A win over PFK Oleksandriya could be enough to see VfL into the UEFA Europa League knockout stages.
The tenth away match of the season will be the longest journey to date, with VfL Wolfsburg preparing to travel 1,100 kilometres on Wednesday afternoon as they headed off for their fifth group match in the current Europa League campaign.
Having said that, the Wolves could have been facing a trip that was twice as long. As PFK Oleksandriya’s home stadium does not fulfil UEFA criteria, the match on Thursday 28 November (kick-off: 18.55 CET) is being played in the impressive Arena Lviv, which was used when Ukraine hosted Euro 2012 matches.
If they bring three points home with them from their travels to Ukraine, and providing that AS St. Etienne do not beat KAA Gent, the Wolves will be through to the knockout phase with a game to spare, making it the fifth time that VfL Wolfsburg have rung in the new year with a European campaign still under way.