UEFA Champions League

Gent vs. Wolfsburg: Goals, Highlights from the Champions League Last-16 1st Leg

Wolfsburg's Christian Traesch, right, and Gent's Renato Neto vie for the ball during the Champions League round of 16, 1st leg soccer match between Gent and Wolfsburg at Ghelamco Arena in Ghent, Belgium, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
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Joe GallagherFeatured ColumnistFebruary 17, 2016

Gent hosted Wolfsburg on Wednesday for the resumption of both sides' UEFA Champions League campaigns.

The Group H runners-up snuck into the knockout stages ahead of Valencia and Lyon, while Wolfsburg advanced from Group B ahead of Manchester United and PSV Eindhoven.

The visitors took the lead shortly before half-time thanks to some brilliant skill and a fine finish by Julian Draxler:

The German added a second eight minutes into the second half with a beautiful chipped finish:

And Max Kruse scored Wolfsburg's third away goal shortly afterwards from close range:

Sven Kums pulled one back for Gent with 10 minutes to play:

And Kalifa Coulibaly ensured a nervy finish for Wolfsburg with a tidy headed finish:

But Wolfsburg hung on to ensure they take a lead with them back to Germany in three weeks' time, as well as three vital away goals.


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