Sights: Paris Saint-Germain Stuns VfL Wolfsburg in UWCL

VfL Wolfsburg starting lineup.Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) starting lineup.Laure Boulleau (PSG) before the match.This was Martina Müller (WOB) last home match after announcing her retirement in April 2015.Kosovare Asllani (PSG).Nilla Fischer (WOB) warming up.Sabrina Delannoy (PSG) walking out of the tunnel.PSG's Caroline Seger before the match.Caroline Hansen (WOB).PSG's Kenza Dali and Wolfsburg's Noelle Maritz vie for the ball.Annike Krahn (PSG), Yuki Ogimi (WOB), Shirley Cruz (PSG), and Alex Popp (WOB).Wolfsburg's Alex Popp during the first leg of one of the 2015 UEFA Women's Champions League semifinals.Sabrina Delannoy (PSG) celebrates her goal (penalty).PSG'S Ultra supporters.Supports of VfL Wolfsburg.PSG celebrates.Katarzyna Kiedrzynek (PSG).Jessica Houara (PSG) and Alex Popp (WOB) during the first leg of one of the UEFA Women's Champions League semifinals.Wolfsburg's Babett Peter.Jessica Houara (PSG) gets a yellow card.PSG celebrates its second goal during first leg of one semifinal of the 2015 UEFA Women's Champions League.Alex Popp (WOB) and Caroline Seger (PSG).Katarzyna Kiedrzynek (PSG) stops a shot.Jessica Houara (PSG) and Caroline Hansen (WOB).Caroline Seger (PSG), Martina Müller (25), and Alex Popp (right) challenge for the ball.Alex Popp (WOB) and Shirley Cruz (PSG).Nilla Fischer (WOB) during one of the semifinals of the 2015 UEFA Women's Champions League.Anna Blässe (WOB) and Laure Boulleau (PSG).Martina Müller (WOB) reacts as Selina Wagner comforts her after being subbed out. It was Müller last home game with VfL Wolfsburg after announcing her retirement in April 2015.Marie-Laure Delie (PSG) has a conversation with the referee.Nilla Fischer (WOB).Kheira Hamraoui (PSG) leaves the field after getting a red card in the first leg of one of the semifinals of the 2015 UEFA Women's Champions League.Katarzyna Kiedrzynek (PSG) makes a save.Caroline Seger (PSG) surveys her options.Shirley Cruz (PSG) and Isabel Kerschowski (WOB), who didn't quite stick the landing.Merle Frohms (WOB) makes a save.Annike Krahn (PSG) and Martina Müller (WOB) after the match.PSG celebrates with their supporters.From the first leg of a semifinal matchup between VfL Wolfsburg and Paris Saint-Germain in the 2015 UEFA Women's Champions League.

Paris Saint-Germain took a controlling lead over defending champions VfL Wolfsburg with a 2-0 win in the first leg of one of the semifinal matchups of the 2015 UEFA Women’s Champions League competition at AOK-Stadion in Wolfsburg.

The visitors were on the board within the first 15 minutes after Sabrina Delannoy converted a penalty kick in the 12th minute. Shirley Cruz added another in the 26th minute.

Substitute Kheira Hamraoui was shown a late red card in the match.

It was Martina Müller’s last home match for Wolfsburg after she announced her retirement in April 2015. The German forward has more than 100 caps for her home country and was part of Germany’s 2003 and 2007 World Cup-winning teams as well as a member of the 2011 World Cup squad. In 2013, Müller was awarded the German Women’s Footballer of the Year award. She has played for Wolfsburg for 10 years, winning the treble with the club in 2013.

Wolfsburg, winners of the past two titles, is without Nadine Keßler and Lena Goeßling through injuries and will have its work cut out for it in the return leg on Sunday, April 26, at Stade Sébastien Charléty in Paris.

 

About the Photojournalist

Caroline Charruyer holds a Master of Science degree in Marketing and Management from Dauphine University in Paris. She currently resides in northern Germany where she works in the space industry. Because of her obvious lack of talent with a soccer ball at her feet, she uses her skills as a photographer to cover as many games as possible, from the Frauen-Bundesliga to UEFA Women’s Champions League to World Cup qualifiers. You can find some of her work at www.frog-photography.com.

 

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