Eighth straight win! Joy for FCB Women in Bremen
- FCB Women celebate away win
- Eighth straight victory
- Gap to Wolfsburg cut
FC Bayern Women have posted a commanding win on their travels to the north of Germany! On Matchday 13 in the FLYERALARM Women's Bundesliga, coach Alexander Straus' team won 2-0 at SV Werder Bremen on Sunday afternoon. Lea Schüller gave the Frauen a 1-0 lead after 41 minutes in the driving rain enveloping Bremen, before Maximiliane Rall rounded off the 2-0 scoreline 12 minutes from the end. An eighth straight win and a new tally of 34 points after 13 games means Bayern have closed the gap on leaders VfL Wolfsburg to two points.
Starts for Rall and Kett
Compared to the 2-0 win at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in the DFB Cup last week, Straus changed his starting line-up in two positions. Rall and Franziska Kett replaced Linda Dallmann (torn syndesmosis ligament) and captain Lina Magull (muscular problems). Munich are still without long-term injury absentee Giulia Gwinn (torn cruciate), but there was good news of Jovana Damnjanović, who was back in the squad for the first time after recovering from injury and celebrated her comeback in the 83rd minute.
Schüller with the opener
Despite the pouring rain, Bayern started well and Schüller had a great chance to make it 1-0 as early as the fourth minute, but defender Michelle Ulbrich blocked in the nick of time. Shortly afterwards, Kett hit the post after a one-two with Schüller (12). Munich dominated, but the home team fought hard and made life difficult for the visitors for a long time. A few minutes before half-time Kett featured again, controlling a cross from Klara Bühl but firing just over Lena Pauels' crossbar. Schüller went one better on 41 minutes, the prolific striker bundling another Bühl cross over the line off the inside of the post for a well-deserved 1-0 half-time lead.
Composed second half
After the break, FCB Women pressed for a second goal. In the 53rd minute, Bühl curled a free-kick against the crossbar. Only a minute later, Glódís Perla Viggósdóttir headed a Bühl corner just wide of the far post. It took until the 78th minute before the Frauen netted the decisive second goal, Rall looping a header over goalkeeper Pauels after a fine pass from Stanway to make it 2-0. Shortly before the end, Damnjanović celebrated her comeback from injury.
Home to Duisburg, on the road versus Köln
FC Bayern continue their Women's Bundesliga campaign next Friday, 10 March, with a home match against MSV Duisburg. Kick-off at the FC Bayern Campus is set for 19:15 CET . A week later, on Saturday 18 March at 13:00 CET, Munich are away to 1. FC Köln.
SV Werder Bremen - FC Bayern München 0-2 (H-T: 0-1)
Pauels - Ulbrich, Brandenburg, Weiß (Sanders 67) - Wichmann, Dieckmann (Meyer 75), Hausicke, Lührßen - Hahn, Sternad - Sehan (Keles 51)
Etzold - Walkling, Németh, Bötjer, Dahms, Behrens
Grohs - Hansen, Viggósdóttir, Kumagai, Simon (Vilhjálmsdóttir 7, (Laurent 83)) - Zadrazil, Stanway - Rall, Bühl, Kett (Damnjanović 83) - Schüller (Lohmann 64)
Benkarth - Tainara, Bragstad, Landenberger, Rudelić
Annika Kost (Münster)
1-0 Schüller (41), 2-0 Rall (78)
Weiß, Lührßen, Wichmann, Hausicke / -
Lührßen / -
The draw for the DFB Women's Cup semi-finals was made on Sunday: