Bad surprise instead of hoped-for preliminary decision: After tough defeats in the DFB Cup and in the Bundesliga, the VfL Wolfsburg crisis on the European stage has intensified once again , After a weak performance over long distances, the Lower Saxony lost in the Europa League against KAA Gent with 1: 3 (1: 0) and missed in front of 11,620 disappointed spectators en route to the second round the hoped for preliminary decision. Also the very early lead by a low shot the Brazilian Joao Victor after 20 minutes brought no peace in the actions of the home team. The Romanian Roman Yaremchuk scored the un-deserved equalizer five minutes after the start of the game before Laurent Depoitre (65) and Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui (76.) finished the match. It was the first home defeat of the "wolves" this season.
"We may have felt too safe after the early lead," Wolfsburg midfielder Maximilian Arnold said: "And if there are any individual mistakes, then a match is lost and we have to turn the switch very quickly, because with such an achievement we can not get anywhere. "Playful class could prove the North Germans in any phase of this disappointing encounter. Even after the lead, the actions of the home side were hardly determined, and since the Flemings no longer had to offer as a solid security football, the game was particularly boring in the first half. VfL coach Oliver Glasner worked in the coaching zone more active than many of his charges on the field. Exciting group constellation After the break was the former Belgian champion, who had acted much too wait-and-see, from then on more risky and was immediately rewarded after the first really successful attack. A goal that visibly inspired the troupe of coach Jess Thorup. After the 1: 2 deficit went to the Bundesliga Eighth more and more the order lost. Also, the substitution of Yunus Malli for the fading Josip Brekalo brought no turn. The until then astonishingly long-suffering audience lost after 1: 3 the patience, whistles echoed through the just filled to a good third Arena.Durch this defeat is already clear that the Wolfsburg after the 2: 2 in the first leg direct comparison against Gent have lost. That could be a decisive disadvantage at the end of the preliminary round with equality of points.