UEFA Champions League

Gent
 
FT
2-3
  LEG 1  
Wolfsburg
 
  LEG 1  
  • S. Kums 80’
  • K. Coulibaly 89’
  • 44’ J. Draxler
  • 54’ J. Draxler
  • 60’ M. Kruse
0 Half Time 1
18/02/2016
UEFA Champions League
GHELAMCO-arena
Attendance 19,978

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • EXTRA TIME
    • 90'
      A low cross is sent into the heart of the Wolfsburg box, and Trasch is just about able to poke it out for a corner. The set-piece is curled over to the far post, where Nielsen goes down under a challenge from Rodriguez, but the referee shakes his head and the pleas from the Gent players for a penalt
    • HALF TIME
    • 45'
      Again, Arnold ends up slicing a clearance out of play for a corner, despite being under little pressure on the edge of the Wolfsburg box. However, luckily for him the hosts fail to make it count and the visitors are easily able to deal with the danger before the referee brings an end to the first ha
    • 90'
      SI L. Putaro SO Vieirinha
    • 90'
      Wolfsburg have decided to make their final substitution, and, unsurprisingly, they are taking their time with it as Kruse slowly jogs off the pitch to be replaced by the youngster Putaro.
    • 45'
      SI A. Schürrle SO Vieirinha
    • 45'
      Jung will play no further part in the game after failing to fully recover from his earlier injury, and he hobbles off the pitch to be replaced by Schurrle. As a result, it looks as if Trasch will move to right-back, allowing the former Chelsea man to slot into the Wolfsburg midfield.
    • 90'
      Gent keep flying forward as they try to find that all-important equaliser, but a deep cross from Dejaegere on the left flank fails to find the head of Coulibaly at the far post and ends up sailing out of play for a goal-kick.
    • 0'
      In the end, Gent didn't quite have enough left in the tank to fully punish Wolfsburg, but their antics late on will surely give their opponents plenty to think about ahead of their second-leg tie in three weeks' time. The German side may have three away goals under their belts, but the Belgian Pro L
    • 0'
      What an excellent end to the game that was! Wolfsburg went from being comfortably ahead and with a place in the quarter-finals almost confirmed to being firmly on the back foot as they frantically fought for their lives. For three quarters of the game Gent were incredibly lacklustre, as time and tim
    • 0'
      FULL-TIME: GENT 2-3 WOLFSBURG
    • 0'
      The two teams are making their way back out onto the pitch ahead of the start of the second half. Neither side have made any substitutions during the half-time break.
    • 0'
      It's been a frustrating opening 45 minutes for Gent, who have largely done well to contain Wolfsburg but were beaten by a moment of magic from Draxler. The youngster, who started brightly before fading, fully deserves his goal after starting and finishing such a wonderful move down the left wing, bu
    • 0'
      HALF-TIME: GENT 0-1 WOLFSBURG
    • 0'
      The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off.
    • 0'
      Meanwhile, Wolfsburg boss Dieter Hecking has made three alterations to the side that featured in the aforementioned win against Ingolstadt, with Naldo, Marcel Schafer and Daniel Caligiuri making way for Dante, Ricardo Rodriguez and Max Arnold, respectively.
    • 0'
      Hein Vanhaezebrouck has decided to make two changes to the Gent side that beat Mouscron-Peruwelz 2-0 last Friday, with Danijel Milicevic and Renato Neto coming into the starting line-up to replace Lucas Deaux and Thomas Matton, both of whom drop to the substitutes’ bench.
    • 0'
      Wolfsburg substitutes: Grun, Klinger, Schafer, Azzaoui, Putaro, Henrique, Schurrle.
    • 0'
      Wolfsburg XI (4-2-3-1): Casteels; Jung, Dante, Knoche, Rodriguez; Gustavo, Trasch; Vieirinha, Arnold, Draxler; Kruse.
