A lot of boredom, little tension and in the end a m’hsamer working victory: After a ‘far wide, bloodless appearance’ the VfL Wolfsburg in the Europa League has at least kept its chance to reach the quarter-finals.
The Bundesliga ninth beat Malm’ FF 2-1 (0-0) and can travel to Sweden with a narrow lead for the R’ckspiel on 27 February.
Isaac Kiese Thelin puts the got in the 47th minute. The former Leverkusen player was successful with a trade penalty, defender Kevin Mbabu had with his fingers the very first torminess of the Swedish record champion. The 24-year-old has also been cautioned for this action and will be missing from the R’ckspiel.
But only 120 seconds spéter the Lower Saxony beat back. Josip Brekalo completed a counter-attacking attack with a prezisen shot into the right corner of the goal. The 13,801 spectators in the Volkswagen Arena have to cheer.
In the 62nd minute Admir Mehmedi was successful with a f——ing header after Freistoe from Maximilian Arnold f—————————————————————————
Before the change of sides, a more than z’he encounter develops. The Scandinavians are defensively safe, but hardly make it happen in the preliminary movement. The hosts are only marginally more determined. Both Goalkeepers spent the first 45 minutes in a largely quiet evening.
VfL-Coach Glasner at the break
The only one in the scoring opportunity was in the 38th minute. Brekalo came to the shot after good work by Xaver Schlager from between 11 meters away, but only hit the crossbar. Not only because of this missed chance, VfL coach Oliver Glasner disappeared visibly dissatisfied in the cabin at half-time.
After the two quick goals a few minutes after the restart, the more speed picked up. Nevertheless, stock errors and inaccuracies repeatedly pre-heated the actions on the lawn.
The hosts dominated the action, but could not convert their field advantage into further goals. Even in the ninth game in a row, they are not without a goal.
In the closing stages, Malmo’s lack of playing practice. The last serious mandatory game was played by the team of new coach Jon Dahl Tomasson on 12 December last year. The 4500 Swedish fans who travelled with them hoped for a transgaming.orging turnaround in favour of their teams.