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FCB Women extend table lead with win over Freiburg

The FC Bayern women have extended their lead in the Allianz Women’s Bundesliga table after a 1-0 (1-0) win at home over SC Freiburg. Second place 1. FFC Frankfurt were only able to salvage a point after their 1-1 draw with Werder Bremen, resulting in a three-point lead for the Bavarians.

A crowd of 772 withstood the downpour at the Grünwalder Stadion to see the thrilling matchup, which also marked Viktoria Schnaderbeck’s 100th Bundesliga appearance for FC Bayern. The Bavarians impressed particularly in the second half after earning the lead after the first minute played.

A moment of silence was held prior to the game for BFV Vice President Horst Winkler, who had passed shortly after the Champions League game against Twente. and the FCB women wore black armbands to commemorate his passing.

Lightning-fast start

The FC Bayern women wasted no time seconds after kickoff as Nicole Rolser was able to put away a pass from Lisa Evans from six yards out to give the Bayern women the lead in the first minute.

After the opening minute, the Bayern women were able to control the game and continued the attack with a shot from Däbritz only inches away, though the Freiburg women increasingly came back strong to defend.

FCB goalkeeper Tinja-Riikka Korpela was put to work as Sandra Starke (21’) and Selina Wagner (36’) made their attempts on target, while Melanie Leupolz (27’) and Kristie Mewis (40’) attempted shots on Freiburg’s goal before heading into the break.

Chances up until the final whistle

FC Bayern switched gears in the second half, while Freiburg’s only chances came in the form of two free kicks, both of which were saved by FCB keeper Korpela.

Gina Lewandowski (65’), Evans (69’), and Rolser (74’) continued the Bayern attack well into the second half but were unable to score. Sub Vivianne Miedema tried her luck twice within a short period of time just before the final whistle, but the score would stand at 1-0, resulting in a home win for the table leaders.