    • 0'
      Gent substitutes: Vandenbussche, Gershon, Rafinha, Deaux, Saief, Matton, Coulibaly.
    • 0'
      Gent XI (3-5-2): Sels; Nielsen, Mitrovic, Asare; Foket, Milicevic, Neto, Kums, Dejaegere; Depoitre, Simon.
    • 0'
      There’s just over 15 minutes left to go until until kick-off, so let’s have a look at how the two teams will be lining up evening…
    • 0'
      Last season proved to be a wonderful experience for Wolfsburg, but this campaign is quickly turning into one to forget as a result of a poor run of form that has left them languishing in eighth place in the Bundesliga table, far away from where they want to be. Last year’s league runners-up - not to
    • 0'
      In a group that boasted three distinguished European clubs, many expected Gent, making their first appearance in the Champions League group stage as a result of their Belgian Pro League success last season, to struggle. A draw and two defeats from their opening three games made that look like even m
    • 0'
      Good evening and welcome to our live text commentary of today’s Champions League round of 16 first-leg clash between Gent and Wolfsburg at the Ghelamco Arena.
    • 1'
      And we're off! Gent get us underway, attacking from left to right.
    • 2'
      Gent almost immediately lose possession in a dangerous position midway inside their own half of the pitch, allowing Vieirinha to pick up the ball 30 yards out before sprinting down the right-hand side. He then chips a cross over to Draxler, who is unmarked on the edge of the penalty area, but the yo
    • 4'
      It's been a good start to the game for Wolfsburg, who are doing well to keep Gent pushed back inside their own half of the pitch. The visitors move the ball around well before Jung swings a curling cross into the heart of the hosts' penalty area, but there's nobody there to meet it and it ends up bo
    • 5'
      Chance for Draxler! The attacking midfielder twists and turns on the edge of the Gent penalty area and penetrates the left-hand side of the box before unleashing a thumping strike, but there's slightly too much power behind it and, as a result, it ends up clearing the top of the crossbar by two or t
    • 7'
      Kruse is dragged to the ground by Nielsen as the two battle for the ball down the left flank, leaving the referee with no choice but to award Wolfsburg a free-kick. Vieirinha takes the set-piece and tries to pick out a teammate at the far post, but the Portuguese midfielder's cross is completely ove
    • 9'
      It's all Wolfsburg as they continue to swarm inside the Gent half of the pitch and put the hosts under an incredible amount of pressure. Once again, Jung, who has started the game very brightly down the right wing, darts forward before trying to pick out Draxler with a well-placed cut-back, but Niel
    • 10'
      This doesn't look good for Wolfsburg, who are temporarily down to 10 men after Jung fell awkwardly whilst battling with Asare. It looked as if the right-back's ankle twisted under the body of the Gent defender, leaving him in a heap on the floor near to the hosts' goal.
