German Cup and Bundesliga roundup: Hagen’s hat trick lifts Bayern München, Wolfsburg and Potsdam both win 3-1
The second German Cup semifinal game and two Bundesliga matches were played Monday, with the following teams in action: Bayern München vs. Hamburger SV, SC Bad Neuenahr vs. VFL Wolfsburg, and 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam vs. FF USV Jena. Here is a complete recap of the the day’s action.
By Olaf Goldbecker
German Cup Semifinal: Bayern München v Hamburger SV 5:2 (4:1)
1:0 Cross (2), 1:1 Bagehorn (5), 2:1 Cross (7), 3:1 Hagen (27), 4:1 Hagen (45), 5:1 Hagen (72), 5:2 Kameraj (90)
Set pieces dominated the second semifinal of the German Cup competition. A corner kick found Sarah Hagen in the second minute and Niki Cross finished for an early lead. Yet a savable free kick of Marie Louise Bagehorn allowed Hamburg to answer just three minutes later. Still the crazy starting minutes were not gone. Free kick for Munich, and Cross scored again in her starting debut for her team. The show went on like this, and now the other American started to shine. Sarah Hagen scored three goals, two coming of set pieces again, before Hamburg made the result closer in the final minute.
SC Bad Neuenahr v VfL Wolfsburg 1-3 (1-1) – Makeup game
Wolfsburg made use of the makeup game and jumped to the second spot in the standings, which would give them a Champions League berth at the end of the season. Zsanett Jakabfi opened the scoring after a quarter hour, but Bad Neuenahr stroke back just two minutes later by Peggy Kuznik. In period two, an early goal by Conny Pohlers helped Wolfsburg get on track before Jakabfi marked the decision midway thru the second half.
1.FFC Turbine Potsdam v FF USV Jena 3-1 (1-1)
In a game of the 17th matchday, which was moved to an earlier date due to Potsdam competing in the Champions League semifinal, Potsdam extended the lead in the standings with a 3-1 win over Jena. They needed a wakeup call after 15 minutes by Julia Arnold, which was answered less than 60 seconds later by Isabel Kerschowski. Five minutes into the second half, Genoveva Anomna helped Potsdam take the lead against her former team. With five minutes left, Swede Antonia Göransson sealed the deal.
Situation: Potsdam increased the lead to four points, but has to sit out next week and watch the opponents play. Wolfsburg now is the #1 challenger being four points down, Duisburg is third with five points back, Frankfurt is seven points behind. Matchday 17 will already resume on Wednesday when Frankfurt hosts Bayer Leverkusen, also moved from the weekend due to the Champions League semifinal.
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