This is an especially intriguing matchup between two of the Champions League group stage’s surprise teams. Both squads have struggled a bit recently but find themselves further than most could have fathomed.
Vfl Wolfsburg, last year’s German league runners-up and Cup winners, are eighth in the standings after a 2-0 victory over Ingolstadt on Saturday. It was their first win in eight Bundesliga games. The victory over the Bavarian club will be key for Wolfsburg’s confidence as they find themselves in uncharted territory. Wolfsburg did not get past the group stage in their only other Champions League appearance in 2009.
Gent, in the Champions League for the first time after being crowned Belgian champions in 2015, were the surprise runners-up in Group H, having beated Valencia and Zenit St. Petersburg at home, and Olympique Lyonnais away. They became the first Belgian side to reach the round of 16 in the Champions League since Anderlecht accomplished the feat 15 years ago.
Here are the basics:
DATE: February 17, 2016
CHANNEL: Fox Sports 2/BT Sport Streaming
KICKOFF TIME: 2:45 p.m. Eastern
LOCATION: Ghelamco Arena, Gent, Belgium
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