VFL Wolfsburg

Convincing opening

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The Lady-Wolves earned themselves a 3-0 win away to Atletico Madrid, putting them in a fantastic position for the return-leg.

The VfL ladies began this season’s UEFA Women’s Champions League campaign with a victory. Away to Spanish champions Atletico Madrid in the first-leg of the ‚Round of 32‘, the Green-Whites racked up a convincing 3-0 (0-0) victory. Pernille Harder (47') and Ewa Pajor (87') were on target for VfL, who also profited from an own-goal by Silvia Meseguer (78'). The Lady-Wolves have put themselves in an exceptionally good position for the return-leg in Wolfsburg next Wednesday, October 11th (kick-off 17:00 CET).

"A very good game of football"

VfL head-coach Stephan Lerch: That was a very good game of football at the very highest level, played with great intensity. As I had stated beforehand, it was a game in which both sides can and wanted to play football. That was very entertaining. We initially struggled in getting into the game, but in the second-half we looked to take more significant control. We knew we would have to be patient and that we would have our chances. In the end, it was a deserved victory.

Atletico Madrid: Gallardo – Robles, Soares Paz, Pereira, Menayo – Silvia Meseguer, Sosa (80' Cazalla), - Sampedro – Corredera, Da Silva (80' Bautista), Bermudez (70' Calligaris)

VfL Wolfsburg: Schult – Maritz, Fischer, Peter, Dickenmann – Gunnarsdottir (84' Bernauer), Goeßling – Hansen (63' Pajor), Jakabfi (73' Wullaert) – Harder, Popp

Goals: 1-0 Harder (47'), 2-0 Silvia Meseguer (78' o.g.), 3-0 Pajor (87')

Yellow cards: Bermudez, Cazalla / -

Attendance: 1,023 on Wednesday evening in Estadio Cerro del Espino

Referee: Florence Guillemin (France)

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