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A. Ulmer
Yellow Card
L. Nmecha
Yellow Card
L. Nmecha
M. Arnold
2 - 1
M. Wöber
1 - 1
R. Baku
Y. Gerhardt
1 - 0

Match Stats

42% 57%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 6
Total Passes 409 549
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Lille LIL Lille 5 2 2 1 4 3 +1 8 W W D L D
2 Salzburg RBS Salzburg 5 2 1 2 7 6 +1 7 L L W W D
3 Sevilla SEV Sevilla 5 1 3 1 5 4 +1 6 W L D D D
4 Wolfsburg WOB Wolfsburg 5 1 2 2 4 7 -3 5 L W L D D


8th Finals
UEFA Europa League


Thanks for joining me for this coverage of Wolfsburg's 2-1 victory over Salzburg in Group G of the Champions League.
The win for the hosts lifts them off the bottom of the group into second as they get their first win of this season's Champions League group stage. They will travel to Sevilla next as they look to carry on the momentum from this win. The visitors meanwhile remain top of the group but have now lost their first game. They will look to put this defeat behind them in their next game, when they travel to play Lille.
The game finishes 2-1 to the home side after an exciting match. They took the lead early on in the game after Baku finished from a Gelhardt cross, however they were pegged back in the 30th minute after a quite brilliant Wober free-kick from 30 yards out made it 1-1 at the break. Both teams had their moments in the second half, particularly when Adeyemi put it past the post as he seemingly couldn't miss after being played in by Okafor. The visitors were made to pay for that miss in the 60th minute as Nmecha brought down a lofted through ball before smashing it into the back of the net, giving Kohn no chance. They then held on for the final half hour to secure a big three points.
90' + 4' Mbabu looks to be keeping it into the corner but all of a sudden bursts into the box before inexplicably crossing to nobody at the back post, allowing the opposition to counter. Luckily for him, his fellow defenders are able to stop the attack.
90' + 2' Wolfsburg are keeping possession well as they look to see this game out.
90' There will be five minutes of additional time at the end of this game. Can the Austrian side grab a dramatic late equaliser?
M. Kjærgaard
M. Camara
89' Camara comes off for Kjeargaard.
88' The ball sits up in the box for Kristensen to shoot, but his half volley is straight at Casteels who easily saves.
A. Ulmer
Yellow Card
87' Ulmer goes in the book after catching Mbabu as he turned away from him.
85' Casteels brilliantly fingertips the ball over as Sesko shot from distance. That looked to be heading into the top corner.
L. Nmecha
Yellow Card
83' Lukas Nmecha sees a yellow for a foul on Wober.
K. Mbabu
A. Vranckx
82' Mbabu makes his way onto the pitch in place of Vranckx.
81' Aaronson fires over from the edge of the box.
79' Can the hosts hold on for a big three points to spark their group stage campaign into life?
C. Adamu
L. Sučić
77' Jaissle also sends on Adamu for Sucic.
O. Solet
J. Onguéné
77' Solet is on for Onguene as Jaissle tries to get his team back into the game.
75' The visitors have struggled to create anything clear cut since the hosts went back in front.
J. Roussillon
Y. Gerhardt
73' Gerhardt makes way for Roussillon.
R. Steffen
Paulo Otávio
73' Steffen comes on Otavio.
72' Kristensen is penalised after clattering into Otavio.
70' Nmecha's goal in the game between these two sides last time out made him Wolfsburg's third youngest ever Champions League goalscorer. Has he grabbed the winner here too?
J. Brooks
Yellow Card
68' Brooks is booked for a foul on the left-hand side.
67' Sesko's first action is to put the ball out of play as he misplaces a pass to Seiwald.
65' Nmecha should have a second! In a quick counter the ball falls to him in almost a carbon copy of his finish a minute ago, but this time his driven effort flies just over. 
B. Šeško
K. Adeyemi
63' Sesko replaces Adeyemi.
D. Lukébakio
W. Weghorst
63' Weghorst makes way for Lukebakio.
62' Baku sends a teasing delivery into the box as Wolfsburg hunt for a quick third goal.
M. Arnold
60' It's a brilliant assist by Arnold as his through ball allowed Lukas Nmecha to bring it down and fire home.
L. Nmecha
60' GOALLLL!!!! The hosts are back in front! Arnold sends a lofted ball over to Lukas Nmecha, and the striker brings it down on his chest before smashing a brilliant finish past the diving Kohn. It's a clinical effort, and his side now lead 2-1.
58' Adeyemi weaves into the box but tries to do too much and he is eventually dispossessed.
56' Guilavogui easily deals with a ball in as the Frenchman hoofs it clear.
54' It's now Okafor's turn to miss a decent chance. The ball is played into him on the left of the box and he aims for the far corner but he gets nowhere near enough power on it and Casteels comfortably gets down to his left to gather it.
52' Lukas Nmecha sends a low effort at goal but it's easily saved by Kohn.
50' Adeyemi misses another great chance! Okafor again does well to bring down a loose ball and sets his strike partner away, but Adeyemi puts it wide as he bears down on goal. It's another very poor miss by the striker.
48' Jaissle's men have started this half the better.
46' The visitors get this game back underway.
That sets us up for an exciting second period as both sides will look to seize momentum and get three crucial points. Both teams have showed they are capable of hurting the opposition, so which of them will be the ones to get the all important third goal?
And so an intriguing first half finishes with the scoreline 1-1. The hosts took a very early lead after Baku turned home a superb low Gelhardt cross from the left, however the tide quickly turned as the visitors pressed for an equaliser. The goal that levelled it up eventually came in the 30th minute in the form of an excellent free-kick from Wober, as he curled a superb set-piece from 30 yards into the back of the net despite Casteels getting a fingertip to it. The home side then roared back into life and could have been back in front as Weghorst sent another brilliant Gelhardt cross just over, however we go to the break at one apiece.
