Created on 2020-11-15 at 17:34 PM
First place defended, lead extended - the win streak lives on! FC Bayern Frauen claimed Sunday's heavyweight duel against VfL Wolfsburg 4-1 (2-0) to make it nine straight wins and keep their perfect Bundesliga record in tact. With the three points secured, the league leaders were able to increase the gap on defending champion Wolfsburg to five points.
Strong defense decisive
Viviane Asseyi shot Jens Scheuer 's team in front in the 26th minute of a hard-fought match, before Marina Hegering (43.) and Lineth Beerensteyn (46.) extended the lead minutes from either side of halftime. A Lena Goeßling (64.) penalty breached FC Bayern's defense for the first time all season, before an own goal from Dominique Janssen (77.) restored the three-goal difference.
Asseyi breaks deadlock
Neither side in this top-of-the-table clash conceded an inch to the other all game long, but FCB-Frauen's efficiency up top cleared the path to victory. Klara Bühl set up the first real meaningful chance of the game in the 26th minute by getting the ball to Sydney Lohmann in Wolfsburg's box. Lohmann slid the ball across to the wide-open Viviane Asseyi and the French international converted coolly into the far corner.
Hegering doubles the lead
With the lead in their pocket, FCB-Frauen's league-best defense was reliably solid as Wolfsburg continued to struggle against the organized back line. Instead, it was FC Bayern that added to the lead minutes from the halftime whistle. After a free kick from Lina Magull it was Hegering (43.) who was able to crown her defensive masterclass with a goal. Laura Benkarth followed that up with a big save against Goeßling (45.) to take a two-goal lead into the break.
The second half began with a bang. After some confusion in Wolfsburg's defense, Bühl stole the ball and ran towards goal. Her shot at goal turned into a perfect assist for Beeresteyn (46.), who cleated the ball over the line falling down. Wolfsburg now had to go on the attack, with good efforts from Fridolina Rolfö (52.) and Lena Oberdorf (60.). On the other side, Lohmann (53.) and Bühl (58.) had chances to up FC Bayern's lead.
Wolfsburg's own goal seals it
Wolfsburg did get their goal in the 64th minute from the penalty spot, with Goeßling becoming the first Frauen-Bundesliga player to manage to get one past Benkarth. But Wolfsburg's comeback chances were quickly diminished, after a low cross from Magull was steered into the VfL net by Janssen (77.). That was game, set and match for FC Bayern Frauen, and with it a deserved five-point lead in the table.
Next challenge awaits
The next game in the Flyeralarm Frauen-Bundesliga comes next Sunday, at home against Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Kickoff is at 2:00pm local time at the FC Bayern Campus.
FC Bayern München
Benkarth – Glas, Wenninger, Hegering, Ilestedt – Magull (89. Dallmann), Zadrazil – Beerensteyn (89. Simon), Lohmann (70. Schüller), Asseyi – Bühl (81. Laudehr)
Grohs – Boye, Corley
Kiedrzynek – Hendrich, Goeßling, Janssen, Rauch (90.+1 Dickenmann) – Engen, Oberdorf (87. Cordes) – Wolter (76. Wedemeyer), Huth, Jakabfi (46. Rolfö) – Saevik (46.van de Sanden)
Abt – Blässe
Karoline Wacker (Backnang)
1:0 Asseyi (26.), 2:0 Hegering (43.), 3:0 Beerensteyn (46.), 3:1 Goeßling (64./Foulelfmeter), 4:1 Janssen (77./Eigentor)
Beerensteyn / Oberdorf