute: Weghorst puts in the center to Nmecha, who holds it from 20 meters. And how! Seville keeper Bono is still there with one hand and steers the ball to the crossbar!
In the second half, Wolfsburg is not seen offensively. Instead, Sevilla added 2-0 through Rafa Mir in stoppage time.
Nevertheless, hope lives on at VfL. Because despite the defeat, Wolfsburg still has everything in its own hands. With a win on the last matchday against Lille (first leg 0-0), Wolfsburg would certainly be second and in the knockout round of the Champions League because of the direct comparison with the French.
► Wolfsburg cancels all previously sold tickets for the game against BVB!
The reason is the new corona ordinance passed by the Lower Saxony state government on Tuesday, which was passed due to the continued increase in the number of infections. and comes into force on Wednesday.
The regulation will reduce the possible occupancy of the Volkswagen Arena for the game against Borussia Dortmund (Saturday, 3:30 p.m.) by 50 percent.
The new allocation of the places will be based on a “checkerboard pattern”. In addition, it is now again mandatory to wear a mask to walk to the seats.
VfL Wolfsburg will inform you as soon as possible about the modalities of the rescission and the procedure for the new ticket allocation after consultation with the health department.