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AT HALF: Wolfsburg up 2 on Real Madrid; PSG, City level at 1 (video)

Germany Soccer Champions League

Wolfsburg’s Julian Draxler attends a practice session of the squad in Wolfsburg, Germany Tuesday April 5, 2016. Wolfsburg will face Real Madrid in a first leg quarterfinal soccer match of the Champions League Wednesday. (Peter Steffen/dpa via AP)


What a first 45 minutes in Germany and France!!

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Let’s get right to it.

Wolfsburg 2-0 Real Madrid

The home side is thriving at Volkswagen Arena, as Wolfsburg has stunned Real Madrid with a pair of early goals and leads 2-0 at halftime of its UEFA Champions League quarterfinal first leg on Wednesday.

The La Liga giants entered the tie as heavy favorites after beating Barcelona in Saturday’s El Clasico, but Andre Schurrle was taken down in the box by Casemiro and Rodriguez converted from the spot to make it 1-0 early.

Then Bruno Henrique found Arnold darting through the 18 for a quick and slick finish to make it 2-0. Wow.

Did anyone see this coming? Real Madrid in shambles at the moment as Max Arnold doubles Wolfsburg’s advantage. #UCL

— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) April 6, 2016

Paris Saint-Germain 1-1 Manchester City

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not at his finishing best, but still has a goal after a Fernando gaffe allowed PSG to equalize against Man City at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday.

Ibrahimovic wasted a few opportunities either wide or right at Joe Hart, including a saved penalty after Bacary Sagna conceded a PK.

Fernandinho led a rush that led to the opener, as David Luiz was in no man’s land while De Bruyne finished past Kevin Trapp to make it 1-0.

The $85 million man Kevin De Bruyne provided Man City a brief early lead against PSG. #UCL @HeinekenSoccer

— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) April 6, 2016

Fernando made a horrific gaffe when Hart played him an unexpected short pass. An awful first touch and rushed clearance went off Ibrahimovic and behind Hart. Terrible stuff from City, and it was 1-1.

Oh no, Fernando. The Man City defender gifts Zlatan Ibrahimovic and PSG the equalizer. @HeinekenSoccer #UCL

— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) April 6, 2016

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