Spared and yet won: A B-selection of VfL Wolfsburg has the group stage of the Europa League with a 1-0 (0-0) victory against AS St.. Etienne completed. Three days before the Bundesliga leaders Borussia Mönchengladbach's visit to the Volkswagen Arena, however, the Lower Saxony held their ground, qualifying for the second round on the fifth match day.
Paulo Otavio scored the goal in the 52nd minute. The advanced left-back was with an untenable oblique shot from eight meters away under the crossbar successful. However, the group victory was no longer achievable. At the same time, the Belgian league leaders KAA Gent claimed first place in Group I with a 2-1 (2-0) win over FC Olexandrija of Ukraine. But only 10,802 spectators did not contribute much to a varied football match. Coach Claude Puel also gave several regular players a break, as the French record champions have on Sunday in France, the league leaders Paris St. Germain in front of the chest. Ginczek meets childhood dreamIntergrated, you noticed both teams from the first minute that they in this Formation had never played together. Caution was over as well as over trump card, many exciting actions did not get the audience to see. Thus, in the first European Cup deployment of his career fell to Daniel Ginczek by great commitment especially on. "For me, a childhood dream comes true," the 28-year-old had declared before the match. Ginczek replaced goal-getter Wout Weghorst, who was just sitting in the stands as well as goalkeeper Koen Casteels. Team captain Josuha Guilavogui pushed the reserve bench first.Party did not really pick up the pace Ginczek was mostly involved in the few scoring chances. After just fifteen minutes he hit the post with a header, in the 43rd minute the striker was again with his head to the spot, but St. Etiennes keeper Jessy Moulin just scratched the ball from the line. Also after the Wolfsburg goalkeeper took the game not really driving up. Although the league table of Ligue 1 changed two offensive forces, but the North Germans conquered more and more Spielkontrolle.Ginczek and also also injured long Austrian national player Xaver Schlager went out of breath. VfL coach Oliver Glasner picked up the field in the 64th minute.