The VfL U19s lost 2-0 to FC Sevilla in their fifth UEFA Youth League match. The young Wolves only really got into the game in the second half and kept the contest open for a long time after Diego Gallardo’s early opener (15’), but Dario Benavides sealed the win for the Spaniards two minutes from time.
The young Wolves conclude their European campaign at home to OSC Lille on Wednesday 8 December. Kick-off at the AOK Stadion is at 16:00 CET.
Christian Wimmer: “A point wouldn’t have been deserved today. We were second-best in every department. The opposition had the clearer chances and more possession in both halves. We didn’t get enough tackles in and didn’t create chances – we have to acknowledge that.”
Line-up and stats
FC Sevilla U19: Alberto Flores – Hormigo, Kike Salas, Benavides, Mancheno Vargas – Arcos Garcia (90‘+1 Liduena Alonso), Bueno Sebastian (85’ Cruz), Exposito Jimenez, Zarzana (90‘+1 Jimenez Montano) – Gallardo (76’ Lopez), Fernandez Gomez (90‘+1 Calero)
Subs: Gonzalez Romero (GK), Martinez Macias
VfL Wolfsburg U19: Mohwinkel – Lange (87‘ Fobassam), Lang, Garcia MacNulty, Phong – Patut (87‘ Kastull), Homann (72‘ Bastin) – Boakye (63‘ Meier), Ambros (87‘ Nuhanovic), Wagbe – Mazzone
Subs: Östergaard, Mbassi
Goals: 1-0 Gallardo (15’), 2-0 Benavides (88’)
Yellow cards: - / MacNulty, Mazzone, Patut, Phong
Referee: Alain Durieux (LUX)
Attendance: 300 at Estadio Jesus Navas