Wolfsburg one hand on title with Bayern rout as Potsdam, Hoffenheim, Frankfurt race for top three finish: Frauen Bundesliga Week 19 Round Up
• Wolfsburg on the brink of winning Frauen-Bundesliga title for the seventh time in 10 years after destroying reigning champions Bayern Munich at AOK Stadion
• Wolfsburg complete back-to-back wins on the Bavarians in the league with major win
• DFB Pokal Frauen semi-final between the two teams in two weeks time with defending champions Wolfsburg having won the cup seven times in a row and Bayern having last won the cup in 2012.
Wolfsburg went four points clear at the apex of the Frauen-Bundesliga table with a 6-0 demolition of defending champions Bayern Munich at home on Sunday.
Bayern Munich coach Jens Scheuer made two changes to the team which drew two-all with Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Women’s Champions League (UWCL) quarter-final last Wednesday, bringing on Austrian midfielder Sarah Zadrazil and Serbian forward Jovana Damnjanovic for midfielder Sydney Lohman and forward Lineth Beerensteyn respectively.
The Bavarians were without four players due to COVID-19 after welcoming back Zadrazil and Damnjanovic from the list.
The defending champions were also without Laura Benkarth, Ivana Rudelić, Marina Hegering and Maria Luisa Grohs who are still nursing long-term injuries.
Midfielder Svenja Huth opened the scoring for Wolfsburg just eight minutes into first half before defender Joelle Wedemeyer doubled the lead with a 33rd minute strike. Forward Tabea Waßmuth made it 3-0 with a strike six minutes from half-time and Die Wölfinnen took the three-goal lead into the break.
Forward Alexandra Popp made it 4-0 with a strike in the 77th minute before midfielder Lena Oberdorf made it 5-0 with a strike five minutes later. 59th minute substitute Polish forward Ewa Pajor put the contest to bed with a strike in second half extra-time.
Wolfsburg have amassed 50 points from 16 wins and two draws in 19 contests whilst Bayern Munich have registered 46 points from 15 wins and one draw in the same outings.
Elsewhere, Potsdam consolidated their place in top three with a 2-0 win over FC Köln at home on Saturday.
Midfielder Małgorzata Mesjasz opened the scoring for Potsdam with a strike in the 27thminute before fellow midfielder Sophie Weidauer doubled the lead with a strike in the 33rd minute.
Potsdam remain third on the standings, three points ahead of fellow UWCL contenders Hoffenheim and Frankfurt. They have amassed 40 points from 12 wins and four draws in 19 outings whilst FC Köln have registered 20 points from five wins and five draws in the same number of matches.
A Chantel Hagel hattrick against Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday saw Hoffenheim keep pressure on UWCL spots with three matches to go.
The 23-year-old opened the scoring for the visitors with a strike just seven minutes into the first half before doubling the lead on 37 minutes and the match would go to half-time with Hoffenheim in the lead.
The match momentarily looked set to end on that note before Hagel found the back of the net, completing her hattrick in second half extra-time from the penalty spot.
Bayer finished the match with 10 women after Hungarian defender Lilla Turányi received a red card in second half extra-time after receiving a second yellow.
Hoffenheim remain fourth on the standings despite the win, three points behind third-placed Potsdam. Die Kraichgauer have registered 37 points from 11 wins and four draws in 19 matches whilst Bayer remain seventh with 22 points from six wins and four draws in the same number of matches.
Frankfurt cruised to a comfortable 4-0 win over Carl Zeiss Jena away on Friday to keep UWCL hopes alive.
Austrian defender Verena Aschauer opened the scoring for Frankfurt in the 13thminute before Slovenian forward Lara Prašnikar stretched the lead to 2-0 with a strike three minutes later. Forward Laura Freigang tripled the lead with a strike one minute before half-time and the match would go to the break with Frankfurt in the lead.
Austrian midfielder Barbara Dunst added a fourth for the visitors eight minutes into the second half.
Frankfurt remain fifth on the standings despite the win, three points away from UWCL spots. They have registered 37 points from 12 wins and one draw in 19 outings whilst Carl Zeiss Jena remain bottom-placed with five points from one win and two draws in the same matches.
Freiburg were held to a goalless draw by Werder Bremen on Sunday.
Freiburg remain sixth on the standings despite gaining a point. They have registered 25 points from six wins and four draws whilst Werder Bremen have recorded 17 points from four wins and five draws in the same number of contests.
SGS Essen shared the spoils with SC Sand following a one-all draw away on Sunday.
The hosts opened the scoring through forward Dörthe Hoppius three minutes into the second half before the visitors replied five minutes later through forward Vivien Endemann to make it 1-1.
Essen remain 10th on the standings despite the point gained. They have recorded 14 points from three wins and five draws in 19 matches whilst SC Sand have registered a meagre nine from two wins and three draws in the same number of contests.
(RESULTS) Friday: Carl Zeiss Jena 0 – 4 Eintracht Frankfurt
(RESULTS) Saturday: Turbine Potsdam 2 – 0 FC Köln
(RESULTS) Sunday: SC Sand 1 – 1 SGS Essen; VfL Wolfsburg 6 – 0 Bayern Munich; Bayer Leverkusen 0 – 3 Hoffenheim; Werder Bremen 0 – 0 Freiburg