Bayern Munich have beaten Turbine Potsdam 3-0 to remain perfect in the Frauen Bundesliga after seven matches. The Bavarians not only have seven wins out of seven to start the season, but they have also accumulated an astonishing goal difference record of 23 scored and 0 conceded.
The first chance of the match came in the 3rd minute when Laura Benkarth was called upon to make a great save to deny Dina Orschmann a long range goal. Still, it was Bayern who nabbed the opening goal in the 12th minute. Following a free kick, Lina Magull whipped a cross into the penalty box and Sydney Lohmann nodded the ball into the back of the net to put Bayern up 1-0.
Lohmann should’ve made it 2-0 in the 37th minute, but she skied a great pass from Klara Bühl that Lineth Beerensteyn dummied.
Beerensteyn would be the one to put Bayern up 2-0 just before halftime following a brilliant run through the midfield by Lohmann. Her pass into the box was deflected to the feet of Beerensteyn. The Dutch international dropped a defender to the ground with a quick move, putting the ball on her left foot and delicately placing it in the far corner away from the outstretched hands of the goalkeeper.
Potsdam had to make a goalkeeping switch at halftime, bringing on Zala Mersnik to replace Vanessa Fischer. Sensing a new goalkeeper with the sun in her eyes, Hanna Glas played a long shot from the flank trying to catch Mersnik too far off of her line. The goalkeeper was only able to tip the ball off of her crossbar, and it ended up right at the feet of Lohamnn, who tapped it in to make it 3-0.
Bayern nearly made it 5-0, but Magull hit a shot off the crossbar and Mersnik made a big save to deny Lohmann her hat trick.
“The spirit in the team is what makes the difference right now,” Lohmann said. “We’re a great team, but I think we still have room for improvement right now.
Bayern XI: Benkarth - Glas, Wenninger, Hegering (89. Soerensen), Ilestedt - Magull, Zadrazil - Asseyi (72. Schüller) , Lohmann (80. Dallmann), Beerensteyn (89. Laudehr) - Bühl (89. Corley)
Bayern remain in first place in the Frauen Bundesliga with 21 points, while defending champions Wolfsburg are two points back on 19. After suffering their first defeat, Potsdam remain on 16 points. Then, there’s a five point gap down to Eintracht Frankfurt (Remember: They merged with FFC Frankfurt this summer.)
The teams in the Frauen Bundesliga now head off to the international break (more on that below). The Bavarians first game back will be on Sunday, November 1 in the DFB Pokal against Carl Zeiss Jena (Remember: They merged with USV Jena this summer). in the Second Round.
Demann has surgery on knee
Shortly after signing her contract extension in Munich, Kristin Demann will now miss “several weeks” following knee surgery. The defender injured in right knee in Bayern’s win against Duisburg. While the extent of the injury wasn’t revealed, we wish Demann the best and hope for a speedy recovery!
Bayern II pick up 1 point after 2 games
Bayern Munich II picked up a loss and a draw in their first two games of the season.
The first loss came against FC Köln, who are favorites for promotion back up to the Frauen Bundesliga this year (along with RB Leipzig). In the second match, a late goal from Annika Wohner salvaged a 2-2 draw for Bayern II.
It’s going to be a fight all season for Bayern II to avoid relegation, as the Bavarians are putting out the youngest squad in the entire league with an average age of only 18 years old.
Bayern II are second from bottom (8th place) in the Süd division of the 2.Bundesliga after two matches. They’ll need to finish in at least 6th place in order to avoid relegation to the Regionalliga.
19 Bayern players called up for international duty
Bayern Munich will see nineteen players from the first and second team leave Munich for international duty over the next week.
The bulk of the players, of course, will represent Germany as seven players have been called up for the friendly against England. Notably, Klara Bühl is making her return to the national team for the first time since her shoulder surgery over the summer.
Julia Pollak, Gia Corley, Maria Luisa Grohs and Laura Donhauser were called up to the Germany U-20 team; however, the two scheduled friendlies against France have been canceled due to COVID-19 outbreaks in France. The team will still meet for a training camp.
Germany: Laura Benkarth, Klara Bühl, Marina Hegering, Linda Dallmann, Sydney Lohmann, Lina Magull, Lea Schüller
Netherlands: Lineth Beerensteyn
Sweden: Hanna Glas, Amanda Ilestedt
Austria: Carina Wenninger, Sarah Zadrazil
France: Viviane Asseyi
Denmark: Simone Boye Sørensen
Switzerland: Cinzia Zehnder
Germany U-20: Julia Pollak, Gia Corley, Maria Luisa Grohs, Laura Donhauser