The VfL Wolfsburg development squad kicked off their Premier League International Cup campaign with a resounding victory, Ton Lokhoff’s young Wolves seeing off Valencia 4-0 (3-0) in England. The Spanish top-flight outfit’s U23s barely created any chances of note, while the Green-Whites hit the ground running. Marcel Beifus gave them the lead as early as the eighth minute before doubling his team’s advantage around the half-hour mark (33’). Omar Marmoush then made it 3-0 a couple of minutes later. In the second half, VfL bossed the match and scored from the spot after a handball in the area, Yannik Möker making it a 4-0 final scoreline (71’). Overall, it was an ideal start to the competition.
"Took our chances"
Ton Lokhoff: “We were up against good opposition. The fact that we managed to beat them 4-0 while using players from our U23, U19 and U17 squads shows how well the lads did. They battled, scored some lovely goals and really played as a team, which was very important to me. Valencia play a different brand of football from German teams and you have to keep your shape against them – and we managed that. We took our chances and showed pace in attack, so I’m proud of the team.”
Valencia CF: E.B. Sanchez – Seva, Sanmartin, Pazos, Aguilar – Moya (77’ Cabrera), C.P. Sanchez, Koindredi (66’ Santas) – Nlandu (66’ Martinez), Navas, Garcia
VfL Wolfsburg: Tasche – Siersleben, Beifus, Edwards – Itter, Möker, May, Horn (71’ Sanchez) – Marmoush, Karamoko (66‘ Pohlmann), Herrmann (81‘ Berger)
Goals: 0:1 (8‘ Beifus), 0-2 (33‘ Beifus), 0-3 (35‘ Marmoush), 0-4 Möker (71’ pen)
Referee: Adam Bavcar (Australia)
Attendance: 250 at Snows Stadium