24.05.2019
First Team

Wolves clip Eagles’ wings

VfL completed their visit to China with a 7-5 win over Eintracht Frankfurt after a penalty shoot-out.

VfL Wolfsburg brought their trip to China to a successful conclusion with a 7-5 win over Eintracht Frankfurt (3-3, 4-2 on penalties). Yannick Gerhardt (15’), Elvis Rexhbecaj (21’) and Ismail Azzaoui (43’) were on the scoresheet for the Green-Whites during the regulation 90 minutes in Foshan, while the Europa League semi-finalists from Hessen replied through Jetro Willems (13’), Almamy Toure (45’+2) and Luka Jovic (80’). The match then went straight to penalties, with VfL keeper Pavao Pervan pulling off two crucial saves before Felix Klaus scored the winner from the spot.

VfL Wolfsburg: Pervan – Jung (Kinitz, 46’), Knoche, Guilavogui, William – Arnold – Azzaoui (Balde Djalo, 60’), Gerhardt, Rexhbecaj, Klump (Mertens, 82’) – Klaus

Eintracht Frankfurt: Rönnow – Tuta (Jovic, 73’), Russ (Hasebe, 46’), Falette (Hinteregger, 70’) – Torro – Toure, Willems – de Guzman (Gacinovic, 46’), Stendera – Paciencia, Hrgota (Kostic, 46’)

Goals: 0-1 Willems (13’), 1-1 Gerhardt (15’), 2-1 Rexhbecaj (21’), 3-1 Azzaoui (43’), 3-2 Toure (45’+2), 3-3 Jovic (80’)

Penalties: 1-0 Guilavogui (scored), 1-1 Jovic (scored), 2-1 Gerhardt (scored), 2-2 Gacinovic (scored), 2-2 Knoche (missed), 2-2 Hasebe (missed), 3-2 Arnold (scored), 3-2 Kostic (missed), 4-2 Klaus (scored)

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