Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Wolfsburg will be looking to claim a major scalp in the Champions League knockout stages when they welcome Real Madrid at their Volkswagen Arena in the first leg. The Wolves have nothing to lose in the tie against the star-studded Spanish outfit and we believe that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Wednesday’s clash against Zinedine Zidane’s troops. Real Madrid crushed Roma in the last 16 and they will be looking to get their job done in the tie against Wolfsburg in the Volkswagen Arena game. Los Blancos are high on confidence ahead of the trip to Germany and they will be looking to build on the 2-1 win over Barcelona in El Clasico when they square off against the Bundesliga outfit in Wednesday’s football match. Zinedine Zidane can count on all of his first-team regulars and we predict that the Spanish giants will emerge triumphant in the first leg.
Highlighted Player (Karim Benzema):
Striker Karim Benzema came through his youth club Bron Terraillon in Olympique Lyon were he went through all the youth teams.
On January 15, 2005 Benzema made his debut for the first team of Lyon that season but did not have much playing time. In the 2007-2008 season he was indeed a permanent fixture in the team and he got his break . He grew that season right into a crowd favorite and clubs like Arsenal, Juventus, Manchester United, Real Madrid and AC Milan showed interest in him.
Benzema in 2008 (like 2005, 2006, and 2007) was in the champions with Olympique Lyon and had no interest in leaving France. In 2008, Karim was named best French footballer.
Highlighted Team (Wolfsburg):
Wolfsburg are a German football club founded in the aftermath of the World War II (1945). Die Wolfe (The Wolves) wear green and white shirts and they play their home games at Volkswagen Arena. The capacity of the stadium is 30,000 and it was opened on 13 December, 2002.
It is well known that German car manufacturer Volkswagen are the club’s main sponsors. Wolfsburg won the Bundesliga trophy in 2009 and the likes of Edin Dzeko, Grafite and Zvjezdan Misimovic were part of the club’s golden generation.
You should bear in mind that Grafite and Dzeko scored 54 goals between each other in the 2008/2009 Bundesliga campaign and that the team clinched the trophy thanks to a 5-1 win over Werder Bremen on 23 May, 2009. Die Wolfe won the German Cup trophy in 2015, with the team beating star-studded Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the title game. Wolfsburg are a team that has no bitter rivals in German football.