Wolfsburg coach Tommy Stroot changed twice compared to the 1: 5 in the first leg and brought Wilms and Pajor for Popp and Wedemeyer (both bank). Barcelonas coach Jonatan Giraldez made the same starting eleven again.
From the beginning, a competitive game developed in which Wolfsburgers formed in 4-2-3-1 after three minutes through Waßmuth to a good header. Barcelona had problems with the compact defense of the Germans, which is why the Catalans recorded hardly any dangerous degrees.
Crnogorcevic missed the Barça leadership
The wolves, on the other hand, repeatedly countered. However, Pajor was unable to use an invitation from FCB keeper Panos (18th) and Roord Castle too imprecisely (34th). Barça, who ran in 4-3-3 as usual and had a lot of possession, came up shortly before the break: Patri tested Schult (38th) and Crnogorcevic missed twice within a minute (43.). The last good scene before the break could have leaded to 1-0, Barcelonas left left wing, after Wilms’ mistake from a good position.
Waßmuth only needs two minutes after the restart
Shortly after the change of sides, Wolfsburg did better: Waßmuth came to the ball by chance, remained nervous and converted to 1-0 (47.) by volley. As in the first half, the Lower Saxony defended heavily, in contrast to the first round, the Stroot team set valuable needles. After one, it fell 2-0: Roord pulled off from around 20 meters and hit flat into the left corner (59.).
So there was only two goals behind the clock and Wolfsburg for half an hour. VfL also stayed on the pusher, but no longer found get away. Huth’s attempt (83.) was crucial, while Waßmuth and Huth gave a double chance (89.).
After all, Wolfsburg always did nothing to win against this season. The German team thus taught Barcelona the first defeat of the season – but Barça is still in the first leg in the final in Turin after the clear 5: 1. There is either Paris St. Germain or Olympique Lyon on May 21.
The wolves are already guests at the SGS Essen on Wednesday (7.15 p.m.), while Barcelona welcomes FC Sevilla on Thursday (5 p.m.).