    • 12'
      Foket goes close! Play resumes once again, and Gent immediately push forward on a blisteringly quick attack down the left wing. They work the ball around well before Dejaegere swings a deep cross over to the far post, where it finds Depoitre. The striker does well to beat his marker in the air befor
    • 14'
      Jung, who seems to have recovered from his ankle twist earlier in the game, charges down the right flank once again before sending a dangerous cross along the edge of the Gent penalty area. Mitrovic is just about able to get a toe on the ball but his clearance can only find Arnold, who then fires a
    • 16'
      Another good opportunity for Wolfsburg! Once again, Jung causes a lot of damage down the right flank before penetrating the Gent penalty area. He then whips a low cross into the six-yard box, where a scooped save from Sels sends the ball looping up into the air. An overhead kick from Neto then sends
    • 18'
      Dejaegere cuts inside from the left wing and embarks on a lovely run into the middle of the Wolfsburg penalty area, where he's eventually dispossessed after being closed down by a sea of white shirts. A thumping clearance from Knoche then flies into the arm of Vieirinha, resulting in the Gent player
    • 20'
      Some of Gent's passing has been far too sloppy thus far, and it's causing them plenty of problems inside their own half of the pitch. This time it's Milicevic that does so, allowing Kruse to fly forward before unleashing a low strike from 20 yards out that deflects off the outstretched leg of Neto a
    • 22'
      Wolfsburg are continually causing problems for Gent down the right wing, and as time goes on the hosts are finding it increasingly difficult to deal with the danger. Once again, Jung beats Asane with ease before whipping a low cross into the heart of the penalty area, but Kruse is nowhere to be foun
    • 24'
      Foket and Milicevic link up wonderfully well down the right wing before the latter swings a low cross into a dangerous position inside the Wolfsburg penalty area. However, as has been the case for the majority of their attacking moves thus far, there's nobody there to meet it, allowing Jung to easil
    • 26'
      Nearly an own-goal by Mitrovic! Arnold breaks into the right-hand side of the Gent penalty area and chips an incredibly dangerous cross over towards Kruse. The striker is in a great position in front of goal and is completely unmarked by the sleeping defence, but the aforementioned Serbian defender
    • 28'
      A thumping goal-kick from Casteels bounces down the right flank and forces Asare into playing the ball out for a Wolfsburg corner. Vieirinha steps up and sends a bouncing delivery into the penalty area, but it's poorly hit and fails to beat the first man, much to the frustration of his teammates.
    • 30'
      Almost a chance for Depoitre! Simon flies down the left wing on a great run before chipping a lovely cross into the middle of the box. The aforementioned striker is in a good position in front of goal and leaps high in an attempt to meet it, but Rodriguez does well to out-muscle him in the air befor
    • 32'
      Depoitre is clumsily dragged to the ground by Gustavo, resulting in a free-kick for Gent 30 yards away from the Wolfsburg goal. Milicevic steps up and tries to pick out the Belgian striker with a chipped cross over to the far post, but Dante is just about able to out-muscle the number nine before Ne
    • 34'
      The pace of the game has slowed down somewhat, and it's all become rather sloppy as the two teams battle for the ball in the middle of the pitch. Gent are arguably on top at the moment but are finding it difficult to hurt Wolfsburg due to too many misplaced passes, which is making life relatively ea
    • 36'
      A bouncing low cross from Foket can only find Arnold on the edge of the Wolfsburg penalty area, and, despite being under very little pressure, the German ends up thumping a rushed clearance out for a corner. Milicevic sends another impressive delivery into the middle of the box, where it almost find
    • 38'
      Two chances for Wolfsburg! First, Vieirinha breaks into the right-hand side of the Gent penalty area before unleashing a thumping low strike that Sels does well to push away with a strong diving save. The ball then bounces out to Draxler, who quickly cuts on to his right foot before firing a rocket
    • 39'
      After dealing with the danger, Gent immediately break away on an excellent counter-attack. Depoitre, who has looked increasingly lively over the past 10 minutes, flies forward and heads towards the Wolfsburg penalty area before being blocked off by Dante, sending him crashing to the ground. He immed
    • 41'
      Sloppy play by Wolfsburg results in them losing possession deep inside their own half of the pitch, which allows Simon to sprint down the left flank. He then cuts inside before trying to penetrate the penalty area, but Jung does wonderfully well to dispossess the Nigerian before he's able to do so.
    • 43'
      That was lovely play by Vieirinha, who did well to pick out Draxler with a deft pass that completely took Mitrovic out of the game.
    • 43'
      GOAL! Wolfsburg have taken the lead! Draxler flies down the left wing on an excellent run after spinning past Foket, and as soon as he reaches the edge of the Gent penalty area he plays a quick one-two with Vieirinha. Mitrovic drifts too far out, allowing the German youngster to break into the box b
    • 44'
      G J. Draxler Assist Vieirinha
    • 44'
      Chance for Dejaegere! Gent immediately break forward from the restart before a lofted pass is thumped into the Wolfsburg penalty area. It finds the aforementioned wing-back, who brings the ball down well and looks set to shoot before being dispossessed by a wonderful tackle from Jung, who hurts hims
    • 45'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be two minutes of added time.
