Alexander Straus: Very important for us
Passion, mentality, the will to win - that's exactly what FC Bayern Women showed in the 2-1 big match victory against Eintracht Frankfurt, kicking off the second half of term. The coach and players were understandably relieved about the successful start to the Rückrunde. "It helps us enormously to start the second half of the campaign with a win," Klara Bühl confirmed after the game. Everyone involved hopes the result should be the springboard for a successful second half of the season. "It was important for us to take the three points and stay involved at the top of the league," said coach Alexander Straus. fcbayern.com presents more reaction to the game.
Reaction to the match against Frankfurt
Alexander Straus: "We deserved to win. It was a crazy game against very strong opponents. They made it difficult for us today, although we can definitely play better. It was important for us to take the three points and stay involved at the top of the league."
Sarah Zadrazil: "They're always big games against Frankfurt, and very physical too. I don't think it was our best game with the ball, but we were up for the fight. Our goal to make it 2-0 was certainly important for us. It was a hard work, but in the end we deserved to win. We can be satisfied with the three points."
Klara Bühl: "The victory was incredibly important for us. It helps us enormously to start the second half of the campaign with a win. In terms of our football, it wasn't a brilliant performance today. But the mentality and the determination were there. Of course, the set-play goal helped us get into the game better and to calm things down. But there are still a few aspects we can work on."
Georgia Stanway: "We were ruthless in front of goal today, and that made the difference. That was never our best performance today. But in the end it's all about winning games - and we did that."
Lea Schüller: "With my goal, I'm happy I was able to contribute to keeping us close to Wolfsburg. Frankfurt played really well, but when you score two goals from so few chances, you've deserved to win in the end."
Reaction from Eintracht Frankfurt
Niko Arnautis (Eintracht Frankfurt coach): "We started the game very well and had more possession at times. It was very bitter that we went in at half-time in arrears. Today, determination in the penalty areas was the decisive factor, both in our own and in our opponents' penalty areas. But overall we put in a good performance."
The match report