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Schurrle scores, Wolfsburg advances past Gent in UEFA Champions League second leg

Germany Soccer Champions League

Wolfsburg’s Andre Schuerrle is challenged by Gent’s Rami Gershon, front, during the Champions League round of sixteen 2nd leg soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and KAA Gent in Wolfsburg, Germany, Tuesday, March 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)


Andre Schurrle and Julian Draxler fittingly teamed up for the clinching goal as Wolfsburg beat Gent 1-0 at Volkswagen Arena on Tuesday in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie.

Gent’s game defensive effort couldn’t produce the goals needed to overcome a tough first leg, and Draxler found Schurrle in the 74th minute to make it 4-2 on aggregate.

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Die Wölfe won the away leg 3-2 and were in pretty good position heading into the match. They easily out-attempted De Buffalo’s despite being out-possessed for most of the match.

Wolfsburg also joined Bayern Munich in Bundesliga history, as described below.

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1 - Only @FCBayernEN won the first and the 2nd leg in the round of the last 16 in #UCL back in 2009. Klinsmann.

— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) March 8, 2016

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