    • 46'
      And we're underway once again!
    • 47'
      Dejaegere flies down the left flank and links up well with Simon before being cynically pushed to the ground by Gustavo, resulting in a yellow card for the Brazilian and a free-kick for Gent in a very dangerous position. The set-piece is sent into the heart of the penalty area, where it finds Depoit
    • 47'
      Wolfsburg immediately fly forward on a blisteringly quick attack that takes Gent completely by surprise, but Schurrle end ups up sending his 20-yard strike a few yards over the top of the crossbar.
    • 48'
      And now Vieirinha receives a yellow card, this time for an equally clumsy challenge on the left flank as Gent tried to break away on a swift counter-attack.
    • 50'
      Simon flies down the left flank and finds himself in space on the edge of the penalty area, allowing him to send a thumping cross into the middle of the box. It almost finds Depoitre in front of goal but Gustavo is just about able to get a chest on the ball to send it out for a corner that Wolfsburg
    • 52'
      Once again, Simon finds plenty of joy down the left flank, where he beats Vieirinha far too easily before spinning and teeing up Dejaegere. The left wing-back then unleashes a thumping cross-cum-shot, but Knoche is just about able to get his body in the way of the effort to deflect it out of play fo
    • 54'
      G J. Draxler Assist Vieirinha
    • 54'
      GOAL! Draxler doubles Wolfsburg's lead! Neto sloppily sends a poor pass straight into the feet of Draxler, who picks up the ball just outside of the Gent penalty area and easily beats Mitrovic before sending a beautiful chipped shot over the head of Sels and into the back of the net. That was a wond
    • 56'
      After starting the second half so well, Gent are now firmly on the back foot and seem to be lacking the confidence needed to push forward. Both goals arguably could have been avoided, and it looks as if they know that. As a result, they now have a mountain to climb if they are to get back into this
    • 58'
      Foket twists and turns on the right flank and is just about able to skip past Rodriguez before sending a bouncing cross into the heart of the penalty area, but Depoitre is nowhere to be found and, as a result, Casteels is easily able to cut out the danger with a strong save.
    • 59'
      Kums chops Vieirinha to the ground with a poorly-timed challenge from behind, leaving the referee with no choice but to show the Gent captain a yellow card.
    • 60'
      G M. Kruse Assist Vieirinha
    • 60'
      That was a lovely cross from Trasch, but once again he was able to find far too much space down the right flank, where Simon failed to spot the run and was too slow to deal with the midfielder.
    • 60'
      GOAL! Wolfsburg extend their lead! Trasch beats Simon with ease as he flies down the right wing on a wonderful run, and he then curls a brilliant cross towards the edge of the six-yard box. Kruse does wonderfully well to muscle his way through the middle of Mitrovic and Nielsen and meets the ball in
    • 61'
      SI T. Matton SO Vieirinha
    • 61'
      SI K. Saief SO Vieirinha
    • 61'
      And the second is Saief, who takes the place of Milicevic.
    • 61'
      Gent have decided to make a double substitution. The first player to come on is Matton, who replaces Simon.
    • 63'
      What a save by Casteels! Kums weaves through a sea of white shirts on the edge of the Wolfsburg penalty area before trying to beat the Belgian goalkeeper with a wonderful chipped shot, but the former Hoffenheim shot-stopper is just about able to tip the effort on to the crossbar and out for a corner
    • 65'
      Gent are trying their hardest to push as many bodies forward as possible as they desperately search for a way back into the game, but they're finding it increasingly difficult to do so due to very strong defending from Wolfsburg, who have impressed throughout this evening.
    • 67'
      Gent move the ball around well deep inside the Wolfsburg half of the pitch before Dejaegere embarks on a weaving run towards the edge of the penalty area, but he ends up holding on to possession for slightly too long and, as a result, he's dispossessed before he's able to get a shot away.
