Summary

  • Wolfsburg beat PSV on penalties.
  • Sides draw 1-1 in normal time.
  • Kruse, Träsch and Azzaoui spent time with local fans earlier in the day.

VfL Wolfsburg ended their post-season China tour on a high by overcoming Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven 4-3 on penalties in Zhuhai after a 1-1 draw in normal time.

After a goalless first half, Daniel Caligiuri opened the scoring in the 66th minute, although PSV's Gaston Pereiro struck five minutes later to ensure the friendly would go the distance. Marcel Schäfer, Maximilian Arnold, Leandro Putaro and Caligiuri converted the Wolves' penalties, with misses from Steven Bergwijn and Nicolas Isimat-Mirin meaning the Bundesliga side triumphed 4-3 on spot-kicks.

"Thanks to all VfL fans!"

Earlier in the day, Wolves' trio Max Kruse, Schäfer and Ismail Azzaoui thanked local fans for their support during the club's tour. Met by rapturous applause before participating in a good-natured Q&A session, the Bundesliga stars tried out the local tongue by impressing the attendant fans with their attempts to pronounce "Ni Hao" (hello in Chinese), before being taught to write their names in Chinese by calligrapher Liao Guangming.

After a successful off-field end to the tour, Kruse, Schäfer and Azzaoui then headed off to their final preparations for the PSV game, ultimately securing a victory to end the China jaunt equally successfully on the field.

Max Kruse learns to write his name in Chinese.