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FCB women fight their way into Cup semifinals

The FC Bayern women are on their way to the semifinals of the Women’s DFB Cup after a  3-0 win against Werder Bremen in extra time thanks to goals from American Gina Lewandowski (97’) and Vivianne Miedema (102’, 114’). The win secures the FC Bayern women a spot among the last four in the tournament, with SC Sand, SC Freiburg, and defending champions VfL Wolfsburg as potential opponents.

The FC Bayern women took initiative from the start, pressing forward and giving the hosts few chances to score. Around twenty minutes in, the Bremen women began to come back into the game creating opportunities for themselves, though none posed a serious threat, and the score remained 0-0 going into halftime. After the break, Bayern pushed forward with a number of opportunities, including two shots from Gina Lewandowski (47’, 57’) and Bayern’s biggest chance to score from Bürki (51’). Leupolz (82’, 87’) and sub Kristie Mewis (90+1’) came close to giving Bayern the lead, though ultimately both sides headed into extra time with a score of 0-0.

The stalemate broke in the 97th minute when Gina Lewandowski sent a ball in from a corner cross to give Bayern the lead.  A few minutes later, Vivianne Miedema followed suit with a brace to earn the FC Bayern ladies a 3-0 victory and a place in the semifinals.