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Champions League – Round of 32

by Olaf Goldbecker

Traditionally the first leg of the knockout stage has very few surprises. The quality differences between the teams is usually too big, only a few strong match-ups are drawn. In one of those, Tyresö from Sweden had to face France’s Paris St Germain. Christen Press was the game winner for the Swedes as she scored both goals in a 2-1 win. Still, the margin is small before heading into the rematch next week. Read more

Season Starts with Surprises – Wolfsburg and Potsdam Struggle

by Olaf Goldbecker

Live game on TV, 8,249 in the stadium: triple winner VfL Wolfsburg opened the season vs. Bayern Munich on Saturday. Two new players found their way into the starting lineup at Wolfsburg, goalkeeper Almuth Schult and Sweden import Nilla Fischer, with Leonie Maier the only new player to start for Munich. The visitors were the better team and scored the lead by Katharina Baunach after a quarter hour. Wolfsburg struggled to even the match, did so by Lena Goessling in minute 69, but at the end of the day Wolfsburg was lucky to keep one point in the opener. Read more

Women’s Bundesliga Preview

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The Women’s Bundesliga opens league play on September 7 with 2013 UEFA Women’s Champions League winners VfL Wolfsburg hosting FC Bayern Munich. The match will be broadcast live in high-definition by Eurosport. In August, it was announced that Eurosport had secured a long-term deal to air Bundesliga games through the 2016 season.

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Wolfsburg also wins the DFB Cup Competition

by Olaf Goldbecker

One week after VfL Wolfsburg celebrated their first women’s soccer title they simply continued with the celebrations after winning the national cup final. Turbine Potsdam was the opponent in the final, which was played in Cologne in front of 14,269 in the attendance. The first half did not deliver too much entertainment. Yuki Ogimi with a header to the post had the best attempt for Potsdam, but when everybody was expecting the half time whistle Wolfsburg took the lead by Martina Müller. After the break Wolfsburg started with lots of energy, Müller (52) and Conny Pohlers (55) quickly increased for a 3-0 lead – the decision? No! Lisa Evans got Potsdam on the scoreboard (59) and Yuki Ogimi (62) converted a penalty kick to get her team back within one goal range. Read more

Last Matchday: Potsdam moves Frankfurt out of the Champions League spots

by Olaf Goldbecker

The focus on the last matchday was on 2.5 games. Wolfsburg’s championship was 99.9% secure and the club moved the match v Bad Neuenahr to the big Volkswagen Arena for the festivities after the game. Only a Wolfsburg loss and a simultaneous win for Frankfurt that would make up for a difference of 24 goals could have changed this. The real focus was on the games Frankfurt v Munich and Gütersloh v Potsdam. The battle for the second spot was the battle for the lucrative Champions League qualification. The situation was easy: Potsdam needed one point more than Frankfurt, otherwise Frankfurt would qualify. Munich won the last three games against Frankfurt but two were in the cup, the other ones on neutral ground. In their last home games, Frankfurt always killed Munich with high scores. Read more

Potsdam delays Wolfsburg’s official championship and stays in Champions League race

by Olaf Goldbecker

The top game of matchday 21 took place in Potsdam where Turbine hosted the designated champion VfL Wolfsburg. Unofficially the Wolves clinched the championship already last week due to their superior goal difference but one point was still missing for the official title. Potsdam desperately needed a win in the top game to keep the Champions League spot chances alive. A crowd of 3,720 saw Potsdam clinch a relatively easy 2-0 win.  Natasa Andonova and Pauline Bremer, two relatively unknown players, scored the goals in the first half. Read more