Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo's late goal gave Real Madrid a 2-1 win over Barcelona at Camp Nou Reuters

Wolfsburg face a daunting test in their first-ever Champions League quarter-final against Spanish giants Real Madrid at the Volkswagen Arena on 6 April.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 7.45pm BST. The game will be broadcast live BT Sport 2.


Wolfsburg progressed from the group stages of the Champions League for the first time this season and beat Belgian club Gent 4-2 on aggregate in the round of 16. The Bundesliga side have won all four of their home games in Europe this season, but have only won one of their four previous games against Spanish opponents.

Midfielder Daniel Caligiuri may return from a groin injury for the hosts, but defenders Naldo (shoulder) and Sebastian Jung (knee) are definitely out.

Real Madrid won their sixth match in a row in all competitions by beating arch rivals Barcelona at Camp Nou on 2 April. The Spanish giants have won on three of their last four trips to Germany and are one of only two teams still unbeaten in this season's Champions League.

Zinedine Zidane has no fresh injury concerns. Centre-back Raphael Varane is likely to remain sidelined with an ankle problem.

What managers say

Dieter Hecking: "From a sporting point of view, I would have preferred Benfica, because that would be a 50-50 tie. But then there is the glamour of Real Madrid. I think we can succeed if we don't show too much respect for Real Madrid, the club and their individual players. They are a team just as we are, and we have to try to make it as difficult for them as possible with what we have. You have a chance in any match. We are big underdogs in this tie, but outsiders are there to be cheeky, and I would like to see my team doing that in both matches."

Zinedine Zidane: "It is very important to have got the win [at Barcelona] for our confidence and for the remainder of the season and with it coming right before our Champions League game in Germany. We know just how important the Champions League is and we want to advance, so winning here in Barcelona was very important. I liked everything about my players' performance. We put in a massive effort and I was pleased with everything, both defensively and attacking-wise."

Form guide

  • Wolfsburg (all competitions): LDLWW
  • Last result: Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 Wolfsburg
  • Real Madrid (all competitions): WWWWW
  • Last result: Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

Betting odds (Betfair)

  • Wolfsburg win: 9/2
  • Draw: 16/5
  • Real Madrid win: 4/6

Team news

Wolfsburg possible XI: Casteels; Trasch, Knoche, Dante, Rodriguez; Gustavo, Guilavogui; Schurrle, Arnold, Draxler; Kruse

Real Madrid possible XI: Navas; Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo