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1-1 vs. Hoffenheim

FCB women celebrate Bundesliga title

The FC Bayern women ended their impressive Bundesliga campaign with a 1-1 draw with Hoffenheim on the final day of the 2015/16 season.

Coach Thomas Wörle made two changes to last week’s lineup in Essen, starting Vanessa Bürki and Sarah Däbritz for Lisa Evans and Melanie Leupolz. The visitors took the lead after a goal from former FCB player Isabella Hartig (55’) before Mana Iwabuchi equalized for the Bayern women in the 60th minute to end the game and season with a 1-1 draw.

In front of 2,410 home fans at the Grünwalder Stadion, the FC Bayern women hoisted their Meisterschale for the second time following yesterday’s title celebrations together with the men’s team on the town hall balcony in Munich.

The Bayern women also bid farewell to Raffaella Manieri, Laura Feiersinger, Fabienne Weber, Jenny Gaugigl, and Ricarda Walkling, who will leave the club at the end of the season.

Reactions

Dr. Rainer Koch (Vice President DFB): “Elimination from the Champions League and DFB Cup has not deterred FC Bayern. I’m impressed by this team’s will and class.”

German women’s national team coach Silvia Neid: “Bayern Munich are the deserved German champions. They played an outstanding season. You can always win a title, but to repeat it is much, much more difficult.  Thomas Wörle’s team did that well this year. They were focused from start to finish and deserve to be German champions.”

Coach Thomas Wörle: “We’re really happy. It was a great season. We definitely wanted to qualify for the Champions League, and we’re really looking forward it. If it were up to me, we’d get things going tomorrow.”

Captain Melanie Behringer: “It’s special to hold the trophy  in your hands, even doing it again. It makes you want more. That’s why we’ll try to do it again next year. The feeling is just amazing. We’re really looking forward to the Champions League. We’ll prepare well so that we go even further this time.”

Sarah Däbritz: “It’s incredible! We’re German champions! I’m so happy! It was an incredibly beautiful moment to celebrate alongside the men on the town hall balcony. It was a lot of fun.”

Manuela Zinsberger: “We worked long and hard to hold the trophy in our hands again. Now, we’ll really party!”