Highlights: Lille 0-0 Wolfsburg in Champions League 2021
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The free-kick is deflected into the wall and ends in a corner for Lille.
Dangerous free kick for Lille
Once again, Lille are on the receiving end of another goal! Angel Gomez puts in a cross that Burak Yilmaz gets in touch with but Casteels makes a good save on the goal line.
Casteels' save! On a long shot by David, the goalkeeper saves and sends it straight to the corner.
John Antony Brooks is cautioned again and receives a red card - sent off!
Wolfsburg had it! Philipp took advantage of Lille's mistake at the start of the game and fired a shot that alarmed the home keeper.
Josuha Guilavogui of Wolfsburg is cautioned.
Lille continued to try, the ball was left to Xeka but he got on the ball badly and his shot went wide of the far post.
The goal is disallowed because before David scored, the ball had left the field. The score is still 0-0.
GOOOOOOAAAAL FROM DAVID!
The second half of the game begins.
The first half is over, Lille and Wolfsburg tied 0-0 at the moment!
Ángel Gómez's long-range shot ends in a goal kick.
Dangerous free kick for Lille!
Lille miss! Burak Yilmaz headed towards goal but his shot went wide of the target.
Benjamin André receives the yellow card.
Both teams have lowered their intensity, for the moment it is the Wolfsburg team who has the possession of the ball but it is Lille who has had the most clear ones.
Lille's long-range run ended up at the feet of Burak Yilmaz, but the Turkish player failed to make the right contact and shot too weakly.
Lille is close! Fonte gets in a header but the ball goes over the crossbar.
Foul on Yilmaz, dangerous free kick for Lille!
Ikoné hit it from outside the area but the ball did not make it over the sea of legs and missed the chance.
Ikoné's dangerous cross is well saved by Brooks.
The match kicks off at the Pierre-Mauroy, Lille welcomes Wolfsburg in the Champions League season opener.
In a few minutes we will start the broadcast of the game: Lille vs Wolfsburg, match corresponding to matchday 1 of the group stage of the UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 21-22.
Lille have only one win in their nine matches against German opponents in European competitions, the only victory coming against Stuttgard in the 2002 UEFA Cup. Their most recent defeat was against Bayern Munich in the 2012-13 UEFA Champions League.
In their last four meetings with French opponents, Wolfsburg are undefeated, so the historical balance is in favor of the visiting team. Their last opponent was St Etenne in the 2019-20 season in the UEFA Europa League group stage.
The home team will make its debut in this edition of the UEFA Champions League with the intention of winning a positive result, taking advantage of the home factor. This is a team that curiously usually conquers more positive results as visitors than at home, since in the last 30 matches they have 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 defeats as visitors. While at home they have 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 defeats. For this match, the local coach cannot count on Timothy Weah, Jonathan Bamba and Renato Sanches, all of them with physical problems.
The most likely scenario for this match is that Wolfsburg does not lose. Undoubtedly, the German team is experiencing a better moment against Lille, and therefore should dominate and enjoy the best chances to score goals. On the other hand, it is worth noting that the home club enters this match demotivated after the defeat against Lorient.
The UEFA Champions League is back after a long break from May to September. Matchday 1 of the best club competition in Europe kicks off in France with Lille hosting a Wolfsburg side looking to spring a surprise on French soil.
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I. Grbíc; Reinildo, S. Botman, J. Fonte, Tiago; A. Gomes, Xeka, B. André, Y. Yazici; B. Yilmaz, J. Ikoné.
K. Casteels; Y. Gerhardt, S. Bornauw, M. Lacroix, B. Baku; M. Arnold, J. Guilavogui; L. Waldschmidt, M. Phillipp, L. Nmecha; W. Weghorst.
For this match, Igor Pajac will be the center referee, accompanied by Bojan Zobenica and Ivan Mihalj as assistant referees 1 and 2 respectively, and Bastien Dechepy will be the fourth referee.
The Wolfsburg team is once again in the UEFA Champions League, currently the Wolves have had a magnificent start to the season as they are placed as leaders of the championship with 12 out of 12 possible points, also, they are currently one of the best defenses in the Bundesliga as they have only registered one goal in their last four matches. For the moment, everything seems to indicate that the German team will remain so in their local league, however, they will not have it so easy in French territory, as they will face the current French champion.
The Lille vs Wolfsburg match will be played at The Pierre-Mauroy Stadium, in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, Francia. The kick-off is scheduled at 15:00 pm ET.