Women’s football champion Wolfsburg is in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. A draw will be enough against Fiorentina in the second leg.
German women’s football champion VfL Wolfsburg has reached the quarter-finals in the Champions League.
In the second round second leg against the Italian champion Fiorentina handed the hosts a 3: 3 (2: 1). The first leg a week ago had Wolfsburg 4-0 (0-0) won and thus procured an excellent starting position.
The goals for VfL, Champions League winners in 2013 and 2014, were scored by Tessa Wullaert (30th, 32nd) and substitute Sarah Gunnarsdottir (71st). Ilaria Mauro (2nd), Precellia Rinaldi (60th) and Ellie Jade Brazil (81st) met for Florenz.
“Florence has not given up, has been brutally effective and has always been able to equalize, but we have seen at any time that we wanted to win the game,” said coach Stephan Lerch.
Wolfsburg with a bad start
In front of the home crowd the Wolfsburg women got off to a bad start. The Fiorentina went into the lead with the first attack: Mauro (2) pressed the ball to make it 1-0 for the visitors across the line.
After a foul on national striker Alexandra Popp put Wullaert the penalty due at first against the post, but met in the margin (30). Only two minutes later, the Belgian made for the leadership of the hosts.
After the break, it was Rinaldi who equalized in the 60th minute with a dream goal for the visitors. Substitute Icelander Gunnarsdottir scored the first 3-2 on her first contact before Brazil (81) finished.
The draw for the quarter-finals will take place on November 24 in Nyon. The games are for the 21./22. as well as 28./29. March scheduled.