Foto: afp. Der VfL Wolfsburg hat im Viertelfinal-Hinspiel der Champions League einen überraschenden Erfolg gegen Real Madrid gelandet. Das spannende Viertelfinal-Rückspiel mit Real Madrid - VfL Wolfsburg. Wer zieht ins Halbfinale ein?. 7. Apr. Sensation in der Champions League: Der VfL Wolfsburg hat das Viertelfinal- Hinspiel gegen Real Madrid überraschend gewonnen.
W e restart with Real bogged down in the midfield, and Casemiro and Isco are soon crowded out on the right. Wolfsburg think about raiding forward, and then decide against it.
He does a few laps of the Wolfsburg penalty area, before a steward pole-axes him in the face and drags him away, presumably to be chucked in a prison cell for the night.
Good old-fashioned family fun, folks. G areth Bale needs to stay out on the left! R eal just cannot string a decent attack together.
Jese is the latest to waste a good chance, flinging the ball directly out of play whilst attempting to play Danilo into some space down the right. Danilo claps his hand, Ronaldo-style, before screaming to the heavens.
Which is all very ironic, as Danilo has been the worst player on the pitch by some considerable distance. J ese is now stationed out on the left, and works himself into some space on the edge of the Wolfsburg box.
He lures the defence in before passing to his fellow sub Isco, who in turn plays a beautifully disguised pass to Ronaldo, who is behind the last line of defence.
The angle of the pass pushes him just a fraction wider than he would have liked, which gives Benaglio time to charge out. Ronaldo shoots, Benaglio gets something on it, and the ball skids across the face of goal.
Always my favourite time of the night. A rnold is booked, harshly, and so is Bale, for no discernable reason whatsoever. Even stranger, Marcelo walks free.
Isco loses possession on the edge of the Wolfsburg box, and the home team are away, storming down the pitch through the brilliant Henrique.
He carries the ball to the edge of the Real box, could slip in Draxler, but rolls the ball past him and into the path of Schurrle.
Facing Navas one-on-one, and with Pepe and Ramos a couple of paces behind him, he would have hoped to have done better.
M arcelo is still struggling against the direct running of Henrique, and the Brazilian responds to the wingers neat bit of skill on the touchline by barging him off the field of play.
So here comes Ronaldo, who slips Isco into some space down the right. And more than that: T he corner is equally wasteful, and here we go again: Wolfsburg are on the counter!
I nto the wall. Camera cuts to Zidane, who sighs. I n the meantime, Gustavo has just absolutely hauled down Ronaldo around thirty-yards out. Ronaldo certainly seems to think so, pointing the ref in the direction of his shredded left sock.
S omething has happened in Paris - click here to find out!!! F rom the bad to the brilliant from Gareth Bale! First he attempts to take the ball around Henrique but affords his opponent not nearly enough respect, attempting to shift it around him and not reckoning on the midfielder stealing possession with a well-timed slide tackle.
Rather than attempting to beat his man, he swings in an early cross, searching for the head of Ronaldo. The Portuguese even has the cheek to angrily gesticulate to his chest, indicating that he wanted the cross to be lower.
A nother yellow to report. That long clearance travelled all the way to Benaglio in goal for Wolfsburg, who was then booked for time-wasting prior to taking a goal-kick.
But the German team, and in particular the defensive midfielder Gustavo, do so well to win the ball back and then to retain possession with a series of accomplished short passes around their penalty area.
A fter pinging the ball around for a moment or two, Wolfsburg look to hit on the break through Draxler, and the winger turns Danilo before flashing a dangerous ball across the face of goal.
The ball skids away from Schurrle, and Real boot clear. W olfsburg are struggling to get out of their own half at present. But Henrique does very well out wide on the right for the Germans, pinching the ball of Marcelo and buying himself a free-kick.
From it, Wolfsburg finally clear their lines. In fact, they nearly do more than that when the ball is swung out to Draxler on the left.
M oments later, CR7 is flat on his backside. He seems to believe he was hauled down as he lined up a long shot, but in reality he simply slipped over on the greasy turf.
The ref is having none of it. Wolfsburg clear, but Modric recycles possession, and Madrid keep up the early pressure. He skins Vierinha — not for the first time this evening — and cuts it back for Ronaldo, who is the only man in the box for Madrid.
That was a decent chance. Kroos whips in the out-swinger, and Arnold does well to head clear. Marcelo and Jese combine down the left, seeking to resuscitate the attack, before the former screws in a shot from the edge of the area, which Vierinha does well to block.
Not too sure that he knew too much about it, mind. Madrid come again, with Kroos suddenly finding himself in some space around thirty yards out.
W olfsburg get us underway. Both sides start the second-half as they ended the first. S aved penalties, defensive calamities, pre-match Instagram jibes Wolfsburg Real Madrid HT: Real Madrid have been absolutely battered in just about every position.
