There will be a UEFA Women’s Champions League group stage for the first time in the competition’s history this season – and VfL have a good chance of being involved.
The two-time winners beat FC Girondins de Bordeaux 3-2 in the first leg of qualifying round 2 on Wednesday in front of 637 spectators at the AOK Stadion. Ewa Pajor, Jill Roord and Dominique Janssen were on target for the She-Wolves against the French club, who qualified for the UWCL for the first time last season after finishing third in Division 1 Feminine. Katja Snoeijs and Mickaella Cardia got the goals for Bordeaux.
Tommy Stroot: “The most important thing today is the win. We have a small advantage in the second leg. We knew we’d be facing a tricky opponent today and you could see that on the pitch. Overall, it’s a well-deserved win that gives us the lead going into the second leg. First of all, though, we’ll prepare for the game in Bremen.”
The second leg takes place at 19:00 CEST on Wednesday 8 September at the Stade Jean-Antoine Moueix in Libourne. Before that though, the She-Wolves are in FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga action against SV Werder Bremen. That game kicks off at 16:00 CEST on Saturday 4 September.
Line-ups and stats
VfL Wolfsburg: Weiß – Hendrich, Oberdorf, Janssen, Wedemeyer (76‘ Doorsoun) – Lattwein – Waßmuth (62‘ Blomqvist), Huth (83. Starke), Roord (62‘ Knaak), Wolter – Pajor
Subs: Kassen, Blässe, Svava, van de Sanden, Doorsoun
FC Girondins de Bordeaux: Moorhouse – Lardez, Berkely, Gilles, Perisset – Jaurena (65‘ Folkertsma), Bilbault, Lavogez – Herrera (41‘ Cardia), Garbino (52‘ Palis), Snoeijs (65‘ Gudmundsdottir)
Subs: Chavas, Gudmundsdottir, Gomes, Perea, Culver, Dufour, Haelewyn
Goals: 1-0 Pajor (13’), 1-1 Snoeijs (14’), 2-1 Roord (19’), 3-1 Janssen (59’), 3-2 Cardia (70’)
Yellow cards: Lattwein, Wedemeyer / Garbino, Palis
Referee: Lorraine Watson (Scotland)
Attendance: 637 at AOK Stadion
Wölfe TV: All goals and highlights