Bayern Munich won their 16th straight game in the Frauen Bundesliga with a 3-0 win over SGS Essen and moved one step closer to their third Bundesliga title. After four straight second-place finishes to Wolfsburg, it would be a big weight lifted off the club’s shoulders.
Lina Magull opened the scoring for Bayern from the spot in the 11th minute following a penalty for a handball. Five minutes later, Lea Schüller made it 2-0 allowing Bayern to coast for the remainder of the half.
Sydney Lohmann came on in the second half, but she was forced to leave after only five minutes when she picked up an injury. At this time, there’s no report on the extent of her injuries. Schüller would make it 3-0 in the 74th minute, ending any hope for SGS Essen to come back.
Despite the roll that the team is on, head coach Jens Scheuer still sees improvement. “We still have to question ourselves critically again and again,” he said. “I think we could have scored one or two more goals today. We have to work on using these opportunities more effectively. We know that we can’t let up for a second and that we have to stay focused. “
Bayern XI: Benkarth - Simon, Laudehr, Wenninger (85th Boye), Glas - Zadrazil, Magull (85th Vilhjálmsdóttir) - Bühl (63rd Lohmann, 68th Rudelić), Dallmann, Beerensteyn (63rd Asseyi) - Schüller
The next time that Bayern take the field will be in the Quarterfinals of the DFB Pokal Frauen. On Friday March 19, the Bavarians will face Hoffenheim with the opportunity to advance to the Semifinals. Last season, Bayern were drawn against and eliminated by Wolfsburg in the Round of 16.
Bayern have now won all 16 matches to start the Frauen Bundesliga season. They stay 5 points ahead of second place Wolfsburg and are sitting pretty with 48 points. With only six matches remaining in the league season, a “perfect season” is in sight.