VfL Wolfsburg Women completed a 7-0 aggregate victory over Dutch champions FC Twente in the UEFA Women’s Champions League round of 16 on Wednesday night. Anna Blässe scored the only goal of the second leg in front of around 2,000 fans at De Grolsch Veste in Enschede. The two-time winners thus maintain their record of reaching at least the quarter-finals of Europe’s premier club competition every time they have been involved.
The draw for the quarter-final and semi-final ties will be made at UEFA headquarters in Nyon on 8 November. Before then, the She-Wolves have an important away match in the FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga when they visit SC Freiburg on Sunday 3 November (kick-off 14:00 CET).
“Twente made life difficult for us”
VfL head coach Stephan Lerch: “We came up against very well-prepared opposition today, who kept trying to get forward and were highly dangerous in some situations. Overall it was an attractive game which was exciting until the end. We had a few problems here and there, particularly in the technical department – we were a bit sloppy in some of our play. Despite having most of the play, we didn’t create too many chances and Twente made life quite difficult for us. Ultimately, however, we’re through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League with another win and clean sheet – we can be proud of that!”
FC Twente: Van Domselaar – Peddemors, Ypema, Wilms, Darnoud (69’ Altelaar) – B. Jansen, Van den Goorbergh (69‘ Roetgering), R. Jansen, Vanmechelen, Weerden – Kalma (84‘ Ellouzi)
VfL Wolfsburg: Lindahl – Wedemeyer, Doorsoun, Janssen – Blässe, Neto, Engen, Maritz – Jakabfi (72‘ Stolze), Harder (46‘ Gunnarsdottir), Wolter (72‘ Rauch)
Goals: 0-1 Blässe (16‘)
Referee: Esther Staubli (Switzerland)
Attendance: 2,000 at Stadion De Grolsche Veste
Red card: Ypema
Yellow card: - / Blässe