Defeat in Youth League

Young Wolves lose in Seville.

The VfL U19s lost 2-0 to FC Sevilla in their fifth UEFA Youth League match. The young Wolves only really got into the game in the second half and kept the contest open for a long time after Diego Gallardo’s early opener (15’), but Dario Benavides sealed the win for the Spaniards two minutes from time.

The young Wolves conclude their European campaign at home to OSC Lille on Wednesday 8 December. Kick-off at the AOK Stadion is at 16:00 CET.

Coach’s reaction

Christian Wimmer: “A point wouldn’t have been deserved today. We were second-best in every department. The opposition had the clearer chances and more possession in both halves. We didn’t get enough tackles in and didn’t create chances – we have to acknowledge that.”

Line-up and stats

FC Sevilla U19: Alberto Flores – Hormigo, Kike Salas, Benavides, Mancheno Vargas – Arcos Garcia (90‘+1 Liduena Alonso), Bueno Sebastian (85’ Cruz), Exposito Jimenez, Zarzana (90‘+1 Jimenez Montano) – Gallardo (76’ Lopez), Fernandez Gomez (90‘+1 Calero)

Subs: Gonzalez Romero (GK), Martinez Macias

VfL Wolfsburg U19: Mohwinkel – Lange (87‘ Fobassam), Lang, Garcia MacNulty, Phong – Patut (87‘ Kastull), Homann (72‘ Bastin) – Boakye (63‘ Meier), Ambros (87‘ Nuhanovic), Wagbe – Mazzone

Subs: Östergaard, Mbassi

Goals: 1-0 Gallardo (15’), 2-0 Benavides (88’)

Yellow cards: - / MacNulty, Mazzone, Patut, Phong

Referee: Alain Durieux (LUX)

Attendance: 300 at Estadio Jesus Navas