VfL Wolfsburg 2 – 0 Real Madrid: Visitors shocked by Germans

Wolfsburg's Naldo, left, and Luiz Gustavo acknowledge the fans. Picture: AP
Wolfsburg's Naldo, left, and Luiz Gustavo acknowledge the fans. Picture: AP
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Wolfsburg stunned Real Madrid with two goals in eight first-half minutes to take control of their Champions League quarter-final tie.

Scorers: Wolfsburg – Rodriguez 18 pen, Arnold 25

Real goalkeeper Keylor Navas had not conceded in this season’s competition prior to this game, but he was beaten by Ricardo Rodriguez’s penalty before Maximilian Arnold doubled the advantage soon after.

Four days on from a win at the Nou Camp with ten men, Zinedine Zidane’s side looked shaky at the back and have it all to 
do in the return fixture in the Spanish capital next Tuesday.

Madrid dominated early on but Wolfsburg were a threat on the counter, though, and after Bruno Henrique had headed straight at Navas, the Real keeper finally conceded when Rodriguez sent him the wrong way from the penalty spot.

Seven minutes later it was 2-0, Julian Draxler finding Bruno Henrique in space and from his cross Arnold stole a march on Sergio Ramos and finished first-time past Navas.

Zidane’s side pushed for an away goal after the interval and Ronaldo missed the target with two attempts from Gareth Bale crosses.

However, the visitors almost found themselves three goals down but former Chelsea midfielder Andre Schurrle fired over.