Coach Tommy Strut’s team advanced from third to first place – knocking out finalists from London last year. A direct comparison of the three teams was calculated as Wolfsburg, Juventus Turin (4-0 against Serve Geneva) and Chelsea have eleven points in their accounts. The draw for the quarterfinals will take place on Monday at 1 p.m. The match will be played on 22./23. And 30./31. March.
“I’m incredibly proud and happy that the team did it.”
VfL Manager Ralph Kellerman
From the best team, two players, Svenja Hood and Tabe Wasmuth, stood out on Thursday evening. After an ankle injury in the Geneva match (3-0), Captain Hudd regained his fitness and brought the VfL on the road to victory with a brace. Wasmud met twice after the break and clarified everything.
The VfL women focused more on the 2-0 lead
The galaxy in the group was on the field from the beginning. Chelsea stepped back, waited for the counter-attack and left the game for the VfL women. At first they found it very difficult, but then the returning Houth seized power. After a quick start he brought Shanis van de Santen into the shooting position and then dusted off after a weak save by goalkeeper Jesira Musovic 1-0 (16.).
At this point, Juventus were already in the lead and the Lower Saxons had to advance. The Londoners did not play like they were playing outside the football textbook, Wasmuth put an overhead in front of goal – Hood took the lead 2-0 (23rd).
National goalkeeper Schultz keeps his box clean
Now Chelsea have been challenged and VfL goalkeeper Almut Schultz is more and more focused. In the Wolfsburg backline it was wild at times, but luckily and Schultz saved in the 41st minute against Cho-eun Ji as it was a 2-0 break lead.
The “Blues” tried to attack quickly after the break. But Strout had prepared his players well for it. With the exception of Fran Kirby’s graduation (55th), Schultz was safe again, with nothing to mention.
Waßmuth had seven and eight high-profile wins
The goal fell on the other side: Joker Pauline Bremer stretched a long ball into the barrel of the wireless hut, who spiked the ball to Wasmouth. Hoffenheim’s summer arrival with his seventh Champions League goal (60th) in green and white brought great joy and relief.
So the guests had half an hour and they needed two wins. They pulled themselves up again: they would have been rewarded with a hair, but the talented ones were lucky when VfL hit the crossbar in the 76th minute. Voltage? Wolfsburg women no longer think to do that. Ten minutes before the end of Wasmuth, he ran from the blue defense and hit the ball in the corner to make it 4-0. At least now the little football miracle is right and after a while the party started with a good 1,100 fans.
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