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2:0 win against SC Sand

Lewandowski scores as FCB stay unbeaten

The defending champs continued their unbeaten run this season with a 2-0 win against SC Sand on Sunday. The win against third-placed Sand means Thomas Wörle’s team take a six-point lead over second-placed VfL Wolfsburg. It also means that FC Bayern have not lost a Bundesliga match in 31 games.

The win came a week after Bayern had impressively beaten defending European champions 1. FFC Frankfurt. Coach Wörle made only one change from that lineup, Lisa Evans replacing the injured Nicole Rolser. Both teams observed a moment of silence following the terror attacks in Paris on Friday prior to kickoff, and things got underway shortly afterwards.

American Gina Lewandowski, who was just recalled to the reigning world champions U.S. women’s national team earlier this month, got the first goal in the 11th minute followed by captain Melanie Behringer five minutes later from the penalty spot. The two goals capped off a dominant first half in front of 730 spectators at the historic Grünwalder Stadion.

SC Sand upped the pressure in the second half, but Bayern were still creating the better scoring chances. Lewandowski had the chance to add her second at the hour mark but was unlucky not to score. As time passed, Sand pushed more players forward and forced goalkeeper Korpela and defender Maier into a goal-line clearance. The home team held on, however, and got a deserved win in the end.