Red Bull Salzburg can write history on Wednesday and for the first time in the club’s history advance to the last 16 of the Champions League. In today’s top game, one point would be enough for the people of Mozart town to be promoted. Should the domestic series champions lose to Sevilla FC and Wolfsburg win against Lille in a parallel game, the Bulls would be bottom of the group.
While a tie is enough for the Mozartstadters, the Spaniards need a win. “We have a real final with a complicated situation and tough opponents,” said Seville coach Julen Lopetegui. In order to avoid a second out of the Champions League after 2015, the current runner-up in the Spanish league needs a triumph in Salzburg.
With three draws and one defeat, the Spanish group favorite in the Champions League initially found it difficult to get going.
A draw is not enough for Seville to make it to the round of 16. Even for third place and the Europa League switch you would have to rely on help from Lille in Wolfsburg in the event of a draw. Salzburg would also need this support in the event of a defeat in order to overwinter in the European Cup. The CL quarter-finals reached Sevilla only once. In 2018 they failed at Bayern Munich.