Bayern Munich have won their fifth match to start the Frauen Bundesliga season. The 3-0 victory over MSV Duisburg gives Bayern a perfect start to the campaign, even though they have now dropped to second place in the table.
Amanda Ilestedt opened the scoring for Bayern in the 21st minute, heading in a cross from Viviane Asseyi following a corner kick. Six minutes later, Asseyi made it 2-0. Linda Dallmann dribbled across the top of the box before feeding Hanna Glas who crossed it into the box for Asseyi.
Lea Schüller effectively ended the match in the 39th minute with Bayern’s third goal. Klara Bühl knocked an overshot cross from Lina Magull back into the box right into the path of Schüller, who headed it into the mostly empty net.
“Of course it’s a shame that we lost the lead in the table, but especially in the first half we did very well, combined ourselves and occupied the spaces well,” Lea Schüller said. “That was missing in the second half and we have to work on it. “
Bayern XI: Benkarth - Glas (46. Beerensteyn), Ilestedt, Demann (46. Boye), Laudehr - Lohmann (46. Zadrazil), Magull - Asseyi (75. Pollak), Dallmann, Bühl - Schüller (68. Corley)
Despite five wins in five matches to start the season with 16 goals scored and 0 goals conceded, Bayern have now dropped into SECOND PLACE in the Frauen Bundesliga table. The reason why? Wolfsburg have won their first five matches as well with a +16 goal difference; however, they have scored one more goal than Bayern (17 vs 16).
Might we have a title race this season?
Bayern hit the road again this weekend with a trip to last year’s third place finisher Hoffenheim.
- Bayern were negotiating late with Hoffenheim in order to sign Maximiliane Rall, according to SoccerDonna. The move was an effort to beef up the backline a little more heading into the season; however, Bayern balked at the transfer fee at the end of the day. The player will be able to leave Hoffenheim on a free transfer in the summer of 2021.
- Bayern II will be playing in the Süd division of the 2. Bundesliga this season, since the league is split in two divisions as the leagues continue to deal with COVID-19. The first match on the schedule for Bayern II is FC Köln, who are heavily favored for promotion this season. The young Bavarians will be the youngest team in the 2. Bundesliga with an average age of only 18 years old. Köln will feature three former Bayern players in Mandy Islacker, Lena Lotzen, and Anja Pfluger. Unfortunately, Lotzen is still out after suffering another terrible injury at the end of last season.