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Champions League: Sevilla prevails over VfL Wolfsburg 2-0 on Tuesday

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SEVILLA. Sevilla tops VfL Wolfsburg with a 2-0 win with a goal from J. Jordan (13') and a goal from R. Mir (90').

SEVILLA. Sevilla defeats VfL Wolfsburg with a 2-0 win with a goal from J. Jordan (13′) and a goal from R. Mir (90′). Sevilla was vastly superior ball possession (61%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was held at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Sevilla on Tuesday and this began at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Cüneyt Çakιr with the assistance of Bahattin Duran and Tarık Ongun. The 4th official was Alper Ulusoy. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold around 8.6 degrees Celsius or 47.44 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 72%.​

Match Statistics

Sevilla was in firm control of the ball 61% while VfL Wolfsburg was struggling with a 39% ball possession.

Sevilla was more aggressive with 56 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 7 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Sevilla won the match.

Sevilla shot 15 times, 7 on target, 8 off target. On the opposite side, VfL Wolfsburg shot 6 times, 1 on target, 5 off target.

Cards

Sevilla received 1 yellow card (F. Reges). On the other side, VfL Wolfsburg received 3 yellow cards (J. Guilavogui, M. Arnold and L. Nmecha).

After this contest, Sevilla will have 3 points to stay in the 4th place. On the other side, VfL Wolfsburg will stay with 5 points like Lille to stay in the 3rd place.

Match Events

  • 13'
    13'

    J. Jordan

  • 37'
    37'

    F. Reges

  • 52'
    52'

    J. Guilavogui

  • 67'
    67'

    M. Philipp

    Y. Gerhardt

  • 75'
    75'

    D. Lukebakio

    A. Vranckx

  • 75'
    75'

    P. Otavio

    J. Roussillon

  • 76'
    76'

    K. Mbabu

    R. Baku

  • 80'
    80'

    O. Torres

    Papu Gomez

  • 81'
    81'

    R. Mir

    M. El Haddadi

  • 82'
    82'

    M. Arnold

  • 82'
    82'

    T. Delaney

    J. Jordan

  • 88'
    88'

    D. Ginczek

    J. Brooks

  • 90'
    90'

    L. Nmecha

  • 90'
    90'

    L. Augustinsson

    Diego Carlos

  • 90'
    90'

    K. Rekik

    I. Rakitic

  • 90'
    90'

    R. Mir

    L. Ocampos

Next match

In the upcoming Champions League match, Sevilla will play away with Salzburg on the 8th of December with a 2-0 head to head statistic in favor of Sevilla (1 draw).

VfL Wolfsburg will host Lille on the 8th of December with a 1-0 head to head record in favor of VfL Wolfsburg (2 draws).

Sevilla: Formation and Lineups

Sevilla adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Julen Lopetegui Argote chose to play with the following team: Bono (6.7), Gonzalo Montiel (7.4), Jules Koundé (7.5), Diego Carlos (7.2), Marcos Acuña (7.2), Joan Jordán (6.8), Fernando (7.4), Ivan Rakitić (7.6), Lucas Ocampos (7.6), Munir El Haddadi (6.2) and Alejandro Gómez (7.3).

Substitutes

Sevilla made 5 changes: Papu Gomez for O. Torres (80′), M. El Haddadi for R. Mir (81′), J. Jordan for T. Delaney (82′), Diego Carlos for L. Augustinsson (90′) and I. Rakitic for K. Rekik (90′).

Top player: Ivan Rakitić

The player who no doubt impressed Sevilla the most was Ivan Rakitić even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.6) with 54 passes (83% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 8. He performed 6 crosses.

VfL Wolfsburg: Formation and Lineups

Also VfL Wolfsburg adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

On the opposite side, Florian Kohfeldt played with: Pavao Pervan (7.3), Ridle Baku (6.7), Maxence Lacroix (7.3), John Brooks (6.1), Jérôme Roussillon (6.7), Aster Vranckx (6.8), Josuha Guilavogui (7.3), Maximilian Arnold (7.0), Yannick Gerhardt (6.8), Wout Weghorst (6.7) and Lukas Nmecha (7.0).

Substitutes

VfL Wolfsburg made 5 changes: Y. Gerhardt for M. Philipp (67′), A. Vranckx for D. Lukebakio (75′), J. Roussillon for P. Otavio (75′), R. Baku for K. Mbabu (76′) and J. Brooks for D. Ginczek (88′).

Top player: Josuha Guilavogui

Probably the most impressive player in VfL Wolfsburg was Josuha Guilavogui.

His rating is (7.3) with 43 passes (83% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 6 duels out of 11.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Champions League

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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