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Bayern Frauen drop two points against lowly Duisburg

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With a disappointing draw, the battle for the Champions League place heats up.

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Bayern Munich suffered a disappointing 2-2 draw with MSV Duisburg in the Frauen Bundesliga on Sunday.

Duisburg jumped out to the lead in the 6th minute with Antonia Halverkamps scoring on a sliding finish to knock in Lisa Makas’s cross. However, Bayern would equalized five minutes later. Jovana Damnjanovic crossed the ball in to the back post, and Melanie Leupolz headed it into the back of the net to level the score.

Bayern would take the lead in the 67th minute when Carina Wenninger scored on a long free kick from Carolin Simon. It looked like Bayern were going to cruise to another victory, but Danica Wu headed in a header in the 87th minute to split the points.

Bayern XI: Benkarth - Simon, Boye (41. Wenninger), Ilestedt, Hendrich - Leupolz, Demann, Lohmann - Beerensteyn (59. Islacker), Damnjanović (78. Škorvánková), Gwinn

The result is extremely disappointing in that it not only very likely ends the title race, but Bayern are now only one point up on Hoffenheim for the second and final spot in the Champions League that the Bundesliga receives.

With the international break coming up, Bayern Frauen have a few weeks until they take the field again. After being bounced by Wolfsburg in the Round of 16 of the DFB Pokal, Bayern Frauen will not take part in matches the weekend of March 21-22. The next time that Bayern Frauen play a match won’t be until March 25 when the Bavarians travel to France to take on Lyon in the UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals.