Desna started the second half the brighter of the two teams and Kalitvintsev twice went close to bringing his side back on level terms. The 27-year-old had a goal-bound shot deflected over the crossbar by Guilavogui after Koen Casteels had parried an effort into his path, before his curling free-kick was clawed away by the Belgian custodian.
The visitors’ hopes of drawing level were dealt a significant blow when they were reduced to ten men 15 minutes into the second half. Moments after being booked for a foul on Casteels, defender Tamm was shown a second yellow card for a robust challenge on Maximilian Arnold. The hosts made their numerical advantage count with seconds remaining, Ginczek slotting home Schlager’s square pass to clinch the win for the Green-and-Whites.
VfL Wolfsburg: Casteels - Steffen, Lacroix (Brooks 62’), Guilavogui, Roussillon - Schlager, Arnold - Marmoush (Paulo Otavio 59’), Mehmedi, Joao Victor - Weghorst (Ginczek 78’)
Desna Chernihiv: Past - Konoplia, Gitchenko, Tamm, Mostoviy - Ohirya, Dombrovskyi (Yermakov 65’) - Kalitvintsev, Totovytskyi, Kartushov (Gutsuliak 46’) - Budkivskyi (Shevtsov 84’)
Goals: 1-0 Guilavogui (16’), 2-0 Ginczek (90’+2)
Yellow cards: Victor, Marmoush / Tamm, Konoplia, Ohirya, Totovytskyi
Red card: Tamm
Referee: Lawrence Visser (Belgium)