Klara Bühl, FC Bayern Women

FCB Women claim three points at home to Meppen

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The FC Bayern Women rounded off a busy period with a 3-1 win at home to Meppen on Matchday 6 in the FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga. In front of a sold-out crowd at the FC Bayern Campus, Klara Bühl put Alexander Straus’s team ahead on 71 minutes before Lea Schüller doubled the lead five minutes later. Kristina Maureen Maksuti’s immediate response with the visitors’ first attack of note threatened to make produce a nervy finish, but Franziska Kett calmed any worries with eight minutes remaining. The win moves FCB onto 13 points in third place, just four off leaders Wolfsburg.

Franziska Kett, FC Bayern Women
Franziska Kett was lively down the Bayern left on her first start.

Four changes and two full debuts

Straus made four changes to his team from the dramatic 3-2 win at Benfica during the week. Tainara de Souza da Silva came in for the sick Carolin Simon in defence. Emelyne Laurent and 18-year-old Kett replaced captain Lina Magull (facial injury) and Bühl in midfield for their first starts in Bayern colours. Jovana Damnjanovic also got the nod over Schüller in attack.

Emelyne Laurent, FC Bayern Women
Emelyne Laurent posed a constant threat down the wing on her first competitive start for FCB.

Goalless first half

Despite playing their third game in eight days, Bayern pushed their guests back deep in their own half. However, the Meppen defence stood firm. Georgia Stanway had an effort from range in the 24th minute but fired over Laura Sieger’s goal. Laurent was then denied by the Meppen goalkeeper before putting an effort from 20 yards just wide as FCB came close but were unable to find a breakthrough in the first 45 minutes.

Linda Dallmann, FC Bayern Women
Linda Dallmann made her 100th appearance for the FC Bayern Women.

Regular chances

The game followed a similar pattern after the break with plenty of chances for the Reds. Sieger again denied Saki Kumagai and Maximiliane Rall in quick succession. Unmarked substitute Schüller then headed a cross from Linda Dallmann – making her 100th appearance for Bayern – over the goal.

Georgia Stanway, FC Bayern Women
Georgia Stanway pulled the strings in midfield alongside Sarah Zadrazil.

Bühl with the breakthrough

It took until the 71st minute for the hosts to finally find a way through when substitute Bühl turned in a ball from Sarah Zadrazil as relief descended on the Campus. Schüller then headed in the second from a Laurent cross five minutes later. However, the visitors then hit back out of nowhere when Maksuti fired over Maris Luisa Grohs from outside the box. But Bayern quickly nipped any potential comeback in the bud when Kett’s shot went through Sieger’s legs to round off a 3-1 victory.

FC Bayern Women, goal
Late goals from Klara Bühl, Lea Schüller and Franziska Kett ensured victory for Bayern.

At Freiburg before international break

Before the players head off with their national teams for the final international break of 2022, the FC Bayern Women face one last Bundesliga game away at Freiburg on Saturday, 5 November. The game at the Dreisamstadion kicks off at 13:00 CET.

FC Bayern Munich 3-1 SV Meppen

FC Bayern Munich

Grohs - Tainara, Viggósdóttir, Kumagai (Bühl 56') - Rall (Kappes 56'), Zadrazil, Stanway (Landenberger 87'), Kett - Laurent, Dallmann (Bragstad 89') - Damnjanović (Schüller 56')

Subs

Benkarth, Leitzig

SV Meppen

Sieger - Bathmann, Weiss, Schulte, Pollak - Günnewig, Hirata - Margraf (Aristodimou 58'), Josten (Ihlenburg 85'), Andrade (Steenwijk 74') - Masksuti (Abu Sabbah 85')

Subs

Fischer - Rolfes, Preuß, Moraitou, Kardesler, Aristodimou

Referee

Naemi Breier (Konz)

Attendance

2,500 (sold out)

Goals

1-0 Bühl (71'), 2-0 Schüller (76'), 2-1 Maksuti (77'), 3-1 Kett (83')

Yellow Cards

Stanway / Bathmann, Margraf, Andrade


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