VfL Wolfsburg 1-1 LOSC Lille
An exceptional Kevin De Bruyne volley earned the hosts a point after Divock Origi's penalty had threatened a Group H upset.
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• Terrific Kevin De Bruyne volley salvages a point for Wolfsburg
• Divock Origi penalty gives LOSC the lead against run of play
• Vincent Enyeama sparkles with a string of fine saves
• Next matches: Krasnodar v Wolfsburg, LOSC v Everton
Kevin De Bruyne's thunderbolt volley earned VfL Wolfsburg a 1-1 draw against LOSC Lille after a Divock Origi penalty had given the visitors hope of a UEFA Europa League Group H win.
Goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama looked set to return to France to a hero's welcome after a string of fine saves defined a backs-to-the-wall LOSC performance. The Nigerian international made a flying intervention to deny Ivan Perišić in the first half, and an even more spectacular one to fend away a Josuha Guilavogui shot after the break.
Incoming substitute Nicklas Bendtner passed up two decent opportunities after Enyeama had twice frustrated Perišić – once on the line from a corner, then after the Croatian was sent through one-on-one – and LOSC appeared poised to gain maximum value from the goalkeeper's work as they were awarded a penalty for a handball in the box. Origi stroked his spot kick low and just beyond Diego Benaglio's outstretched left hand to score.
However, a Nolan Roux miss a few minutes later proved costly for LOSC as De Bruyne met a clearance from a corner with a bullet volley that powered into the top corner, barely giving Enyeama a chance to move. However, he produced another superb stop at the death, getting a hand to Naldo's header to preserve LOSC's point.