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Bayern Munich beat Eintracht Frankfurt, will enter winter break leading Frauen Bundesliga

With the win over Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayern Munich can’t be passed for first place before the winter break.

Ajax v Bayern Munchen - UEFA Champions League Women Photo by Laurens Lindhout/Soccrates/Getty Images

Bayern Munich beat Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 on Sunday to remain in first place in the Frauen Bundesliga. With eleven wins in eleven matches (and one goal conceded), Bayern remain perfect at the top of the table.

Jens Scheuer made one change from the midweek side that beat Ajax with Carolin Simon coming in for Lea Schüller. Bayern are still without Jovana Damnjanović (ACL), Giulia Gwinn (ACL), Viviane Asseyi (ankle), Carina Schlüter (ankle), Simone Boye Sørensen (COVID).

After a disappointing first half, Bayern finally started generating quality chances at the start of the second. Klara Bühl, Schüller, and Linda Dallmann all came close but were unable to find the back of the net. Then, in the 64th minute, Sydney Lohmann headed in Schüller’s cross to give Bayern the 1-0 lead. Despite multiple chances late in the match, Bayern weren’t able to find a second goal, but they held on for all three points with their 10th shutout of the season.

“This is the eleventh win in the eleventh game, that is really strong. Big compliments to everyone involved,” captain Lina Magull said. “We can’t be satisfied with the first half, we sleepwalked a bit and weren’t as involved in the game as we’d like.”

Bayern XI: Benkarth - Glas, Hegering, Wenninger, Ilestedt (46. Schüller) - Zadrazil, Magull - Beerensteyn (63. Dallmann), Lohmann, Simon - Bühl (90.+1 Laudehr)

Bayern remain five points clear at the top of the table ahead of second place Wolfsburg and eleven points clear of Hoffenheim and Turbin Potsdam who are in third. With only one match remaining in the first half of the season, Bayern will enter the winter break in first place, no matter what happens next weekend.

Midweek, Bayern will look to advance to the Round of 16 in the UEFA Women’s Champions League when Ajax visit the Bayern Campus. The Bavarians have a 3-1 advantage after the first leg in the Netherlands. Then, next weekend, Bayern will end the first half of the Frauen Bundesliga with a trip to SC Sand who are languishing 27 points behind Bayern.

DFB Pokal Frauen

Bayern also finally know who they’ll be playing in the Round of 16 of the 2020/21 DFB Pokal Frauen. Walddörfer SV Hamburg beat TV Jahn Delmenhorst 2-1 on Sunday to finally book their place in the matchup. The two lower division sides had their Second Round match postponed for a month and a half after Walddörfer had a COVID-19 outbreak in their side.

The match has yet to be scheduled.

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