Bayern Munich fought back and overcame and early goal from Alexandra Popp to earn a hard point on the road against league leaders Wolfsburg. Following last weekend’s loss to Wolfsburg in the DFB Pokal, this is a huge point for the Bayern Frauen.
Wolfsburg jumped out to an early lead thanks to a shocking error at the back from Kathrin Hendrich. The right-back played a terrible pass just outside her own penalty that was picked off by Popp. The center-forward took a touch and curled it to the far post and into the back of the net for the early lead.
Wolfsburg tried to pounce on the stunned Bayern, but goalkeeper Laura Benkarth made some tremendous saves denying Ewa Pajor and Popp from picking up Wolfsburg’s second of the match. Slowly but surely, the Bavarians played their way back into the game.
It looked like Wolfsburg were going to notch their second goal on another breakaway from Pajor; however, Benkarth came up huge again in denying her. The rebound ended up at the feet of former Bayern player Fridolina Rolfö, but her shot was cleared off the line by Amanda Ilestedt.
Bayern struck just two minutes later. Nineteen-year-old Sydney Lohmann powered through Ingrid Syrstad Engen, stealing the ball. She fed it into the path of Mandy Islacker who took one touch before scoring the game tying goal.
Bayern XI: Benkarth - Hendrich, Ilestedt, Laudehr, Simon - Škorvánková (69. Islacker), Magull (59. Demann), Lohmann, Beerensteyn - Dallmann - Damnjanović (46. Schweers)
Thanks to Hoffenheim’s draw with Frankfurt on Friday, the top three spots in the table will remain the same after Matchday 10. Wolfsburg lead the way with 28 points, and Hoffenheim are 3 points behind on 25 points. Bayern are still in third place, 6 points off the top spot with 22 points.
Bayern will take the field against next Sunday when the host fourth place SGS Essen.