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Lineth Beerensteyn leads Bayern Frauen to victory over Frankfurt

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Bayern Munich start the Frauen Bundesliga perfect with two wins from two games.

FC Bayern Muenchen Women’s Team Presentation Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images

Bayern Munich rolled over FFC Frankfurt 3-0 to win their second straight Frauen Bundesliga game to start the season. Lineth Beerensteyn scored the first two goals for Bayern, for her first goals of the 2019-20 campaign. With six points, Bayern will end the matchday tied on points in first place.

Beerensteyn’s opener came in the 30th minute. Amanda Ilestedt played a long ball over the top into open space, and Beerensteyn beat everyone to it. The Dutch forward brought the ball down and finished with composure to put Bayern up 1-0.

The Frauen would double their lead around the hour mark. Lina Magull intercepted a pass in midfield and played the ball up to Linda Dallmann. She first-timed her pass over to Beerensteyn who also struck the ball first time to put it in the back of the net for her second of the match.

Bayern added their third a few minutes later when Frankfurt defender Sandrine Mauron attempted a clearance, but the ball took a wicked deflection and ended up in the back of the Frankfurt net.

Jovana Damnjanovic had to leave the match in the first half after suffering a bloody nose after a collision. Hopefully, it’s not a broken nose, and she won’t be expected to miss any time; however, if she is, Bayern have beefed up the squad with the additions of New Zealand international Ali Riley and Australian international Emily Gielnik. Also, while she didn’t have to be removed from the match, midfielder and captain Melanie Leupolz did have to have her knee severely taped during the match.

Bayern XI: Benkarth – Ilestedt, Hendrich (46. Simon), Laudehr, Schweers – Gwinn, Leupolz, Dallmann, Magull – Beerensteyn (76. Islacker), Damnjanovic (35. Riley)