Frauen-Bundesliga (7th day): Wolfsburg in demonstration, Bayern wins in Essen
Published on October 31, 2018 at 12:24 PM
Wolfsburg remains firmly at the top of the Bundesliga after their big win against Leverkusen. Already left behind, Bayern has consolidated its second place against Essen, while Potsdam temporarily back on the podium.
It's a stark contrast. While the two previous seasons had proved uncertain for a long time in Germany, nothing seems to be able to stop Wolfsburg today. The VfL already has a comfortable margin at the top of the standings with a five-point lead over Bayern and has scored a whopping 17 goals in the last three days of the championship, played within a week.
Leverkusen swept on the lawn of VfL
Last team to suffer the law of the Louves, the Bayer Leverkusen. Like Mönchengladbach on Wednesday, the promoted have cashed a scathing 7-0 on the lawn of AOK Stadion. In the first minute, Wolfsburg took the lead with a goal from Pernille Harder, who cut a left-side Carolin Hansen corner.
If the VfL controls the game, the reigning German champions will have to wait before finding the net again, leaving Leverkusen even closer to Almuth Schult's goals. At the half-hour mark, they also see their captain Nilla Fischer out on injury, replaced by Sara Doorsoun. As we approach the break, Wolfsburg comes off with two new goals, scored by Kristine Minde (37th) and Ewa Pajor (44th) following a new center Carolin Hansen.
After the break, Anna Klink injured, must give way to Laura Sieger in the goals of Leverkusen. The face of the meeting remains the same and Wolfsburg continues to shake the nets, with Sara Björk Gunnarsdottir (59) and Pernille Harder who offers a double with a new goal of the head (65).
Ewa Pajor scored a hat-trick, with two new achievements in the second half (50th and 61st) including this spectacular acrobatic return in the middle of the opponents' area. The Polish forward already has 12 goals this season in the Bundesliga for only five appearances, figures already crazy like the 34 goals scored by Wolfsburg on the first seven days of the championship.
Bayern strengthens second place in Essen
For Bayern, this 7th day went through Essen, two teams that completed the podium before this weekend at five points from Wolfsburg. A duel for which the SGS had to contend with the absence of Linda Dallmann, already unavailable against SC Sand Wednesday.
At home, Essen had the opportunity to take the lead in this match including Lea Schüller who sees his shot pass the post at the return of the locker room, before a decisive return of Kathrin Hendrich to deprive Kristen Nesse of the opening of the score.
Under pressure, Bayern managed not to concede goals in this match, unlike his previous outings where the Bavarian had to run after the score. After the hour, Sara Däbritz allows Bayern to take the lead, on an action where there are two players who made their return to the Munich eleven.
Melanie Leupolz, absent for several weeks, directs the game on the left with an excellent ball towards Gina Lewandowski for her first appearance this season. In the box, the American defender then returns to Sara Däbritz at the first post that marks on a uncrossed head (64th).
In the end, Fridolina Rolfö allowed Bayern to secure his victory. A long ball Carina Wenninger, extended by Nicole Rolser, and the Swedish striker can conclude in the box with a cross shot from the left (86th, 0-2).
Potsdam gets on the podium
Three points for Bayern, which now separate the players of Thomas Wörle from their pursuers, the Turbin Potsdam. Essen, also three lengths from Munich, lost a place, while Potsdam temporarily on the podium after his victory against Freiburg (2-0).
Turbine players were able to rely on Svenja Huth, author of the opener in the first half (12th). The German international is also the origin of the second goal of the match, with a free kick delivered on the hour of play, on which Johanna Elsig found the net (60th, 2-0).
With this defeat away, Freiburg lost two places, now seventh in the standings. A result that benefits Hoffenheim winner at home (4-1) against Mönchengladbach, with a particular doubled Lena Lattwein who scored the first goal of the game from the 10th minute.
SC Sand also passes Freiburg in the standings but also in front of Duisburg that the Willsttät players beat this weekend (1-0). Slovakia's midfielder Jana Vojtekova scored the winning goal early in the match (13th).
Good operation for Frankfurt at the bottom of the table
Another home victory in the 7th day, that of Francfort t of the Werder Bremen, three points that give air at the bottom of the table. This is the second victory this season for teammates Jackie Groenen, who is moving away from the red zone, and the Werder, the first relegation. We find the Dutch international on the first goal of Frankfurt. Her shot was postponed by Anneke Borbe but Laura Feiersinger followed (35th, 1-0).
Groenen also involved on the second goal of the FFC, scored by Laura Freigang, who concluded in the opposing area for his first goal in the Bundesliga (77th). Meanwhile, it was Katharina Schiechtl who allowed the Werder to return temporarily to the score (52).
Photo: Jan Kuppert / DFB
Frauen-Bundesliga (7th day)
VfL Wolfsburg - Bayer Leverkusen: 7-0
SC Sand - MSV Duisburg: 1-0
FFC Frankfurt - Werder Bremen: 2-1
Hoffenheim - Borussia Mônchengladbach: 4-1
SGS Essen - Bayern Munich: 0-2
Turbine Potsdam - SC Freiburg: 2-0