Bayern Munich held off Eintracht Frankfurt 4-2 in the Round of 16 of the DFB Pokal Frauen this weekend. It was a rematch from the two sides recent Frauen Bundesliga encounter, which Frankfurt won 3-2.
“Frankfurt makes it exciting with the two goals from nowhere, but we stayed calm. Compliments to the girls, they did a really good job,” head coach Jens Scheuer said. “You implemented what we specified. We wanted to let the diamond run a lot and I think we managed to do that quite well. This is then also reflected in the end result.”
Bayern came out of the gates strong, clearly intent on seeking revenge for the last league match; however, it wasn’t until the 27th minute when Lea Schüller scored the opener finishing a cross from Giulia Gwinn. Roughly ten minutes later, it was Gwinn getting on the scoreboard, finishing a rebound from a Linda Dallmann shot. Sjoeke Nüsken pulled one back for Frankfurt just before the half.
Klara Bühl put Bayern back on top by two in the 55th minute with a sneaky finish. Frankfurt, however, wasn’t ready to give up, and Laura Feiersinger capitalized on a weak punch from Laura Benkarth in the Bayern goal. Bühl would put Bayern up 4-2 in the 78th minute with a terrific turn and finish to seal the victory for the club.
With the return of Bühl to the starting lineup, it’s going to make Scheuer’s job a lot better. Her presence on the offensive end will open so much space for Schüller once again to have less pressure on herself in the box.
There’s very clearly one area of the field that hasn’t been completely settled yet, and it’s who Scheuer prefers at left back between Carolin Simon and Hanna Glas. Both have their positives, and it could be a situation where both are preferred depending on the opponent.
Bayern XI: Benkarth; Simon (74. Glas), Viggosdottir, Kumagi, Gwinn; Zadrazil, Magull (86. Demann), Dallmann, Bühl, Rall (74. Beerensteyn); Schüller (79. Damnjanovic)
⚽️ 55‘ YES!— FC Bayern Frauen (@FCBfrauen) October 30, 2021
Klara #Bühl nimmt ihrer Gegnerin im Strafraum die Kugel ab und schiebt sie direkt links unten ein.
Alter Abstand wiederhergestellt. ✅#FCBSGE 3:1 | #DFBPokalFrauen pic.twitter.com/sraBshpBhY
Bracket and Next Match
With the win, Bayern are moving on to the Quarterfinals for the second consecutive season. The draw for the Quarterfinals will be November 7.
Bayern’s next match is a return to the Frauen Bundesliga with a trip to face Essen. It’s the beginning of a busy period of five matches in twenty one days. That includes two Champions League matches against Lyon.
Round of 16
Karlsruher 1-3 Carl Zeiss Jena
Bayern Munich 4-2 Eintracht Frankfurt
Werder Bremen 0-1 Sand
Sportfreunde Siegen 0-9 Henstedt-Ulzburg
Turbine Potsdam 2-0 Köln
Bayer Leverkusen 2-2 (5-4 penalties) Hoffenheim
Hamburg 0-1 Essen
Freiburg vs. Wolfsburg - Monday, November 1