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.).
In the next few days he would like to be one thing: catching up. This told Di Salvo in the digital press conference in the catacombs of the Hamoshava stadium in Petah Tikva. In this March international game phase, the 42-year-old spent much more time on the phone than on the training lawn. Due to the massive failure wave, he was rather poor administrator as a selection coach, which ten days have tailored to his forces.
On Tuesday evening di Salvo was clearly to look at the great relief. For mental and physical exhaustion, joy and pride is proud of this significant victory at the first pursuer, which moves the participation in Romania and Georgia-planned EM finals 2023 within close proximity. The U-21 Chefoach, which has been amorted in October 2021, finally took time for the questions of the time.
time: Mr. Di Salvo, what went through the head, when you last signed so dimensionally strong captain Jonathan Burkardt shortly before the kick-off in Israel, that he can not play?
Antonio di Salvo: I just wanted to make the last cabin approach and have heard with one ear, as Johnny came in and something in the direction “does not work,” said. ” Since the antennas were extended directly. 30 seconds later our team doctor came and said Johnny can not play. There was no time to moan or ask, but only the thought, who is the next 1. Then luckily, Jan Thielmann put into the game, which gave the template to the crucial gate.
How is Burkardt?
He felt a muscular hardening at the back of the thigh. The last feedback of our doctors is that luckily nothing happens, nothing is torn. But Johnny had remembered that he possibly remotely lost after the first sprint and makes us the first change option. That was an experience for him and for his personality a step, because he made a decision that was important to the team. That was difficult for him, but he did just right.
If I’ve seen how the boys have acted as a team, how many meters this team has put off in this game, that’s unbelievable.
Antonio di Salvo
What did you think about the Burkardt failure as the summit of the recent personnel dizers at the moment of the final whistle?
I thought at first, that can not be because I had just heard from the bank, it’s still to play 30 seconds. I had to listen three times and look to feel a great relief. It was extremely much on the game and could have been on the other hand. I am unbelievably proud of the team because they stood under pressure and knew, with a defeat, the first place in the group is g1. Our victory is not undeserved, but Israel has asked us everything. We could not have complained with a draw and possibly in a narrow defeat.
What did best have fallen on the appearance of your team?
We have analyzed the first six games of this cycle from September to November 2021. We have often talked extremely often that we have to show heart on the place that willingness to play. If I’ve seen how the boys acted as a team, how many meters this team has put off in this game, that’s unbelievable. On the basis of such running values you can show, these are the basics and with these basics you gain games.
Despite the victory – where are the biggest deficits?
I just do not want to talk great about deficits. At the end, I do not know exactly how many players have missed and how the team would have looked when we had been complete. It is perfectly clear that a team has to find himself. We had little possibilities to train processes. We played Friday against Latvia, on Saturday in the player’s record training only ten players exercise, on Sunday you can not do so much two days after the game and then end training. That’s why virtues and values such as team spirit and readiness are in demand in such situations.
Especially in the first half has partially the body language of Malik Tillman and Ansgar Knauf, which have been visible to ball losses or referee decisions, instead of directly replicate, would not be fitted in the otherwise good overall picture of their team. Did you address that at half time?
I have already addressed that from the outside during the game. You have to be careful as well as I find that the referee has shown a good performance. Rather, I have said the team in the break that we will not get many situations in the offensive and that was the same. But the few situations must be pulled through. That was not the case in the first half often, now we are at things that it is important to improve.
Please explain what you concrete.
Both on the left and on the right we had two, three scenes in which we have to be a great dealer if we want to achieve a goal. If we are past an opponent, we are not allowed to go half the fight and go inside again, but with full power towards Gate. At our hits, Jan Thielmann did it outstanding, shaken the opponent, was sprinted forward and was not left al1. Noah Katterbach also has a sprint and has pulled the action up to the goal.
I’m totally humbly approaching the tasks, while we know that we have made a huge step, but not quite enough.
Antonio di Salvo
How valuable was on the other Armel Bella Kotchap in the internal defense?
Everyone in the stadium and in front of the TV has seen how important he was. We got him, because he is in Bochum in the square a scary presence in the square. I hoped for that he can help with his robustness and speed of the team. He has clarified some situations with his pace, continued to rescue and in the end still blocked a shot. It was a really good performance.
Now the EM ticket is only one point away on the silver tray.
It is definitely nice that it is tangible. But I can count, there are still six points in two games to be awarded. Finally, we play in Poland and Poland must win to true the opportunity to become second. And Poland was against Hungary, our next opponent at home, even back to the 95th minute. The games must first be won. I’m totally humbly approaching the tasks, knows that we have made a huge step, but not quite enough.
They were in the five years before CO trainers of Stefan Kuntz, have brought the EM title twice and were once with the U 21 second. Each time these very different teams have developed enormously over the two years before the tournament. What can such a fabricated work victory against heated backdrop against an aggressive-intense opponent effect for the current generation?
It strengthens the belief that a team that works with great team spirit can achieve extremely much. In addition, the boys have a good quality. This victory, the entire constellation in these difficult ten days are extremely valuable for the development of this team.