Germany has never been historically a good territory for Real Madrid, but tonight the team may have also suffered from over-confidence. The Real Madrid defence was poor & right-back Danilo had another terror night as his flank was an open door. Much of the blame was German midfielder Drexler who put in an excellent match being a constant danger & creating scoring chances for his team.
Very few Real Madrid players stood out, except Garath Bale who was outstanding trying hard & being dangerous. The Spaniards will claim the German penalty was not, a Cristiano Ronaldo goal looked legal & that a possible penalty was executed on Bale which was not called. The fact is they were cleverly outplayed by Wolfsburg which now sits comfortably with a 2 goal advantage, while Real Madrid faces the real possibility of being eliminated.
Real Madrid must score 3 goals in the return match & without the Germans scoring any goals. A feat at this moment against the odds as the Spanish looked mediocre tonight. Added to this, Karim Benzema went off injured.
- Rodriguez 17th min (penalty) 1 - 0
- Arnold 24th min 2 - 0