Frankfurt outstrip Potsdam to third place as Wolfsburg claim Bayer scalp: Frauen-Bundesliga Week 22 Round Up
Eintracht Frankfurt beat Turbine Potsdam to third place with an emphatic 4-0 win over Werder Bremen on Frauen-Bundesliga matchday finale at home on Sunday.
Germany international Nicole Anyomi opened the scoring for Frankfurt with a strike just 10 minutes into the first half and the hosts took the 1-0 lead to the break.
Forward Laura Freigang made it 2-0 with a strike on 58 minutes before midfielder Sjoeke Nüsken stretched the lead to 3-0 with a strike just five minutes later. Freigang returned to claim her brace, finding the back of the net three minutes before time to make it 4-0.
The 24-year-old finished the campaign as joint-fourth top scorer in the Frauen-Bundesliga with 12 goals.
Frankfurt finished the season on 46 points from 15 wins and one draw in 22 outings and will play UEFA Women’s Champions League (UWCL) next season after Potsdam lost to Bayern Munich elsewhere whilst Werder Bremen finished ninth on the standings on 18 points from four wins and six draws in the same number of matches.
Elsewhere, Frauen-Bundesliga runners-up Bayern Munich made it 18 wins in 22 matches with a 5-0 demolition of Potsdam at home on Sunday.
Serbian forward Jovana Damnjanović opened the account for the Bavarians with a strike just four minutes into the first half before midfielder Klara Bühl made it 2-0 with a strike on 14 minutes.
Forward Linda Dallmann struck in the 33rd minute to give the hosts a three-goal cushion before Damnjanović came back to claim her brace with a strike three minutes from half-time to make it 4-0.
Half-time substitute Lea Schüller, who came in for Damnjanović, put the match to bed with a strike two minutes from time to claim the Frauen-Bundesliga Golden Boot Award with 16 goals.
Champions Wolfsburg crushed Bayer Leverkusen 7-1 at home on Sunday.
The hosts opened the scoring through midfielder Lena Lattwein as early as the third minute of the first half before star forward Tabea Waßmuth doubled their lead with a strike 10 minutes later. Polish striker Ewa Pajor made it 3-0 with a strike on 35 minutes before Bayer goalkeeper Friederike Abt gifted the hosts with an own goal just three minutes later.
Pajor returned to complete her brace with a 41st minute strike to make it 5-0 before Waßmuth came to claim her own with a strike on the stroke of half-time.
The brace took Waßmuth’s goal tally to 13, ensuring that the 25-year-old finished as Frauen-Bundesliga joint-second top scorer alongside Potsdam forward Selina Cerci.
64thminute substitute Dutch forward Shanice van de Sanden, who came on for Pajor, made it 7-0 with a strike just six minutes after coming on before defender Julia Pollak pulled one back for Bayer with a 74th minute strike which would prove to only be consolation.
Hoffenhiem were held to a three-all draw by SC Sand at home on Sunday.
The home side opened the scoring with a 36th minute Katharina Elisa Naschenweng strike and Hoffenheim took the 1-0 lead to the break.
Israeli defender Shai Pearl equalized for the visitors five minutes into the second half before US Forward Summer Green put SC Sand in the lead with a strike just three minutes later.
Hoffenheim equalized through midfielder Celina Degen in the 58th minute before Sand retook the lead through midfielder Dörthe Hoppius in the 79thminute.
The visitors looked set to claim maximum points before midfielder Chantal Hagel made it 3-3 for Hoffenheim in the fourth minute of second half extra-time.
The goal took Hagel’s goal tally of the season to 12, ensuring that she becomes Frauen-Bundesliga joint-second top scorer alongside fellow teammate Nicole Billa and Frankfurt forward Laura Freigang.
Fifth place Hoffenheim finished on 41 points from 12 wins and five draws in 22 encounters whilst 11th place SC Sand were relegated after finishing on 13 points from three wins and four draws in the same number of appearances.
Freiburg drew nil-all with FC Köln away on Sunday.
Sixth place Freiburg finished on 32 points from nine wins and five draws in 22 contests whilst eighth place Köln finished on 22 points from five wins and seven draws in the same number of matches.
SGS Essen cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win over relegated Carl Zeiss Jena on Sunday.
Defender Selina Marie Ostermeier opened the scoring with a strike just eight minutes into the first half before forward Vivien Endemann doubled the lead with a 15thminute strike. Midfielder Felicitas Fee Kockmann put the contest to bed, stretching the lead to 3-0 with a 25th minute strike.
10thplace Essen finished on 17 points, five above relegation zone, from four wins and five draws in 22 matches whilst Carl Zeiss Jena were relegated after finishing on five points from one win and two draws in the same number of outings.
RESULTS (Sunday): FC Köln 0 – 0 Freiburg; Hoffenheim 3 – 3 SC Sand; Eintracht Frankfurt 4 – 0 Werder Bremen; Wolfsburg 7 – 1 Bayer Leverkusen; Bayern Munich 5 – 0 Turbine Potsdam; SGS Essen 3 – 0 Carl Zeiss Jena