VfL Wolfsburg are in pole position to reach the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds, but must first face Manchester United at home on Tuesday evening (kick-off 20:45CET/19:45GMT) in their final in Group B encounter.
The Wolves are one point ahead of their visitors at the top of the standings, so a draw would be enough to go through. However, if Andre Schürrle and Co. were to lose then they could be eliminated from the competition altogether if results elsewhere go against them.
- Wolfsburg have never reached the knockout rounds of the Champions League before.
- Dieter Hecking's side prevailed 2-0 in Moscow against CSKA on Matchday 5 (r.).
- The last time the teams met was back in September. England's record champions won 2-1, despite Daniel Caligiuri putting the Wolves in front.
- Hecking’s men have won both of their home fixtures in the competition this season without conceding a goal (1-0 against CSKA Moskva and 2-0 against PSV Eindhoven).
- The Red Devils have not won away from home in Group B in 2015/16 (one draw, one defeat).
- Schürrle will have fond memories of meeting United players Marcos Rojo and Sergio Romero: they were in the Argentina side Germany beat in the 2014 FIFA World Cup final.
- Wolfsburg’s Naldo and Caligiuri are each just one booking away from a one-match suspension.
Wolfsburg: Benaglio – Träsch, Naldo, Dante, Rodriguez – Guilavogui, Arnold – Vieirinha, Draxler, Schürrle - Dost
Man United: De Gea – Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Varela – Carrick, Schweinsteiger – Lingard, Fellaini, Depay - Martial