VfL Wolfsburg Women had put themselves in control of their UEFA Women’s Champions League round of 32 tie with a 5-0 away triumph in the first leg. The return game between the reigning German and Serbian champions was a much closer affair, with VfL winning their first home game in the competition in 14 months by a 2-0 scoreline.
The result means the Green-and-Whites progress to the second round of the Champions League for a ninth successive year, but they won’t find out who they will face until the last-16 draw is made on 16 February 2021 at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon. Those matches will be played on 3/4 and 10/11 March 2021.
The She-Wolves’ next competitive outing is far sooner than that, however. On Sunday 20 December they travel to SGS Essen in the FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga (kick-off 14:00 CET) for their final assignment of 2020.
“Clean sheet not a foregone conclusion”
VfL head coach Stephan Lerch: “First of all, I’m happy that we’re in the last 16 and that we kept a clean sheet again today. That was by no means a foregone conclusion because we were too passive at times in the first half. In the second half we applied more pressure in all areas of the pitch and created opportunities that led to goals. Being able to shift up a gear or two is a good quality to have.”
VfL Wolfsburg: Kiedrzynek – Wedemeyer (65‘ Rolfö), Goeßling, Doorsoun, Blässe – Cordes, Jakabfi (46‘ Huth), Janssen (65‘ Engen) – van de Sanden (76‘ Wolter), Saevik, Rauch
ZFK Spartak Subotica: Kostic – Golubovic, Vajda, Slovic, Frajtovic – Baka (86’ Obradovic) , Milivojevic (86’ Stupar), Pavlovic, Matic (89’ Ciric) – Filipovic, Farrell (89’ Tanaskovic)
Goals: 1-0 Rolfö (66’), 2-0 van de Sanden (73’)
Referee: Petra Pavlikova (Slovakia)