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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