Rematches are always interesting and this one was no exception. Last week, Bayern Munich Frauen defeated FF USV Jena 1-0 on a late goal to advance in their domestic cup. This week they met in the Frauen-Bundesliga, and Bayern showed their dominance with a 4-1 win.
Just like last time, Bayern took possession quickly and looked strong. Mana Iwabuchi got the reds on the board early with an 18th minute goal to take a 1-0 lead. Bayern kept pressure on the home team and had a few chances fall short as time went on.
In the 41st minute, Jena scored an own goal to give Bayern a 2-0 lead. The lead held going into the half and Bayern did not make any halftime changes.
The second half saw Bayern have a few good chances, notably coming from Katherine Stengel and earlier goalscorer Iwabuchi. Both chances came up short and the game remained 2-0. Stengel left the game shortly after in the 68th minute with Leonie Maier taking her place. Shortly after Iwabuchi was subbed out for midfielder Vanessa Burki.
Bayern broke through again with a goal from Melanie Behringer in the 76th minute. Jena cut the lead back to two however when they scored just two minutes later.
The game was sealed with a goal from substitute Eunice Beckmann in the 84th minute. Beckmann has thrived this season in the super sub role. Currently she leads the team in goals scored and added another to her stats today.
With a 4-1 win, Bayern moves back into the top spot in the Frauen-Bundesliga. They are currently level on points and goal differential, but Bayern has scored more goals and wins the tie breaker. With the league this close, every single match is crucial and Bayern has been almost perfect this season. 23 points in 9 matches is nothing short of impressive, and Bayern looks to continue this run.
Next up for the squad is a match under the Friday night lights with Herford SV. The match is at home and will be streamed online by DFB TV. Bayern needs three points out of this match to keep up at the top of the league.