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FCB women face Jena after international break

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The final stretch of the season is fast approaching – this Saturday, the FC Bayern women take on FF USV Jena at the Grünwalder Stadion at 2 pm CET (live on DFB TV). The teams walked away with a draw after their first encounter in the first half of the season – the only time the Bayern women dropped points in the Hinrunde.

“For us, right now it’s a matter of quickly getting back into the swing of things after a three-week international break,” said Leonie Maier. Coach Thomas Wörle warned about Jena’s strong point: “Jena’s always gotten strong results against top teams – of particular note is the 2-1 away win at Wolfsburg."

“Jena has very special qualities,” Wörle added, referring to Jena’s three wins from the last four games since the season restart along with having to replace a number of experienced players. Jena also added former FCB keeper Kathrin Längert to their roster over the winter.

With seven games left in the season, the Bayern women remain firmly on top with a ten-point lead ahead of 1. FFC Frankfurt, who face third-placed Wolfsburg on Sunday. In order to maintain their lead, the Bayern women must now “put up resistance against a defensive Jena side,” said Leonie Maier. The FC Bayern women know from the draw earlier this season about the “special task” at hand, according to Wörle.

Sarah Romert, Lena Lotzen, Vanessa Bürki, and Katharina Baunach will not be available.