Wolfsburg vs Gent preview: Andre Schurrle and Laurent Depoitre ones to watch in Champions League last-16 tie

A look ahead to the Champions League fixture at Volkswagen Arena

Victor Ogbe
Tuesday 08 March 2016 16:58
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Wolfsburg forward Andre Schurrle celebrates with team-mate Julian Draxler
Wolfsburg forward Andre Schurrle celebrates with team-mate Julian Draxler

It’s a big game for…

Andre Schurrle: Julian Draxler is doubtful to start after limping off mid-way through Wolfsburg’s 2-1 win over Monchengladbach. The Bundesliga side will look to the former Chelsea forward Schurrle, who scored a hat-trick just eight days ago against Hannover 96, to step up and be the creative player.

Weird stat…

7: Gent have scored in every of their seven Champions league game so far this season.

Remember when…

Wolfsburg beat Manchester United 3-2 in the group stages of this year’s Champions League, defender Naldo scored twice to qualify for the knock-out stage.

Player to watch…

Laurent Depoitre: The Belgian striker is Gent's joint-leading scorer with twelve goals so far this season and has attracted interest from a range of English clubs including Manchester United and Arsenal.

Depoitre will have to be in terrific form if his team are to come back from their first leg 3-2 defeat.

Past meetings…

Gent 2 (Kums, Coulibaly) Wolfsburg 3 (Draxler x2, Kruse)
Champions League, February 2016

Form guide…

Wolfsburg: WWDLWW

Gent: LWLLWD

Vital information…

Kick-off time: 19:45

TV: Live on BT Sport 2, 19:30; highlights on ITV on Wednesday 9 March, 22:40

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