    • 69'
      Wolfsburg are continuing to sit deep inside their own half of the pitch as they look to hold on to their comfortable three-goal lead. Despite the possession that they're enjoying, Gent are failing to cause the visitors any problems whatsoever, and they're spending the vast majority of their time pas
    • 71'
      After holding on to the ball for at least a minute and a half, Gent finally push forward through Dejaegere, who tries to pick out Depoitre with a low through-ball. However, Knoche reads the pass well and is easily able to cut out the danger before it can find the Belgian striker inside the penalty a
    • 73'
      After sitting deep for the past 10 minutes, Wolfsburg are finally able to push out of their own half of the pitch and break forward on a quick attacking move, but, after initially doing well to beat his marker, Gustavo ends up firing an audacious 35 yard strike several yards over the top of the cros
    • 75'
      Another bad mistake by Gent! This time it's Mitrovic who loses possession in a dangerous position just outside of his own penalty area, allowing Schurrle to pick up the ball 20 yards from goal. The German tries to muscle his way into the box but just as he's about to do so he's dispossessed by a gre
    • 77'
      Dejaegere, who has arguably been Gent's best player this half, despite his struggles when in possession in front of goal, once again breaks into the left-hand side of the Wolfsburg penalty area before trying to send a low cross over to Depoitre, but Dante does well to stand tall and throws his body
    • 78'
      Dejaegere and Saief link up well on the left-hand side of the Wolfsburg before Matton, with his back to goal, pokes the ball back to Asare. With plenty of space around him the defender decides to unleash a rocket of a shot, but it's sent straight into the hands of Casteels, who is easily able to sto
    • 80'
      SI K. Coulibaly SO Vieirinha
    • 80'
      SI M. Schäfer SO Vieirinha
    • 80'
      G S. Kums Assist Vieirinha
    • 80'
      Meanwhile, Depoitre has made way for Coulibaly for the final 10 minutes of the game.
    • 80'
      Wolfsburg have decided to make a late change, with Schafer coming on to replace Vieirinha.
    • 80'
      Assist Brecht Dejaegere
    • 81'
      GOAL! Gent have pulled one back! Kums charges down the left flank and cuts inside before skipping past Schurrle, who slips over just as he's about to tackle the captain. The Belgian then unleashes a curling low strike that looks as if it's going to be tipped away by Casteels, but the goalkeeper is u
    • 83'
      Foket almost scores another for Gent! This time it's the right wing-back who finds himself in space just outside of the Wolfsburg penalty area and immediately unleashes a low shot, but, unlike with Kums' strike, Casteels does well to get down low and push the effort away with a strong diving save.
    • 85'
      And now Dejaegere tests Casteels! The number 19 has continually impressed down the left wing, and once again he finds himself in a dangerous position just outside of the Wolfsburg penalty area. He decides to unleash a thumping shot that the Belgian goalkeeper saves, but not entirely comfortably, but
    • 87'
      Dejaegere bursts down the left wing before whipping a low cross over to the far post, where Rodriguez is just about to get a foot on the ball to send it away from Coulibaly. His clearance can only find Saeif, however, and the Israeli weaves his way into the penalty area before firing a low shot with
    • 89'
      G K. Coulibaly Assist Vieirinha
    • 89'
      GOAL! Gent have pulled back another! Saeif picks up the ball on the left flank and immediately swings a lovely cross into the heart of the penalty area. Coulibaly reads the flight of the pass wonderfully well and skips in front of Dante far too easily before poking a lovely header past the outstretc
    • 89'
      Assist Kenny Saief
    • 90'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be three minutes of added time.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE

    SUBSTITUTES

    MANAGERS

    denmark
    Jess Thorup
    austria
    Oliver Glasner

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 12 16
    Yellow Cards 1 2
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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