VfL Wolfsburg Women have gone at least as far as the quarter-finals in every season they have participated in the UEFA Women’s Champions League, and the signs are good that they will do so again this year.
In the first leg of their round of 16 meeting with Norwegian side LSK Kvinner at the AOK Stadion, the two-time European champions earned a 2-0 win thanks to a brace from Alexandra Popp in a game in which Ewa Pajor made her comeback in the closing stages after a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a knee injury.
The result lays a solid foundation for the return leg on Wednesday 10 March (kick-off 14:00 CET, live on WölfeTV), which will be held in the Hungarian city of Györ due to travel restrictions.
Before then, the She-Wolves face a trip to SV Meppen in the FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga on Sunday 7 March (kick-off 14:00 CET).
“We want to finish the job”
VfL head coach Stephan Lerch: “We kept a clean sheet and therefore achieved one of our objectives. Starting with a win after the international break is a good foundation that we can build on. Now we want to finish the job next week. There was room for improvement in our performance, but winning 2-0 isn’t a bad result.”
VfL Wolfsburg: Kiedrzynek – Wedemeyer (67‘ Hendrich), Goeßling, Doorsoun (80‘ Janssen), Rauch – Oberdorf, Engen – Huth (85‘ Pajor), Popp (67‘ Svava), Rolfö – Blomqvist (46‘ Saevik)
LSK Kvinner: Norström – Vanhaevermaet, Gausdal, Brenn, Dahlström – Lie, Bachor, Woldvik – Haavi, Haug, Linberg (88‘ Kyvag)
Goals: 1-0 Popp (2‘), 2-0 Popp (59‘)
Referee: Desiree Grundbacher (Switzerland)
Yellow cards: Oberdorf / -
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