Summary

  • Wolfsburg have a 2-0 lead from the first leg.
  • The Wolves have never been further than the quarter-finals of a UEFA club competition.
  • Real Madrid are ten-time European champions.

VfL Wolfsburg are on the brink of making more history in the UEFA Champions League as they look to complete the job against Real Madrid CF in Spain on Tuesday (kick-off 20:45CEST/18:45GMT).

The Wolves have already progressed further than ever before by reaching the quarter-final stage of the competition, but after a 2-0 win in the first leg, they have every right to believe their European adventure still has plenty of legs.

Recap: Wolfsburg 2-0 Real Madrid

What they are saying

Dieter Hecking (Wolfsburg head coach): "We need another exceptional evening, but we want to continue writing history in the Champions League. We want to play football, no matter how much 80,000 passionate Real fans try to urge their team on. We're really looking forward to this game and we know we can do something historic. The atmosphere's great – we've been smiling and laughing a lot, but tomorrow we'll need to be cool. We've irritated Real once, and we want to do it again."

Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid head coach): "This is a big match, but you need a cool head to play in it. We are not going to win it in [the first] ten or 15 minutes. It could be more difficult if they score, but that can happen. We must be focused from minute one. We have to score, but we have 90 minutes to do so. We need to be patient. People want to see their team play well and I'm sure we are going to do that tomorrow. The first-leg result makes it more complicated, but also more exciting. We love our fans because we know how important they are, especially in our stadium. We want them to support us from the first minute to the last."

Match stats

  • While the Wolves are contesting their first quarter-final in the competition, Madrid are through to the last eight for the sixth season in a row.
  • Wolfsburg midfielder Julian Draxler was a member of the FC Schalke 04 side that lost 9-2 on aggregate to Real in the 2013/14 Round of 16.
  • The Wolves have reached the quarter-finals of UEFA competition twice before, losing in the UEFA Europa League to Fulham FC (2009/10) and then SSC Napoli (2014/15).
  • Real midfielder Toni Kroos faced Wolfsburg 12 times during his time in the Bundesliga with FC Bayern München and Bayer 04 Leverkusen (W10, D1, L1).
  • Wolfsburg have gone on to win on all four previous occasions in which they have taken a first leg lead at home, including two 2-0 successes.
  • Real have won 12 and lost eight two-legged ties against German opposition.
  • They have overturned a first-leg defeat 22 times, failing on 16 occasions.

Possible line-ups

Wolfsburg: Benaglio – Vieirinha, Naldo (c), Dante, Rodriguez – Guilavogui, Gustavo – Henrique, Arnold, Draxler – Schürrle

Absentees: Jung (knee)

Head coach: Dieter Hecking

Real Madrid: Navas – Carvajal, Ramos (c), Pepe, Marcelo – Modric, Casemiro, Kroos – Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo

Absentees: -

Head coach: Zinedine Zidane