45' + 2' Baku has an effort blocked behind for a corner late into injury time in this first half. The corner is headed clear however.
45' There will be one minute of additional time.
44' Okafor thinks he is fouled after being caught from behind but the referee disagrees. The forward momentarily requires treatment but is okay to continue.
42' Wober's sensational free-kick now means that six of Salzburg's seven goals in this year's competition have come from set-pieces.
40' Aaronson is set away but the ball gets stuck under his feet and he is forced to slow the attack before sending a tame shot straight at Casteels.
38' This has been much better from the hosts in the last couple of minutes.
36' The hosts should be back in front! Gerhardt sends another delightful ball in from the left, and Weghorst is there to get on the end of it. However, the Dutch striker is stretching for the ball and his toe sends the ball into the ground and bouncing agonisingly over. What a chance for the hosts to restore their lead.
34' Weghorst is back up and we are playing once more.
32' Weghorst is down receiving treatment after a coming together in the air.
M. Wöber
30' GOALLLL!!!!! It's a quite brilliant equaliser! From the free-kick that resulted from Weghorst's foul on Camara, Wober bends a superb effort over the wall and into the corner. Casteels gets a hand to it, but it's not enough to stop it from curling in and making it 1-1.
W. Weghorst
Yellow Card
28' Weghorst is booked after bringing down Camara for the third time.
28' Adeyemi drives forward with the ball and seems to have an array of passing options but he takes far too long and in the end has no choice but to shoot, which is easily blocked.
26' Seiwald gets to the byline and tries to cross into a crowded box but his delivery only finds the hands of Casteels.
24' Weghorst is played down the channel but he is outpaced by Camara and the midfielder does well to snuff out the danger before being fouled by the Dutchman.
22' Weghorst clatters into the back of Camara as both went for an aerial ball.
20' It's no surprise that the visitors have conceded tonight. They have now conceded in all of their last 19 away games in European competition, letting in 39 goals during that time.
18' The home side are just struggling to get on the ball and play forward at the minute, as Jaissle's men press high up the pitch.
16' The average age of the visitors' starting line-ups has been the lowest in the competition (22 years and 351 days).
14' Goalscorer Baku tries to get his side up the pitch but he gives the ball away and then Lukas Nmecha fouls Camara.
12' It's been a very good reaction to going behind from the visitors and they are really pinning the home side in as they hunt for a quick response.
10' The subsequent corner comes to nothing as the defence heads the initial delivery away, before the ball is recycled and crossed again only to result in a foul by a Salzburg player.
9' Sucic tries to catch home goalkeeper Casteels out with a shot from a wife free-kick but it is blocked behind by the wall.
7' Sucic sends a brilliant effort from distance flying towards goal that just evades the top corner.
5' After Adeyemi missed that great chance, Wolfsburg punished him up the other end. Can he get his side back into the game if another chance falls to him?
Y. Gerhardt
3' It was a superb low delivery from Gerhardt that was screaming for somebody to get on the end of it, and there was Baku at the back post to do exactly that.
R. Baku
3' GOALLLLL!!! And the hosts lead! Baku is the scorer as he smashes home from a Gerhardt cross from the left after some good interplay with Otavio. Gerhardt played the ball low across the face of goal and Baku sneaked in at the back post to turn it home and make it 1-0.
3' It should be 1-0 to the visitors! Okafor does brilliantly to bring down a ball from the air and he plays it to his right to Adeyemi but he somehow puts his shot wide when it looked as if his side would have a very early lead. That was a poor attempt to be truthful.
1' The home side kick us off and we are underway.
The two teams make their way onto the pitch.
Visiting boss Matthias Jaissle names an unchanged starting line-up from their last game in this competition, as Sesko and Solet return from injury and are on the bench.
Home manager Florian Kohfeldt makes four changes from his side’s last Champions League games with the likes of Guilavogui and Weghorst coming into the starting lineup while Mbabu and Lukebakio drop to the bench.
SUBS: Daouda Guindo, Benjamin Sesko, Chukwubuike Adamu, Oumar Solet, Nico Mantl, Kilian Ludewig, Bernardo, Maurits Kjaergaard, Mamady Diambou, Antoine Bernede, Alexander Walke. 
RB SALZBURG (4-4-2): Philipp Kohn; Rasmus Kristensen, Jerome Onguene, Maximilian Wober, Andreas Ulmer; Nicolas Seiwald, Mohamed Camara, Brenden Aaronson, Luka Sucic; Noah Okafor, Karim Adeyemi.
SUBS: Felix Nmecha, Renato Steffen, Dodi Lukebakio, Kevin Mbabu, Pavao Pervan, Jerome Roussillon, Daniel Ginczek, Maximilian Philipp, Micky van de Ven. 
WOLFSBURG (3-4-3): Koen Casteels; John Brooks, Josuha Guilavogui, Maxence Lacroix; Ridle Baku, Aster Vranckx, Maximilian Arnold, Paulo Otavio; Lukas Nmecha, Wout Weghorst, Yannick Gerhardt. 
The visitors meanwhile are currently top of the group and remain unbeaten so far in this season’s competition. They will look to add more points to their tally here and put themselves in a really strong position to progress into the knockout stages.
The home side come into this game bottom of Group G having not won any of their first three games. They lost to the Austrian side 3-1 away from home last time out and will look to get a better result against them here in the return fixture.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Champions League group stage match between Wolfsburg and Salzburg.