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Bayern unstoppable in Bremen

Lisa Evans (60’) and Melanie Leupolz (81’) earned the FC Bayern Munich women a 0-2 away win over newly promoted Werder Bremen. Thomas Wörle made use of the start of Bayern’s busy schedule over the next two weeks to make changes to his lineup, with Carina Wenninger coming on and making her 100th Bundesliga appearance for FC Bayern. The FC Bayern women, currently level with Frankfurt in the Allianz Women’s Bundesliga, remain table leaders after the fourth matchday on goal difference.

Lineup changes

Coach Thomas Wörle made a number of changes to the Bayern rotation since the Cup game in Duisburg, with four new key players: Caroline Abbé, Viktoria Schnaderbeck, Lisa Evans, and Eunice Beckmann in the starting lineup, while internationals Leonie Maier, Sara Däbritz, Carina Wenninger and Nicole Rolser were rested ahead of Bayern’s upcoming busy schedule.

Plenty of chances, no goals

The FC Bayern women were alert and determined to turn things in their favor early on, though a number of chances by Melanie Behringer (10’,18’), Melanie Leupolz (20’), and Eunice Beckmann (33’) were not enough. Bremen’s Goddard cleared Behringer’s freekick at the goalline, and Kristie Mewis’s volley just missed goal before the half, with Werder Bremen holding on until the break.

Evans opens up scoreline, Leupolz seals win

No changes were made to both teams’ lineups after the break. The Bremen women had a chance from a counter attack early in the second half, but Wolter was unable to finish. Bayern’s chance came in the 60th minute, when Lisa Evans netted Bayern’s first goal past Bremen goalkeeper Martens to give the Bavarians the lead. Behringer was given a rest and taken off in the 73rd minute, with Carina Wenninger coming on and making her 100th Bundesliga appearance with FC Bayern. Sub Vivianne Miedema (75’) and Kristie Mewis  (77’) just miss opportunities to widen Bayern’s lead, with Leupolz ultimately giving the Bayern ladies their second and final goal of the game from 20 meters out, earning them their fourth consecutive win.