Bayern Munich grabbed another big win in the Frauen Bundesliga on Sunday, this time a 2-0 over bottom-of-the-table USV Jena. The Bavarians overwhelmed Jena on the day; however, they were unable to find the finishing touch for the majority of their great play.
Linda Dallmann had a flurry of chances in the first half, but she was unable to replicate her form from last week against Turbine Potsdam when she bagged a hat trick. Both sides went into the break scoreless.
The Bavarians finally found the breakthrough in the 61st minute. Giulia Gwinn was fouled in the penalty area. After a slight delay, Gwinn stepped up and scored the penalty to give Bayern the 1-0 lead. The goal was her first Bundesliga goal for Bayern.
A few minutes later, Dallmann finally got her goal. Carolin Simon played a ball across the top of the box, and Sydney Lohmann dummied the ball letting it roll through to Dallmann. With the defender pulled away to Lohmann, Dallmann passed the ball into the back of the net for the 2-0 lead to secure the win for Bayern.
Bayern XI: Benkarth - Hendrich (46. Beerensteyn), Wenninger, Demann, Schweers - Leupolz (82. Boye), Magull (65. Lohmann) - Gwinn, Dallmann (82. Rolser), Simon - Damnjanović (59. Islacker)
Bayern’s win keeps Wolfsburg from clinching their fourth straight Frauen Bundesliga crown. With three games remaining in the season, Wolfsburg leads Bayern by eight points; however, the Bavarians do lead Hoffenheim by four points for the final Champions League place awarded to Germany.
On Wednesday, Bayern will travel to face FC Köln. Unfortunately for Bayern, if Wolfsburg beat Freiburg, they will have won the title. Still, Bayern must keep up the wins up if they want to hold off Hoffenheim.