FCB Women cruise into DFB Cup quarter-finals
One step closer to the final in Cologne! FC Bayern Women celebrated an emphatic 7-0 victory at MSV Duisburg in the DFB Cup round of 16 on Saturday afternoon. They’ll find out who they face in the quarter-finals on Sunday afternoon, with the ties due to be played across 28 February and 1 March 2023.
“It was a game that we enjoyed. We played quickly and created a lot of chances, which isn’t always easy against opponents like this because Duisburg defend deeply,” summarised brace scorer Linda Dallmann. “In the first half we let a bit too much go. We did better in the second half and scored a few goals too.”
Confident Bayern leave no doubts
In a highly one-sided contest, the tone was set early on when Carolin Simon (3’) and Dallmann (8’) ensured the Munich girls took a comfortable 2-0 lead into the break. In the second period, Lina Magull’s header (53’), Georgia Stanway, Simon with a direct free kick, Saki Kumagai (83’) and Dallmann (90’) with her second completed a 7-0 success.
Three changes from Freiburg
Coach Alexander Strauss made three changes to his starting line-up from the 3-0 league win at SC Freiburg before the international break. Kumagai, Emelyne Laurent and Magull came in for Tainara, Franziska Kett and Lea Schüller. Among the absentees were Jovana Damnjanović, who picked up a muscle strain on international duty with Serbia and will miss the rest of the year.
Bayern were completely dominant from the off and made a perfect start. In the third minute, Laurent accelerated down the right and sent the ball into the middle, where Magull narrowly missed it but Simon was lurking at the far post to slot in the opener. Just six minutes later, Magull intercepted a pass in midfield and released Klara Bühl. The striker squared it to Dallmann to finish it off. Strauss’ side continued to create good chances, hitting the woodwork three times, but failed to extend their lead before half-time.
The visitors continued to dominate proceedings after the restart and managed to get the third goal in the 53rd minute, Simon dinking a delicate cross into the middle, where the unmarked Magull headed in. After Maximiliane Rall’s goal was disallowed for offside (64’), Stanway did make it 4-0 in the 69th minute, winning the ball in the Duisburg penalty box and coolly netting from 10 metres. Bayern remained hungry for goals in the latter stages and made it 5-0 with 11 minutes left courtesy of Simon’s free kick from 25 metres. Kumagai headed in the next one from a Dallmann corner, before Dallmann finished off a swift attack to grab another goal herself moments before the final whistle.
Champions League at the Nou Camp on Thursday
FCB Women’s next assignment comes this Thursday (18:45 CET) in the Champions League. After starting with two wins, the Munich girls take on FC Barcelona in a mouth-watering clash at the legendary Camp Nou. It’s then back to FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga action for Bayern on Sunday 27 November as they host SGS Essen. The return fixture against Barça takes place on 7 December at the Allianz Arena, kicking off at 21:00 CET. Ticket information can be found here.
MSV Duisburg 0-7 FC Bayern München (0-2)
Mahmutovic - Freutel, Henriksen, Fürst, Flach - Halverkamps, Hoppius (Ilić 46'), Günster (Parcell 46'), Zielinski (Hilsenberg 62') - Cin (Ugochukwu 62') - Hess (Leonhart 81')
Närdemann, Prabel - Andres, Ebels
Grohs - Rall (Gloning 80'), Viggósdóttir, Kumagai, Simon (Kappes 79') - Zadrazil, Stanway (Bragstad 80') - Laurent (Kett 72'), Magull (Schüller 72'), Dallmann - Bühl
Benkarth, Leitzig - Tainara, Landenberger
Dr. Riem Hussein (Bad Harzburg)
0-1 Simon (3'), 0-2 Dallmann (8'), 0-3 Magull (53'), 0-4 Stanway (69'), 0-5 Simon (78'), 0-6 Kumagai (83'), 0-7 Dallmann (90')
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