Dzeko scored against Villareal

Dzeko’s team against FC Villarreal

The VfL Wolfsburg created it! After a 4:1 – those drew victory against the FC Villarreal Lower Saxony into the round of the last sixteen Europes League. For the first time in association history.

The VfL Wolfsburg found the way back finally into the success trace. After the 2:2 – undecided from the first leg last week against the FC Villarreal, triumphed the German master on Thursday evening with 4:1 in the replay of the Europe League Zwischenrunde. There „the wolves “draw thereby into the round of the last sixteen and meet on ruby Kazan’.


VfL coach Lorenz Günther Köstner saw no reason to changing and let the same to eleven as against Schalke 04 on weekend begin. Completely different on the other hand it its Spanish colleague, Juan Carlo Garrido, which made changes equal five. Fishing rod, Godin, Rodriguez, Cani and Pires played for Javi Venta, Musacchio, Marcano (red barrier), Matilla and Marco Ruben.


The VfL Wolfsburg put before domestic public equivalent well loosely. Already after ten minutes the German master went with 1:0 into guidance. Josué played a beautiful passport into the run of Dzeko, which hunted the ball from twelve meters under the slat of the Spaniards. Only one minute later came to a hold the 25,000 spectators the breath. VfL Keeper Hitz let a shot of Marcos Senna only to poor copy, Fuster came to the ball, could not it however not in the gate accommodate.

The speed of the play remained high. In the 15. The Wolfsburger put and went minute then after with 2:0 into guidance. Goal scorer was however a Spaniard. Over the strong Josué the ball landed with Misimovic and Grafite. The Brazilian played a flat ball into the Strafraum, fishing rod wanted before Dzeko to clarify, pushed the ball thereby however in the own gate. Shortly thereafter nearly the 3:0 fell, but this mark could divert fishing rod a shot of Misimovic still in gate from.

Villarreal found only after scarcely a half hour again in the play and already stood it for 1: 2. Capdevilla became generally accepted after a corner of Marcos Senna against shepherds and cut back from five meters in the VfL gate. The Spaniards had thereafter still further good possibilities by Pires and Marcos Senna, but the point of conclusion in the varied portion was reserved the Wolfsburgern. Before the end of the first half Gentner increased four minutes after a flank of Dzeko on 3: 1.


The second half began substantially more calmly. Gentner came after 50 minutes to an attempt, but Diego Lopez placed before no all too large problems. Villarreal took over control after one hour over the play and erspielte themselves some good chances in the minutes pulse. But neither Pires with a Aufsetzer, Nilmar with an header still Llorente could accommodate the ball in the gate of the VfL Wolfsburg in the gate.

That should avenge itself after 64 minutes. Misimovic brought a Freistoß direction Strafraum, Grafite ran to direction gate and spitzelte the ball to the 4:1 into the box. The Brazilian stood thereby in the offside, but arbitrator Tudor did not whistle. For Grafite it was the third hit in the second play against the Spaniards. Afterwards the Wolfsburger Keeper Hitz stood in the focus, which reacted against Marcos Senna and twice against the bullethole-ready Nilmar strongly and protected its team a further Gegentor, and thus the 4:1 – victory held. Misimovic had pitch in the conclusion minute still, when he met the post with a mad shot only.


The Spaniards omitted some good chances, a reconciliation to the 3:3 would have been quite possible. But after the hit from Grafite to the 4:1 the play had run. The Brazilian and also its storm partner Dzeko made a good play and seem slowly however surely again their Top form to reach. Besides Misimovic and Josué made a good portion. With the FC Villarreal were Nilmar and Marcos Senna still most remarkably.


Dzeko made today a very good and remarkable portion. It obtained a hit and prepared a further. The Bosnier takes up slowly trip.

ARBITRATOR: Alexandru Tudor – note: 4

The play had the Romanian as far as possible under control. Both crews delivered a altogether fair portion, so that Tudor was not often compelling to acting. With the 4:1 by Grafite however on offside would have had to decide.


The spectators in the Volkswagen arena got a good, with many gate chances garnierte, portion to see. At the end the Wolfsburger fan could celebrate the introduction in round of the last sixteen, largest success in the European Cup of association history.

Note: The note scale is enough as with the play note of 1 (work arbeitsverweigerung) to 10 (world class).


Captain against captain, centre zone strategist against centre zone stepping gene: The duel between Josué and Marcos Senna took place on eye level. The Brazilian of the Wolfsburger lies in the Castrol of ranking with 543 points however only on rank 543 (in December still on rank 469). Marcos Senna with 621 points on rank 263. The Spaniard has thereby at least in the ranking the nose in front, which play has he lost.


The VfL Wolfsburg drew earned into the round of the last sixteen Europe League. Grafite spoke before the play of the possibility in the final to draw in. If the Wolfsburger can confirm the today’s achievement further, the VfL could quite be good for a surprise.

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