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Bayern leave points behind in Duisburg

FC Bayern were not able to turn their superiority on the pitch into goals as the game against second-to-last Duisburg ended in a goalless draw. As a result, Bayern’s position in second place in the Allianz Frauen-Bundesliga remains secured, however league leaders Wolfsburg were not able to extend their lead this afternoon against fourth-placed Potsdam, whom Bayern will face at home in Munich this Friday.

Due to injuries coach Thomas Wörle was forced to change the line-up, with captain Melanie Behringer staying behind and defensive player Gina Lewandowski on the bench, with Katharina Baunach and Eunice Beckmann starting in their place. Katherine Stengel joined Baunach and Beckmann in the starting line-up, the only players in the starting line-up able to put in some extra training sessions in Munich while the remaining eight were away on international duties.

The Bavarians took control of the game early on, with a corner and two shots on goal within the first 15 minutes of the game, though these and several free kick opportunities did not change much. Duisburg rarely was able to free itself from Bayern’s grip as both sides headed into halftime goalless.

Little changed in the second half of the game, with Bayern continuing to make an effort though without much vigor, and Duisburg intensively fighting for every ball.

As a result of the draw, FC Bayern secures second place in the Allianz Frauen-Bundesliga. League leaders Wolfsburg fell to fourth-placed Potsdam, unable to extend their lead.

Next home game

This coming Friday (March 20, 2015), FC Bayern will host top team Turbine Potsdam at the Grünwalder Stadion at 6 p.m. CET. The game will be broadcast online on DFB TV.

MSV Duisburg - FC Bayern München 0:0 (0:0)

PCC-Stadion Homberg,

Attendance: 412

MSV Duisburg: Kämper - Oster, Costa, Kirchberger, Hellfeier - Hess (67. Sundov), Silva (46. Debitzki), Pulver (72. Nati), Weichelt - Fillion, Kiwic

FC Bayern München: Korpela, Schnaderbeck (C), Abbe, Baunach, Manieri, Maier, Leupolz, Brynjarsdottir, Miedema, Beckmann (65. Bürki), Stengel (76. Lewandowski)

Goals: -

Yellow cards: Weichelt (36.), Pulver (60.) // Schnaderbeck (73.)