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