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Two first–half goals were enough for Wolfsburg to beat Real Madrid. 

By SI Wire
April 06, 2016

VfL Wolfsburg earned a surprise 2–0 home victory over Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal tie on Wednesday. 

The underdog took the lead in the 18th minute just a few moments after Cristiano Ronaldo had a goal disallowed for offsides. 

Wolfsburg's first score came after the referee awarded a penalty to Wolfsburg following a Casemiro foul on Andre Schurrle. Ricardo Rodriguez converted to give the Bundesliga side a 1–0 lead. 

Moments later, Max Arnold buried a close–range shot after a low cross into the box from Bruno Henrique. 

The second leg between the two sides will be played on April 12 in Madrid. 

- Stanley Kay

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