Champions League - 2nd Leg
WolfsburgVfL Wolfsburg1KAA GentKAA Gent0

VfL Wolfsburg 1-0 KAA Gent (4-2 agg)

By James GheerbrantBBC Sport
Wolfsburg midfielder Julian Draxler
Julian Draxler scored two of Wolfsburg's three goals against Gent in Belgium

Wolfsburg reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time after Andre Schurrle's goal sealed a 4-2 aggregate win over Gent.

The Germans had the best chance of a dour first half but Joshua Guilavogui's 20-yard shot was saved by Matz Sels.

They wrapped up victory when Julian Draxler picked out Schurrle after a driving run to the byeline.

Danijel Milicevic's shot wide from Moses Simon's cross was the closest the Belgian team came to scoring.

Dieter Hecking's Wolfsburg side have dropped to seventh in the Bundesliga after a disappointing sequence of one win in nine games, but they deserved victory against plucky but limited opponents.

Before the game, Gent coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck said his side would need a "miracle", but they lacked the attacking quality to fashion clear-cut chances.

The Belgian champions beat Valencia, Lyon and Zenit St Petersburg to qualify from the group stage, but they never threatened a repeat here.

And Schurrle's late strike ensured that Belgium's wait for a first Champions League quarter-finalist would continue.

Line-ups

Wolfsburg

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 28Casteels
  • 15Träsch
  • 31Knoche
  • 18Costa Santos
  • 34Rodríguez
  • 22Dias
  • 23Guilavogui
  • 17SchürrleSubstituted forSchäferat 89'minutes
  • 27ArnoldSubstituted forVieira de Freitasat 83'minutes
  • 10DraxlerSubstituted forCaligiuriat 78'minutes
  • 11Kruse

Substitutes

  • 4Schäfer
  • 6Ascues
  • 7Caligiuri
  • 8Vieira de Freitas
  • 16Pinto
  • 20Grün
  • 32Putaro

KAA Gent

Formation 4-2-2-2

  • 1Sels
  • 4Scapini de AlmeidaSubstituted forFoketat 78'minutes
  • 23Nielsen
  • 55Gershon
  • 21Asare
  • 10Cardoso Neto
  • 14Kums
  • 19Dejaegere
  • 8MattonSubstituted forSaiefat 68'minutes
  • 77Milicevic
  • 27SimonSubstituted forCoulibalyat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Coulibaly
  • 9Depoitre
  • 15Saief
  • 18Deaux
  • 20Thoelen
  • 22Wikheim
  • 32Foket
Referee:
Damir Skomina
Attendance:
23,457

Match Stats

Home TeamWolfsburgAway TeamKAA Gent
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home17
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, VfL Wolfsburg 1, KAA Gent 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, VfL Wolfsburg 1, KAA Gent 0.

  3. Post update

    Sven Kums (KAA Gent) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ricardo Rodríguez (VfL Wolfsburg).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josuha Guilavogui (VfL Wolfsburg) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Max Kruse.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brecht Dejaegere (KAA Gent) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Renato Neto.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Kenny Saief (KAA Gent).

  8. Post update

    Luiz Gustavo (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, VfL Wolfsburg. Marcel Schäfer replaces André Schürrle.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Nana Asare (KAA Gent).

  11. Post update

    Vieirinha (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Thomas Foket (KAA Gent).

  13. Post update

    Max Kruse (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Vieirinha (VfL Wolfsburg) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dante.

  15. Post update

    Corner, VfL Wolfsburg. Conceded by Thomas Foket.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Robin Knoche (VfL Wolfsburg) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ricardo Rodríguez with a cross following a corner.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, VfL Wolfsburg. Vieirinha replaces Maximilian Arnold.

  18. Post update

    Corner, VfL Wolfsburg. Conceded by Thomas Foket.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Christian Träsch (VfL Wolfsburg) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Daniel Caligiuri.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Kenny Saief (KAA Gent).

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid65101931616
2PSG64111211113
3Shakhtar Donetsk6105714-73
4Malmö FF6105121-203

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolfsburg640296312
2PSV Eindhoven631287110
3Man Utd62227708
4CSKA Moscow611459-44

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Atl Madrid6411113813
2Benfica6312108210
3Galatasaray6123610-45
4FC Astana6042511-64

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City6402128412
2Juventus632163311
3Sevilla6204811-36
4B Mgladbach6123812-45

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona64201541114
2Roma61321116-56
3B Leverkusen6132131216
4BATE Borisov6123512-75

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich65011931615
2Arsenal6303121029
3Olympiakos6303613-79
4Dinamo Zagreb6105314-113

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea64111331013
2Dynamo Kyiv632184411
3FC Porto631298110
4Maccabi Tel-Aviv6006116-150

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Zenit St Petersburg6501136715
2KAA Gent631287110
3Valencia620459-46
4Lyon611459-44
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