Former Chelsea midfielder Andre Schurrle scored two goals as a substitute as Wolfsburg beat CSKA Moscow 2-0 away from home to go top of Champions League Group B.
The German international, who failed to settle in the Premier League, got lucky to break the deadlock on 67 minutes when his hopeful shot from a tight angle squirmed under Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev, who should have done better.
Wolfsburg’s win leaves them on nine points after five games, two points above Manchester United, who host PSV Eindhoven later this evening.
If United fail to beat PSV at Old Trafford, Louis van Gaal’s men may well have to win at Wolfsburg in matchweek six in order to qualify for the knockout phase.
Winning a Wolfsburg is not an easy task. The Bundesliga outfit have only lost once at home all season – to Bayern Munich in the German Cup – and their last game at the Volkswagen Arena was a 6-0 victory over Werder Bremen.
So, United better beat PSV! If they do that they will qualify for the last 16 with a game to spare.
Schurrle’s second goal against CSKA came just before the final whistle. This time Akinfeev was blameless as he was beaten by brilliant half volley.
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