Defending champions Bayern Munich have become winter log leaders following a 2-0 win over Werder Bremen away at the Weserstadion Platz 11 on Sunday.
Defender Maximiliane Rall opened the scoring 11 minutes into the second half with an assist from midfielder Linda Dallmann before Japanese midfielder Saki Kumagai made it 2-0 in second half extra time with an assist from Serbian forward Jovana Damnjanović.
Jens Scheuer’s side sit on top of the Bundesliga standings with 28 points from nine wins and one draw in 12 contests while Werder Bremen remains on 10th with 11 points from three wins and two draws in the same number of matches.
Elsewhere, Wolfsburg match with Potsdam was cancelled after cases of Covid-19 were detected among Potsdam players.
“I wish the affected players a speedy recovery and that the people in charge at Turbine get the situation under control as quickly as possible.”
Wolfsburg have momentarily slipped to third on the log with 26 points from eight wins and two draws in 11 matches while Potsdam remain fifth with 21 points from six wins and three draws from the same number of matches.
“There are clear rules, which made it impossible to play the game,” VfL head coach Tommy Stroot told the club website.
“Health always comes first, so I’m completely behind the decision. I wish the affected players a speedy recovery and that the people in charge at Turbine get the situation under control as quickly as possible.”
Hoffenheim rose to second place with a comfortable 3-1 win over Freiburg away on Saturday.
Freiburg defender Greta Stegemann gifted the visitors with an own goal nine minutes into the first half and Gabor Gallai’s side went to the break in the lead.
Forward Tine De Caigny made it 2-0 in the 66th minute before Freiburg defender Rebecca Knaak pulled one back for the hosts from the penalty spot at the death of regulation time to make it 2-1.
Former Bayern Munich American midfielder Gia Corley made it 3-1 for the visitors with a strike two minutes into second half extra time to hand Hoffenheim the crucial three points.
Hoffenheim have now recorded 27 points from eight wins and three draws in 12 outings while Freiburg have registered 14 points from four wins and two draws from the same number of matches.
Frankfurt piled more misery on SC Sand with a 2-0 win over the relegation bound side away on Sunday.
20-year-old forward Shekiera Martinez opened the scoring with a strike 20 minutes into the first half which took the visitors to the break in the lead. Slovenian forward Lara Prašnikar made it 2-0 with a 57th minute strike to hand the visitors the all-important three points.
Frankfurt remains fourth on the log with 25 points, one point behind Wolfsburg who did not play their match, having registered eight wins and one draw in 12 matches.
Troubled Sand, on the other hand, have recorded two points from two draws in 12 matches.
Bayer Leverkusen edged bottom placed Carl Zeiss Jena 2-0 at the Ulrich-Haberland Stadion on Sunday.
17-year-old midfielder Ria Clara Fröhlich opened the scoring with a strike six minutes into the first half taking the hosts to half time in the lead. Midfielder Verena Wieder made it 2-0 with a strike seven minutes into the second half to hand the hosts their sixth win of the season.
FC Köln registered their fourth win of the season with a 2-1 home win over SGS Essen on Friday.
Israeli forward Sharon Beck opened the scoring three minutes into the first half.
The visitors wasted an opportunity to go level in the 32nd minute when midfielder Beke Sterner missed a penalty.
The visitors were immediately punished when the hosts made it 2-0 through defender Laura Donhauser two minutes later with the match going to half time at two-nil.
Essen pulled one back through midfielder Antonia Baaß in the 77th minute to make it 2-1 but it would not be enough to stop the visitors from slumping to their seventh defeat of the season.
Results (Friday): FC Köln 2 — 1 SGS Essen
Results (Saturday): Freiburg 1 — 3 Hoffenheim;
Results (Sunday): SC Sand 0 — 2 Frankfurt; Bayer Leverkusen 2 — 0 Carl Zeiss Jena; Werder Bremen 0 — 2 Bayern Munich; Potsdam — Postponed — Wolfsburg.
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