Wolfsburg, Germany-debacle in Europe: We were not Mature enough

It was a very memorable Europa League-VfL Wolfsburg. Between the eighth final round the eighth final second leg game against Shakhtar Donetsk almost five months

Wolfsburg, Germany-debacle in Europe: We were not Mature enough

It was a very memorable Europa League-VfL Wolfsburg. Between the eighth final round the eighth final second leg game against Shakhtar Donetsk almost five months due to the Corona pandemic. The three gates to the 0:3 (0:0)-defeat the Ukrainian Champions of the Bundesliga club conceded on Wednesday evening, but in just four minutes.

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"it's a Pity that we are not drawn in the final tournament," said coach Oliver Glasner, after the eighth-final K. o. in the Olympic stadium of Kiev. "But in the sum of the appearance in the Europa League was very positive. We wanted to move into the knockout stage - we have managed very confidently. We have also won the first K. o. match against Malmö very impressive. Now a team from the Champions League, which has very much the quality one has come," said the Coach, and admitted: "as far As we were this year, that we can come against such an opponent. We were in the decisive moments are not Mature enough. This is the next step in development.“

The "wolves" were lost in the middle of March already and the first leg against the six Brazilians in the starting lineup were also a lot of Ukrainians with 1:2. On paper it may look unfortunate that the goals against on Wednesday by Junior Moraes (89. Minute/90.+3) and Manor Solomon (90.+1) in the late fall. In fact, the VfL would have been able to lie but at half-time with a minimum of 0:3.

Even if Donetsk is a particularly game-strong Team and the wolf Burger by the multi-week break between the Bundesliga and the Europa League-a continuation of recognizable rhythm lost: With the enormous number of opportunities for this Ukrainian-Brazilian Combo continued a Trend that had cost the VfL in June, the direct qualification for the next Europa League season. The "wolves" came those defensive stability is lost, the Glasners work for a long time as a replacement. In the last four Bundesliga Games of this now and completed the season, they conceded ten goals against.

Updated Date: 06 August 2020, 04:19

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