With confidence in the semi-finals CL
The super team is now waiting for the wolves
03/31/2022 at 8:47 PM
After a draw in the first leg at Arsenal, Wolfsburg reached the semi-finals of the Champions League by winning at home in the second leg. However, the most difficult task awaits there. Defending champion FC Barcelona, who has won 41 out of 41 matches this season.
In front of a large crowd at home, the players of the Wolfsburg football team confidently reached the semi-finals of the Champions League. Coach Tommy Strutt’s side beat Arsenal 2-0 (1-0) in the second leg of the quarter-finals, and after a 1-1 draw in the first leg, they can now continue to dream of their third cup in the first division. In the round of the top four, the defending champions Wolfsburg will face FC Barcelona, who have won their last 41 official matches – with the dazzling. Goal difference 204:16.
In front of 11,293 spectators at the Volkswagen Arena, other than that, former Arsenal player Jill Roard (ninth) and Leah Williamson (73rd) scored a goal for the Wolfsburg Ladies, who are now at 23./24. April and meet Barcelona a week later. Spain’s top team set new standards only on Wednesday with their first home game in front of a world record crowd of 91,553 spectators at the Camp Nou. National goalkeeper Almoth Schulte said playing there one day is “a goal in the back of your mind”.
Playing in the big stadiums is “very important” for women’s football, and playing the second leg of the quarter-finals at the Volkswagen Arena was also Schulte’s “personal wish”: “The atmosphere is something special.”
The first goal does not count
Three days before the Bundesliga summit against champions Bayern Munich (2 pm), which failed on Wednesday in Paris Saint-Germain, Wolfsburg were the decisive team there with their fans behind them in the early stages. Rurd rewarded the hosts’ offensive efforts right from the start. Before the eyes of the national team coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg and some VFL players, the Wolfsburg women did not give up and repeatedly entered the opponent’s penalty area dangerously.
Shortly thereafter the ball landed in the net after a shot from Tapia Wassmouth, but was ruled offside. Arsenal barely managed to get out of their own half, and the Wolfsburg defense was there for the rare try. Schulte saved Steve Cattley’s shot safely (33 minutes). But Svenja Huth (35) also failed because of Arsenal goalkeeper Manuela Zinsberger.
Even after the break, Wolfsburg initially dominated the match and continued to look for a way forward. But Arsenal became more and more dangerous, but he could not take chances efficiently at first. On the other hand, the flight attendants tried to control the game better again. Williamson eventually drove the ball into his own goal and thus extended Wolfsburg’s lead.
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