Danilo has been dreadful, Ronaldo anonymous and Benzema is off injured. B enzema is crying on the bench, make of that what you will. Bale shakes his head at Ronaldo, shamelessly copies his self-indulgent stance, and then whips the ball high and wide.
That was never going to go in, he was far too close to the goal. Needed drilling or crossing, by my expert reckoning. Ronaldo is in the middle, and Bale remains on the left.
But that will no doubt change. Fortunately for Madrid, he whips the ball away from Schurrle, and Real break. Ronaldo and Jese combine nicely and the latter looks to be in some space Benzema, who has been struggling with that knock on the leg he picked up at the beginning of the night, has to be withdrawn.
The ball squirts out of the midfield, Draxler and Danilo both dart towards it, and the German wins possession by pretending to boot it down the pitch only to open up the face of his body and nudge it past the defender with his instep.
He storms down the pitch, but again his end product is a little lacking, and he takes a touch to many before being crowded out. D raxler is bringing out all the party tricks now!
He throws the step-over, shakes his hips, does a dribbling-rabona-type-thing, waggles his bum around and generally outfoxes Danilo. R onaldo wins a throw-on.
He storms into the box, but Naldo is on hand to slide in and clear. Bale looked round wondering if his team-mates were going to appeal for a penalty there, but that tackle was inch-perfect.
From the corner, Kroos shoots from the edge of the box. Comfortable save for Benaglio. T his is why he is so dangerous out on the left.
Bale picks up the ball, darts into some space out wide on the flank, before pelting an inch-perfect inswinger into the Wolfsburg penalty area.
The home team immediately break and Rodriguez and Draxler combine nicely down the left, where on earth Marcelo is I do not know, before the latter half-volleys wide from around twenty-five yards out.
S o how do Real Madrid respond? The downside of that tactic is that Wolfsburg have far more time on the ball, and they are currently knocking it around their back four with ease, totally in control.
B rilliant from Wolfsburg from the restart. They push Madrid back, before Vierinha slyly wins a free-kick from Kroos. They pass back to their keeper, Benaglio, before going long.
J ulian Draxler is the sex, he really is. He peels away from the Madrid backline with the ball, occupying the space just in front of them.
Real Madrid pushing high up the pitch in the early stages vs. Only a matter of time before the opener. Wolfsburg could be up!
Danilo, who has had a bit of a shocker so far to be honest, refuses to pass to Ronaldo and is mugged out wide, and Arnold charges down the pitch with complete freedom!
If anything, it looks as though Schurrle has kicked Casemiro before hitting the deck, and the Brazilian can count himself unlucky. In the meantime, Vierinha has been booked for cynically breaking up a Real Madrid attack.
G reat pen from the full-back. He stutters his run-up, weights for Navas to move to his left, and sticks it into the other side of the goal.
Draxler is giving Danilo the run around and he passes to Schurrle in the box. He collides with Casemiro and it looks innocuous, but the ref has given a spot-kick!
A nd now Real break! Benzema is storming in on the box and only has Dante to beat But only as far as Bale The Welshman snatches at the chance and slices a low shot wide of the left post.
A little bit like when he was fielded alongside Wilson Palacios by Harry Redknapp at Spurs, except for the fact that Casemiro is probably ten hundred times better.
Modric looks to pick out Danilo on the right — who is in acres of space — but his first touch is awful and the ball is whipped off his toes.
Their counter-attack is lightening quick and the ball is swung into the box for Henrique to head at goal, but he nods it harmlessly down into the arms of Navas.
His sixth-hat trick of the campaign, his th career goal … but it went through the wall! A baby-lotion soft goal to give up: Ronaldo hit it well, but the wall just split.
Terrible defending, but Real Madrid are going through. A loose pass in defence, and Modric is quickly on to it, bursting forward. Luiz Gustavo dives in, and though it looked like he got the ball, the ref says foul, and a yellow card is shown.
Great chance from the free-kick, this. The game is there for Real Madrid to win; Wolfsburg are struggling here. Can they get a third goal before 90 minutes is up — or will we have to endure extra time?
Henrique is down after being caught in the face by Marcelo. Benzema skins Vieirinha on the left side, and wins the corner. So unlucky from the centre-back: No need for goal-line technology — it was clearly not over the line — but a lucky escape for Wolfsburg!
Oh, Benzema missed his header! That was a chance. One false move in defence and Wolfsburg have the upper hand again.
Ooh, a moment of panic for Wolfsburg! Modric ran beyond the attacking line, whipped a low ball across the box, and Guilavogui, running back, got his clearance wrong — but Benaglio saved!
Good reaction stop from the Swiss: Ronaldo goes down in the penalty area, but no penalty, and no real complaint from the Portuguese.
But now Kroos is bumped by Henrique about 30 yards from goal, and this is a shooting chance. Ramos does really well to charge forward down the left, but his cross is no good: Tim Hill Tue 12 Apr Key events Show 9.
Real Madrid Wolfsburg agg 9.